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Bluffton BBQ

State of Mind Way, in the Promenade, Bluffton, SC
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Ranked #10 of 152 Restaurants in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Description: located in historic old town Bluffton
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Middle of the road BBQ. The pulled pork was marginal. The sauce was not special. On the bright side, the staff was very nice. Overall I'd give it a B- or C+. It won't ruin your day, but it won't make it either.

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Seattle, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place is run the way Ted wants to run it because the food is awesome! Only open Wednesday through Saturday (Yes, that means closed Sunday, Monday,and Tuesday), and even then only until 8ish (That means if they want to close early they will. They closed at 3:00 the day we went, a Friday). You place your order at the... More

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Raleigh, NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

First, be aware that they have unusual hours of operation. I like to support family businesses but there were pluses and minuses here. We did not plan on it, but we ended up trying out 4 different BBQ places in the Hilton Head region this week and would rank this "BBQ joint" 3rd. On the plus side, the ribs were... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good smoky bbq and good homemade bbq sauce. They do not serve mustard based bbq sauce which makes them unusual for SC. They have lots of good sides for your order and my favorite is their pinto beans. Service is fast too, so it is a great choice if you don't have a lot of time.

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Atlanta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We always try local BBQ joints when we travel, and these ribs were among the best we have ever had. They were moist, but not greasy, they fell off the bone with a gentile tug, and the rub and sauce complimented the ribs nicely.

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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were looking forward to this meal, loving barbecue and never having eaten here before. I suspect that many of the excellent reviews were written by friends or relatives of the owner. First of all, while we were trying to order, we asked how the ribs were prepared. I would not have regarded this as an offensive question, but the... More

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Exceptional smoky pulled pork, fall of the bone ribs. All of the sides were done well and the sweet potato casserole was amazing. Very cool, laid back atmosphere. The staff made you feel right at home. A most stop if you need a BBQ fix. Very close to Hilton Head.

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new jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We enjoy the low-key environment and the BBQ food is really tasty! Ted, the owner, is very friendly and stops by the table for a chat. Casual and good!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The sauce is amazing. The quality is great. We love that they offer chicken for my husband who doesn't eat pork. The sweet potato casserole is too good to be true (I treat it like dessert) and the greens are outstanding! Hubs loves the Mac n cheese! Awesome smell as soon as you hit the parking lot--it's hard not to... More

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East Northport, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stick with pork and you will ask yourself - how does this guy get it whether it be rib or pulled, so moist and flavorful? Good spot and tried it due to the reviews on Trip Advisor. Glad we did.

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