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Apr 20, 2010 06:54 PM

BBQ in Columbia SC

Driving through Columbia soon and would like to find some good BBQ but not at that racist place..been there. done that.

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  1. little pigs near ft. jackson and palmetto pig downtown are way better than the racist place, they are both buffets though

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    1. re: usa87

      Little Pigs BBQ @ 4927 Alpine Rd., Columbia, SC. 803 - 788 - 8238. *

      Maurice's Gourmet Barbecue @ 800 Elmwood Avenue, Columbia, SC. 803 - 256 - 4377. *

      Palmetto Pig BBQ @ 530 Devine St., Columbia, SC. 803 - 733 - 2556. *

      Smoke Southern BBQ @ 10324 Wilson Blvd. (Hwy. 21 Near I - 77), 803 - 754 - 0270. *

      Little Pigs
      115 Bountyland Rd, Seneca, SC 29672

      1. re: Littleman

        Maybe you've been through already, but Smoke need to be seconded. It's all of 2 minutes off I-77 and has a small but incredibly, incredibly delicious buffet. Yeah there's pulled pork and cornbread, but there are also deep fried green beans, apple cobbler to die for, black eyed peas, and some of the best smoked wings you'll ever find. If you stop by on a Thursday evening they have oysters, crawdads, good beer, and live music out back. One of my favorite places in Columbia.

        1. re: Caml3

          I concur. Smoke is great. I will say, however, that there are plenty of things to work out on the business side of the restaurant. The service is very slow, and they run out of food frequently. I do think that they get a free pass, as they are still so new. If they could work out those few issues, I'd be back again and again!

    2. Doc's BBQ on shop road is good. I second little pigs as a good choice. It's on I-20 behind the Blue Cross Blue Shield tower.

      1. Like the others I'd recommend Little Pigs first. Palmetto Pig is good, too. I remember hearing that they get their meat from Hudson's Smokehouse (is that true?), which is another decent place. Doc's has a nice big buffet, and the Q & fried chicken there is good. Something slightly different would be Smoke, a relatively new place in Blythewood, which has a few different things (see my comments here: ).

        1. Hudson's:

          or go out to Leesburg for Shealy's. It's buffet style, but clean and very popular, so the food has no time to sit:

          1. thanks guys or thanks y'all ! Being from Memphis we got other ideas about BBQ - but glad to know there are other places to check out!