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Poogan's Smokehouse

4.6
4.6
314 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue


Charming without pretension, playful yet proven; a seat at Poogan’s Smokehouse is a bite into the American South. A rustic, refined interior welcomes guests to enjoy a meal in a cushioned booth or sip a handcrafted cocktail at the bar. Classically and casually Southern, Poogan’s Smokehouse brings all that is tried and true to the supper table, creating bold authentic flavors sourced from local farmers and purveyors.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 577-5665

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeffrey Myers

  • Private party contact

    Beth Walton: (843) 793-4399

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Cumberland St.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 314 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Poogan's Smokehouse is a casual and delicious dining experience. They have a great diverse beer selection that will accompany any of the fantastic smoked meats options.
  2. c

    chrisn

    Coastal Georgia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome BBQ. Great staff, very helpful. Would definitely recommend.
  3. D

    Danielle

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, great service!! Portions are huge and worth every penny. Ribs are dry rubbed to perfection. Best I've ever eaten!! Love the atmosphere here. Nice place but not uppity in the slightest. Very comfortable and classy. Loved it!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good Southern smoked comfort food. I had a sizable pile of pulled pork. Best cole slaw ever. My wife had a burger. She seemed to enjoy it since there was none left. The local beer was excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Pulled pork was yummy and that's coming from someone who grew up in a big BBQ town in NC. If you're a fan of the show "Fixer Upper" you will love the decor. Way more food than we could eat!
  6. EF

    EFDuffy

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The I was sold with the cast iron cornbread w/pork drippings but enjoyed the Smoked Tomato Bisque together with the Hash and Carolina Rice I shared w/my wife who also had the Skillet of Mac & Cheese. A night of appetizers but filling and delicious. Service was great and it wasn't noisy (although we were on the early side at 5:30). A great meal experience in Charleston.
  7. J

    Johnkc

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ribs . The fish and grits were delicious. The Brussels sprouts are out of this world. We had a great dinner here while in Charleston.
  8. AB

    AlexanderB

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Smokey. Flavesplosion. Fast.
  9. S

    Shirl

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Poogans is one of my fav spots in Charleston great service and atmosphere! Most of all delicious BBQ food! They also make the best sangria! I would recommend this to everyone definitely check it out!!
  10. AT

    ATM0506

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Poogan's exceeded our expectations. The cornbread appetizer was amazing and recommended by our server who also explained the menu and some of her favorites. Pulled pork, fried chicken and mac n cheese were all out of this world. Sauces for barbecue were phenomenal- especially the mustard blend. Next time we are in Charleston, we will return without a doubt.
  11. m

    massgrizzly

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. I had the brisket special with broccoli, mushroom gravy and an egg. My wife had the pulled pork. The brisket was good, but the pulled pork was some of the best either of us have ever had. It was clearly slow smoked for an extended time and full of smoky, meaty goodness. Cocktails were also good, which was a bit surprising for a barbecue restaurant.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!! BEST HOMETOWN FOOD EVER!!!
  13. JS

    JamesS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My wife and I were in Charleston for the weekend, and though we typically enjoy seafood when we are there, we decided to try Poogan's smokehouse, since we had previously enjoyed our experience at Poogan's Porch a number of years ago. My wife had pulled pork, collard greens, and brussel sprouts. I had pulled pork, ribs, blackeyed pea salad and collard greens. Both of us enjoyed the pulled pork. It had a nice smokey flavor and was not overly seasoned. Available sauces were spicy vinegar, mustard sauce, and a tomato based sauce (with some mustard sauce). All of these sauces were very good, though I am partial to the mustard and vinegar based sauces, but the pulled pork was very good with no sauce. The ribs were very tender, but they were far too salty for my taste, and the salt overwhelmed the rest of the dry rub seasoning. The collards were tender with a mild vinegar and sweet flavor. The brussel sprouts were well seasoned and cooked with bacon. The blackeyed pea salad was served cold with cherry tomatoes mixed in, and if there was a sauce used, it was hardly noticeable, with the blackeyed pea flavor being very present. The staff was very friendly, and our server was engaging and attentive to drinks and very available if something was needed. The only disappointment was the salty ribs, but I would recommend overall, as the pulled pork was very good, as well as the sides, and the service staff.
  14. KH

    KaylaH

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really good barbecue. The portions are huge! We got a sangria pitcher I wasn't too fond of but that was just my personal taste.
  15. h

    happydinner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good food, but nothing that sets it apart. Worth a try to see for yourself.
  16. R

    Rocky4

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good bbq, generous portions, nice casual place to eat / drink.
  17. R

