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“Yum, Yum!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Duke's Bar-B-Q

Duke's Bar-B-Q
Ranked #14 of 176 Restaurants in Aiken
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Yum, Yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I wanted some "southern barbecue" while in the area. We were not disappointed. Very down home, lots of choices, great value, all served up buffet style. Not a fancy place, but definitely worth the stop!

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
East Coast
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Laid back southern cooking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to try all the southern comfort foods. Black eyes peas, okra, hash, squash casserole - they've got it all! Meal is served buffet style and very casual. Dukes does "mustard style" BBQ so the sauce is orange and really good! The hash and ribs were ok. Favorites are the pulled pork, fried chicken, hush puppies, sweet potatoes, and banana pudding. This is a great place to get a real taste of southern cooking!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Aiken, South Carolina
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Leave your dentures at home”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

I love TX BBQ, so that is my angle. Southern BBQ is not cooked with wood, it is mushy- teeth are optional. The food is okay, but I am not impressed.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Alexandria, Virginia
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Outstanding Down Home Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

The lunch buffet is the best. This is the lunch spot in Aiken. The buffet has a variety of food. The best variety of sides such as BBQ beans, potato salad, squash casserole (the best!), sweet potatoes, etc. The food is constantly replinished and hot when it should be and cold when it should be. There are a number of sauces for the BBQ meats. I tried most and all were outstanding. The fried chicken and pulled pork were my favorites. The seating is family style which is fine given the down home nature of the place. When anywhere near Aiken, you have to go to Duke's.

Visited May 2013
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St Francis MN
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dinner with associates”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This place is one of my best places to eat on a Thursday evening after work. The place is really busy, but, the staff handles all the people with great pride. I would recommend this place for anyone traveling thru the Aiken SC area--a must to stop.

Visited June 2012
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