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Bluffton BBQ

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State of Mind Way, in the Promenade, Bluffton, SC
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So lucky to have found a restaurant open the night before the hurricane hit, but even more lucky to have the opportunity to eat here. Let's start with the good. BBQ was some of the best I have ever had. The sweet tea was fabulous. French fries were very tasty. What you need to know is that they are open... More 

Thank soccerswede13
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife, mother and I drove over from Hilton Head to visit Bluffton and go to a family restaurant. Although the reviews were good we weren't sure what to expect. We weren't disappointed. The staff (likely family) that worked at the restaurant were incredibly polite. The restaurant is in a building that looks really old with indoor and outdoor seating.... More 

Thank Reitz37
Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We stopped here with the family and were pleased. You order your food at the counter and sit and eat. They don't even charge for the beer. This area in the town of Bluffton is really cute. The food was good and very reasonable expense. Great place to feed a family.

Thank fbinnis
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Don't expect an upscale place. Don't expect long lines. And Don't expect it to always be open. For a restaurant, they have the most unusual, flexible hours imaginable. How they manage to stay in business in this trendy area behooves me. Guess it's bc when you DO catch them open, you gratefully go in hungry for the BBQ , bc... More 

Thank Bunkylane
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

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
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455 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 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
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172 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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329 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, 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

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