In 1949 Barrett Edmunds began selling barbeque in Belvedere, South Carolina. His barbeque was hand-chopped, often carried to neighboring communities, and his sauce was distributed in donated baby food jars. At his death in 1966, his son Cleve took over the business maintaining his day job and cooking barbeque at night.
Cleve Edmunds envisioned a thriving business based upon hard-work, long hours, attention to detail, skillful promotion, and most of all customer satisfaction. In 1976 he opened a second restaurant on the quiet street of Washington Road in Augusta, Georgia. Both Washington Road and Edmunds Bar-B-Que enjoyed steady growth, and Cleve Edmunds' vision of a place that was known for good food and fellowship became a reality. He operated the business that he loved and was identified with until his death in 2008.
Today the business is named in Cleve's honor and is owned by his widow and stepson. Barrett and Cleve Edmunds' portraits hang as reminders of what is expected of those who continue their legacy. The focus of Cleve Edmunds' Bar-B-Que remains unchanged in the Augusta area. Our faith in God, our appreciation of our customers, and our determination to serve excellent Bar-B-Que continue to motivate us. It gives our family great pleasure to serve you and your family.