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Buckingham Smokehouse BBQ

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3804 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO 65201-3740
(573) 499-1490
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Columbia, Missouri
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food! Service was ok. You can get food to go or eat in. All the standards. The smoked baked potato is good. Where we sat, there was food on the wall and we found that a bit unappetizing.

1 Thank R T
Columbia, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buckingham's is my comfort food! A turkey sandwich and fries with some BBQ sauce . . . can't beat it! I miss the central Columbia location, but their south location is so much easier to get in and out of. Glad they kept the drive-through. Long story short: the meat is incredible, the prices are very reasonable, the people are... More 

Thank Tracy S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always get the 1/2 smoked chicken with horseradish coleslaw and sweet potato waffle fries. I changed it up today for lunch with mom and chose a 1/2 slab of ribs with regular fries and baked beans. Food was awesome, as usual. I can't remember a time I have ever gotten a bad meal, or poor service. They are always... More 

Thank Deidre H
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting a half rack of ribs and two sides. Always great service and easy to get too. One has a choice of chicken, pork, sausage and brisket. I never get tired of Buckinghams.

Thank steven r
Columbia, Mo
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mark and his staff consistently deliver the best in smoked meats--pulled pork, brisket, turkey and sausage--at reasonable prices. The service is usually as fast as any fast-food restaurant. Their coleslaw and fried okra are the best you can find anywhere. They also offer sweet potato fries all day and smoked sweet potatoes in the evening.

Thank Laura P
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I came here with a friend who lives in Columbia.He said it was his favorite. I can see why. i had the half rack of ribs. They were moist and delicious. They have a good selection pf sauces. Personally I like a good sauce on my ribs. The sides were good, and the price reasonable. Service was ok, but not... More 

Thank Mark672
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in while traveling from St. Louis to Kansas City. The burnt ends sandwich, Texas toothpicks, and bean are delicious. Definitely worth driving away from the interstate.

Thank Rene' S
Dallas, Texas
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114 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Turkey, pulled pork, green beans, baked beans, BARBEQUE sauce! All very good. The pit salad was a little wilted. Did not care for Bisket as much.

1 Thank mmsc40
Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This place is super cute, clean and has a fun atmosphere. My little sister is a Mizzou tiger and my husband literally makes her "ship" the ribs from here home to South Florida. No lie. The last time I was in town I bought a "cold rack" and flew home with it. Don't judge us, the ribs are just actually... More 

Thank Chelsea A
Columbia, Missouri
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655 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

It had been a while since I've been to Buckingham, so I was pleased when it was suggested for a group lunch. We had a variety of sandwich meals with standard sides. All said it was fine, and one even had enough left over to take home. I admit I hold BBQ places to a higher than average standard. I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3804 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO 65201-3740
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (573) 499-1490

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?