Reviews of Big T's Bar-B-Que (Catering)

7535 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209 Located in: East Pointe Plaza

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REVIEWS OF Big T's Bar-B-Que IN South Carolina

cynthia roldan

Food was delicious great service very very friendly......

Evelyn Scipio

SERVICE is slow but love the food don't have a long lunch break

Bryan Kyzer

I always get the Big T Dinner and am always satisfied with the quality and portions given. Price is right. Sometimes their is a line, but it is worth it. Family owned business. And Fridays/Saturdays they have Ox Tail.. if you haven't tried it, you dont know what you are missing.

Heather Crowe

The food may be alright but the people working there are about as unpleasant as possible without being overtly rude. Very little information is posted about the options for ordering but if you ask any questions, she rolls her eyes and acts like your being completely unreasonable. The food isn't good enough to tolerate being treated like such a problem. If others we were with had not already ordered, we would have just left.

Kevin Stuart

It was quiet, cheap, and quick. I love the staff! Buncha cute ladies and funny young guy. I had a cheeseburger with everything and loved it. Definitely could use some decorating and a lil re-modelling. I'm going to visit more, the hash looks great.

lee hinshaw

Literally the best mustard greens I have ever had. A+. Would recommend anything here to anyone and everyone looking for true mastery of BBQ. 10/10. Will be back.

Tranci Thomas

Thank you again enjoy my lunch there

Yuhanna Muhammad

Chicken was horrible and it didn't look very clean on the inside

Mark Tiroff Sr

Good BBQ but not too notch

Shawn Nelson

Will never get no more of my money burger was not worth it or the service

Claydell Simmons

Food was declious!

Brandon Corbit

May not look like much but this is one of Columbia's best and very few seem to know about it. Phenomenal taste and a decent price. Don't come for the atmosphere, come for the food. Not a buffet but I've never left hungry. Highly recommended.

Drew Coker

found this place by accident and glad I did. Not the best atmosphere but good eating

melissa nair

Make sure you order lots of drinks because the meat is very dry. Overpriced for the location and the quality of food. Not a recommend.

Latreece Davis

Always good food

Shelley Tameka Murray-Smith

A little pricey but well worth it

Ken Burleson

My wife and I stopped for lunch while traveling the interstate and really enjoyed the BBQ and banana pudding. I had got hot BBQ sauce and she had mild. We were both pleased. If you are a BBQ fan, you need to eat there.

Denise Sampson

I just love the food

Mark Rosenberg

Best fried chicken and ox tail. The owner even showed us the kitchen. Definitely recommend it to everyone.

James Lewis

Big T's... " BIG TASTE ", great food & wonderful choices ! Well worth the drive & $$.00 ! Took family out to Big T's & Mom really enjoyed eating a little bit off everyone's plate as well as taking two chopped "Bar-B-Que" home for late night snack

Charlie Chapman

Wonderful food nice atmosphere worth checking out.

Ladyee Lala

It more than a home cook meal! I love this place!

Darryl Kelly

Owner is a wonderful lady!! great food

Jeffery Davis

Best BBQ within 1000 miles atleast, gotta give it a try it dont look like much but its 10 star ratings good on a 5 star scale!!! LOVE IT!!!

John Foutz

Food was not that good. Over cooked or sat out to long.

Christopher Jacobs

Not great today! Collards were not seasoned well, ribs had no flavor at all. Hash an rice was ok.

Dan Mauro

Not fancy but really good food. Good hash and one of the few places to do greens right

Tyler Condon

Loved it! In town for business and this place has wonderful food! The Big T dinner will fill you up, but leave you wanting more! Get the spicy sauce!

Marvin Shipman

Great food friendly staff

Queen Jones

The food isn't good and the service is poor. Unprofessional with a sense of " I don't care"

jennifer ruiz

Their banana pudding is well worth my hour drive for it!

Kenneth Nurse

raised on g ferry but moved to atlanta in 2012, long story short i stop here every time i’m in town, atlanta bbq is expensive and terrible (this is it, big daddy’s, and others are terrible). big Ts is by far greater than any home cooking there. i even take an extra plate home. been eating here since 96 and besides the hash everything tastes the exact same. love it.


