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Farm Boy's Barbecue

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525 Columbia Ave, Chapin, SC 29036-8324
803-345-7600
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good buffet BBQ restaurant~

I like Farm Boys because it is good straight forward food. BBQ, fried chicken, ribs and standard BBQ fare (slaw, beans, rice). All good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at Farm Boy's often. it's always good. The variety on the buffet is great. It is also very convenient to I-26 at the Chapin exit.

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Thank Edward B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like Farm Boys because it is good straight forward food. BBQ, fried chicken, ribs and standard BBQ fare (slaw, beans, rice). All good.

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Ballentine, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many AYCE BBQ restaurants in the immediate area (Chapin, Lexington Columbia, West Columbia, Cayce), but this one is my favorite for one very simple reason - the dining room is always immaculate. The price is the best around for a true Southern buffet dining experience. The BBQ is chopped and various sauces are available. I prefer pulled pork... More 

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Thank USPSretired
Cross Hill, South Carolina
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Buffet style, not a great selection unless you like stuff out of a can! BBQ comes only with sauce on it and it is 1/4 Mustard Sauce and strong.

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Thank Jerry M
chapin, sc
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Inexpensive place with decent food and serve yourself selection. Desserts good and non alcoholic drink glasses kept full by staff. Lunch and dinner.

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Thank ronsaxton
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The reason I say this is we had to wait for a table opening(just a short time) and that is because of the size of our motorcycle group ,there was a real good crowd of folks so that speaks volumes. Most of my reviews will be of this nature as we ride a lot and try our best to eat... More 

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Thank Jimmy J
Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Great family BBQ joint. It is buffet style featuring pulled pork with options of sauce. There are a good many sides, more than most similar buffets. It's a family friendly atmosphere and you might catch the owner sitting in the front booth. One of the better quality BBQ served in the area. Worth the trip out there.

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Thank David C
Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Went on recommendation of local resident. A variety of vegetables & sides is offered. Could not try the fried chicken which looked good but owner said MSG is used in the breading. The barbecue was good but a bit greasy. The collard greens, corn & marinated coleslaw were good. Salad bar & several desserts were offered.

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Thank ASH814
South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food is typical SC BBQ fare. The resturant is dirty and smells but is always crowded..go figure. I suggest takeout

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Thank GoDeacons80
Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Only a short distance from I-26 near Chapin SC, this country BBQ buffet has many choices of meats, vegetables, salads and desserts. Today my favorite tastiest dishes included BBQ w/ vinegar based sauce, fried pork skins, fried chicken, green beans, cabbage, stewed tomatoes and creamed corn; plus marinated salad, and a cherry/pineapple/ coconut cobbler. You will not leave hungry! Great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 525 Columbia Ave, Chapin, SC 29036-8324
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Chapin
  • Phone Number: 803-345-7600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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