Wow I can't wait to go back! Home Team BBQ has long been my favorite place to get BBQ in Charleston but living on JI, I seldom make the trip over there. Smoky Oak just solved my BBQ problem plus it offers a broader menu of other fantastic food and a good selection of beers!
The Spinach Artichoke Dip was great and the bread it came with really made it stand out.
My pulled pork sandwich was solid, I enjoyed sampling the different sauces but I think the Carolina Mustard base was my favorite.
The Collards were actually some of the best I've ever had. Not sure if it was due to "Wilber's Hopped Up Vinegar" I poured on but they had a unique taste to them, a slight sweet flavor I thought that gave it that something extra.
My meal came with a couple pieces of Cheddar Corn Bread which were very rich and definitely a nice side
My extra side of Onion rings was a generous portion and were incredible. I was hesitant to order them because most places serve the standard boring crusty tiny onion rings, but the waitress recommended them and I'm glad I listened! The rings were big and the fried breading was light and flaky.
We were a little disappointed the oven isn't ready yet and we couldn't order a pizza but all the more reason to go back later! It's exciting to have such a fantastic place right in the heart of JI, I can't wait to go back!
what a bad joke. please dont hire anymore old, slow women. the broad last night (11/28/09) working outside, was rancid. normally all the chics are hot and attentive. my friends and i have a bet going....she was a tranny, right?
I ordered take-out from here Friday. The ribs were falling off the bone good. However, the mac and cheese and the appetizers were a disappointment. The macaroni was flavorless. The stuffed jalapenos and the bacon were underdone. The potato skins were actually halved whole potatoes with a sliver of chicken on top. They were also undercooked. I will give them another try for the pizzas or sandwiches, but skip the apps.
Not sure about the previous comment because that wasn't our experience, but here's ours:
W popped into Smoky Oak "The Taproom" (as I will now affectionately refer) last night with several friends and we were blown away!
This amazingly eclectic cool space with one of the coolest bartops I'd ever seen, as we understand from Shannon (Chef Rick's better half!), the bartop was an accident! Turns out the damn thing wouldn't dry after staining and urethaning so they apparently scrapped off the non-drying urethan and applied a quick drying satin finish of some sort (2 to 3 shot's into the night so don't recall the exact satin finish).
Long story short, there are many reasons to go to the "Taproom" in our opinion, but when you get there, CHECK OUT THE BARTOP....very cool! Then you can dig into this awesome menu!
We met up with a couple of very cool local cat's that definitely know the restaurant/bar business well (the proprietors of DD Pecker's Wing Shack in West Ashley - Derek Harris and Brian Lawson), who give this hot new local restaurant and watering hole their blessing and commitment as a client!
Oh yeah, Chef Rick's apparently been around the block a couple of times so "green behind the ear's" he's not! Turns out the chef used to own (or manage....keep in mind the shots aforementioned!) AL DI LA in West Ashley, Lombardi's and several others in North Carolina.
This guy put together a menu that could make a British Royalty Guard week in the knee's! A well thought out menu with awesome entrees, appetizers, salads and sandwiches.....eclectic simplicity!
That's all I got to say about that!
So we would like to again toast our glass to the "Taproom" and some of the Taproom Team: Shannon (congrat's on the new baby!), Mia (you rock and great to see you on JI), Chef Rick (should have seen the smile on this guys face as he showed us all the pictures of that new baby boy he and Shannon brought into the world!) and Mario!
Not that you need it, but we wish you the best of luck and all the success imaginable! We will be back soon (and often) to your amazing new restaurant/bar!
Thank you for providing us with a well needed BBQ extraveganza (with lots of personality) on James Island.
This note from 5 of your newest fans (see below):
Kitchen assured my server they could deliver a MEDIUM RARE burger, NOT!!!!