    Reviewer37

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. Hit this the night after we did Husk so our bar for Charleston's food scene was set high early and this didn't disappoint. My table had the catfish, ribs, wings, and Mac and Cheese. Would absolutely go back. Comfortably busy (operating at 90% of capacity) and food, service, cleanliness, were all top notch.
  18. r

    robrc

    New England

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good bbq. Had the ribs and pulled pork, and both were great. Also tried the Pimento fried cheese balls, and fried buffalo pork rinds and really enjoyed them. My wife loved the fried chicken. We had a terrific server. She recommended a cocktail (Italian American in Paris) which was delicious. Really great night out.
  19. MK

    MarkK

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The ribs we're delicious. Sides of pork and beans and white cheddar grits were great. Also, the holy city pluff mud porter was very smooth - a great cool season beer.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best upscale BBQ in Charleston. Every time I go the restaurant never fails to impress. Best pork belly in North America!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The food was very ordinary, bland, and distasteful. It did not sit well.
  22. C

    Cowhead

    Philadelphia

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very good BBQ in the heart of downtown Charleston -- food was excellent and beer and spirits selection also excellent!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the meat sweats sampler
  24. C

    Ch128sfi

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    We've been here multiple times on various trips to charleston. Food was fabulous as always. Unfortunately the service was less than stellar. After ordering our drinks the server disappeared for a rather lengthy time. When he finally reappeared, he gave us our drinks but didn't even ask if we were ready to place our order. He disappeared again for about 15 minutes before coming back to take our order. Once our food came, we did not see the server again. No refills, no questions if food was okay. We had to flag him down to get the bills. The best meal can be ruined by poor service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, seating could have been more comfortable but overall very good.
  26. TC

    TCWise

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My wife and I had a brunch date at this location. She loves Poogan's, but had never been to the smokehouse. Neither of us were very hungry to begin with, which was unfortunate, since the portion sizes were quite generous. She got the chicken and waffles, which were good. The waffles came with a bacon grease infused butter which gave it a nice extra kick. We split an appetizer of biscuits, which were some of the best I've had. The biscuits were hot and fresh, moist and fluffy, very nice. The jam we got with them was individual tubs of Smucker's strawberry. My entree was the two-meat combo, with pulled pork and ribs. The pulled pork was recommended by the waitress, but it was average. The ribs, however, were cooked to perfection and the dry-rub was awesome. The rice and hash side dish was one of my favorite sides I've had at a BBQ place, and the cheese grits were pretty good too. In all, definitely worth your time, just come hungry.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good, Food was excellent. I had the bird, belly and hash and it was huge portion and excellent. My wife had the choose two meat combo and large portion of pulled pork and huge chicken wings with great flavor. Will go again for sure.
  28. SP

    SugarPlum14

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food, great service, cozy atmosphere! Ribs were absolutely delicious and fell right off the bone. Great selection of Beer and tasty!
  29. GC

    GulfCoastGuy

    Mobile

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nicely done Poogan's. Had a group of 8 set for the Friday night rush at 7:30 PM and we were seated immediately, paid attention to throughout and thoroughly enjoyed the food, drink, fellowship and surroundings. From boiled peanuts to pork rinds to two meat platters and sides, all was enjoyed and commented on as we dined. I had the pork belly bowl (forgot menu name) on server reco and it was outstanding. It was energetic but not overly loud in the space and the vibe was how I would build it out if I had the chance. As is my habit I asked about tableside Bananas Foster and Hot Banana Pudding and neither was on the menu, (This is how I get out of ordering dessert, not a slam) I am sure the desserts rock as well but no room left. Will return and have already recommended to at least three or four folks.
  30. MP

    MtPleasantHAS

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Best ribs that I have every eaten with our without their house made sauces, which were tasty as well. Service was a little slower than I prefer but our server was very attentive and thoughtful. Will go back because of the food quality was so good and I have already recommended on my Facebook page for others to try.
  31. HW

    HokieWarrior

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Ribs and mac and cheese were great! Portions were huge and easy to share
  32. JK

    JustinaK

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will definitely be returning. Food was amazing and portions were generous! Our server was attentive and so was the floor manager.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love love love Poogan's Smokehouse!!! It has a very friendly atmosphere with the most welcoming service! Would definitely recommend!
  34. CO

    CaitlinO

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a marvelous experience from top to bottom and can't wait to come back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED EATING HERE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND OUR SERVER WAS THE BEST
  37. LP

    LynnP

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was good, service was adequate. Food was a little slow in coming, people seated after us received their food before we did, but was worth the wait. Would define Ly go back.
  38. TG

    ThomasG

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Poogans Smokehouse never disappoints- from brunch to dinner - great food and service!
  39. C

    Cupcake1037

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Went in for duck, listed on the online menu. Menu in restaurant was totally different. Not a single side item I would eat. Really loud, Wouldn't return. Just personally not my scene.
  40. JG

    JulieG

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome Southern Bbq food. The ribs were amazing. Everyone loved the Mac & cheese.

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Poogan's Smokehouse does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Poogan's Smokehouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 577-5665.

Poogan's Smokehouse is rated 4.6 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cumberland St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeffrey Myers

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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