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Hite's Bar B Que

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240 Dreher Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-4120
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Great Smokey Flavor

It had been some time since we visited Hite's BBQ, I don't know why we ever stopped. We purchased a couple of sandwiches and what a flavor we received. The rich smokey oak and hickory flavor was well pronounced, you know it was pit cooked...the best. Not an over powering sauce that does not let you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Charles C
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Lexington, South Carolina
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North Carolina
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

After reading so many regional reviews that place Hite's at the top of so many lists I was excited to visit. I was disappointed to find pulled pork that was just too dry and needed the sauce to rescue it. It certainly had good smoky flavor but because it was dry it was also a bit tough. It's difficult to... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It had been some time since we visited Hite's BBQ, I don't know why we ever stopped. We purchased a couple of sandwiches and what a flavor we received. The rich smokey oak and hickory flavor was well pronounced, you know it was pit cooked...the best. Not an over powering sauce that does not let you taste the pork...the best... More 

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Thank Charles C
West Columbia, South Carolina
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have a tradition that since we don't travel the week of the 4th, we would get Hite's BBQ and stay home. Once again, this trip wasn't any different! Nothing but praise for these southern family folks at Hite's. We got hash and 2 pounds of chopped pork. And extra sauce. You can taste just enough smoke and flavor in... More 

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Thank Beth A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

First visit today. Take out only Friday and Saturday (all great BQ joints limited days open). The pulled pork was tender and moist with great wood smoke flavor . The ribs were succulent did not fall off bone. Probably some of the best Ribs ever. Mustard sauce was just Fine. Friendly family folks Note I am not a BQ judge.... More 

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2 Thank Jralph2
Newark
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Hite's is certainly a no-frills BBQ joint with no inside seating. This is just fine for me, that adds to the charm and grit of this place. The staff inside was very pleasant offering traditional southern hospitality. There is just a counter where you can pick up your meat to-go. We came at around 5:30pm and all they had left... More 

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Thank Jason R H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

If you want great BBQ, this is the place. Hardest working folks around. If you want BBQ on a major holiday (like Memorial day), get there early as otherwise you might have a hard time finding a place to park and might be standing in line for awhile. It's that good.

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Thank Crystal T
Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

This little gem is worth a trip. It's a no frills place with outdoor picnic tables. The ribs are tender and full of flavor. BBQ and hash a great as well.

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Thank colletep
West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Best bbq in the area. Limited days open, and take out only, but worth it. Even their sauce is good, and I am very picky about my bbq. Ribs are excellent, and sandwich also. Good smoky taste, and tender and moist. Nice folks, too.

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Thank L F
West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

A guy calls himself a pit master and writes a review. Don't listen to that guy. Sounds like he scraped off his taste buds long ago. One of the best local joints around Columbia. Only open two days a week so be prepared. If a place can stay in business on two days a week they are doing something right.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Stopped in by chance, once inside I saw it was take out only but got a plate to-go anyway. I'm a Master BBQ judge always looking for a local BBQ place to try. I found the meat to be rather bland and tasteless. No smoke, no flavor, nothing; I don't think they even put a little salt on the meat.... More 

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  • Address: 240 Dreher Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 794-4120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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