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Nick's Bar-B-Q

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288 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-1409
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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Destin, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Central location downtown Charleston. Very casual but great food and drink. Great place to grab a quick bite of food or drink in a very causal atmosphere.

Thank Chuck M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked in and greeted right away. Handed a menu while I waited in a short line. Ordered a pulled pork sandwich with man n cheese. Food was great and came out fast. The whole place is clean and has pig photos on the walls. Will have to go back before I leave

Thank William H
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the Mac N Cheese. Homemade lemonade! The ribs weren't "fall off the bone" in tenderness but they were still good. Not too expensive. Kind and welcoming atmosphere. Overall, just a great value and experience for what you pay for. Loved it!

Thank jmkfam
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place always has the best bbq! Oh and the mac and cheese is absolutely amazing! I love the rustic theme as you walk in! You'll be amazed at how good this place is! Oh and don't forget the key lime pie!!!!!!! Omg I don't know if it's home made or not but it's absolutely amazing also! Try it out... More 

Thank jremeee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our third trip to Charleston and our third experience at Nick's. Staff was friend, food was delicious and brought out in a timely manner and the portions are huge! Everything is moist, hot and has great flavor. My fiance enjoys the habanero sauce. Unfortunately I have not tried it because my stomach is a pansy.😕 Definitely recommend going... More 

Thank Jamie C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a quick late night meal. We tried a variety of things from pulled pork, to brisket sandwich to wings. Everything was prepared to our liking. Make sure you have their home made chips. Really unbelievable. You order at counter then sit down. Still servers come by and make sure you have water, etc.

Thank RAK350
Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved everything about Nicks, but most of all we loved the pork - it was moist but not fatty, vinegary but not too, and so flavorful. It is delightful on their salad (that also has bacon and almonds). The mac and cheese, fried green tomatoes, and sweet muffins are topnotch, as is the friendly, helpful staff. Bon appetite!

Thank sidder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a quick lunch and met with old friends. Food was great, service quick, and drinks were cold! The cheddar biscuits were delish as was the pulled pork. Would definitely return!

Thank 2b4twins
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the best BBQ I've ever had in my life!!!! Service was fantastic and told us the history of the restaurant. Great atmosphere, and great location!

Thank Cianni L
Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a favorite stop. Sweet tea is top notch as is beef brisket! Often a line to order but it moves quickly and we can always find a seat. Great place for good BBQ on King St.

Thank Doug J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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: 843 577-0406

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