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1237 D Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 791-9950 ‎
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This place was fabulous! Very delicious and very friendly staff. I'd say the best barbecue I've ever had. And the prices are very reasonable. I'd go back in a heartbeat if I lived down here.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you're wanting to try some great BBQ go here. It's a hole-in-the-wall kind of place, but they do not disappoint. We first ate here when my husband came to town for an interview. We made it a point to visit every time we came back. We even froze a few ribs overnight for our family to taste when we... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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