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True BBQ

1237 D Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 791-9950 ‎
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Ranked #6 of 129 restaurants in West Columbia
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have now eaten here twice and the food was consistent both times. Had a chopped pork sandwich with pretty lady (mustard) sauce. Hands down the best tasting BBQ in the area. I asked the lady at the counter how the collard greens were. When she said "Mama makes them", I knew I had to try them. They were spot on... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was a great find. Thank you Trip Advisor! In Columbia SC for business and just left the plant after a 10hr day; tiered and hungry. True BBQ hit the spot. Chopped plate with slaw & beans covered in Pretty Lady mustard sauce ---- yum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have you been to True BBQ was a question I was asked a lot. Finally made it in to see what the fuss was about. Now I know! The ribs are fall of the bone tender. Hash and rice is one of the best I've come across. Mac n cheese just like grandma's. Collards are the best I've ever had... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We chose chopped pork dinner. Arrived late Sunday afternoon so some selections were gone. Service was excellent! Sampled the ham fresh off the smoker...mmmm. Dinner served with 2 sides and hash over rice. Wow! Delicious sweet meat concoction. We liked the pretty lady mustard based sauce the best. Sparking Clean BBQ joint. Go!

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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46 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have eaten at True Bar B Que several times and really enjoyed this neighborhood hang out. I've always had the BBQ with just hash and rice. Last trip my wife had a hot dog and declared it the best dog she'd ever had. Nothing fancy, just good food. The cooker is set up out front and the smell is... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We go by to eat here from time to time. Pros are is food is very good. Best hash and rice, hands down. Ribs are great and sauces both sexy lady and pretty lady are tasty, even though I prefer the red or sexy lady. Sides of potato salad and collards are the better ones. Two brothers own it and... More

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Southeast coast
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Best BBQ pork I've had in the greater Columbia area. Been seeing this place for years without stopping but yesterday was traveling by and thought "what the heck, let's try it out." Got take shredded pork with their vinegar sauce and some cole slaw. The sauce was a little too sweet for my liking and I thought the cole slaw... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Stop on my way home from a long drive, really hungry and knowing that still had 4 more hrs of driving. Really clean, from the outside doesn't look like much but nice little place. The best rice and hash that I ever had good coleslaw and better than average ribs. Not to crazy about the Mac and Cheese

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

After 4 visits, we are still pleased. The bbq is very good, and the sides are pretty good. Ribs are excellent. Don't like their house sauce varieties, so we bring our own. But the pork is really good, and they are really nice, with quick, pleasant service. It's a hole in the wall, but a good bbq joint. Better than... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

OMG........ This Barbeque is the TRUTH !!! I am from NYC and my friends are from Michigan. After taking our 1 Rib dinner to the car on a Saturday afternoon - we were literally fighting in the car down the freeway (headed out of town) to see who would get the last piece of Rib. Well needless to say we... More

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