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Nick's Bar-B-Q

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288 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
843 577-0406
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 253
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 16
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great BBQ!

You can order BBQ on anything! Wonderfully done food, BBQ salad and BBQ potato is what I got. Full bar, with plenty of beer to choose from. No brainer!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Wanderer0213
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Port Orchard, Washington
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Port Orchard, Washington
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can order BBQ on anything! Wonderfully done food, BBQ salad and BBQ potato is what I got. Full bar, with plenty of beer to choose from. No brainer!

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Thank Wanderer0213
Sanford, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the best BBQ sandwich I have ever eaten. Everything was perfect; no fat on the meat, just the right amount of sauce and the bun was so soft! One thing that I wasn't gonna be sure about was when I asked what was on the sandwich the cashier said a pickle so I went with it. It was... More 

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Thank Cindy A
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nick Bar-B-Q is a very nice place to go for regular food. Many different choices on the menu. I got the brisket and it was very tender and cooked just right. Very friendly staff as well.

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Thank Grizz1961
Hartford, Connecticut
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick light lunch. The Pig in the garden salad was very fresh with just the right of smoked pork on it. My husband's bbq sandwich was excellent along with the tasty ( not greasy bbq chips). Would recommend.

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Thank Sharon C
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Charleston for 4 days and this place was so good we had to visit twice! The BBQ itself is up to snuff with the best you've had, and as someone who grew up going to an annual pig roast, I've tried a lot of BBQ! But, this place really takes it to the next level with their... More 

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Thank mgsimm2
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I appreciate the friendly and fast service, but the food itself was not outstanding. I had the bbq turkey; it was OK. The BBQ chips that it came with tasted burnt. My husband got the pulled pork plate and said that too was just OK. The side of Mac & Cheese was the best thing we tasted there. Convenient location.... More 

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LUTZ
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked into this restaurant to use the restroom while shopping on King St. We had no intentions of eating, but the BBQ smoke drew us in! We split the pulled pork sandwich and we were not sorry! Affordable and delicious! Nick's knows BBQ! Try the Alabama white sauce for a unique experience.

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Thank Happy_Couple022512
Munich, Germany
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recognized the restaurant because of the BBQ smell, so we went in, because we just had to. The place is very neat and we had the best ribs in our lifetime.

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Thank flx-the-cad
Boca Raton, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a quick lunch. Service was great and friendly! Pulled pork nachos, yes please! A small filled me up! Will definitely be back!

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Thank Travis S
Maryland
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited mid-week for lunch during King Street shopping. Really outstanding pulled pork, on a nice toasted buttery bun, and the side of mac and cheese was the best I've ever had! Accompanying Bloody Mary was thick and delicious. WONDERFUL PLACE!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 288 King St, Charleston, SC 29401
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 843 577-0406

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?