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Big Joe's Bar-B-Q

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780 Parris Island Gtwy Ste D, Beaufort, SC 29906-6923
+1 843-770-0711
11:00 - 21:00
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Wasilla, Alaska
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on vacation and stopped here based on other reviews. I had the Korean chicken dish which was served sizzling on a hot iron platter. My wife had a combo plate of shrimp and fish (whiting). Not much in the way of atmosphere but the owners are friendly, the food is good, the portions are generous and the price... More 

Thank Alaska_Bulldawg
Beaufort, South Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food, the service and the cleanliness leave a lot to be desired. Will not be going back there again.

Thank John H
Coshocton, Ohio
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

If your nearby and hungry, this place is a must! Not large, not crowded when we were there, but several take outs happening for sack full of goodies. Serving size is good and their prices are very good. This is not your typical BBQ shop. They have a very interesting menu and from what I saw, it would be fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

yes it is old not very fancy restaurant . but the food quality isn't bad , i really love their ribs , juicy and tender

Thank john l
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126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

While traveling through this area on business I wanted to try some local food and this place was close and easy to find esp next to a gas station. I tried the fish shrimp and chips with a side of fried okra. And the shrimp was outstanding along with the okra but the fish was a little over cooked but... More 

Thank Chris F
Grovetown, Georgia
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Gas ? Well, when I made the itinerary for our motorcycle ride from the Augusta area to Port Royal for the "Soft Shell Crab Festival", that is how I located Big Joe's Barbeque. The restaurant is right beside the BP station. I led our group into the parking lot and after a few photos and a chat with one of... More 

Thank Jimmy J
Buffalo, New York
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

I had a living social coupon and it was near where we were staying. It is next to a gas station kind of tucked away. It was surprisingly good! I would definitely recommend it. Great BBQ and the potato salad was homemade with bacon and sour cream it was really good! The prices were reasonable too!

Thank Donna N
Decatur, Georgia
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133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

We passed and even went in to some of the popular seafood and BBQ restaurants in Beaufort, but none of them caught our fancy.This restaurant is not on the main streets or quaint areas in Beaufort. It is definitely off the beat and path! We were looking for a place to stop on our way back to Hilton Head and... More 

Thank trvl4theluvofit
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Only one waitress during dinner. Not busy when we arrived. Ordered water with lemon after five minutes waitress came to table and stated they were out of lemon. The four children ordered chicken strips a few minutes later waitress came back and said they were out of chicken strips. So that puts us with three grilled cheese and one rib... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

This is a little place that if you aren't from area, you will drive right past it. The food we ordered was good. Four different meals that had varying opinions...Fried fish was good and so was the garlic shrimp.

Thank Jacki B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Parris Island Gtwy Ste D, Beaufort, SC 29906-6923
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 843-770-0711

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