Boneyard BBQ has been opened in Reidsville for less than two years, yet it has quickly become a favorite spot in Tattnall County! Patrons picked the restaurant for Best BBQ in Tattnall as well as Best Restaurant Overall!
Boneyard BBQ is owned and operated by brothers Scrap and Shot Scarboro ... and yes, that’s their real names!
“Our dad’s dad was nicknamed Scrap, but I’m sure our mom had a lot to do with naming us. She’s quite different (in a good way),” said Scrap.
Scrap and Shot’s parents, Wayne and Wanda Scarboro, live in Swainsboro. Neither of the brothers have immediate family living in Tattnall County, but they decided to build their restaurant here regardless, much to the delight of locals. This is actually the second location — the original Boneyard BBQ opened in 2013 in Soperton, GA, (about 20 minutes from Swainsboro) and is owned by Scrap and his parents.
“My dad retired from the state as a Director with DFCS (Department of Family and Children Services) and then we just got to talking and decided to try out a restaurant,” said Scrap. “It’s worked out real good in Soperton. Soperton is like Reidsville, just a little smaller. It has good folks there and there’s not much to eat. We just did a big remodel at the restaurant, adding about 1500 sq. ft., although we can’t fill it right now because of the pandemic.”
And while he and his parents just tossed around the original restaurant idea before jumping in there, his brother got in the restaurant business much the same way.
“My brother, Shot, was actually a coach and teacher in the Evans County School System, but he was ready for a change. So that’s when we started dis-cussing a second restaurant. Shot lives in Claxton so it’s an easy commute for him,” said Scrap.
Shot and his wife, Caroline Cooper Scarboro, have one son named Cooper, who is 2, and his new baby sister is on the way!
Scrap and his wife, Heather Porcel Scarboro, live in Swainsboro with their two daughters, Lainey, 6, and Leanna, 4. Heather is the Pharmacy Manager at Walgreen’s in Swainsboro and is eagerly anticipating the delivery of their third child, a boy, in September. And if Scrap wasn’t already busy enough with a growing family and two restaurants, he’s also a UPS driver for the Swainsboro area!
Both brothers agree though that the Reidsville restaurant was a good idea and they are very appreciative of their customers and the business community in Tattnall County.
“It’s a real good com-munity and there’s some really great folks here,” said Scrap. “We just really appreciate Tattnall County and the surrounding area for welcoming us and driving from all over to eat here. We’ve made a lot of good friends.”
In addition to delicious BBQ, a variety of tasty menu items keeps people coming back again and again.
One of customers’ favorite things at Boneyard BBQ is the daily lunch special. On Monday enjoy chicken wings or a Hot Mess (rib and chicken meat, sauce, sour cream, cheese, and other goodies); Tuesday has your choice of hamburger steak with mashed potatoes and butter beans, or nachos; wings return as the special on Wednesday; and on Thursday and Friday is the fried fish and shrimp, which is one of their best sellers for sure.
Some of the everyday menu items include BBQ, ribs, chicken, beef brisket, chicken salad, Brunswick stew, loaded potatoes, chicken fingers, hamburgers, club, or Philly cheese steak sandwiches. They also have combo plates, kids’ plates, large family specials, and a great selection of side items.
“There were a few items we had to increase the price on just a bit, because our ordering prices were so much higher due to the pandemic. And there were several weeks where we didn’t sell brisket because it was too expensive for us to order it,” he said. “We appreciate everyone being so understanding.”
Although several businesses had to close down during the COVID-19 pandemic, Boneyard BBQ has been able to remain open and operate their take-out window. They’ve just recently reopened the indoor dining area but some tables are blocked off for social distancing purposes. There is also out-door seating available on the covered patio.
Boneyard BBQ employ-es about 9-10 staff members and will soon have to replace some who are going off to college and the military.
“We have a real good crew here and we hate to lose any of them,” he said.
Catering is also offered at Boneyard BBQ — from wedding receptions, to class reunions, to private functions. Call them to dis-cuss food options for your next big event.
Boneyard BBQ is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. They are closed on Saturday and Sunday. Check out their menu online at boneyard-bbq.com and call ahead to order your takeout meals, 912-557-6330.