Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Columbia

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Columbia

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Columbia on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#21. The War Mouth

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1209 Franklin St, Columbia, SC 29201-1958
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#20. Hite's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 240 Dreher Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169
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#19. Heroes Korean Steak HSE & Sushi

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Korean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6634 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-7516
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#18. Maurice's Piggie Park BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 622 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210-5113
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#17. Maurice's Piggie Park BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (279 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1600 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29169-5050
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#16. Maurice's Piggie Park BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (2.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4411 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-3611
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#15. Piggie Park

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 252 Oneil Ct, Columbia, SC 29223-7610
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#14. Maurice's Piggie Park BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 800 Elmwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29201-2027
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#13. Home Team BBQ - Columbia

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 700 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-1645
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#12. Big Bulls Bang'n BBQ and Southern Comfort Food

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2614 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-7729
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#11. Maurice's Piggie Park BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 107 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229-6545
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#10. City Limits Barbeque

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: Columbia, SC
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#9. Big T's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 7535 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209-2666
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#8. Railroad BBQ

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2001 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29204-1001
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#7. True BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (129 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 1237 D Ave, West Columbia, SC 29169-6307
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#6. Doc's Barbeque & Southern Buffet

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (83 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 1601 Shop Rd, Columbia, SC 29201-4855
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#5. Palmetto Pig

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (96 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 530 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29201-5212
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#4. Big Boys Original Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 8604 Farrow Rd Ste A, Columbia, SC 29203-9119
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#3. Southern Belly BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (238 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 819 Harden St Colonial Drive., Columbia, SC 29201-4706
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#2. Little Pigs BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (642 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
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#1. Midwood Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (314 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 702 Cross Hill Rd, Columbia, SC 29205-2084
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