In the Carolinas, pork IS barbecue.

Old Carolina Barbecue Company is a tribute to the roadside shacks found throughout the Carolinas. Whether it's whole hog, whole shoulder or the bone-in pork butts we smoke on-site every night, Carolina barbecue starts with real hickory wood. And authentic flavor can't be rushed, so we cook low and slow for up to 14 hours serving you barbecue that's worthy of our Carolina inspiration.

Every sandwich is hand-pulled or sliced to order giving you that deep-down smoky flavor. Scratch-made sides, headlined by "Simply the World's Greatest Baked Beans," hand-rolled hushpuppies and your choice of creamy or vinegar coleslaw are prepared daily by our True Q Team who are quick to offer guests their favorite suggestions.  

And while our meats and sides are Carolina-inspired, it's the five distinctive flavors on our self-serve sauce bar which tell the regional barbecue story of the Carolinas: Classic (sweet), Piedmont No. 5 (tangy), Original Gold (mustard-based), Screamin' Beaver (hot!), and Coastal Carolina (peppery vinegar!). You'll find more than one to love for your pork, brisket, chicken or ribs. Find yours here.

In 2014, Old Carolina was named one of the Top Ten BBQ Chains in the USA. Recognized for our commitment to authentic barbecue and our promise of genuine southern hospitality, we can’t wait to be your new favorite.