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True BBQ

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1237 D Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 791-9950 ‎
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Best BBQ in town

I have been waiting to eat at this place for a long time. The place is open 4 days a week. Ordered ribs, hash & rice. Ribs had a smoky flavor all over them. And the best hash & rice I have ever eaten. The place is small, well managed and courteous staff. I will definitely go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Abhi234u
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been waiting to eat at this place for a long time. The place is open 4 days a week. Ordered ribs, hash & rice. Ribs had a smoky flavor all over them. And the best hash & rice I have ever eaten. The place is small, well managed and courteous staff. I will definitely go back.

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Thank Abhi234u
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great BBQ, the hash was the best, friendly folks, only negative was trying to get a refill on a drink

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Thank Aubie56
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We appreciate superior BBQ and True BBQ delivers time after time. The owner is out in the rain and heat cookin up the BEST BBQ in the nation. Wide selection at terrific prices. I always get the pulled pork sandwich with the 'sexy lady' sauce. My husband gets the meat plate and SC hash. We're from the midwest and you... More 

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Thank kt313
West Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great BBQ, Ribs, Chicken what ever you are craving, Cooked right in front of the store., Hash and Rice is delicious!! Choose your Sauce, Ernest and Milton have Pretty Lady or Sexy Lady sauce for your Pleasure. Don't forget the sides, Mac and Cheese, Collards, Beans, Corn. and if you have a mind to jump on some Pork Chops too!

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Thank Frederick803
Lexington, South Carolina
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This place has the best hash in the area. I have eaten here often. The BBQ chopped pork comes with your choice of sauces. This area is known for mustard based BBQ sauce but here you have a choice of mustard, vinegar or ketchup based to add yourself. Can't say I like any of the sauces but I go out... More 

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Thank Todd R
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

I go to true bbq at least once a month. Great bbq but it's the people that keep you coming back. Have had the copied bbq and ribs.

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Thank Joseph S
Minot, North Dakota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

When I die and go to heaven I hope True BBQ is manning the grills up in there. I ain't never had hash that good and the pork chops and white chicken was FanFntastic. If I lived in the area I would be there weekly.

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Largo, Florida
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343 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I think that I could eat the hash and rice from True BBQ every day for the rest of my life. It is absolutely delicious. The hash and rice as well as a couple of other sides come with each main barbecue item. So, in addition to a plate of meat, there is a large place filled with all these... More 

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Thank Keith B
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Got the chopped dinner. Great food, authentic service...real smoke taste, collard greens were out of this world. Cole slaw was great too. Perfect price for a perfect barbecue dinner.

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Thank 571dbailey
Mobile, Alabama
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I have had a lot of bbq and this place is one of the best!! Everything we had was good, chicken, ribs, chopped beef, baked beans and the mac and cheese was amazing!! I had never had the hash before that must be a local thing but it was so good, I will attempt to recreate this dish at home!!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1237 D Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 791-9950 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?