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Wholly Smokin' BBQ and Ribs

150 S Dargan St, Florence, SC 29501
843-407-7545
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Ranked #13 of 221 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Dessert, Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Please note that we will be CLOSED for vacation July 1st through July 7th. We will re-open on Tuesday, July 8th.
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stopped as we were passing through to Florida. This is off the beaten path but worth the trip. Ribs were perfect-- juicy and well seasoned, they didn't need any sauce. The meat was tender and came easily off the bone. The brisket was also very tender, but the meat was greasy. I give mixed review on sides. Great beans... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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176 reviews 176 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were driving north from Savannah when we stopped here for lunch. The food was very good: ribs with a flavorful rub (a little fatty, but good), pulled pork sandwich served with cole slaw on top of the pork, an excellent warm, baked potato salad (it is delicious; don't miss it). The restaurant provided two sauces; the tangy one was... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I ate here after reading the Trip Advisor reviews, and a few hours later I was regretting my decision. First off, this place is in a strip mall. I have no problem with that if the food is good, but my opinion it's just meh. Real barbecue is just slow smoked meat to which the consumer chooses their sauce. Some... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Pros: Reasonably priced. Food was ok. The potato salad was awesome. Meat serving on plate was good sized. Cons: The sides were small. The bbq lacked flavor. There were only 2 sauces available. Sandwich could have used more meat. Overall, the food was ok (except the potato salad being awesome), but it was nothing special. Paying the same amount for... More 

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Frederick, MD
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We stopped here on our way down to Florida from Maryland. This place is definitely worth a stop. The ribs were smokey and juicy. The BBQ sauce was on the sweet side but it didn't mask the flavor of the ribs. We got the BBQ baked beans and green beans for sides. Everything was delicious. Great atmosphere and staff.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Read about this on TripAdvisor so when passing thru thought we would go to dinner. Lovely young women behind the counter. No one was in the dining room, totally empty, looked like a carry out joint, and no fresh cooking going on. Everything was prepared. Serving sizes huge. Would I go back, no, but it was OK. Dinner was over... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Off the beaten path but worth the drive. BBQ was super but the warm potato salad was outstanding as we're the spicy baked beans But make sure you like beans spicy! Ribs were a bit dry, Ribs were a bit dry

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

We discovered this place by checking reviews on trip advisor on our ride up north from Florida. We had travelled the Tuesday before Thanksgiving much of it in pouring rain. We were pretty tired but used our GPS to find this place going out of our way just a little. GPS wanted us to go .3 mile further but the... More 

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Garden City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

If you are driving south of 95 and are any where near Florence, South Carolina you must stop at Wholly Smokin' BBQ. The food is delicious! We enjoyed the pulled pork, spiced BBQ beans, Cole Slaw, Mac and Cheese and the Loaded Baked Potato Salad. The Loaded Potato Salad is the best I have ever tasted! We decided that the... More 

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Lynchburg, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

A couple miles away from the I95, but well worth the drive. This is award winning barbeque! Quick service and Mr. Davis is the owner and your host. The beans were cooked with just the right amounts of spice and heat.

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Additional Information about Wholly Smokin' BBQ and Ribs

Address: 150 S Dargan St, Florence, SC 29501
Phone Number: 843-407-7545
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Dessert, Bar

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