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10) Old Carolina BBQ Company

Old Carolina was inspired by the roadside shacks you’ll find in the Carolinas, and the menu at their eight locations in Ohio (and several more in development) reflect just that, with Carolina-style pulled pork as a menu highlight, along with beef brisket, ribs, pulled chicken, and turkey. All meats are smoked for up to 14 hours over hickory wood, and the no-frills menu is rounded out by Southern classics like hush puppies, Brunswick stew, banana pudding, sweet tea, and Cheerwinie, the Carolina classic soft drink. Five sauces are available to go. You may not have heard of Old Carolina outside of Ohio yet, but you will soon.