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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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Wed - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Consistently great food/service

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joseph S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Joseph S
Minot, North Dakota
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank Shoofly_41
Largo, Florida
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324 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Keith B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mobile, Alabama
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

Thank Harpers4
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This was the worst BBQ experience I have ever had. A friend and I are attempting to hit most of the BBQ joints in the Columbia area and he had heard good things about this place. He got the large rib plate and I got the chopped pork with the plan to share. The ribs were so dry it was... More 

Thank Michael H
Columbia, South Carolina
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I had heard this place had good BBQ but was skeptical since I had heard about other "great" BBQ places but have found them to be a great disappointment. Not this one, best I've had in the area. Wasn't all that hungry when we passed by but stopped anyway. Husband and I each ordered the small Z BBQ sandwhich. Waited... More 

Thank Zantar
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I'm not even a big BBQ person but I love their BBQ! Their vegetables are also great, I have never had a bad meal here and either has anyone dining with me.

Thank Palmettoamm
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Yum!!!!!!!!! Everything was excellent, especially the hash and chopped pork. Clean place, very friendly. We were traveling with a baby and it was no problem at all. Thanks True BBQ!

Thank Sara_S2323
Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

it is kind of out of the way and small but the BBQ is some of the best i have eaten. try the collard greens. get there early if you can because it gets very busy at lunch time.

1 Thank danny c

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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