Ridge View BBQ runs the circuit of fairs and festivals in the area, and I had a little sampling of a sandwich at one some time ago. But I hadn't had the chance to visit the actual Dunbar BBQ restaurant until recently.
The first good sign was that this place was PACKED. Nearly all the spots in the parking lot were taken up. And, once I walked inside, there was a hefty line awaiting me. That's OK - more time to check out the menu. Pulled pork sandwich? Brisket? Ribs?
I went with the pulled pork sandwich platter, with a corn muffin, potato salad and macaroni & cheese. Good lord do I love Southern food. Everything is just created to hit those comfort zone portions of my brain and make me happy. The pork was plentiful and perfect with a nice little tangy BBQ sauce. The mac? Super cheesy. And the potato salad was just beyond creamy.
Oh, and I may or may not have also ordered a brownie. I didn't realize it had chocolate chips in it (not my fav), but the brownie itself was pretty good. I think Charleston has quite a few BBQ places at this point that are doing some really good things, and I'd count Ridge View BBQ among them.