The Owner wanted a restaurant architect to help them reinvent this building and site on the north side of downtown Greenville, SC. Previously the home of Tommy’s Country Ham House, the location had been a fixture for the previous 35 years. Lewis Barbecue wanted a central location that offered plenty of room to stretch out compared to their Charleston location. LMG Architects re-used the existing pre-engineered structure for the totally reimagined main dining, expanded bar and kitchen areas, but also created a new covered open-air entry and dining pavilion to welcome you into the retro Texas Roadhouse interior (by B. Berry Interiors of Charleston). The new smokehouse (which serves as a home for six of Lewis’ custom smokers) is where their world famous brisket is turned out daily.
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The entry pavilion was originally conceived as a nod towards the restaurant’s North Charleston roots, with its tall shipyard cranes.