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Southern Belly BBQ

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819 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29205
+1 803-764-3512
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bradenton, Florida
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187 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just had the best BBQ sandwiches we've ever had anywhere at Southern Belly BBQ (5 Points location). The pulled pork was juicy, tender, and absolutely delicious. We tried the Traditional BBQ Sandwich with Southern Belly sauce and the King Kahuna Sandwich with the Yum Yum sauce. Both sandwiches were perfection! Gracie provided excellent service and the atmosphere was casual... More 

Thank Brian0ntheGo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Delicious food, had a really tasty, excellent Barbeque sandwich. The staff were friendly and ever so helpful. Was my first visit here last month but I will definitely be back!

Thank JenHill1971
Hazlehurst, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great BBQ sandwiches and sauces with homemade coleslaw in an eclectic, down-home space that you can relax and enjoy your great meal!

Thank Catherine D
Seneca, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg is all I can say! The sauces are perfect! I had the Midas! Great service and friendly staff! The bbq here is like no other and as tender and juicy as it could be! Definitely worth the trip! Will be revisiting on our next trip!

Thank Lisa F
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pineapple and red peppers on sweet BBQ pork sandwich (no chicken here) was generous and delicious. Small basic seating inside. Comedy channel on TV. We decided on take out to eat elsewhere since eating outside the restaurant meant sitting next to a toilet repurposed as a planter and a bird bath ashtray. Still good food to go and friendly young... More 

Thank kcbatlanta
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

7:00 on a Saturday night and got seated right away. USC spring break just started so I suspect it might be busier most Saturday's. We started by paying a little to get all seven sauces and a couple bags of chips before we ordered our sandwiches. I had never had a white BBQ sauce but the Southern Belly sauce was... More 

Thank Ken J
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering, i wanted to leave because of the limited sandwich menu I was so glad my husband said lets stay Their BBQ pulled pork is moist, not smoky Great beer selection Awesome cole slaw!! Simple but great! You will not be disappointed!!! Grilled cheese is great and their white bbq sauce too!

Thank Jessica M
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a large group meet for lunch one Sunday. The food was tasty; pretty much only sandwiches. Atmosphere is quirky but nice; it was a tight fit for our group of 25 plus the regular lunch crowd. Service was good too.

Thank Lou Ann J
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

A business lunch for folks that travel all the time, this was excellent moist bbq. A small "dump" but very nice and quiet inside. Good service and better food. I had a basic bbq sandwich with one of their 6 sauces. They even had a white bbq sauce- it was ok, but they definitely aren't your mommas BBQ. Excellent change!

Thank FredFStone
Simpsonville, South Carolina
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142 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Try the Wookie with the Dark Side sauce. It is the best. Flavorful even with the sauce, juicy, tender, smoky, delicious cheese...I had cheddar, Swiss and pepper jack. Slaw has a bite but tasty. Chips are a bag of Lays but they were fresh. Tried the Southern Bell-y sauce and loved it as well. Brought the two sauces home ($5.50... More 

Thank john b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 819 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29205
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-764-3512

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