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1237 D Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 791-9950 ‎
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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Decided to eat here since we were in town visitng relatives. Small building, not much to look at, but well worth the trip. BBQ was excellent. We had the chicken, the ribs and the chopped bbq. All was tender and cooked just right. Sauces are very good. We had never had hash before, but found it very flavorful and tasty.... More

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columbia sc
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been here several times. It is a humble place with good food. Mostly locals eat there. The best time to go is when they are cooking outside and you can see and smell the food. Eat there after hitting some of the area thrift stores. They serve typical BBQ food, pulled pork, cole slaw, chicken, Mac n cheese,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Third visit and it is on list every time..been to others and this is it...Dont be swayed by rest small size or side street location..it is the food right? Just amazing BBQ..the smoker outside..your mouth waters before even getting inside!! All so good but their hash and rice specialty is out of this world always do two! Such nice people... More

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SC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is absolutely delicious. Try everything including the hot dogs and you will not be disappointed.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Saw a 4.5 star average on Google. Way too low! This place is legit. *SMOKY* BBQ, great sauces, awesome service … and near the airport! Our new mandatory stop when we come through town. 5 stars!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am not a big rib eater but these are amazing... meaty... awesome .. the BBQ was amazing as well and hash and rice... cannot wait to go back...

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Lexington, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Thank you TripAdvisor! Saw the reviews for True BBQ and decided to give it a try. The BBQ was moist and tender. A bit to cut up as it fell off the sandwich easily. The Sexy Lady sauce was VERY good. Baked beans and Mac and cheese were good too. The tea was average and lemonade was a bit sweet.... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This may be the best BBQ in the Columbia area. Why? Because True BBQ actually smokes their meat! Many other places merely oven bake their meat, which is just not the same. The smokiness of the meat is perfect. I had the ketchup-based 'sexyback' sauce, which was superb. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some awesome BBQ!

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Columbia, SC
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137 reviews 137 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

When you first arrive you are greeted by an overwhelming smell of meats smoking on the grill in the parking lot. If this does not get your mouth watering nothing will. I saw a couple of negative comments about the service, and I have to say we did not experience anything but fast extremely friendly service. However this review is... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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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Additional Information about True BBQ

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

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