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Willie Jewels Old School Bar-B-Q

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8983 University Boulevard, Unit 106, North Charleston, SC 29406
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good BBQ option in North Charleston

Enjoyed dinner at Willie Jewel's on the first of a 2-night stay in North Charleston. The pulled pork sandwich was piled high with a mountain of meat, so I ended up dividing it between the bun halves and using a different barbecue sauce on each half. Appreciated having four different options... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Karin-ATL
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Atlanta, Ga
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SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I'm going to make this short and sweet. As far as pulled BBQ, it's good and I have no complaints, and it's above average in taste. But, OMG the 14 hour smoked ribs are the best I've had! A little expensive, but worth it to me. Order the Ribs!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Remember the old story of the little girl with the curl? When she was good, she was very very good, but when she was bad she was horrid. I have eaten at Willie Jewell's many times. When it's at its best Willie's is perfectly enjoyable. The ribs and brisket are my favorite two meats offered, and the lima beans (available... More 

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Atlanta, Ga
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Enjoyed dinner at Willie Jewel's on the first of a 2-night stay in North Charleston. The pulled pork sandwich was piled high with a mountain of meat, so I ended up dividing it between the bun halves and using a different barbecue sauce on each half. Appreciated having four different options, including a tasty mustard-based sauce with a little kick... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I liked the big servings and the way it comes out on a big tray. The turkey is my favorite and the sides are awesome.

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Marietta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is not old school bbq - this is bad chain type food. We were recommended to this restaurant by our hotel staff. My husband and I both tried the pulled pork platter, with collard greens, mac 'n cheese (me) and baked beans (hubs). Food was below average with the pork having no discernible smoked taste or outside

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Largo, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We walked to this place from the hotel as they had recommended it because it had good food and also had beer. This was not a traditional sit-down meal but it worked out well. The food was very good and it was a reasonable price as well. They don't have a big selection of beers but they do have them... More 

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Harrisburg, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Being from NC, I'm serious about bbq. When we entered the doors, I was immediately impressed by the decor and the delicious smokey smell. The menu is simple with a good variety of sides to compliment bbq. The corn fritters were my favorite. The pork bbq moist and the sandwich was very generous. Although I am a fan of vinegar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Worth a stop if you're in the area. The baked beans are excellent, homemade and tasty. Not too sweet, with bits of meat, cole slaw was cold and crisp with light dressing. Pork sandwich was huge, was good, not very smoky but flavorful. The assortment of homage sauces were outstanding with a wide selection. Plates under ten dollars easy. Military... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I stayed at the hampton inn which is literally in walking distance and they recommended that I try the best bbq in the area. Now I've had bbq from texas and tennessee and I must say THE FOOD WAS AWESOME!!!! Servers were very polite and the food didnt take long to come. Ill eat here again next time.

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Marietta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

BBQ was delicious! Sauces are served warm and there are 5 to choose from (all of which are great). Menu includes sandwiches, plates, ribs. Sides are great and change daily.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8983 University Boulevard, Unit 106, North Charleston, SC 29406
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  North Charleston

Price and Cuisine

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

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