Feb 11 2016

Check out our new menu!

All your favorites, just a new look!  Since we expanded and revamped our dining room, we decided to was time for a menu makeover too!  Don’t worry….all your Wiley’s BBQ favorites are still on the menu, now it’s just easier to read.  Stop by soon to see the new menu and dining room if you haven’t already, and tell us what you think!

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Dec 26 2015

Wiley’s After-Christmas Open House!

After Christmas Open House



Join us Sunday, December 27th from 2pm – 5pm for our After-Christmas Open House!  There will be complimentary food, drinks, and live music!  This a a perfect opportunity to check out our expanded space if you haven’t yet stopped by.  We are looking forward to making new friends and seeing lots of familiar faces!

Dec 3 2015

Press Release: Award-winning Wiley’s Championship BBQ Announces Savannah Restaurant’s Expansion of Americana-rich Space, Barbecue Menu, and Brand Personality

SAVANNAH, GA (December 2, 2015) – Growth spurs one Americana-rich mom-and-pop restaurant in coastal Georgia to go against the trend. Celebrated for its award-winning slow-smoked barbecue and ribs, Wiley’s Championship BBQ’s unveiled Q4 2015 expansions in its Americana-rich restaurant space, barbecue menu, and brand personality.

BBQ restaurant Americana decor | Photo (c) Sandy Traub

Wiley’s NEW Savannah GA barbecue restaurant expansion features Wiley McCrary’s 40-year-plus collection of vintage rail posters, downtown Savannah rail aerial (circa 1891), and Atlanta Terminal Station baggage cart.

In the popular barbecue restaurant in Savannah, Georgia USA, Wiley’s Championship BBQ is enlarged to spaciously seat 60. Wiley and Janet McCrary reveal new menu and character-rich additions just in time for 2015 holiday travelers and bigger-capacity for family-and-friends dining.

During the 2015 New York City press industry event, Visit Savannah, Savannah’s tourism destination marketing firm, served and showcased Wiley’s award-winning barbecue.

In addition to great southern barbecue, the popular Savannah eatery delivers two out of three promises from a vintage rail advertising slogan: “Sleep Well, Eat Well, Enjoy Your Journey”.

“Deliciousness — stated in Wiley’s shorthand “Hot Q. Cold Brew.” — is always our number one focus. When doubling our restaurant size we’ve added spaciousness and more entertainment on the walls, including Wiley’s meaningful train memorabilia,” announces Janet McCrary, the logistics partner at the little barbecue joint on Whitemarsh Island near Savannah.

“Savannah architect Roy Ogletree brought another important layer of America’s great spirit of preservation to our project. Roy salvaged 110 year-old, heart of pine (2” thick) lumber from a home in Wilmington Island. In addition to designing the space and directing the construction, he used the hardy lumber to build his designs for the communal table, bar and beer-barrel table tops,” Janet adds. The creative idea for the table design was found on Pinterest.

FULL PRESS RELEASE: Americana at its Best! Wiley’s Championship BBQ in Savannah GA Expands

Dec 12 2012

2012 Christmas Hours and Order Form

Thursday, December 20, is the LAST DAY to order smoked turkeys and hams.
2012 Christmas Order FormPrint

Monday, Christmas Eve  11 – 3 only

Tuesday, Christmas Day Closed

Monday, New Year’s Eve  11 – 3 and 5 – 8

Tuesday, New Year’s Day 11 – 3 only

Please consider
Wiley’s Sauces, Rubs and “Wiley Wear” for your holiday gifts.


Aug 28 2012

Announcing Advanced BBQ Class!

Sam Huff of BBQ1 in Atlanta, GA and WileyMcCrary, two fierce competitors from the Professional BBQ Circuit, have teamed up to present an Advanced BBQ Class which will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Captain Butler’s Retreat in Savannah, GA! This beautiful waterfront retreat is the perfect setting for this amazing opportunity.  This is an all day class and BBQ will be served throughout the day as we study the different cuts of meat and their preparation.  To our knowledge, never before has a comprehensive class on BBQ been offered here in Savannah.

Sam and Wiley plan to share the recipes, techniques and secrets that have set them apart from their competitors. In this “nothing held back” class the following areas will be addressed: recipes, food safety, resources, techniques, grilling vs. smoking, types of wood, etc.  Sam owns one of the leading BBQ restaurants in Atlanta Sam’s BBQ1 located in East Cobb and has spawned three other successful BBQ joints in the greater Atlanta area. Wiley recently attended Sam’s class in Atlanta and he can’t stop talking about how good it was!  This class is geared for the serious BBQer…either backyard and/or competitor and is for someone who really enjoys BBQ and wants to learn how to do it right!

$250 per person

Registration for Advanced BBQ Oct 13 2012 class

Space is limited.

Special pricing is available to participants of this class from the Thunderbird Inn.
You have a rate of $69 Sun – Thurs and $99 Fri-Sat. The code is BBQ101.

Nov 15 2011

Thanksgiving::The Wiley Way

Looking for some help for Thanksgiving?  Let Wiley do the cooking and you can take all the credit!!
2011 Thanksgiving Order Form


Jun 5 2011

Readers’ Choice Best Barbecue 2011

Wow!  Thanks to the readers of Savannah Morning News!!

Sep 9 2010

Best of the Best, Again! National Barbecue Pros and Savannah Foodies Choose Wiley’s Championship BBQ

SAVANNAH, Georgia (September 9, 2010) – “It’s unanimous,” says Wiley McCrary. At least it feels that way as Wiley’s Championship BBQ in Savannah rides a phenomenal “best of” crest in 2010. Continue reading

Jul 31 2010

A Facebook Posting: BBQ Review

Happy Eater at Wiley's

“Finally uploaded pictures from vacation. The best BBQ we’ve ever eaten! Even our picky eaters cleaned up. Everyone was so nice, we’ll definitely come back the next time we’re in the area!! We drove down from Hilton Head just to visit you, and it was worth it!”

Jul 30 2010

Email Conversation

Ms. Wiley,

Looking at your web site, are you only open 11am to 3pm on Monday and Tuesday? I need to know what time to leave Tampa, FL. for your BBQ on a Tuesday in a couple of weeks.


Yes, David, we are only open until 3 on Tuesdays….
Hope we will see you soon!!

Have you stopped by yet??

Ms. Wiley,

We were there yesterday and I have to say, it is certainly what I expected. My wife and I shared a sampler plate with ribs, fried okra, beans and sweet potato casserole. I’m having the chicken for a snack this evening!


To David:

Glad you enjoyed it David!  When will you be coming back through???