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Duke's BBQ, Ridgeland, SC?

Rick Aug 12, 2013 07:09 AM

This is directly on our way to Hilton Head and was wondering if this place is worth a stop. It gets good reviews on Yelp but was wondering what chowhounds think of the place?

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    9lives RE: Rick Aug 12, 2013 08:07 AM

    I haven't been to the Ridgeland Duke's but I have been to the Duke's in Walterboro. A little N of Ridgeland and I think a little further from 95.

    I thought the pulled pork was good. Overall I really enjoyed the buffet. Fried chicken, mac and cheese and lots more.

    I noticed a Duke's recently reopened in Beaufort. Beaufort is a really nice little town South of Ridgeland..a litle off 95 but worth a stop on the way to HH..or from HH if you have time.

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      Rick RE: 9lives Aug 12, 2013 08:22 AM

      That would've made a nice day trip but just looked it up and according to Yelp that location is already closed.

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        9lives RE: Rick Aug 12, 2013 10:26 AM

        I don't always believe everything I read on Yelp...:)

        The Beaufort location just reopened.


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          Rick RE: 9lives Aug 12, 2013 05:12 PM

          Great, thank you Silves!! That'll be a perfect day trip for us!

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      mikeh RE: Rick Aug 12, 2013 10:18 AM

      The location in Walterboro (actually owned by a different family) has a more extensive buffet. I've never tried the Ridgeland Duke's, but if you're taking I-95 down, the one in Walterboro is probably even closer to your route. Note that I think the one in Ridgeland is only open two days a week.

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        birgator RE: Rick Aug 12, 2013 02:53 PM

        The Walterboro location is very easy to find from exit 57, five minutes max. Note they are closed Monday and Tuesday and closes midafternoon on Sundays.

        I go probably once a month, whether I need it or not -- it's inexpensive and it's busy enough that everything is brought out quickly and nothing sits very long.

        It's probably about 1-1/2-2 hours from HHI, depending on traffic.

        1. JayL RE: Rick Aug 13, 2013 09:11 AM

          They are all roughly about the same. Not bad, not great.

          Pretty typical of what you find in South Carolina.

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