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True BBQ

1237 D Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 791-9950 ‎
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Ranked #5 of 126 Restaurants in West Columbia
Hours:
Wed - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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103 restaurant reviews
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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
38 helpful votes 38 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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