Near Bayside Bowl, Wilson County Barbecue in Portland has barbecue southern style.


Opened about a year, Wilson County Barbecue has pit-smoked, whole hog barbecue done the old-fashioned way. It's run by native North Carolinian Spencer Brantley and he uses recipes that have been handed down genertions. Yes, the Brantley clan is from Wilson County, North Carolina.

Wilson County
Wilson County

I've never had pit-smoked, whole hog from North Carolina, but I'm pretty sure I'm a fan. I think I have some southern in me. And not just southern Maine. I love collard greens, fried okra and chicken and waffles. I had to look up one of the sides, because I didn't know what it was.

Brunswick Stew. I will say, what I read scared me (gee, maybe I'm not that southern afterall).The definition of Brunswick Stew isa stew originally made with squirrel or rabbit, but now consisting of chicken and vegetables including onion and tomatoes. charm.

Okay, I might double up on the pimento cheese biscuits and skip the stew.

  • Hours: Monday-Sunday 12:00pm – 10:00pm
  • 82 Hanover Street, Suite 8, Portland ME 04101
  • 207.956.7788



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