The place had flies flying around the food looked dry and their way over priced. I've had better quality and quantity bbq for cheaper. Even the lemonade was weak

Danielle Cooper

Excellent!!! I had the Big T dinner with the Mac and cheese!! The bread pudding is phenomenal!!

Tiffany Lurke

Delicious BBQ sandwichs, macaroni and cheese and great turnip and collard greens.

Terence Jackson

Soul food with bbq equals heaven! And a food baby.

Laquana Williams

The oxtails and rice is typically what keeps me going back. The service is EXTREMELY slow!!! It shouldn't take 30 minutes to order off the buffet. If they'd see how much the lady at register impacts the speed of service and customer satisfaction. An extra register would also be helpful. I've left and seen customers walk out due to the wait.

Martin Deaton

I started eating at Big T's BBQ over 20yrs ago. When the olny store was in Gadsden SC. They always had the best Hash.....

Gretta Gadson

A great place to eat try them out.

Kayla Boling

Visiting from Tenn and this is the best Bar-B-Que we have had!!! And very friendly people!!!! We will be back before we leave town!!!

Lee Pelumi

Big T's is everything you expect when you think of a southern barbeque. I got a burger, just because I've never had anything but the BBQ and hash from here, and it was pretty good. The staff is nice and down to earth; they don't just want your money, they want to talk to you too. My favorite BBQ spot by far

Darryl Williams

Great food Great Service. A Taste of home cooking while I'm far away from home. Thanks God Bless.

Crystal Gomes

Good southern food

G Jeff

Good barbeque! I was impressed. Had the Big T. Hash and rice was good with the chopped pork. Greens were okay but not the best. Service was quick and friendly even though we held up the line that grew because of our being indecisive. I would definitely come back when back in town.

tye block

Nice place with plenty if home cooking.. I was here for a meeting and enjoyed their yummy mac n' cheese! I do not eat meat, so from what everyone said, their BBQ is really good. Has a nice large room for meetings.

Octavia Dunbar

We left cause the line was out the door n they was moving extra slow so we went to smoke house n it was great

Angie Moore

The best bbqs and customer service

Necole Richardson

I did enjoy the food quite succulent

Marty Parler

The hot bbq sauce is the best!

Cheryl Henry

Excellent home cooked food!! Loved the hash!!

Wanda Rose

The best

Candice Nelson

Went there this pass saturday there was a elderly woman eating off the serving spoon in rhe back had to wait 30mins for a cheesburger which only had tomato pickles and onion with ketchup and it was supposed to be all the way. Called back and they promise more food for today and they left me hold and hungup on me!!!


Went to get my fix and the greens have a burnt taste and are super salty...eeeeewww

Gary Brinkly

Good food and good service. Would have been five stars but a little pricey in my opinion. Take that with a grain of salt though, I'm well aware that one must pay for good quality BBQ. I generally go in and order BBQ, hash, rice, Cole slaw and Mac & Cheese to go. I'll go back and recommend this place to all that want good southern BBQ. But I must say this, I have relatives in Hemingway S.C., oh yeah, those that know see where this is going. Best BBQ this side of the Mississippi River, Scott's BBQ in Hemingway. Google them. When I have time I will drive from Columbia to there just to bring their BBQ back home and I'm not the only one

Ne'Cole Vidro

If I could leave zero stars I would. The worst service I've ever encountered. I'll never give a dime of my money to this hovel. Called back to complain and the manager wouldnt even come to the phone when no one was even in there. Over 30 minutes for 2 cheeseburgers with no customers in there and get an attitude cause I ask whats taking so long??? Not today. Ill be sure to let everyine know to never eat here.

Gregory Howell

This by far is my fav bbq. The ribs are good, sauce is on point, hash n rice, Mac n cheese, all great stuff!!!!!

Kelly Portee

I ordered the chop bbq plate came with 2 sides and a roll. The side choices were green beans mac n cheese and greens the bbq was ok they are stingy with the sauce and i got the greens( a lot of stem pieces in there) and mac n cheese tasted dry and like it came out of the box that was my 1st time there for me and my party of 3 and there was no raving compliments going on.

