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True BBQ

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1237 D Ave, West Columbia, SC 29169-6307
(803) 791-9950 ‎
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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182 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in based on reviews my son-in-law read about the place. It is a small place with seating for 40 people tops. The smoker is just outside the front door so you get that great smoke aroma as you walk in. It certainly puts you in the mood for some really good food. Ordering is done at the counter; plates... More 

Thank Walmack
West Columbia, South Carolina
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Enjoyed the BBQ! Great smoked flavor! They let you choose from their sauces to add if you chose! But I did not need to smothered mine with a sauce! Enjoyed the vegetables too! I always "take out"! Good service. Always busy.

Thank Mandy W
Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

My parents and I stopped here for dinner while passing through on a road trip. I looked up reviews for BBQ places and this one had the highest rating. The food was delicious! They had a huge smoker going out front, even while it was raining. Between us, we had the chopped brisket, baby back ribs, mac & cheese, baked... More 

Thank Joshua_the_Great_0ne
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

My husband stopped in when they first opened and we have been trying to spread the word every since! The food is amazing and the atmosphere and cleanliness is great. We highly recommend! Every time we are in Myrtle Beach we get a lb to take home.

Thank Carolyn P
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

we had True BBQ the last two weekends and I must say it is one of the best I we have had in quite some time and not only the BBQ but the other items on the menu collards mac and cheese very good also if there is one thing though I could change it would be the chopped pork... More 

Thank ronniec694
Lexington, South Carolina
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142 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This is not a buffet. Chopped pork BBG and hash on rice very good! This is run by an African American family and is a small place with limited seating. My son and I really liked it and enjoyed the small-business atmosphere. I want to try the BBQ chicken next time.

Thank poptopEBS
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

True Barbeque is a newcomer to the Triangle City community of West Columbia. They have quickly made a name for themselves, especially for the "pretty lady" and "sexy lady" barbeque sauces. They smoke the pork meat on premises, and the meat-to-bun ratio on their barbeque sandwiches is very impressive. Great service, simple, down-home atmosphere.

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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The food is always excellent. This is an updated review based on customer service. While it is great to hire friends and family it may not be great for business. Over the past few months I have watched the customer service become poor. Wait times longer, cashiers not friendly and do not speak. I know this place as a local,... More 

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Alameda, California
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

They smoke their ribs right in front of the restaurant, so your mouth is already watering by the time you get inside. We tried the baby back ribs, the short ribs and the chopped BBQ and it was all good. Their two sauces: Pretty lady sauce and Sexy lady sauce, were both really good. The rice and hash and vegetables... More 

Thank Joan D
Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

This isn't just the best BBQ in Columbia, it is the best place to eat as long as you want real food. They don't serve sushi, but the beef, pork and chicken are all top notch. Couple great food with a clean, neat dining area and friendly staff and you've summarized True BBQ. Go early, and go often.

1 Thank George H

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 D Ave, West Columbia, SC 29169-6307
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 791-9950 ‎

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