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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, Lunch

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    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
A taste & service winner

I enjoyed my beef brisket dinner as much as the service. The food was tasty, very well-priced, and good portions. The service by Milton and his family was excellent and I will definitely come back when I am in the area for work. This was an overall enjoyable lunch visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
JPC3481
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Matthews, North Carolina
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

These are very nice people who run the restaurant but the was ok but not the best BBQ. I don't think I would go back but everyone has their own taste. They seem to do a good business. It might have just been my taste.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I enjoyed my beef brisket dinner as much as the service. The food was tasty, very well-priced, and good portions. The service by Milton and his family was excellent and I will definitely come back when I am in the area for work. This was an overall enjoyable lunch visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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181 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I saw that True BBQ was rated 4.5 stars on that review site that starts with a "Y", so I went to True BBQ with 11 of my friends while we were visiting he Columbia area. I will never trust that site again. I do not know how to put it any simpler. This place has the worst barbecue that... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

BBQ is smoked at the door and very good but I've liked others better. Sauces are very individual and their three, which you can put on yourself, were not my favorites. Hash was excellent, as was their baked beans and slaw. Establishment and surroundings are showing their age but staff was wonderful.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Fantastic authentic BBQ. Stopped with my girlfriend for lunch during a road trip across the state. Had a chopped BBQ sandwich (sauce comes on the side; choice of tomato, mustard, or vinegar based), mac 'n' cheese, potato salad, corn, and some surprisingly delicious hash over rice. The hash appeared to be meat drippings, small tender bits of meat, and a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Kept meaning to try True BBQ and I finally did this week and I'm so glad I did. Real smoked, chopped BBQ with a tomato base sauce that is outstanding. They also have mustard and vinegar based sauces if that is more to your liking. Also, try some of their delicious veggies. Mac n' Cheese is awesome. I'm not a... More 

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Dover, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Traveling between SW Florida and Ohio requires a stop in the Carolina's and lucky for me I ended up staying within 8 minutes of this great place. The Carolina's means BBQ to me and I was not disappointed with the daily special of Brisket with my chosen sides of Pinto Beans and Collards. Do yourself a big favor and skip... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Our small group gathered here for dinner the other night as a last minute change from our original plans. This place is great! The facility is small but neat and clean. The staff friendly and outgoing. Everything is served quickly and is quite tasty... the smoker is right outside the door. They have a selection of sauces, tomato based, mustard... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Didn't know this place existed until yesterday when I was looking for some good BBQ. I ordered their chopped BBQ dinner which comes with their delicious hash and rice and for my two sides I got macaroni and cheese and baked beans. Everything was great. The chopped bbq was tender and smoky I chose the pretty lady sauce which complimented... More 

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ordered barbecue and sides for 30 people. Everyone loved it. They have several sauces that seemed to satisfy everyone. Service was great and very friendly. Love the place!

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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: French, Barbecue
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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