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690 S Jacob Smart Blvd, Ridgeland, SC 29936
843-726-6244
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
On the declined

At one time Dukes was the place to go for food. The past couple of years the quality of the food has been very disappointing. I will not be going back.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
jerry569
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Ridgeland, South Carolina
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Ridgeland, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

At one time Dukes was the place to go for food. The past couple of years the quality of the food has been very disappointing. I will not be going back.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A favorite buffet for the hunters and locals. Typical fried chicken, bbq pork and country style sides. Homemade desserts and good iced tea. Plenty to eat, great price, nothing fancy, but felt to be welcome no matter if you are in your "hunter's wardrobe" or casual attire. I don't think I would want to eat there twice a week because... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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82 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We did take out as we're touring and have a dog with us. The ribs were tender, however the pulled pork was not. The hash and slaw weren't what we're used to and the hush puppies were good. If from Texas, don't expect comparable BBQ or sides. Not sure what Duke's hash is made from, however in Googling the recipe,... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Not impressed at all. It was unclear that it was a buffet style restaurant. It was unclear if you seated yourself. When we went through the line, many trays were empty. Won't go back.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were disappointed. The place was drab and some of the trays were empty so we had to get up and look again since it is buffet style. When saying it was our first time, there was no mention of how it all works or what they had to offer. We ate and left and decided right then that we... More 

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Easley, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Duke's BBQ serves only buffet-style and has a large number of home-cooked vegetables as well as barbecue. The price is reasonable and includes several desserts. They are only open Thursday through Sunday. There is a bit of competition between this barbecue restaurant and the other barbecue restaurant in Ridgeland. Both are delicious. From my limited experience, the other offered more... More 

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Ridgeland, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Home cooked southern food and BBQ. The fried chicken is the best! The price is very reasonable and you eat as much as you want.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is a no frills freshly cooked absolutely delicious, all you can eat Southern buffet that is filled with so many choices that you just might have to make a second, third or ? trip back to the buffet line. Duke's is open only on Thursday thru Saturday, 11 AM- 8 PM. Everything is fresh right out of the kitchen... More 

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SYLVANIA
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21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great place for a meal like Momma's cooking, they have BBQ which will satisfy you for sure, fried chicken, fried okra, dirty rice, mac and cheese, corn, etc. etc, Duke's reminds me of the day's Grandma did the cooking on Sunday's. They are only open Thursday thru Saturday. If you don't walk out with a full belly it's because you... More 

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Tybee Island, Georgia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Before I start the review I want to let you know Duke's in Ridgeland is only open Thursday- Saturday. Lunch buffet is $9.00 for adults which includes drink and dessert. Children $5.50. I tried the following items and everything was delicious. The bbq pork, fried chicken, fried okra, and homemade potato chips were not greasy. The fresh cream corn, collard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 690 S Jacob Smart Blvd, Ridgeland, SC 29936
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Ridgeland
  • Phone Number: 843-726-6244

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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