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“May be the best place in Summerville”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Armstrong's BBQ

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Ranked #19 of 31 Restaurants in Summerville
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Washington DC
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“May be the best place in Summerville”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We drove up from Atlanta to see Howard Finster's Paradise Garden and needed a late lunch. Armstrong has FINE ribs, but only on Saturday -- luckily we were there on a Saturday. Yum!

Visited June 2013
Thank Mary M
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English first
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great BBQ!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

I love this place! The barbeque sauce is soooo good and the price is very affordable. Just be aware that they do not acccept credit or debit cards.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank BackseatReferee
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Rome, GA
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A great local haunt.”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

You always know you will have a good meal when you eat where the locals eat and Armstrong's is full of the local crowd in Summerville.

Visited July 2012
Thank buzzrome
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Cloudland, GA
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107 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Really disappointing!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Well, everyone else seems to love this place, but I've been here several times over the last ten years, and I have to say the food is really marginal. Years ago it used to be pretty good. But now it's nothing better than most other average barbecue places out there. Service can be slow and surly, so don't expect a lot of smiling faces when your disappointing meal arrives. Meat is nothing to write home about; sauce strange and not very good. Salads are truly boring. Desert is okay, but I don't go to a restaurant to have desert. There's not a whole lot of choices for restaurants in Summerville, but this one really is down at the bottom of the list. Prices are okay, but I'd rather pay more and get some really good food! This ain't it.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Susan5512
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Trion, Georgia
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128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2012

I'll start with the good: If you need to feed a lot of people then call in and order some BBQ pork by the pound. You won't impress anyone but it's edible and convenient.
The bad is numerous. Years ago the original owner had a great place and developed a great reputation for the best BBQ anywhere in the area. He served only the best homemade foods and the service was great.
Nowdays it's a different story. His son has switched from fresh food to generic stuff out of plastic containers. Nothing is homemade except the BBQ sauce which is utterly terrible in my opinion. It's thin and packed with pepper, not what I call a BBQ sauce. The meat doesn't have very much flavor. It's all a bit bland and there isn't anything but generic cole slaw or potato salad to accompany it.
I have been treated rudely on 2 different occasions by an elderly lady at their window and coupled with the 3rd class food there is no reason to go here at all. There are many other great places nearby so don't waste your money here if you have a better option.

Thank OleTravellinJacky
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