We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bluffton BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
State of Mind Way, in the Promenade, Bluffton, SC
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 175: English reviews
Level Contributor
50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always try to work in a visit to Bluffton BBQ on each trip to the area and it is consistently delicious! I personally consider the pulled pork to be the best in the area and love their sauce so much that I usually purchase jars to bring home. I am not a fan of some of the overly sweet... More 

Thank p0ssum11
Bluffton, South Carolina
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again, it's the best BBQ. The food here is always amazing. And as always the sweet potato casserole is to die for. We will continue to come here for great food and service.

Thank munchkinmin
Bluffton, South Carolina
Level Contributor
448 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again a great meal. Been to many different BBQ joints in the south and this one always comes out on top. The ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious. I absolutely love the collards and from my husbands taste the Mac & cheese is super.

Thank debbieinsc2013
United States
Level Contributor
117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The people are friendly, the service good and the location is great. The decor is fun and plenty of puns written on the menu and walls to make you smile. I really wish I could say the food blew me away but it just didn't. The Half Chicken was tender and moist but it was also bland. The slaw was... More 

Thank AliceMA007
Bluffton, South Carolina
Level Contributor
190 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a constant favorite of our out of town guest. We too, find it the best BBQ joint we have been to. We take a lot of day trips from Hilton Head and usually end up eating BBQ at the area's (local's favorite) "best restaurant", none beat Bluffton BBQ. Ribs that do in fact fall off the bone, good... More 

Thank HapyGuy7
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Food was so so, sandwich was dry and coleslaw was different from any I have had before. Nice simple place to eat. Food was not what everyone raves about. Typical 3 star BBQ joint.

Thank roadstar44
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food. BBQ was really moist. Sides were a huge hit,especially the collards and Mac and cheese. Loved it!! Owners were very kind and helpful. Very cute area.

Thank jrdavis10
Bluffton, South Carolina
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I've had Bar BQ all over Texas, in Kansas City and Memphis; Pulled pork all over the Carolinas - vinegar, mustard, ketchup, etc., etc., etc. I even had a Bar BQ sandwich on rye bread in a German restaurant in Indiana! I have liked almost all of it, and have loved a lot of it. This place in Bluffton is... More 

Thank Bob F
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We had BBQ pulled pork and it was very good. Owners are friendly and want you to be happy at their place

Thank Suzanne D
Level Contributor
46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

You have to love Bluffton BBQ if you like good BBQ and funky places. The place feels a bit like you have stepped back into the 1960s. It's a three person operation- Ted in the kitchen , order at the counter, grab your own ice tea or water and your food will be delivered as soon as it passes through... More 

Thank Richard P

Travelers who viewed Bluffton BBQ also viewed

Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina

Been to Bluffton BBQ? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State of Mind Way, in the Promenade, Bluffton, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: 8437577427
located in historic old town Bluffton

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bluffton BBQ staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?