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True BBQ

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1237 D Ave, West Columbia, SC 29169-6307
+1 803-791-9950
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Wed - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little hole in the wall but the food is great. The BBQ has the best smoked flavor around. You can smell it a couple of blocks away. Friendly service.

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Thank Jerry M
Cayce, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellenct BBQ, rice and hash, and Collards. The corn is sweet and the slaw is good enough to eat for desert. However the atmosphere seems to cater to the black people with books, shirts, and schedules of local black universities posted.

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Thank Robert M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband is a regular here and has talked about True BBQ and how good it is. Well, I finally got to go with him and all I can say is he did not lie. You can smell the BBQ blocks away.....which by the way is how he found them to begin with. The restaurant is spotless, the staff friendly... More 

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Thank Jill G
West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This is hands down the best tasting BBQ I have ever had. I love a good smoked flavor and True BBQ provides that. If you aren't into a smoky flavor then this may not be for you. The other thing that they are known for is their hash. I'll be honest and say I had no idea what that was... More 

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Thank ballen058
Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Barbeque and sides are usually ready to go in most barbeque places. Meaning, they are cooked and waiting to be served. Placed an to go order for dinners. Arrived 30 minutes later as directed and waited another 15 mins only to be told my order was picked up by someone with my name...really? Waited another 20 mins for the order.... More 

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Thank NSB-SC
West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

If you ride around the triangle city area the smell of the BBQ cooking will lure you right to their door. The BBQ has a distinct taste. It's good and their collard greens are wonderful. I tried the Sexy Lady sauce. I liked it. I would go back.

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Thank William D
Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

You have to go and give the Zander brothers a try. Their BBQ is cooked in front of the restaurant. Collard greens, mac and cheese and great BBQ. The meat is all cooked without sauce so you get to choose the sause. I prefer mine just as it is cooked, no sauce needed.

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Thank HELEN D
Columbia, sc
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The food was great. The owner very friendly. Always busy. They cook outside the front door so the aroma hits you befor you go inside.

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Thank Judy D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Excellent friendly atmosphere for a small venue. Outstanding pulled pork and hash. I visit as often as I can. Sometimes two or three times a month. A little wait but worth it.

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Thank Sharped1
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 803-791-9950

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