Richard Stansill

Love me some Big T's Bar-B-Que! I usually get mine from the Gadsden location. Great hash and rice as well as the fish! I have never been disappointed by the items on the extensive menu. The East Columbia location is a blessing when I'm in town. If you haven't tried it, do yourself a favor and visit soon. You won't regret it.

Quantae Duncan

I enjoyed the food and you get a good portion for the price, I would definitely come again

Moma Gee

The food was good. But the older lady fixing the food is very rude.

Adam Smith

We've been to quite a few BBQ places around South Carolina but this one has the taste I think you should be craving for. Great staff very helpful with our first order. Sweet tea just right!!!

Douglas Tinman

Great food. Nice employees

Adrianna Cockerill-Elliott

Great food, freshly cooked everyday, only thing is the elderly cashier is super slow

Traveling For Pennies

This place keeps pork, chicken, and beef in one pan. Too much cross contamination witnessed.

Diana Lashley

Love their ribs corn bread is all fresh

Christopher Crowder

Big T was suggested to me by a lady at the hotel I am staying at. The sides, mac & cheese and green beans, were both delicious. The hash over rice was also very, very good. The fried chicken was moist, but the juice wasn't running down my arm. That's a plus as far as I'm concerned. It also tasted homemade and not "fastfoody". The pulled pork sandwich ample in size, was moist, and tasted okay. Finally, I got good service. Big T is *WAY* better than Maurice's, but I have to just accept that South Carolina bbq and my pallet just don't get along. My Kansas City roots are just too strong. Still, if you like SC style bbq, then I recommend this place.


Food was good. Can't complain. But the portions were small though. If you wanted more you have to pay more. Service was good.

Yelton Bryan

Ok bbq

Tony Key

Best food hands down !

Sobaka The Husky

Do not order food from here. The ribs are indistinguishable from beef jerky, no joke. The “chopped bbq” is a small cup of mashed up shredded flavorless mush. The potato salad isn’t bad, too many eggs in it though. Also, took 2.5 hours...HOURS to make my food when I ordered online from a hotel 4 mins away. $50 wasted. Will never order from Big T again. Garbage BBQ

Madeline Mcwhirter

Delicious food! Always fresh and hot! One of the best places to get bbq anywhere! Yummy sides! I love their southern Mac and cheese and collard greens! Their desserts are so yummy! I could eat. Whole tray of their banana pudding! This is the place to go when you want good food! Better quality and cheaper than the local Maurice’s around town.

Sean Salley

Customer service is always good here, locally family owned restaurant, great food!

Sami Shads

It's okay! I believe they changed hands or changed Cooks the foods a little bit different can't put my finger on it

Donald Edwards

Southern Hospitality at it's Finest. I received a very warm welcome upon entering that made me feel right at home. I had the Oxtails, Cornbread with a side of Greens and it was Excellent. Oh I forgot to mention that I ate a piece of Fried Chicken as well.

Ted Philbrick

Didn't even go there. Went to Planet Pizza was great. The pizza needs less doe in the crust. You can hardly cut with a knife. But it still was great.

Devin Kendall

Awww man food was beyond delicious, and as I waited for my food the cook kept bringing fresh food out! Good friendly staff

Shontay Mbye

The bomb spot to eat

Deven Mendenhall

I ate it all!! So amazingly good!!


I eat there all the time, the fried tilapia is the best !

Jon Blake

Big T! Great food, come try it out!

Derrick English

Good Quality and Quantity!!!

The Sanders

Decent, fast, not mind blowing, but good enough.

Benjamin Sease

Best BBQ in Columbia. Amazing bbq, hash and rice and sides. If they have cracklin corn bread, ask for extra.

Joy Bibb

Great food and fast service.

Iesha Campbell

Thought the food and service would be better

Leslie Sansbury

Food is always great, always clean very friendly staff I highly recommend this place the great barbecue.

Mike Schneider

The food is delicious. I sampled most of the dinner items and it’s the best in the area.

