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“Best BBQ Sandwich in Columbia! ”
Review of Southern Belly BBQ

Southern Belly BBQ
Ranked #10 of 998 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Even with only eight sandwiches to choose from it's still a tough decision to pick just one. They even make it easier on you by only having homemade chips and cole slaw as the sides. I went there for lunch today with a few friends and as soon as we walked in I got a good feeling. The atmosphere is very welcoming. The music was awesome (Jackson Browne, Otis Redding, Billy Paul, Ray Charles etc.). I halfway expected to walk out to a beach sunset view when we left. The service was great and the servers were nice and would talk to you without seeming preoccupied.

The food was phenomenal! I recommend the D'jango. They even put their our twist on the ketchup that gives it a very unique and good flavor. I will definitely be going back and next time I'm going to try the King Kahuna sandwich. I also recommend the sweet tea!

The only negative I have is the parking can get a little tight but that's not that big of a deal.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

It's easy to miss the southern belly, don't, it's well worth stopping in. The menu is small but the barbecue sandwiches are great. I would like a spicier sauce available but that's ok. Best service I have ever had in Columbia, 5 minutes from order to food on the table - unheard of in this town. Decor inside is cool an there is a little outdoor seating area
Only 1 complaint- GET DRAFT BEER !!

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Thank gilbert h
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Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

The Southern Belly is a delicious, down-home sort of place at the back of the University of South Carolina campus. Its location is a bit on the industrial, seedy side but I didn't feel unsafe at any point during my visit.

The menu has an interesting variety of BBQ sandwiches and I appreciated the creativity behind it. There were also plenty of sauces to choose from and being a South Carolina visitor, I definitely went with the Midas, which is mustard-based.

The traditional sandwich was amazing, with BBQ that fell apart--in a good way! The sweet tea was tasty and although I wasn't sure I'd appreciate the vinegar-based cole slaw, I quickly learned to love it. My only complaint was that I'm pretty sure that I was eating Lays potato chips with my meal. This took the authenticity down just a notch.

Friendly service, congenial atmosphere with Bo Diddley on the stereo and tasty BBQ filling me up: this Southern Belly appreciates Columbia's Southern Belly.

Thank roadtripphene
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Best in town, and best I've personally ever had. The quality of the BBQ itself is top notch, but the sauces (there are a handful to choose from) really put everything over the top. I'm a big fan of each sauce I've sampled so far. Can't wait to get some of this Q and sauce for tailgating season!

The sandwiches are so good that I could not resist going twice in one week. Once for lunch, once for dinner. I had the D'Jango and the Avita (I regret not taking pictures :( ), both huge and delicious in their on right, you wont leave hungry.

Service was great and the atmosphere and decor is really interesting and "homey", feels like a place you want to continually come back to.

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Thank Tyler C
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We tried this place after reading the reviews here - delish!! My husband had the Southern Belly with the Rebel Sauce and I had the Hawaiian Kahuna - never would I have put those ingredients together but so glad they did. We will be back for more!

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