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Big Joe's Bar-B-Q

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780 Parris Island Gtwy Ste D, Beaufort, SC 29906-6923
+1 843-770-0711
11:00 - 21:00
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Coshocton, Ohio
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If your nearby and hungry, this place is a must! Not large, not crowded when we were there, but several take outs happening for sack full of goodies. Serving size is good and their prices are very good. This is not your typical BBQ shop. They have a very interesting menu and from what I saw, it would be fun... More 

Thank RetiredOhioTravelers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

yes it is old not very fancy restaurant . but the food quality isn't bad , i really love their ribs , juicy and tender

Thank john l
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126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

While traveling through this area on business I wanted to try some local food and this place was close and easy to find esp next to a gas station. I tried the fish shrimp and chips with a side of fried okra. And the shrimp was outstanding along with the okra but the fish was a little over cooked but... More 

Thank Chris F
Grovetown, Georgia
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Gas ? Well, when I made the itinerary for our motorcycle ride from the Augusta area to Port Royal for the "Soft Shell Crab Festival", that is how I located Big Joe's Barbeque. The restaurant is right beside the BP station. I led our group into the parking lot and after a few photos and a chat with one of... More 

Thank Jimmy J
Buffalo, New York
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

I had a living social coupon and it was near where we were staying. It is next to a gas station kind of tucked away. It was surprisingly good! I would definitely recommend it. Great BBQ and the potato salad was homemade with bacon and sour cream it was really good! The prices were reasonable too!

Thank Donna N
Decatur, Georgia
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134 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

We passed and even went in to some of the popular seafood and BBQ restaurants in Beaufort, but none of them caught our fancy.This restaurant is not on the main streets or quaint areas in Beaufort. It is definitely off the beat and path! We were looking for a place to stop on our way back to Hilton Head and... More 

Thank trvl4theluvofit
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Only one waitress during dinner. Not busy when we arrived. Ordered water with lemon after five minutes waitress came to table and stated they were out of lemon. The four children ordered chicken strips a few minutes later waitress came back and said they were out of chicken strips. So that puts us with three grilled cheese and one rib... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

This is a little place that if you aren't from area, you will drive right past it. The food we ordered was good. Four different meals that had varying opinions...Fried fish was good and so was the garlic shrimp.

Thank Jacki B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

Best food is often found in the most unlikely of places.... Big Joe's is a perfect example. The low country boil and fish & chips were perfectly cooked with generous portions and Paul, our waiter, cheerful and attentive. Don't let the setting put you off... if you do you are missing great food, friendly staff, and really reasonable prices... what... More 

Thank Valerie B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

I've been driving past this restaurant every work day for 2 years. As somebody else mentioned, it's next to a gas station in a small strip shop. With the unassuming location and a small sign listing the special of the day as the major eye-catcher, never really though about trying it out. Well, it was "dad feed us but don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Parris Island Gtwy Ste D, Beaufort, SC 29906-6923
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 843-770-0711

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