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Maurice's Piggie Park BBQ

1600 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29169-5050
+1 803-796-0220
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (20 reviews)
“pulled pork” (32 reviews)
“ribs” (42 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1600 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29169-5050
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really hoping to get a good taste of Carolina BBQ on our way back home, and Maurice's seemed to have a lot of good reviews. Yet here I am, disappointed. I'm hoping it was just an off day, and normally I don't like...More

Thank Echolynn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been eating at Piggy Park far as long as I can remember and I am in my seventh decade. While most of the old family run barbecue restaurants have gone away, Piggy Park still survives. For a long time the place had a reputation...More

Thank Senatorwho
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience at the BBQ restaurant established in 1939. I'm more or a tomato based BBQ sauce person, but they have a mustard base that is perfect. The sides are all good southern cooking. Try the hash and banana pudding. None better.

Thank MTM75
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I tried the buffet today and was disappointed. The hash and rice were good flavors but the rice has dried out. The bbq pork was good but it was very stringy at about 2-3 inches long. Did not notice a distinct flavor for the bbq...More

Thank DaddyOBest
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We had the buffet, it was really good. Enjoyed the yellow BBQ sauce the most. (we only have the red)

Thank notahappycamper2018
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This place has been around since 1939 (according to the sign at the entrance), which is a lot longer than I've been around. I started going here in the 70's when they had curb service and the bbq pit was very visible inside the restaurant....More

Thank Lowcountry-Kid
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is an old established Barbecue Restaurant . My wife had a small rib plate and I had the brisket and rib plate. The ribs were better than the brisket. But neither had the overwhelming smoke flavor that so many barbecue restaurants have come to...More

Thank griff83147
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

If you like SC style BBQ, this place is for you. I love the mustard based sauce, the pork and the hash.

Thank SCTexan
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The food is great if you like SC mustard-based BBQ sauce. Eat as much as you like at a reasonable price. I would have rated this restaurant with a score of five, but the atmosphere has degraded since the death of the founding owner, Maurice...More

Thank Prof-Dr-G
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The first time we ate his bbq here was in 1971. Visiting during a road trip today, we sampled ribs, pulled pork, and chicken. Fabulous! Not too smoked, not too sauced, not over- or under-cooked. Just right!

Thank Vandover
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29169-5050
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-796-0220
The Original location of South Carolina's Favorite Barbeque! Real BBQ, Cooked on our Hickory Wood-Fired Pits for 24 Hours!We cook our BBQ the old fashioned way, over hickory coals for 24 hours to optimize that smoky flavor with no preservatives or chemicals! Taste our Ribs, Chicken, & Brisket, and one of the Best Burgers in Columbia! Family Owned and Operated since 1953.Country Buffet at this location in West Columbia, Wed - Sun lunch, Thurs - Sat dinner.
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