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Nick's Bar-B-Q

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288 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-1409
+1 843-577-0406
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Rochester, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

VERY GOOD - 4 of us went for diner. Got an assortment of meats & sides - All VERY satisfied! No one went home hungry! FAST service, very polite.

Thank Ernie S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch and it was an excellent choice. The baked potatoes were massive and the pulled pork on top was very tender. Would highly recommend.

Thank Lindsey K
St. Petersburg
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food with reasonable prices in a great location in Charleston. We had a nice table with a view of King St. The best was we ordered at the cashier and didn't have to worry about tipping. King St is very busy for parking so we found a great parking garage near to the bus station.

1 Thank ErnestandPat
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Checked this out based on great reviews. Long line but well worth it. The buscuits are amazing. The banana cream pie was the best I've ever had. Seriously. The staff were all so warm, friendly, helpful, and went above and beyond to make our visit great. We picked up some bottles of bbq sauces and biscuit mix to take home... More 

Thank Tom W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place!!!! We were feeling too lazy to go far for dinner & wanted to try local BarBQue. This was a great choice! Nick's is not fancy, but you walk in, order what you want, pay & sit. The counter girl was very helpful, offered tastes of unfamiliar beer, and made menu suggestions. Pulled pork was the choice for... More 

Thank swimm0m1991
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very comfortable. The food was only average. It was less than we expected and we were disappointed. The price was reasonable, but we have had far better and more tasty bar-b-q.

Thank Bruce-Pam L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The King Charles Inn recommended Nick's to a weary group of travelers who had been in the car for nine hours. We quickly accepted the recommendation and were there in no time. The pink neon pig outside was a beacon for us. The restaurant was spacious and clean. Servers and managers were observed working well as a team and interacting... More 

Thank Scott G
Miami, Florida
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm used to the "Jim N' Nicks" version in Destin, Florida. Apparently this one is just owned by Nick. Regardless of who owns it, it's delicious! As always the pulled chicken sandwich didn't disappoint - moist chicken with lots of flavor. And the fries are always a must. So glad we ran into this in Charleston!

Thank Edgewater77
North Carolina
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239 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just found this place walking down King Street. The smells pulled us in. Loved the very casual atmosphere. Did have to stand in line about 15 min to order but totally worth it. I had BBQ nachos...yummy! The ribs were great too. And had an awesome cocktail

Thank flipflop48
Columbia, South Carolina
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here as a part of a culinary tour and didn't recognize the connection to Jim N Nick's until I saw the food sample. Delicious with multiple sauce options, including Alabama BBQ sauce.

Thank drdon100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 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: 288 King St, Charleston, SC 29401-1409
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-577-0406

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?