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

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
"Freakin' Delicious"

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Patrick-Ally C
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Atlanta, Georgia
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230 reviews 230 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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71 helpful votes 71 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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63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Since I come from a city that claims itself to be a great BBQ, we wanted to taste some South Carolina BBQ. We were not disappointed in the food and service. The owner stopped by our table and talked with us and discussed his business and how he bbq's his meat. I am an amateur smoker it was interesting to... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Quite simply, this place is great! Truly awesome food. The owners are very hands on and couldn't possibly be more personable and helpful. The only thing I would change about this place is to move it closer to my house.

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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
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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