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True BBQ

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1237 D Ave, West Columbia, SC 29169-6307
+1 803-791-9950
10:30 - 21:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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304 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I ordered the small baby back rib dinner through 256togo.com. Upon delivery, I was blown away at the meal! 4 ribs with vinegar sauce as I ordered, collard greens that were spot on, mac and cheese that was brown and crispy in spots, and a layer of rice covered by "hash". I've heard of it, never had it. It tasted... More 

Thank Jim O
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A little hole in the wall but the food is great. The BBQ has the best smoked flavor around. You can smell it a couple of blocks away. Friendly service.

Thank Jerry M
Cayce, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Excellenct BBQ, rice and hash, and Collards. The corn is sweet and the slaw is good enough to eat for desert. However the atmosphere seems to cater to the black people with books, shirts, and schedules of local black universities posted.

Thank Robert M
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

My husband is a regular here and has talked about True BBQ and how good it is. Well, I finally got to go with him and all I can say is he did not lie. You can smell the BBQ blocks away.....which by the way is how he found them to begin with. The restaurant is spotless, the staff friendly... More 

Thank Jill G
West Columbia, South Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is hands down the best tasting BBQ I have ever had. I love a good smoked flavor and True BBQ provides that. If you aren't into a smoky flavor then this may not be for you. The other thing that they are known for is their hash. I'll be honest and say I had no idea what that was... More 

Thank ballen058
Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Barbeque and sides are usually ready to go in most barbeque places. Meaning, they are cooked and waiting to be served. Placed an to go order for dinners. Arrived 30 minutes later as directed and waited another 15 mins only to be told my order was picked up by someone with my name...really? Waited another 20 mins for the order.... More 

Thank NSB-SC
West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you ride around the triangle city area the smell of the BBQ cooking will lure you right to their door. The BBQ has a distinct taste. It's good and their collard greens are wonderful. I tried the Sexy Lady sauce. I liked it. I would go back.

Thank William D
Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

You have to go and give the Zander brothers a try. Their BBQ is cooked in front of the restaurant. Collard greens, mac and cheese and great BBQ. The meat is all cooked without sauce so you get to choose the sause. I prefer mine just as it is cooked, no sauce needed.

Columbia, sc
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food was great. The owner very friendly. Always busy. They cook outside the front door so the aroma hits you befor you go inside.

Thank Judy D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent friendly atmosphere for a small venue. Outstanding pulled pork and hash. I visit as often as I can. Sometimes two or three times a month. A little wait but worth it.

Thank Sharped1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1237 D Ave, West Columbia, SC 29169-6307
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-791-9950

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