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Willie Jewels Old School Bar-B-Q

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8983 University Blvd, Unit 106, North Charleston, SC 29406-7102
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Oakman, Alabama
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate at Willie Jewels Old School Bar-Bar-Q for the second time in two years during our visit to Charleston. Both times the food was excellent and cooked to perfection. The establishment is clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. They bring the food to you very quickly.

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Thank DarryleMelton
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I eat BBQ all over the Carolinas, Willie Jewels is fantastic. I even stray from the tradional pork and go for the beef and sausage too. Peach cobbler...oh yea.

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Thank Mark C
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You do not need to miss this place best barbecue I've had in years and finish it with the pecan pie don't miss this but whatever you do tell your friends!!!!

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Thank Ron F
Charleston, South Carolina
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164 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

I popped into Willie Jewels for lunch with a business associate and found the best Texas style beef brisket In Charleston, which was a pleasant surprise since very few BBQ establishments around here do brisket, and those that do don't do it nearly as good. The meet was perfectly cooked, tender and juicy, and generously portioned, as were the sides... More 

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Thank Karl H
Ottawa, Canada
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397 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

You walk up to a counter, make your order, and they bring it to the table you chose to occupy. Very casual self-service of soft drinks and plastic utensils. Didn't need utensils for my order of ribs; the masses of flavorful meat just fell off the bone.

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Thank rondi3
Wapakoneta, Ohio
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2017

I have traveled the majority of states in this great nation of ours and I will honestly say that the brisket here is the finest I have ever had the pleasure of putting in my mouth!!!!

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Thank Robin B
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

The meals are portioned great and taste even better. The eating area is small and can get busy. We ate there 2 days in a row and were not disappointed.

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Thank Mike E
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Mind you I am an ex chef however I love this place. The corn fritters the BBQ the sauces are great perfect chill place with great food

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Thank Troy H
Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 21, 2016

The BBQ is excellent! Beef Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, all the best sides, hot sauces, you name it, its in there! Beer available along with all the usual drinks, service is fast and friendly. My favorite BBQ place!

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Thank mikewarf56
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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108 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Went here on a Saturday night - we read the Trip Advisor reviews and wanted to give it a try and we were not disappointed. Located in a strip mall - it would be easy to miss, but glad we didn't. Good portions and lots of sides. The pulled pork and chicken was smoked just right. My only complaint was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8983 University Blvd, Unit 106, North Charleston, SC 29406-7102
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  North Charleston

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