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Shug's Smokehouse

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2404 Kelleytown Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550-6809
+1 843-383-3747
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sumter, South Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and a great $7 lunch special! The waitress was very nice. It was quiet and dark cozy atmosphere!

Thank Alphene H
Vidalia, Georgia
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239 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Had heard great things about Shug's but unfortunately it did not live up to the hype. I am a firm believer that a place that has "smokehouse" in its name should have that wonderful smoky smell when you walk in...that told me the story right there. My brisket, while tender and juicy, simply lacked flavor...no smoke at all. The sauce... More 

Thank PMMarion
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We love this restaurant and have eaten here many times! It gets crowded on Friday and Saturday nights so you should go early if you don't want to wait. Food is good and reasonably priced. You can eat in the restaurant or bar.

Thank Kathy M
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I ate at Shug's for dinner and the food was good. The house salad which was fresh. I ordered the smoked brisket, house salad, and a baked potato. The house salad which was fresh. They brought me a huge serving of brisket and it was very tasty. I couldn't eat it all. The prices were very reasonable. I will be... More 

Thank bkrieger
Lamar, South Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Food is good, not amazing, but good is great for a small town. Unfortunately, so many people go there the wait for a table, the wait for food, the wait for drink refills etc. is not worth it. Due to the economics of it all they are probably making maximum profits as it is, If they expand they won't get... More 

Thank James H
Jay, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This place has an awesome atmosphere,great food ,and awesome service. I recommend the boom boom shrimp and the fried pickles.I got the chicken I forgot the name something like kadalackin pasta lol it was good and I got the deep fried nanner pudding for desert good stuff And the prices were very reasonable 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Thank mavrick4621
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious marinated steak. Polite efficient staff. Tastey deserts. Definitely worth the drive. Ample parking and adult beverages are available.

Thank Brian C
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ordered medium rare steak, got rare steak. Waitress was nice but failed to refill tea and only checked on us once. Could barely chew the prime rib. It used to be melt in your mouth. Won't be going back this is the second time that the food was terrible.

Thank Wanda D
McBee, South Carolina
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66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Medium Rare Prime was very good, tender with great flavor. Horse radish dip was good. Ribs were good as always. Service was great and much improved from last visit.

Thank krs12345
Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Love this rustic restaurant! Me and my husband go quite frequently. Love the BBQ brisket sandwich and homemade fries!! The saysR on the brisket is scrumptious!! Fried green tomatoes are great too! Haven't had anything on the menu yet that wasn't delicious!!

Thank Beth K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2404 Kelleytown Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550-6809
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Hartsville
  • Phone Number: +1 843-383-3747

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