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3406 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4820
(843) 557-0426
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Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet
Description: We do have plates and sandwich available but the best value is the buffet...
We do have plates and sandwich available but the best value is the buffet, you get to try a little of everything and to those who don't want that much I will say "it's not a contest , it just gives you the variety" come see us and get some good low country comfort food J.B.
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  • 15
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good BBQ

Tried this place for the first time today. This was an intimate bbq buffet. Today the meats on the buffet were fried pork chop, pulled pork and friend chicken. They had all of the Sunday fixin's, black-eyed peas, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn nuggets, carrots, collards, etc. They also had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
JFMellonIII
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Clemson, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Clemson, South Carolina
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Tried this place for the first time today. This was an intimate bbq buffet. Today the meats on the buffet were fried pork chop, pulled pork and friend chicken. They had all of the Sunday fixin's, black-eyed peas, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn nuggets, carrots, collards, etc. They also had several cold fruit salads and cole slaw as well as... More 

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Moscow
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This red house on the side of a country road is a real throw-back to when food was simple and home-cooked, and meals were eaten at big tables with checked table covers. The buffet menu is the best of picnic: fried chicken, assorted smoked meats, potato salads, cole slaw, baked beans, collards, cooked carrots, gravy...well you get the picture. Eating... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I work on Johns Island and eat here every so often. The pulled pork BBQ is good, but not great. The fried pork chops are awesome!!!! You could easily hurt yourself by eating too much!! And the price is right!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you love BBQ with good quality meat and do not need fancy decor, etc then this place is great! Get the hash, make sure you get the hash and have enough hash to eat later. I ate hash the next morning for breakfast and lunch!! The ribs are delicious, so is the brisket. I look forward to going back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great Country Cooking. What we call here in the south a "Meat and 10." I go here for the fried chicken and fried corn nuggets. Country food buffet style with dessert in a casual sharing tables with new people atmosphere. Fried catfish day is really good too!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Amazing potatoes and gravy! We had the lunch buffet, and for less than $10.00 per person, it's a great value. Quintessential hole-in-the-wall BBQ. Everything was good, but this was the best chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy I have eaten in a LONG time. We will go back!

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My friend and I are from Maryland and were visiting the area for the day, we stopped at JB's for lunch because we saw so many cars in the parking lot so we knew the food must be good. We did the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet and LOVED THE FOOD! Best Carolina-style BBQ buffet we've ever had. We keep bragging about... More 

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Johns Island, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

JB's has a all you eat buffett. So you better be hungry. There's ice tea also and it is very good..There's assorted vegetables and mac and cheese- all very tasty.The fried chicken is awesome.I like to go on Thursday's because that's fried pork chop day! the desert and salad bar was alright, but who cares when you got so much... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great buffet. Super nice staff. Outdoor searing. Try their fried chicken it's to die for. Only open Wednesday to Saturday so go knowing that.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Authentic southern barbecue "shack" easy to find on Maybank Hwy. don't let the term highway fool you . It's a two lane across mostly rural JI.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3406 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4820
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: (843) 557-0426

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

We do have plates and sandwich available but the best value is the buffet, you get to try a little of everything and to those who don't want that much I will say "it's not a contest , it just gives you the variety" come see us and get some good low country comfort food J.B.
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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