We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bluffton BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
State of Mind Way, in the Promenade, Bluffton, SC
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: located in historic old town Bluffton

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 122 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
The Most Fun Place to Eat In Bluffton

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
JackQualey
,
Bluffton, South Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bluffton, South Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Charles, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bluffton, South Carolina
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greencastle, PA
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We decided to try Bluffton BBQ on a rainy night. It is a small place, with outside seating on a nice day. Luckily there was cozy sitting inside. We each ordered the 1/2 slab of ribs. They were so tender and the dry rub was delicious. I added sauce and the hand cut fries were delicious also. The servings were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bluffton, South Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Eaten here many, many times as I am a long term residence. Ted and Donna have a great thing going - everything. . . food, ambience, personalities, etc. are terrific! Personally, my favorite is the Brunswick Stew, but it's ALL GOOD!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bluffton, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We eat here on a regular basis. Food is excellent, especially the BBQ & chicken and if you want to impress company get a few orders to go and pretend it's your own ... might not be honest but you'll get a lot of compliments :) 5 stars !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and I dine out frequently. Our recent move to the Bluffton area created new opportunities to search for favorite restaurants. Bluffton BBQ lives up to it's BOB ranking! Love the food, atmosphere and owners. Don't miss this experience!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bracebridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went for lunch and although they were already out of chicken , the pork was excellent --- ribs and sandwiches....french fries were superb....not a face place but lots of neat signs and things to look at ...if you like BBQ , this is the place for you !!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bluffton, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is without a doubt the best Bar-b-q in Bluffton. Only problem is they cater to everything going on in Bluffton so their hours of operation are sketchy. Never had better bar-b-q anywhere but to go there for lunch or dinner is really tricky because they are only open when they are not catering an event and you're never quite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bluffton, South Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My husband and I love this place!! We have found out go to BBQ spot!!! The collard greens are bomb!!!! The ONLY negative I have is the coleslaw is oooook. Obviously this is a personal preference, I wouldn't get it again, which is somewhat disappointing due to the fact that coleslaw and pulled pork together is a great marriage.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bluffton BBQ also viewed

Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
 
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Bluffton BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bluffton BBQ staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?