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“Unexpectedly Tasty.”

Wiley's Championship BBQ
Ranked #9 of 870 Restaurants in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly Tasty.”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Redneck Nachos were the bomb, according to my daughter. Homemade potatochip topped with white cheese sauce, delicious BBQ sauce, pulled pork, and chilled jalepenos. Yum! I had the burnt ends sandwich ($10.95) which was delicious yet seemed a bit pricey. Served with a bag of potatochips--why not serve the homemade chips??? Also tried the baked beans made with a variety of beans and included green pepers and coleslaw which had a sweet oil/vinegar dressing. Quite unassumming in a small stripmall with minimal amount of tables.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Dawna V
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jan3t, Owner at Wiley's Championship BBQ, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear Dawnahas3,
We like the title of your review “Unexpectedly Tasty.” We are pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed your meals, and hope that you will return on another visit to Savannah. Would love to serve our homemade chips with our sandwiches, but there is one really good answer…our kitchen is too small…plus, we really like the Zapp’s chips! We agree that our Redneck Nachos are the bomb!!
Wiley
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Franklin, Tennessee
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“Expected a lot but was Dissapointed”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

With a great rating of #3 in Savannah, I was expecting a lot. I brought a business group here for my first try for lunch. We all got a beef brisket sandwich. It seemed very expensive $11 for a sandwich and a bag of chips. The brisket was cut with the grain, so the long stringy meat was tough and chewy. It would have been better to have cut it perpendicular to the grain, like other restaurants in the area. Flavor was good but included a lot of fat. We also each got a side at $2.75 for an individual serving. Baked beans were fine and collards were sweet. Once again, seemed expensive for what you get.
Service was fine and owner was present chiming in on comments at our table.

  • Visited April 2013
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jan3t, Owner at Wiley's Championship BBQ, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear Wilmtrvler,
Wiley and I are sad to hear that you did not enjoy your experience at our restaurant. If all your brisket sandwiches were tough, chewy and fatty, I wish you had spoken up and alerted either me or your waitress Amy. The whole Certified Angus Beef packer that we slow cook for over twelve hours each night is made up of many muscles. The flat, as we call it, is easy to cut across the grain into perfect slices, however, there are other parts of the packer that don’t make it that easy. We are always more than happy to try to make it “right” if we are notified that there is a problem…especially when we were not that busy and I was seated only a few feet from you.
Janet
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Savannah, Georgia
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“Best Barbeque I've had in a looong time!”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Wiley's BBQ has won awards and deservedly so! The restaurant is a bit small...I have eaten outside most visits but the food is plentiful and the wait staff is attentive and very nice...even when you eat outside. My daughter really loves the barbeque served on a baked potato and the potato is HUGE! We had one particularly picky eater with us on one trip and even he loved Wiley's! Their chocolate pecan pie is wonderful as well.

  • Visited November 2012
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jan3t, Owner at Wiley's Championship BBQ, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear Vicki,
Thank you for your kind description of our restaurant as a “bit small!” We certainly are!! We are wondering if your daughter was able to consume that huge #1 Spud??? It is especially nice to know that we were able to satisfy your picky eater. See you soon!
Wiley
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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Best meal of our trip - highly recommended”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

My husband and I ate lunch here on our trip, and we were not disappointed. It is a little out of the way - you do need a car to get here as it's definitely too far from Savannah to walk or even bicycle, but you won't be disappointed if you go (only about 10-15 minutes max by car).

The service was informally friendly, the interior is classic bbq joint and the food rocks!! Wiley himself was seated near the bar and was chatting with customers at the bar.

For food, we had fried pickles for an app, then we each had the pulled pork platter - LOVED. For sides I got sweet potato fries, sweet potato casserole - all were excellent. I forget which ones my husband selected, but he loved his also. For dessert, we split the bread pudding - another fabulous dish. I normally don't even like bread pudding, but this was Delish!

We would go back in a second, and plan to stop more than once next time we visit Savannah.

  • Visited April 2013
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jan3t, Owner at Wiley's Championship BBQ, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear Lynnlynn,
We actually had a food writer from NYC this past summer ride a bike from downtown. Not an easy feat and he was more than happy to accept a ride back to town in our pickup…so anything is possible! We are glad you and husband enjoyed our food and service, and next time you come in, please make a point of introducing yourself.
Wiley
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Best meal yet, and we're on our 5th day of vaca. Nachos...awesome. Pulled pork....phenomenal. Ribs....succulent. Potato salad is nice...mayo w/ garlic chives? Mac and cheese tastes like home made...again w/ a garlic accent. PB pie...to die for. Service has been the BEST out of all places we've visited.

  • Visited April 2013
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jan3t, Owner at Wiley's Championship BBQ, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Codmaster,
Our wait staff is sooo pleased with your review of their service. We all take great pride in providing outstanding customer service. That was our vision when we opened this little joint…to make it feel like you are a guest in our home! So glad you had a great visit.
Janet
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