Hometown treasure!" by Matt and Amy Teeter
August 28, 2009 - Likes it - I just have to tell ya. I been to a few bbq places. Some are good, others are average...But Moose's Famous BBQ is the best in the Low Country! And its not just how amazing the food tastes but ,get this! Its FRESH! you watch them bring fresh servings on the buffet CONSTANTLY and we Love that! You can have mac and cheese, bbq, smoked chicken, hash,freshly cut brisket, freshly cut pork loin, and the Cole Slaw is to die for! Banana pudding and much much more! We were very comfortable and Love that the owner makes his rounds to make sure his customers are welcomed and Happy with the service and the food! .The walls are designed with rustic framed puzzles that I was told the owner and his wife did themselves. Gives you a sence of comfort, relaxation and enjoyabilty This is Truly a Hometown Treasure! My favorite place to dine by far! Don't take my word for it- Take the drive to 1440 South Live Oak Drive (Hwy. 17-A)
Moose's is what mom and pop is all about!
You can't beat the price and the amazing people!
and you'll be glad ya did!
One of the best live bands I have seen in concert, a little to country, though!!
I know its a hike out there, but it is well the drive. One of the best BBQ joints in the south!
Really good food. We go there just about every Thursday for Pork Chops! :) <3
I totally recommend the eclair pudding!
This place is very good, the ribs fall right of the bone not fatty at all..the chicken is just as good also..im not from the the south a south-west philly native so im not use to the sauce here but it doesn't need in my mind, the dry rub ribs has a very nice kick to them..the taco's with the slaw on it and green sauce so damn good..when my buddies come down from home this week im gonna bring them to the place to feast...
The mac n cheese definitely leaves room for improvement but the pulled pork and their sauce is wonderful, I'm also a huge fan of their collard greens; however, being in the south and considered a "southern" bbq joint i was dismayed to find they didn't carry fried okra, a southern staple. The tea is wonderful and the beer is ice cold and quite franky I'm addicted to their corn muffins!
I'm not from the south,i know that i like this place alot..There ham n turkey is blazen,those muffins are damn good...Scott
Ate at Home Team on 9/26/2008. There is plenty of options to choose from on this menu, and plenty of sides to go with also. I took a try on the ribs. The half of rack that I got was very tasty. These are dry rub ribs, not sauce styled(st. louis style). The meat fell right off of the bone, the way it should be. I sampled some of the sauces, and they did taste good. I won't go with great, but its definitely a smooth taste, which I did enjoy. My friends had the pulled pork, which they enjoyed, and the chicken was moist and tender. I really recommend the mac and cheese, if you love cheese. It was very tasty. I also had the tomato/cucumber salad. I thought it could have used a little more flavor, seemed bland. I didn't get to try any of the other sides. Good sweet tea. I didn't really think they had plentiful parking, I had to park across the street. The parking situation was kind of awkward. Maybe there was more spaces behind the building. I like the style of the place, I would just prefer to have real plate versus the plastic. My food seemed to cool down quicker than normal. Live music, blues style. I will most likely be going back to eat again and listen to some music. Recommended.
Awesome, smokey 'cue (sauce it at the risk of masking the flava'!) and traditional sides with a gourmet touch. It pains me to say it, but just as good or better than JBs.
really good atmosphere and a TON of good food for a great price. Mac n cheese is a little funky, but you cannot beat their bbq sauce. I crave it in my sleep!
This place is truley amazing. Have you tried the barbeque wrap? Pulled pork, cole slaw, mashed potatoes, and creamed corn - all wrapped up.
double up on the socks folks, because this will knock 'em off.
The BBQ here is so good I've made it a weekly habit! The ribs are good, the pulled pork is amazing, and the sides like collards, mashed potatoes and mac 'n cheese are some of the best in town. The staff is friendly, they've got good beer on tap, and they've got a full schedule of great blues bands. What more could you want from a BBQ joint?
they charged me $1 for a styrofoam cup of water so I have not been back
Great food, good service. You can't go wrong of course with the BBQ sandwiches. The cheeseburgers are great! - agentguerry -
Well let me tell you! The BBQ is Great, the collards is to die for and the rest is history. If the entertainment on the weekends were rock and roll the house would be packed.
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