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Bluffton BBQ

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State of Mind Way, in the Promenade, Bluffton, SC
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Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: located in historic old town Bluffton

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  • 91
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty BBQ

We had lunch there and it was absolutely great, we order a full rack of ribs, Cole slaw and Brunswick Stew, perfectly seasoned and cook.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
RaiCharles
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Great Neck, New York
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Decent barbecue; awful sauces. There are better barbecue venues in Bluffton, including my own back yard. Why eat there if you can do better yourself?

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Great Neck, New York
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56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had lunch there and it was absolutely great, we order a full rack of ribs, Cole slaw and Brunswick Stew, perfectly seasoned and cook.

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Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Hilton Head. The BBQ was great. My mother in law got the ribs and they were awesome. The sweet potato casserole was so good I did not want to share it. My youngest, who is a mac and cheese fanatic, enjoyed their mac and cheese. A must visit if in the... More 

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Bluffton, SC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Bluffton bbq is actually a pretty good place to get bbq. Unfortunately the owners and staff treat patrons with an attitude of indifference. I have eaten there several times and am looking forward to a time when the staff is friendly towards their guests.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Pit Master Ted Huffman takes great care to properly smoke and trim the best lean, pulled pork in Bluffton or Hilton Head Island. Try the Brunswick Stew which is also supreme.

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Beulah, Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stopped in after a round of golf nearby. Great southern BBQ atmosphere, outstanding BBQ sauce, and healthy portions. Will definitely go back!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We love Bluffton BBQ and frequent whenever we are in town visiting (1-2x/yr). We love dining in (fun atmosphere), taking it to go and have even brought BBQ back to Arlington, VA, for a July 4th party. Was such a hit! The pulled pork & ribs are usually what we order. Agree with the reviewers on hours - you should... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It is so laid back and cool...without trying to be cool! Pitmaster Ted is such a character...epitomizes the Bluffton eccentric style that made our area famous (that and the old speed trap on Hwy. 46)! The food is just plain, simple barbecue...nothing fancy, just tastes great and in a fun setting!

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Best BBQ in the Hilton Head area. The pulled pork was juicy, tender and flavorful. No need to put sauce on it, as the flavor stands on its' own. We did, however, try Ted's Red sauce and while it also was very tasty and complimented the pulled pork well, I used it sparingly and only as a little variety in... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a bbq eatery only in name. The hostess/waitress acted like she wished she was at home. Do not bring children who can read as there are profanities on two signs. Ribs were not smoked but boiled with some bbq sauce thrown on. Did not even see any smoke coming out of the chimney. Fries were good, slaw was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: State of Mind Way, in the Promenade, Bluffton, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

located in historic old town Bluffton
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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