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JB's Smokeshack

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3406 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4820
(843) 557-0426
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Aldie, Virginia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No frills....literally! Paper plates, plastic forks, paper towels for napkins, etc. Cafeteria style buffet, but the most delicious fried chicken I've ever had. Great southern sides like mac n' cheese, green beans, corn fritters, etc. If you want good food in the most casual atmosphere you can get, go here! Extremely nice people that work there too! Added bonus -... More 

Thank Marie W
Massillon, Ohio
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience. Exactly what we were hoping for. The fried pork chops were to die for! The fried chicken is some of the best we have ever had. Now, about the barbecue meats. Fantastic. The pulled pork is awesome with really great tasting bark mingled throughout. The sauces are great but just a condiment cause the meat is... More 

Thank allroadsleadtorome3
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from North Carolina and think that eastern style barbeque is all there is. That is until I accidentally found JB's Smokeshack. The place is like many, no frills, just 8-10 tables with extra paper towels on the table for cleaning up. They had a buffet with pulled pork barbeque, fried chicken , fried okra, collard greens, fries and more.... More 

Thank Wes S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the beach and looking for a hassle free dinner option. I'm not a fan of buffets as a rule and not sure I would have stayed to eat in, but the brisket was decent as well as the pork, black eyed peas, baked beans, fried okra and good spicy BBQ sauce. It was not in the top... More 

Thank Christian B
Edison, New Jersey
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after arriving in Charlestown Was one of few places open so late at night. Ribs were good. Bag of donuts was GREAT!!!! Not a bad choice.

Thank emilycortes
Cape Coral, Florida
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I think I know what the fascination is with this place.... It's like 300 miles before you see another place to eat followed by 300 more miles of no restaurants again so, being an oasis in a desert I give it the one star. For food it would be a negative 3. Lunch buffet sucks. Thought southerners were supposed to... More 

Thank Jill725leo
Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

BBQ ribs and pork buffet with lots of southern sides. BBQ was tender and sauces offered were great. Deep fried cream of corn was amazing.

Thank Renee608_11
Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Pork BBQ, fried chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, mac and cheese....all wonderful. And it's all you can eat for $10!1 Seriously,what more could you ask? Support local small businesses. Go and eat. It will be a pleasure

Thank oodood
Beverly, NJ
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is one of the restaurants that the locals love, and that should tell you pretty much everything. JB Smokeshack is a buffet that is only open Wednesday through Saturday. But you can also order food to go, which is what my husband and I recently did. We ordered a rack of ribs which were very meaty and had a... More 

Thank Seabrookgal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited while in the area for our anniversary. We wanted to try something different so we decided on JB's because of the reviews on your site. I'm used to old and small and that was not a problem at all. The staff was very nice and one of the cooks even went out of his way... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3406 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4820
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: (843) 557-0426
We do have plates and sandwich available but the best value is the buffet, you get to try a little of everything and to those who don't want that much I will say "it's not a contest , it just gives you the variety" come see us and get some good low country comfort food J.B.

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