Five-Maudies – Highly recommended
Funny thing is that a couple blocks away is a much more well-known barbeque place, Shealy’s, which I can only give two-stars. Everything about Hite’s is five-star.
Food is served on a serve yourself buffet line. On Friday’s they have a full pig picking at lunch. Get there early for best pick at ribs and skins, but it is always good. They cook with 100% wood, no gas to make it easier. I believe they have been open since the 1960s.
Barbeque is excellent with no sauce (a sign of great barbeque). It is cooked with a very light mustard based sauce, but if you don’t like mustard based sauce, you can hardly tell, it is so subtle. They also have mustard and vinegar/ketchup sauces on the side if you want. The meat is so moist and flavorful, I don’t usually use the sauce.
Some highlights of this small buffet, everything is top quality, unlike Shaely’s, where there are tons of choices, none done well:
- Pulled pork
- Pork ribs
- Hash (excellent hash, put it over rice)
- White rice
- Green beans-
- Baked beans
- Mac and cheese
- Banana pudding
The highlight of a meal here is the pork and hash, of course. Sides are also very good. Dessert is lacking, but who cares? The drink almost everyone has is sweet or unsweet tea. I am not sure what else they might offer.
Go out of your way to try this place!
Hite’s Bar-B Que
460 E Railroad Ave
Batesburg, SC 29006
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