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521 BBQ & Grill

7580 Charlotte Hwy, Ste 100, Fort Mill, SC 29707-7813
803-548-7695
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Ranked #10 of 128 restaurants in Fort Mill
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have tried many of the top bbq places here in the Carolinas and 521 BBQ has some of the best ribs I've have ever had. They are the meaty, off the bone tender at a very reasonable price. The chopped pork is excellent also. Their hushpuppies are outstanding as well. Worth the drive!! You won't be disappointed.

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South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Having grown up in BBQ county in NC, I have eaten all varieties: vinegar based, tomato based and mustard based. 521 serves excellent chopped pork BBQ with a variety of sauces to put on the meat so you can have your pick of flavors. Their ribs are some of the best I've ever had, meaty and drop-off-the-bone tender. And the... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The bbq is a s good as you would get at a pig pickin' here in the south! And their sauces are very good, as well. Did not care for their over-vinegared cole slaw, however. Once great bonus - if you buy it in bulk you get a better price!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I always have trouble rating restaurants... A good restaurant - but casual should have a different rating system than a full service restaurant... Anyway... This is a small restaurant in a small strip mall on Rte 521 in Indian Land just south of Sun City. The restaurant has a small outdoor seating area - overlooking the parking lot & hwy... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well maybe not an expert, but I've eaten so much BBQ in so many Meccas I'm sure my opinions are valid. That being said I had no choice (I live across the road) to try out 521. In doing so I opted for their pork ribs. Bottom line is while it had the look if an establishment that would hit... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I like the BBQ sandwiches so much that I have never tried anything else there! They have two types of coleslaw so as to make everyone happy.

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Cary, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Was excited to try this place because of all the great reviews but found it to be just ordinary. I had a combo plate of chicken and ribs and my husband had combo of ribs and wings. We both thought the ribs were nothing special - certainly didn't fall off the bone like we've had elsewhere and were rather fatty.... More

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Waxhaw, NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I know this is "The" Bar-b-q place to go to in the area, but we went on a Friday night. The line was out the door-so I guess others really must like it. The service was OK, not fantastic but not horrible. I was with a group that had some older people and it was very difficult for them to... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This nice BBQ place is located far away from town but is worth the drive for great BBQ and sides. I ate here as often as I could before moving from the area and was always pleased with the service and the food. I always got the BBQ because it was so good, but they have other entrees as well.... More

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Columbia, South Carolina, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I had the large pork sandwich with the spicy vinegar on the side. It had a nice balance of smokiness and was very tender. While it was not the best BBQ I have eaten, you can't go wrong stopping by for some good Que!

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