Briny Swine

The sister restaurant of Ella & Ollies, as the moniker implies, Briny Swine goes big on the pig and all in for oysters. As Edisto’s only smokehouse and raw bar, Briny Swine pays homage to two Southern celebrations and pastimes: oyster roasts and pig pickings. As they point out, these social gatherings are unifying events with a strong sense of community and the ability to bring people together over food. Located at 3731 Dockside Rd in a rustic, unassuming building with a waterfront view, they are open for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday. 

Another restaurant concept of Brandon and Katherine Rushing, Briny Swine’s menu guides diners through an assortment of fresh, locally sourced oysters and those from the Northwestern oyster beds of Brandon’s childhood. Try one of their daily selection oysters or discover something more unique like their Lobster Poker Oysters, with cold water lobster, local oysters, poke sauce, and wasabi. 

Sample their succulent smoked meats in either platter or sandwich form. Pick your two or three meat combo platter from a choice of pulled pork, brisket, fall-off-the-bone tender ribs, or their dreamy smoked wings, then pair it with two sides from among creamy mac & cheese, collard greens, coleslaw, potato salad, or fries. In addition to pulled pork and brisket, their sandwich offerings include oyster or catfish po’boys, a lobster roll, and a burger. 

Strap on a feedbag with their Loaded BBQ Fries, a mighty meal dressed in appetizer’s clothing stacked with pulled pork, jalapenos, chipotle sour cream, smoked cheddar, roasted corn pico, and scallions. Or order a lighter, shareable snack in the Smoky Pimento Cheese & Crackers, with their homemade three cheese blend and Ritz crackers. Their Buffalo Cheese Pork Rinds are a crunchy favorite of house-made crispy fried rinds, Clemson bleu cheese crumbles, and buffalo sauce.

Briny Swine’s lunch menu leans more sandwich-oriented, offering up original creations like the luscious Brisket Melt with pimento cheese and bacon jam on Hawaiian bread and the BB-Cuban with pulled pork ham, swiss cheese, house-made pickles, creole mustard, and mojo sauce layered and pressed between French bread. The Front Porch is an imaginative sweet and salty combination piled with house-smoked turkey, swiss, apples, and Dijon aioli on jalapeno cornbread. Or take a culinary detour from the regular menu and try one of their daily specials.

Indulge your sweet tooth with a slice of their divine coconut cake for dessert. 

The kids’ menu features grilled cheese, chicken fingers, kids’ burgers, or kids’ pork Sammy paired with.    

Briny Swine mixes quality craft cocktails and dispenses frosty local brews on tap to accompany your pork and pearls.

Their digs are nothing swanky, but most good barbecue places aren’t overly preoccupied with aesthetics. To experience BBQ and bivalves at their best, complemented by knowledgeable service in a comfortable atmosphere, stop by Briny Swine when in Edisto. 

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