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Columbia SC bbq joints

last summer my wife and I took legal guardianship and responsibility for a 17 year old young man. Thursday he graduates from boot camp for the reserves. So we are headed to Columbia. Never had SC bbq. Where should we eat?
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,455
    edited August 13
    First, congratulations on the accomplishment.  I can tell you he will be in great shape as the heat and humidity here is equal or worse than back home. 

    I can help you with the BBQ mission, and would be happy to meet up if helpful or if time allows. Can you tell me the day(s) of the week you will be in town? Believe it or not, many only open Thursday - Saturday. I have options though based on the info. Also, will you be staying in the area of the base? Downtown? Also happy to assist with other questions regarding the area if needed.. PM me if helpful, we can connect by phone. 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • lerxst6lerxst6 Posts: 6
    I’ve not spent a ton of time in Columbia - but remember going to a place called Maurice’s. At one point you could buy their mustard based BBQ sauce in grocery stores too. I’m a big fan of the mustard - but don’t use it too often. 

    A true local can can probably be more helpful. 
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,455
    edited August 13
    lerxst6 said:
    I’ve not spent a ton of time in Columbia - but remember going to a place called Maurice’s. At one point you could buy their mustard based BBQ sauce in grocery stores too. I’m a big fan of the mustard - but don’t use it too often. 

    A true local can can probably be more helpful. 
    Maurice's is great for a BBQ Sandwich. There hash and rice is good, but not the best locally if you ask me. If trying SC BBQ, the hash and rice is as important as the Que itself.....in my humble opinion.  I also love (Maurice's fresh fried skins with the mustard sauce as a dipping condiment.  I don't eat this often as I hope to live another day or two. I think we can get Grim a solid location depending on the day, time and vicinity of where he will be.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,653
    Not BBQ but Yesterday’s in Five Points is always a solid choice for food and drinks. 

    https://www.yesterdayssc.com/
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,137
    @northGAcock I just landed and fly out Friday morning. We will be on base with our soldier all day tomorrow And not sure how graduation day Thursday goes. 
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal Cajun Fryer, BlueStar 60" Range
  • RRog17RRog17 Posts: 462
    I saw they opened a Midwood Smokehouse in Columbia. Have you tried it @northGAcock ? The original in Charlotte is really good!
    Summerfield, NC
    LBGE & 17” Blackstone
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,455
    @northGAcock I just landed and fly out Friday morning. We will be on base with our soldier all day tomorrow And not sure how graduation day Thursday goes. 

    OK.....my recommendation in the following order is:

    Wednesday lunch or dinner

    Palmetto Pig - It is in the city (not a long drive from base) and is open for both meals. It is a buffet and this is a great time to go as it is near the university and they have not returned for the Fall session as yet. http://www.palmettopig.com/

    My sauce recommendation here is their original as opposed to the mustard. But i often divide mine and do both. The hash and rice is as good as the Que itself......my favorite combination of both is at this location.

    Thursday

    Palmetto Pig or Little Pigs BBQ - If staying in the area near the base Little Pigs might be slightly closer but my second choice if all else is equal. This one is only open for lunch on Wednesdays......you would be fine on Thursday evening.  littlepigs.biz

    Doc's BBQ- Close to base and open Mon - Sat for lunch only. You go through a bit of a ruff area coming from I77 just so you know. Once you get past that you will be near the USC football stadium. docsbarbeque.com

    I have others but i think this is a good starting point. My favorite is the Palmetto Pig. Not listed is Maurice’s (mentioned earlier in thread). It is good....and has been around for years. It has my favorite mustard sauce....which i have on my shelf in my kitchen. They are open lunch and dinner all days that you are here. https://www.piggiepark.com/



    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,455
    edited August 13
    RRog17 said:
    I saw they opened a Midwood Smokehouse in Columbia. Have you tried it @northGAcock ? The original in Charlotte is really good!
    I have not but have gotten good reviews. I will make it though. On weight watchers  and have to work off some more que before i can belly back up to the BBQ table.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 889
    Absolute best “store bought” brisket I’ve ever had is in a relatively new bbq place called Pot Smokers near the  Vista. Was awesome. 
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 5,327
    I have only had good BBQ in Columbia, SC once! It was @northGAcock beautiful home...
     
                                                                
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 5,104
    edited August 13
    Sounds like you’re pressed for time, so I doubt you have time for a road trip....I’ve heard Sweatman’s in Holly Hill is the best in SC, but haven’t been there myself. Personally I don’t care for Maurice’s.  Good sauce, but their pulled pork is always dry.  His brother’s place, “Melvin’s”, in Mt. Pleasant is better IMHO.  If I had to choose a favorite in Columbia, I’d steer your toward Doc’s or Palmetto Pig. I like the variety better at Doc’s, but rice and hash at Palmetto Pigs is pretty tasty.  
  • chrisc133chrisc133 Posts: 501
    Hometeam BBQ in 5 points.  They're known for their wings...and the pork sandwich I had was solid too.  
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 25,149
    had to google the hash....thats definitely not new england red flannel :o
  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,319
    I am not a fan of maurices or Doc's on shop

    I like little pigs, if you want something non-tradtional there is a good one in casye/west columbia (name escapes me but I'll think of it), and I have heard good things about hometeam but I have not been there myself yet
    Boom
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,455
    I am not a fan of maurices or Doc's on shop

    I like little pigs, if you want something non-tradtional there is a good one in casye/west columbia (name escapes me but I'll think of it), and I have heard good things about hometeam but I have not been there myself yet
    Hites? If so, they are only open Fri an Saturday.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,455
    edited August 16
    @Thatgrimguy were you able to catch some Que while in town? Also congrats again to your soldier. 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,137
    @Thatgrimguy were you able to catch some Que while in town? Also congrats again to your soldier. 
    No, but I did swing through Maurice’s and buy some sauce!
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal Cajun Fryer, BlueStar 60" Range
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,455
    @Thatgrimguy were you able to catch some Que while in town? Also congrats again to your soldier. 
    No, but I did swing through Maurice’s and buy some sauce!
    The hickory is my favorite....but the traditional is awesome. Let me know if you need to reload.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • RRog17RRog17 Posts: 462
    @northGAcock Thank you for turning me on that stuff!
    Summerfield, NC
    LBGE & 17” Blackstone
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