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Buckingham Smokehouse BBQ

3804 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO
(573) 499-1490
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Ranked #68 of 333 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $5 - $10
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you are in the mood for BBQ, this place will definitely satisfy. Delicious, fresh, and the sauces are amazing.

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Boonton, New Jersey, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Service was friendly and fast. Atmosphere was standard for a BBQ joint in Missouri/Kansas. Loved the fact that they had several different sauces to try and add to your ribs. Baby backs themselves were outstanding. Loved the baked beans and cole slaw very well done as well.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Tasty tasty tasty!! First off their coleslaw is my favorite, it has a bit of horseradish in it which gives it such a unique flavor. Brisket, pulled pork, and smoked turkey are all good as well. The sweet potato with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon is delicious. I've been here quite a few times and always enjoy the good. Don't... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I used to eat at Buckinghams probably three or four times a year. Last time we ate there, the service was very average and the food was average or below. We thought it was just a fluke, and gave it another try yesterday. Nope. I wasn't a fluke. I don't know what they're doing, but they had... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to grab a quick meal while on the road and decided to give this a try. We both had the Sandwich Special, which was a sandwich and two sides. The brisket was excellent, as were the beans and potato salad. The price was very reasonable and the service was excellent! I highly recommend it! Also, it right off... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had pick a different place to eat, but way to smoking from cigarettes. Didn't feel we could eat there. Pick a different location asked the people coming out how it was. Decided not to go there. Our next choice was here, and we were happy all the others one did not work out for us. Service was great. Food... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I'm a little nostalgic about this restaurant from my college years, but you have to hand it to Buckingham for not letting its standards slip over time. I highly recommend the brisket and the baked beans. The pulled pork is also good with the spicy bbq sauce on it. For those who are not voraciously hungry, the Pit Salad is... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

There is a sign hanging in this restaurant identifying it as the best place in Columbia to eat BBQ for a number of consecutive years. WE COULDN'T DISAGREE MORE! We had the worst barbeque we have EVER experienced---it was old beef and sliced extremely thin so you might miss the toughness. It was served with a sauce that was not... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Buckingham's is a frequent quick stop for lunch. This time I ordered 10 pounds of meat and sides for a party. The brisket and turkey were hot, right out of the oven. The meat was moist and had a nice smokey flavor. The beans were very special. The potato salad was okay, but not special. I placed my order a... More 

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208 reviews 208 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Very neat and clean spot. Not too overwhelmed by the simple menu. Burnt ends, all chopped and combined were not exactly what I was expecting, but plenty of meat… Spicy sauce is really hot, the mild is delicious. I gotta come back for the beans and the horseradish cole slaw. Turkey and ham sandwiches looked great. Friendly staff!

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Additional Information about Buckingham Smokehouse BBQ

Address: 3804 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO
Phone Number: (573) 499-1490
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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