Friday, June 23, 2017

Charleston Eats: Home Team BBQ

Happy Friday, friends!  I hope everyone had a good week.  You know I love sharing Charleston restaurants with you, and I can honestly say that I've been taking photos for this post for months.  Thinking ahead to Friday happy hour is the best time to share this gem.  There are not many weeks that at least one night isn't spent at Home Team BBQ.  THIS is what I call Southern barbecue.  They have three locations around Charleston: downtown, Sullivan's Island, and West Ashley, where you can usually find us since it's right around the corner from our kickball and football fields.  
The meats at Home Team are smoked right outside and everything is rubbed in this amazing, sweet and savory dry rub.  I love how casual Home Team is; order at the counter, get your meat plates and sides put together as you watch, pay at the register, and enjoy your meal.
Now what to order: first of all, get the smoked wings.  They are huge, rubbed with that delicious dry rub, and served with five different sauces on your table, ranging from Carolina Mustard to Hot Red.  They are crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and also have a side of my favorite condiment, the poppy seed dipping sauce.  What's really fun is that the sports league we play in is sponsored by Home Team, so we get a free dozen wings and a pitcher of beer each week, just by going in our game shirts.  (Thanks, Home Team!)  So, needless to say I eat a lot of wings and you can trust my recommendation - haha!
Now, for my personal favorites.  On Tuesday evenings, I walk in, and they know my order: chips and queso and fried mac & cheese balls.  Both are amazing.  The chips are tossed in that delicious dry rub, and you can even take the chips and queso to the next level by ordering the giant nachos.  The nachos come with three types of salsa and your choice of smoked meat.  Their mac & cheese is good on its own, but nothing a layer of deep fried goodness can't make even better.  I love the sweet jelly sauce they're served with, but we're known to dip them in the queso, too.  
Now here's my typical spread...
Don't forget the drinks, too!  They have a full bar and are most famous for their game changers.  Imagine an adult slushie: orange, pineapple, rum, (more rum,) and freshly grated nutmeg on top.  These babies pack a punch, and are so refreshing and delicious for my 21 and over friends.
And just because... the more food photos, the better.  
You can even take their dry rub home!
There's ample indoor and outdoor seating at the West Ashley location, and I especially love the back courtyard to play corn hole after we eat.
And their Sullivan's Island location!

Now I'm already dreaming of wings and game changers this weekend!  


Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Girl, I am ALL about that Southern BBQ and this looks absolutely amazing! Next time I'm in Charleston that is a must stop for me! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

omg i'm drooling. i've totally heard of this spot and i def need to check it out! you had me at that queso and then you mentioned nachos and game over! dry rub all the things lol. happy friday!

xoxo cheshire kat

Jen said...

I am all about any kind of BBQ, living in Kansas now has given us so many opportunities for great food. This food looks amazing!

Missy said...

This place looks so cute! And the food looks amazing, you have we wanting barbecue and queso now!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Holy deliciousness! I need those mac and cheese balls in my life! Such a cute spot <3
Green Fashionista

Lauren Honeycutt said...

Omg this looks AMAZING!!! I'm definitely adding it to my Charleston to do list mom, baby girl and I are coming to Charleston in February!!!!!

Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

What a cute restaurant and the food looks amazing! Love restaurants without outdoor seating for when the weather is nice. Have a nice weekend!
Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

Laura Darling said...

Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! We don't really have barbecue restaurants in Philadelphia so this is making me jealous!! Yum!

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

Home Team BBQ is SO good! That's one of my favorite places to go down in Charleston - delish.

Girl Meets Bow said...

My mouth is watering reading this post!! There is nothing better than BBQ & Charleston food- my favorite!

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