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Palmetto Pig

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530 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29201-5212
+1 803-733-2556
11:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Classic SC BBQ joint. Buffet with all of the classics. Good Fried chicken and pork. No ribs or lemonade available

Thank Nathan O
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,313 reviews
484 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Palmetto Pig is one of the better barbecue joints in the Midlands of South Carolina. The pulled pork that is the star attraction here is prepared the right way and all three of the sauce selections are very good. (I’m especially fond of the mustard sauce, but don’t mind trying the other stuff now and then.) It’s all-you-care-to-eat, and that... More 

Thank Citallwic
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Absolutely recommend for family style eating, good pulled pork great fried chicken and sweet tea. Great value and service.

Thank lindy640
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Came here as my teammates said it was delicious. And it was pretty good! The food was hot, fresh, and cooked with TLC. All you can eat, all night. Staff felt like home. Would definitely come back again!

Thank Chris C
Columbia, South Carolina
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259 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Here is a family friendly all you can eat dining opportunity. The pulled pork Bar B Q is very good. The are hush puppies, green beans, hash, rice, and there is also chicken as an alternative. There is plenty of ice tea, sweet and in-sweetened. There is also banana pudding dessert. It is a very family friendly restaurant and there... More 

Thank Louis D
Chapin, Illinois
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I visited this restaurant for lunch with my husband and another couple. We all love home-style bbq with Southern sides. This restaurant has good pulled pork sandwiches with a gourmet flair. Homemade sauces. Great. Bag of potato chips. Not great. Full bar. Inside and outside dining.

Thank dmuzikmom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Driving to Siesta Key FL we stopped to stay the night in Columbia SC. I searched trip advisor and found the Palmetto Pig. We went swimming for a bit and then headed out to the Palmetto Pig. I knew it was gonna be a good night when the cashier told me there was sweet tea on the table already!!!! The... More 

2 Thank Evan D
Columbia, SC
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174 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Top bbq with great sauces. For the bbq, put the original sauce on and then the hot sauce for a great experience! The hash and rice is some of the best I've tried and is only found in SC. The fried chicken is the best you will ever try. The mac & cheese and other sides are great also. Save... More 

2 Thank DaddyOBest
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A must stop whenever we are in the area. Just like Dukes of Orangeburg only closer to family in Lexington. This is the first place we want to go after traveling 600 miles from Pennsylvania. The BBQ is best with a combination of hot and original sauce placed on top of it. The fried chicken is the best you will... More 

1 Thank 5er5ter
Columbia, South Carolina
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183 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

There are many barbecue restaurants in the area and most have a far more extensive selection of sides and salads than what you will find here.Which is why I rated it as only average. What they have is good, but very limited, except for...... some of the best fried chicken I've ever had!

Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29201-5212
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-733-2556
Been open many years.

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