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Shealy's Bar-B-Que House

340 E Columbia Ave, Leesville, SC 29070-9285
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Leesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Aiken, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

I had heard nothing but rave reviews from all of the locals in Columbia and Lexington SC regarding Shealy's so I was very excited to try it and my fiance and I made the long drive to Leesville only to be overwhelmingly disappointed by what we both found to be sub par bar-b-que. They specialize in the mustard base sauce... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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250 reviews 250 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

was in columbia for my nephews graduation. all of us went to shealys on the recommendation of family. wasnt disappointed, lots of food, always frsh and replenished. for 11.33 per adult , you cant beat it. good ribs and fried chicken. lots of sides to coose from.

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Gilbert, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

It would be nice if it wasn't all blacktop and buildings but the food and seating make it all worth it. I love sitting like a big family in a noisy but happy setting. Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves including the wait staff and people at the food bar. Plenty of things to choose from in true Southern style.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

After living in South Carolina for almost three years now, and being harrassed endlessly by friends, I finally got around to visitng the famous Shealy's BBQ. I realize this was on some Parade magazine writer's bucket list, but I can't imagine why. It was by far, the worse meal I've had since I can remember. When younger, I recall my... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Shealy's is pretty good....but far from the best BBQ restaurant in Leesville, S.C. ,much less the USA! I'm always amazed that the crowds pack the place when Jackie Hite's BBQ is just a couple of blocks away. The fried chicken and the BBQ is a little better than average, but both are better at Jackie Hite's. All of the vegetables... More 

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Newberry, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Good Food great atmosphere! So much to choose from and prices are great!

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

This is my first review of this restaurant but have been eating there over 15 years. Always good. The BBQ is OK, but the real draw for us is the vegetables and the fried chicken. We always bring out of town guests to Shealy's for the food and the cultural experience. It is an old-time BBQ house that is not... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012 via mobile

Shealy's BBQ is one of the best in S.C. The fried chicken is worth any trip. Ask for the pully-bone chicken....its the best. I've been coming Shealy's for over thirty years and will keep coming for thirty more!

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Lexington, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Shealy's has the best fried chicken. I don't really eat much, if any, BBQ, but the hash and rice is yummy. The corn is the best I've ever tasted anywhere. You can't beat the selection both on the country buffet and the salad/dessert bars. It's definitely worth the trip to Batesburg/Leesville! It gets a little loud in there though. With... More 

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West Yorkshire, UK
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

We were taken here by friends to experience true 'Southern' BBQ food - and we weren't disappointed! Cafeteria style dining - serve yourself from a vast array of food. BBQ pork (mustard & vinegar), chicken, lots of sides. Salad bar & deserts. Friendly and attentive service for (soft) drinks. A real gem with excellent value. Highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Shealy's Bar-B-Que House

Address: 340 E Columbia Ave, Leesville, SC 29070-9285
Phone Number: 803-532-8135
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Leesville
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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