Though relatively new, Wiley’s Championship BBQ (4700 U.S. Hwy. 80 E., 912/201-3259, www.wileyschampionshipbbq.com, lunch Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., dinner Wed.–Thurs. 5–8 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 5–9 p.m., $8–25) has what is already widely considered the best pulled pork in Savannah. In addition—and unusually for this area—they smoke a mean brisket, too. Save room for the great sides, such as mac & cheese and sweet potato casserole.
Papa’s Bar-B-Q (4700 U.S. Hwy. 80, 912/897-0236, www.papasbar-b-que.com, Mon.–Wed. 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Thurs.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. noon–9 p.m., $6–15) has a very wide-ranging menu in addition to its signature pulled pork sandwiches, including shrimp, tilapia, and flounder cooked in a variety of ways, and cold plates including chef, shrimp, and chicken salads. Their house barbecue sauce is very smooth and a clear cut above the generally poor quality sauce in this area.
© Jim Morekis from Moon Charleston & Savannah, 4th Edition