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521 BBQ & Grill

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7580 Charlotte Hwy, Ste 100, Fort Mill, SC 29707-7813
803-548-7695
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    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
If you want BBQ - you can't miss with 521 BBQ & Grill.

This restaurant has a wonderful "neighborhood, down-to-earth feel" and the food is excellent. You won't get linens, china, etc. but you WILL GET the best BBQ, ribs, hamburgers, coleslaw and the list goes on. TRY it, you'll LIKE it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This restaurant has a wonderful "neighborhood, down-to-earth feel" and the food is excellent. You won't get linens, china, etc. but you WILL GET the best BBQ, ribs, hamburgers, coleslaw and the list goes on. TRY it, you'll LIKE it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Pork - pulled of course - is my favorite but they do have good ribs and I've even had their burger which was good. Their sides are good, I like the red slaw best but the hushpuppies are excellent too. Portion size is good and the price is fair. They have outside seating but we usually pick up to go.... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I visited BBQ & Grill while visiting my mom in Fort Mill. It was Great BBQ. I got the Chopped Pork Platter. I normally prefer pulled pork over chopped, but this was Great!! To add to it, I had their Sweet sauce for the pork and it was also Great!!! I can be a Hushpuppy snob, but their hushpuppies were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The outside doesn't look like anything special. Your typical store front place. The inside is over crowded and tables are close together. The service is very friendly but not anything out of the ordinary. AND BONE OF THAT MATTERS. When you take that first bite of ribs you don't care about any of that. These are truly the best ribs... More 

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Charlotte,NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We have dined here several times in the past and always thought it was pretty good. Last week is a different story. We went there on a Saturday around 5 PM with a total of eight of us. We waited a few minutes for a table which was understandable. As we stood there waiting the waitress informed all of us... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is real country BBQ, served to you by real Southerners with great courtesy, manners and smiled. Simple food: BBQ, slaw, beans and fries. Try the rib plate. You will never go to Sonny's again.

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12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food has always been good and the price is reasonable. Great service! The original 521 BBQ is in Indian Land. The food is excellent at both locations. The combo plate is a good choice for us, great ribs and chopped BBQ.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Smoked and prepared on site you can't beat theses delicious ribs. If you go away hungry it's your own fault. They give you plenty to eat.

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Fort Mill, SC
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

BBQ is so lean and delicious and their sauces are wonderful too. I don't care for their mayo based cole slaw and that they offer so many starches with their plates. Would rather see a selection of either baked beans or fries and another vegetable. They need a healthier option. The servers are friendly and attentive and the food quality... More 

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Fort Mill
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food and service is excellent! It tends to get busy and fills up. There is an outside eating area for those who like to eat outside, but where else to eat BBQ. The space is crowded so don't except a romanic place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7580 Charlotte Hwy, Ste 100, Fort Mill, SC 29707-7813
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Fort Mill
  • Phone Number: 803-548-7695

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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