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The Brown Derby

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1399 Belleville Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29115-3658
+1 803-539-2722
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located on the Belleville Rd. The food and service is WONDERFUL. They make you feel right at home. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Thank drwes401956
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268 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once you get past the run down appearance outside as well as inside , the food will overcome your initial doubt. The fried chicken is one of the best I have tasted, and is complemented by wonderful sides - especially the hash rice, yams, and collared greens. Unfortunately, we were disappointed to not having a choice of ribs (none were... More 

Thank Bob C
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We didn't get a chance to eat because the service was so bad. Watched many others that came after us come and go. After 25-30 mins of this we just left. The food looked very good.😕

Thank Courtney P
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150 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Lowcountry cuisine is the cooking traditionally associated with the South Carolina Lowcountry and the Georgia coast I have eaten ribs all over the South. The ribs at The Brown Derby, with the Carolina style sauce are among the best, if not, the best. They were 'fall off the bone' tender and the Carolina style sauce was delicious. The menu offers... More 

Thank Timzorrr
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Pork chops (smothered & fried), lima beans, rutabagas, cabbage. Visited 5//25/16, 8 p.m., which was 30 min. before closing on Wed. We were greeted with a smile & helpfulness in selecting from menu. There was no one rushing us, or telling us they were about to close. We ate in. A few customer came toward closing time, and each got... More 

Thank BrevardEsta
Lebanon, New Jersey
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1,271 reviews
1,096 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Ribs were good, but not as good as the pork, which rates close to excellent [without the sauce - which they put on way too much, so tell them to go easy on it, or not at all. My lady mentioned a couple times that the lima beans were best she has ever had. The corn is good too, as... More 

Thank Morgan2010
Bradenton, Florida
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189 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is just your good old -fashioned local South Carolina BBQ place. They have lots of different choices on the menu; however, they only cook certain items each day. We had the rib dinner. You get three sides with each full meal that you order. I got mac & cheese, corn bread, and greens. The greens were good and the... More 

Thank marathonman33
Eustis, Florida
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Despite the not so good reviews we decided to give them a try .. We love BBQ and Soul food and we're all for supporting local business owners .. Not the inside isn't super fancy, but it was clean, cool, and it was pleasant .. The service was excellent! The food was hot and fresh! Husband had the ribs and... More 

Thank Jill T
Havelock, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Make Orangeburg a part of your future travel plans. The Assembly Hall is conveniently located to accommodate all of your needs.

Thank jbizzell07
Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

yes this place needs a spring clean and refresh. Dont let that deter you. Great juicy bbq and the ribs are terrific.sides are standard, in spite of whats on the board, they hand you a handwritten list of whats available that day. The cornbread is great but its the meat you come for. the sauce is a sweet honey mustard,... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1399 Belleville Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29115-3658
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Orangeburg
  • Phone Number: +1 803-539-2722

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