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“Great BBQ”
Review of True BBQ

True BBQ
Ranked #5 of 147 Restaurants in West Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Thank you TripAdvisor! Saw the reviews for True BBQ and decided to give it a try.

The BBQ was moist and tender. A bit to cut up as it fell off the sandwich easily. The Sexy Lady sauce was VERY good. Baked beans and Mac and cheese were good too.

The tea was average and lemonade was a bit sweet. However, you go their for BBQ and they did it very well.

The service is a bit slow, but it was worth the wait.

Thank JoshCory
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

This may be the best BBQ in the Columbia area. Why? Because True BBQ actually smokes their meat! Many other places merely oven bake their meat, which is just not the same. The smokiness of the meat is perfect. I had the ketchup-based 'sexyback' sauce, which was superb. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some awesome BBQ!

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Thank Colarestaurantfan
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

When you first arrive you are greeted by an overwhelming smell of meats smoking on the grill in the parking lot. If this does not get your mouth watering nothing will.

I saw a couple of negative comments about the service, and I have to say we did not experience anything but fast extremely friendly service. However this review is about the food and not the service so let’s get to it.

When you place your order at the counter, you choose your meats, your 2 sides, and 1 of 3 sauces, pretty lady sauce (sweet mustard base), sexy lady sauce (spicy ketchup base) or vinegar.

The self-proclaimed title as best hash and rice in South Carolina might be right on the money. This would make a great meal itself.

Within our party we ordered Baby Back Ribs and Chopped BBQ Sandwich.

One set of ribs were cooked to perfection with a nice char on the outside, a perfect smoke ring and moist meat with a slight pull. The other set of ribs at our table was over cooked, hence the inconstant title.

The Chopped BBQ was not overly chopped like you see at some places, and had a nice Smokey flavor.

The Sexy Lady sauce was the best of the three sauces, but not as spicy as hoped. The pretty lady was nice, but a bit on the sweet side, the vinegar sauce was very week.

The sides had some ups and downs as well. The collards were on the sweet side but very good.

The Slaw was OK and we had mixed reviews regarding the Mac and Cheese where 2 of us thought it was good and 2 others thought it was dry and bland.

Over all a good experience and one which we will try again

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1  Thank Mountaineer_Steve
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Have now eaten here twice and the food was consistent both times. Had a chopped pork sandwich with pretty lady (mustard) sauce. Hands down the best tasting BBQ in the area. I asked the lady at the counter how the collard greens were. When she said "Mama makes them", I knew I had to try them. They were spot on perfect!

This is a small family run business that actually cooks their meat out front. It is a good thing I live on the opposite side of town, otherwise I would be eating there all the time. If you are in the area, this place is worth finding!

Thank Dittos
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Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

This was a great find. Thank you Trip Advisor! In Columbia SC for business and just left the plant after a 10hr day; tiered and hungry. True BBQ hit the spot. Chopped plate with slaw & beans covered in Pretty Lady mustard sauce ---- yum!

Thank Anthony C
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