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JB's Smokeshack

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3406 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4820
+1 843-557-0426
11:00 - 20:30
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Wed - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great little BBQ place..excellent considering a buffet type... Real Southern Country Food..a real taste of the South... GREAT find

Thank mountainlaker
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I love fried chicken and I have to say that they have some of the best I have ever had. The bbq is great and the food is very fresh. I love the family atmosphere and the comfort food that JB's offers.

Thank BambiGetsAround
Aldie, Virginia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

No frills....literally! Paper plates, plastic forks, paper towels for napkins, etc. Cafeteria style buffet, but the most delicious fried chicken I've ever had. Great southern sides like mac n' cheese, green beans, corn fritters, etc. If you want good food in the most casual atmosphere you can get, go here! Extremely nice people that work there too! Added bonus -... More 

Thank Marie W
Massillon, Ohio
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

What a great experience. Exactly what we were hoping for. The fried pork chops were to die for! The fried chicken is some of the best we have ever had. Now, about the barbecue meats. Fantastic. The pulled pork is awesome with really great tasting bark mingled throughout. The sauces are great but just a condiment cause the meat is... More 

Thank allroadsleadtorome3
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I'm from North Carolina and think that eastern style barbeque is all there is. That is until I accidentally found JB's Smokeshack. The place is like many, no frills, just 8-10 tables with extra paper towels on the table for cleaning up. They had a buffet with pulled pork barbeque, fried chicken , fried okra, collard greens, fries and more.... More 

Thank Wes S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the beach and looking for a hassle free dinner option. I'm not a fan of buffets as a rule and not sure I would have stayed to eat in, but the brisket was decent as well as the pork, black eyed peas, baked beans, fried okra and good spicy BBQ sauce. It was not in the top... More 

Thank Christian B
Edison, New Jersey
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Went here after arriving in Charlestown Was one of few places open so late at night. Ribs were good. Bag of donuts was GREAT!!!! Not a bad choice.

Thank emilycortes
Cape Coral, Florida
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I think I know what the fascination is with this place.... It's like 300 miles before you see another place to eat followed by 300 more miles of no restaurants again so, being an oasis in a desert I give it the one star. For food it would be a negative 3. Lunch buffet sucks. Thought southerners were supposed to... More 

Thank Jill725leo
Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

BBQ ribs and pork buffet with lots of southern sides. BBQ was tender and sauces offered were great. Deep fried cream of corn was amazing.

Thank Renee608_11
Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Pork BBQ, fried chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, mac and cheese....all wonderful. And it's all you can eat for $10!1 Seriously,what more could you ask? Support local small businesses. Go and eat. It will be a pleasure

Thank oodood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3406 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455-4820
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Johns Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-557-0426
We do have plates and sandwich available but the best value is the buffet, you get to try a little of everything and to those who don't want that much I will say "it's not a contest , it just gives you the variety" come see us and get some good low country comfort food J.B.

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