Gettin’ Sauced the Liberty County Way
It’s no secret that no one does BBQ quite like the South. For us BBQ means sitting out back on a weekend, surrounded by family & friends while something tasty cooks on the grill. May 16th is National BBQ Day & we have crafted the perfect guide for you whether you’re a grill master or this is your first BBQ season. Plan a couple hours to hit all of the ones on our list and remember to #shoplocal! This Liberty County list of stops will have your backyard BBQ ready to go!
Gettin’ Sauced to do List
Here is our list of a few stops that will help make your BBQ experience the talk among your friends & family.
Located in Flemington, Florabelle Florist is a local nursery that has a variety of fresh flowers and creative gift ideas to suit any style or budget. It is their pleasure to assist you with any local, as well as worldwide deliveries. They have a variety of beautiful plants and flowers that are perfect for turning your backyard into your own private oasis. Become inspired by their arrangements or create a unique assortment of your own to wow your BBQ guests. Whether you are looking to start a plant collection or just add few decorative plants to use as a centerpiece, Florabelle is the place to go!
Harris Ace Hardware
Started in 1972, Harris ACE Hardware has made sure that the number one lesson they preach is the ‘Customer is always right.’ They strive daily to make sure they provide an exceptional customer experience to every customer by challenging themselves to improve after every interaction. Grab everything you need from electric grills to charcoal & propane! They even carry Traeger grills and the Big Green Egg. Both come in various sizes and models, so be sure to stop by and grab everything you might need for the best BBQ ever! Also be sure to check out their Facebook page for a chance to sign-up for one of their upcoming grilling classes!
Dawson’s General Store
You should also be sure to stop by Dawson’s and check out their wide variety of plants, planters and more. If you’re having your BBQ anywhere near a pond, lake or river they can also get you set up with the perfect rod and reel to laze away the afternoon while your ribs cook on the grill. And don’t forget to check out their selection of rocking chairs! You want to make sure your guests are comfortable while you cook for them!
Bootleggers Package Store
No BBQ is complete without a cold refreshing beverage. Luckily right next door to Dawson’s General Store is Bootleggers Package Store. They have all of your summer drink essentials. With a wide assortment of wine, beer and spirits for you to choose from we don’t think you can go wrong! It would also be a great time to grab a bottle of bourbon to use in our Sweet Iced Tea with a Kick recipe! From high end to low end and everything in between, they will have what you are looking for to make your BBQ beverages a success.
Walthourville Meat Market
The last stop has to be the Walthourville Meat Market! This locally-owned business has fresh meats, meat packages, free hand cuts and can customize any package to meet your needs. And did we mention you can buy food already cooked?! We encourage you to try their Cuban sandwich or low country boil, but everything on their menu is delicious! With weekly specials, you should definitely follow them on Facebook to make sure you’re keeping track.
Place to find good BBQ
To continue on our BBQ journey, we’d like to tell you some of our favorite BBQ hot spots around Liberty County. You’ll find 3 of ‘em below, enjoy! Whether you like your sauce spicy, sweet, or somewhere in between, Liberty County is home to a variety of BBQ restaurants.
1. Hog N Bones in Hinesville
Hog N Bones has a variety of regional sauce options you can try. Pour your favorite on their pulled pork, roasted chicken, wings or potatoes. Or go for gold and try them all! They also have a drive-thru, which is perfect for lunch breaks.
⭐ Pro Tip: They have breakfast! The pancakes are literally the size of your head! But you can’t get them in the drive-thru.
2. Smokin’ Pig
Just the smell of good BBQ brings to mind sporting events, backyard gatherings, fundraisers, family reunions and so much more. We southerners tend to gather around a smoker, and we can all agree that good barbeque is one of our traditions. Smokin’ Pig is a family-owned and operated restaurant located in Midway specializing in slow-cooked “bar-b-que.” Their meat is slow-cooked to guarantee the most tender and juicy results. They are very proud of their recipes that have been handed down for generations. With 4.5 out of 5 stars on their Facebook reviews, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy your stop and become a part of the Smokin’ Pig family!
⭐ Pro tip: GET THE BANANA PUDDING!
3. Sho’ Nuff Smokin Good BBQ
The art of barbecuing has led to some amazing dishes ranging from pork to chicken, turkey legs to wings and even veggies! Sho’ Nuff Smokin Good BBQ has a mouthwatering array of options. Start with an appetizer of smokey wings before devouring the Barnyard Special, which includes three types of meat. You can even finish with dessert. Mr. Garrett and his wife take great pride in serving the best of the best to each and every customer. This family-owned business can be seen a little bit of everywhere in Hinesville!
⭐ Pro Tip: If you get the pulled poke BBQ sammich, be sure to get the coleslaw & put it on top. You’ll thank us later!
Whether you’re eating out or chilling & cooking at home, BBQ is always a good option! If you’re looking for some great southern recipes, be sure to read about Liberty County’s favorite side dishes! Check out some of our other blogs such as The Best Mac-n-Cheese in Liberty County or Lacey Cornbread.