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Hite's Bar B Que

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240 Dreher Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-4120
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Columbia, South Carolina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I heard we were going to Hite's I thought ugh...had eaten there one time before (w/work). I nor my husband enjoyed the food, the BBQ just isn't right. We had family from out of town (NC) and they did not truly enjoy the food. The food on the Buffet seemed to have been there for a while, looked bad.... More 

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WEST COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hite family has been making barbeque, barbeque chicken, pork skins, hash and rice, you name it, for generations. Right down from Dreher Plaza. Open for most major events; July 4, Labor Day, and some week days. Be sure to call in advance to see if they are open. When you see the plume of smoke from the pit, they'll... More 

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You won't see any signs on the interstate for Hite's. You won't even find chairs and tables or table service. What you will find is some delicious, old-time homemade hickory and oak-smoked chicken and pork barbecue. Hite's offers take out counter-sales only. Although if you absolutely can't wait to devour their tasty offerings, which may be likely - there are... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Family Gathering, we went to Hite's and ordered Family Dinner. Out standing BBQ. Pick up and take home and enjoy. Beautiful on the table for family gathering. Everyone enjoyed. Menu Chopped Meat (BBQ) - $9.00 lb. Rib Cut - $9.00 lb. Spare Ribs (Mustard base or Ketchup base) - $9.00 lb. Ham - $9.50 lb. Chicken - $4.25 half, $8.50... More 

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Thank mabon803
West Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Love this place- no frills- just good food to take home- been coming here for years- love the bbq sandwiches keep up the good work

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Thank jennifer p
North Carolina
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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

After reading so many regional reviews that place Hite's at the top of so many lists I was excited to visit. I was disappointed to find pulled pork that was just too dry and needed the sauce to rescue it. It certainly had good smoky flavor but because it was dry it was also a bit tough. It's difficult to... More 

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Thank Carscott
Lexington, South Carolina
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It had been some time since we visited Hite's BBQ, I don't know why we ever stopped. We purchased a couple of sandwiches and what a flavor we received. The rich smokey oak and hickory flavor was well pronounced, you know it was pit cooked...the best. Not an over powering sauce that does not let you taste the pork...the best... More 

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Thank Charles C
West Columbia, South Carolina
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have a tradition that since we don't travel the week of the 4th, we would get Hite's BBQ and stay home. Once again, this trip wasn't any different! Nothing but praise for these southern family folks at Hite's. We got hash and 2 pounds of chopped pork. And extra sauce. You can taste just enough smoke and flavor in... More 

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Thank Beth A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

First visit today. Take out only Friday and Saturday (all great BQ joints limited days open). The pulled pork was tender and moist with great wood smoke flavor . The ribs were succulent did not fall off bone. Probably some of the best Ribs ever. Mustard sauce was just Fine. Friendly family folks Note I am not a BQ judge.... More 

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Newark, Ohio
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Hite's is certainly a no-frills BBQ joint with no inside seating. This is just fine for me, that adds to the charm and grit of this place. The staff inside was very pleasant offering traditional southern hospitality. There is just a counter where you can pick up your meat to-go. We came at around 5:30pm and all they had left... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Dreher Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 794-4120

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