A tiny restaurant in a teensy shopping strip, right before Victory Drive merges with the Islands Expressway, Wiley’s Championship BBQ is a real find — it’s been voted the best barbecue in Savannah multiple times in its short life, and for good reason.
We’ve been twice, and had the chance to meet the owners, Wiley and Janet. They’re relative newcomers to Savannah, but have been perfecting their barbecue sauce for years on the competition circuit. Their sauce’s name is “Better than Sex” … while I might not go that far, it’s awfully close. And hey, “Practically Comparable with Sex” is high praise, indeed!
Janet sat down at our table while we gorged ourselves on their Redneck Nachos (their most popular appetizer) and a sampler basket full of meat, and told us about the restaurant. Wiley’s is really small, with room for about 30 people, and always crowded. I asked if they wanted to move somewhere larger, since it appears that their popularity would justify it, but they’re happy where they are. A lot of regulars frequent the place, and many tourists stop in as well, having read about the great food. Often, there’s a line out the door.
If you’re looking for quality barbecue made by awesome people, head over to Wiley’s — it’s just a 10 minute drive from downtown, and totally worth it. And order the beef brisket!
December 6, 2010 at 7:35 pm Comments (6)