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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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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    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
Great food!!

This place has really great barbecue at a really great price!! We love the hushpuppies here! Don't let the small size of this place fool you it's really good!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Jennifer F
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Texas
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Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place has really great barbecue at a really great price!! We love the hushpuppies here! Don't let the small size of this place fool you it's really good!!!

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Love their pulled pork, ribs and fries. Our son ordered their barbecued chicken when he came to town and still talks about how great it was. Very friendly staff. Quick service. Very casual.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The first thing I did not like about 521 is how smoky the restaurant is. I get the authentic BBQ atmosphere, but some people simply cannot breath in smoke. When we left we went straight for the showers and a change of clothing. The food is good, I wasn't amazed, which says a bit since I live outside of Boston.... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

When there for take out. Multiple errors happened. They first wrote down the incorrect order and had to make changes. When food arrived, one complete order, worth 13.95 was missing. Food was ok, not what we had been led to believe from other postings. Maybe it was just the evening we visited.

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The large pulled pork BBQ sandwich is just that .... large. You can get white or red slaw on it, but white is my favorite. The onion rings are huge and oh so good. 521 is in a little strip mall, but plenty of room inside. The parking can get full for lunch so later on in the day is... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My family came by for supper for one Friday night because it was close to where my parents lived. I wasn't sure if it would be any good partly because it's in a random location but was pleasantly surprised. The food was pretty good and the inside is more spacious that can be seen from the outside. Also the portions... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My favorite barbecue. Very casual atmosphere, but the food is great. This place is often busy, so I usually go for a late lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Pretty much all of the food I tried was notably good. The BBQ was excellent. Hush puppies were very good if a tiny bit sweet but cooked perfectly and served with many of the options on the menu. Mac and cheese were really tasty. Service was very solid overall and our server was both attentive and helpful. There was a... More 

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Ft. Mill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Had the Barbeque sandwich. It was really good. Service was fast. Atmosphere that of a fast food place. It was very crowded so there weren't enough regular tables. Picnic tables only were left.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Our family eats A LOT of BBQ and overall, this place is just ok. This is the second time I have visited and I never walk out thinking it was an amazing BBQ experience. The service was incredibly slow (again) and the servers weren't very friendly or attentive. We had to ask twice for our drinks and had to get... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?