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Nick's Bar-B-Q

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288 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-1409
+1 843-577-0406
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Shipley, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We picked up a menu for Nick's at the Charleston Visitor Centre, and as it looked good, we thought we'd have a look. We were greeted by a very friendly waitress as soon as we entered the restaurant and she explained to us that we could sit anywhere we wanted, but to come to the bar to order. All the... More 

Thank Phil H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch & so glad we did. I had the pulled pork & it was delicious! The biscuits are awesome. The mac & cheese was pretty good too. I went back & bought biscuit mix & bar-b-que sauce before we left town. This is a great place to go if you are looking for a good meal on... More 

Thank MomK123
Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while shopping on King St. on our recent vacation. We had a short wait in line to place our order prior to getting a seat. Our food was brought out pretty quickly for as busy as it was. The pulled pork and hot links I ordered were the best I have ever had. The pork was... More 

Thank rwil2014
Burlington, Canada
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At this place, you walk up to the bar and order your drinks and food and then, your selections are brought to the table. We sat in the window, the better to observe the passing parade. We're from Burlington, Ontario, which has the largest BBQ Ribfest in Canada. There are a lot of American BBQ experts who make the trek.... More 

Thank Judy T
New Rochelle, New York
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good BBQ place in the downtown area. We had ribs and chicken, basic BBQ fare. Very casual place, no reservations needed.

Thank Robin R
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a lot of walking we stopped in here for lunch. Got the pulled pork and beef brisket combo. Pulled pork was excellent and the mac n cheese was the best I've had in South Carolina. Definitely recommend.

Thank H T
Nova Scotia, Canada
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70 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had there pulled pork sandwich and was very pleased should have ordered there frys with it as I am not impressed with there chips My wife had there Greek salad it was huge with chicken on top but she said it had way to much white lettuce and only a tiny bit of romaine I think next time will... More 

Thank Doug P
Roanoke, Virginia
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271 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here for a quick dinner while visiting the Queen city. You order at the counter and pay, then they bring it to your table. I had the beef brisket, mac and cheese, cheese biscuits, and beans. It was all delicious. I had water to drink, and my bill was about $18. You have a variety of sauces... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot on King. no need for reservations - great BBQ - full bar and local beers. we had a party of 7 on a Saturday night and were able to walk right in and get a table

Thank RWG2013
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise. I ordered the ribs and they were excellent. The cheese biscuits and sides were very good. The only problem was the leftovers I had to leave since I had to fly out the next day. A great place to eat in Charleston.

Thank Traveler76AZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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: 288 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-1409
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-0406

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?