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True BBQ

1237 D Avenue, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 791-9950 ‎
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Ranked #6 of 127 Restaurants in West Columbia
Cuisines: Barbecue
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88% Recommend
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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
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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31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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46 restaurant reviews
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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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Columbia, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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