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“DUKE'S IS THE BEST...”
Review of Duke's BBQ

Duke's BBQ
Ranked #223 of 926 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“DUKE'S IS THE BEST...”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Drove from Myrtle Beach to Charleston (the closest Duke's!) specifically for Duke's... can't imagine finding better pulled pork, or mac n cheese!

  • Visited July 2014
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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best pulled pork and fried chicken in town!!! ”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We love Dukes BBQ! They don't have a huge selection, but what they have is delicious! Their pulled pork is the best and their mac and cheese is so yummy! Their fried chicken, hash, fries and corn fritters are at the top of my list, too! Very good!

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Louisville, Kentucky
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Buffet, but hardly any barbecue!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Should be called "Duke's Southern Cooking" instead of falsely adding BBQ onto their name. I posted a photo of my two plates (check it out), and it contains about 70-80% of the food there. The main entrees are fried chicken and pulled pork. Sides include hushpuppies, mac n cheese, yams, baked beans, fried okra, coleslaw, collard greens, fries, stewed tomatoes (I may be missing a few). There are desserts too.

Now, what on that list is actually considered BBQ? The pulled pork, and that's it. No ribs, no BBQ chicken, no pulled chicken, no sausage, no skewers. Oh, and no buns to put the BBQ on, just plain white bread. The pulled pork itself was good (not great)... Didn't have much to it.

Now, I ate my fill with the buffet for $11.21 plus tax (including drink and free refills). Definitely worth it for the money if you do that.

Overall, I was underwhelmed with the lack of actual BBQ choices. Add more and I might come back. Otherwise, it was nice to visit once.

  • Visited July 2014
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Wichita, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
384 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Good buffet that happens to have BBQ.”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Even if you don't like pork BBQ you can come to this place and have a good meal. They have a wide range of comfort food on the buffet. I am no fan of S.C. mustard sauce, but this place had five different types of sauce. The pork was ok by itself but needed a bit more flavor, the hash was very good, and the sides were uniformly good. I am not 100% sure but I don't think the pork was wood smoked.

  • Visited June 2014
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Copperas Cove, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Not Fancy but Good Food”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

If you are looking for fancy go somewhere else, but if you are looking for good South Carolina Barbeque, Fried Chicken, and country cookin' - Duke's is it!!! Our family really enjoyed our meal and will go back when we return to Charleston.

  • Visited May 2014
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