Joseph Azar

I went to the place in the shopping center on Sumter Hy. They have a place also farther down in Lower Richland that I want to try as it is the original. Though this place is spartan in decor, the food was very good. Both my dining partner and I agreed that the Q was quite delicious. We were very happy to find them open until 9p on Monday as we had a strong urge for bbq that night, and we were quite pleased.

Barbara Weston

Plenty of free parking. Courteous service. GREAT prices. Terrific food selections and delicious food. Definitely planning a return visit soon.

Evlyn Littlejohn

The food is good. The customer service has been trash lately. They accept call in orders then make you wait 30 minutes plus for them to cook your food after you arrive. Also, with all due respect... the older women (the one with glasses on the register & the one with short hair on the line who cooks) have horrible attitudes. I’m respectful because that’s how I was raised but if you don’t want to do the job... go home & allow someone else to work.

Stanley Mack

Nice and clean, food is great.

Inspiration Gemini

Food was very good collard greens a little salty but everything else was delicious

Latevia Payne

Been wanting some BBQ for a while so I decided to look up a few places in Columbia, after coming across this place online I decided to go check it out with my boyfriend over lunch and to my surprise the reviews on this place were on point. I had hash,rice, pull pork and mac n cheese it was so good. We will most definitely go there to eat again. I gave 4 stars and not 5 my tea could have been better but all in all good place to try out.

Johnna Russo

This is a little restaurant in a shopping plaza that you might be tempted to pass by ..... DON'T! Three of us went in together and got three different meals which were all delicious. And, the staff was friendly too. Great experience!

A Brooks

BBQ pulled pork was great with their yummy sauce. Best green beans I have ever had! Great Mac and cheese as well! Very friendly!

Nancy Rose

Love their barbeque.

Vegas Mayhem

Best meal I've had all week!


Theu habe gotten vety stingy with the portions here lately...


The food is leftOVER, OVERpriced, and the inside needs a makeOVER. Most of the food is in warmers that dont work, you probably havent noticed because the glass case covering is so dirty. I still can't get OVER the price for 2 dryed up ribbones nothing else $6.50.

James Kanary

Excellent rice and hash with a sweet and spicy taste. Bbq was also very good- flavored and cooked evenly. I saved this as a favorite and I will definitely be back! Opportunities for improvement (why I didn't give 5/5): Somewhat confusing set up as to where to order then pay. Also the staff seemed a little preoccupied. Finally- display desserts more prominently so they don't look like bakery clearance rack.

Randall Dexter

The Carolina Hash Rice is amazing! I left South Carolina in 2010 and have been craving it ever since. By far one of the best BBQ I’ve ever had.

Lydia Dantzler

I went into the Garners Ferry Road restaraunt today. Ordered 4 meals. The chicken tasted like baked chicken with sauce on it. The hash and rice was OK. The macaroni was not good. The greens tasted kinda old. Last time I ordered ribs from there. You can tell they had been around for a while. They were dry and tough. Back in the day their food was the bomb. Quality has really fallen!!!!!!

Barbara Davidson

Lovely food and mtg place

Teresa Belton

The food and service was good

Celina McIntyre

It was delicious!!!

Kelsey Smith

Oh my gosh! Perfect hole in the wall place. As a southerner, I approve of this restaurant for their true southern cooking. Best fried chicken I've had in a while. I don't usually like fried chicken actually, but I saw theirs and had a feeling it was going to taste like home cooking! The Mac and Cheese is also amazing! My new favorite lunch spot!

Mary Tucker

Great food

Charmaine Weston

Best bbq in town, hands down!!!

Bridgette Walker

You just need to try it. Very tasty and served with a smile. The fried chicken is also good.

Tori Graves

It's a shame this Restaurant takes forever to make your food. I usually only go to this place to get their lemonade. But when you are the only customer in line, and it takes 10 minutes to find a jug to put the lemonade in is absolutely ridiculous!! I have never given any restaurant a bad review until now. Big T needs to hire more efficient younger workers, instead of his mother or grandmother working the register. It should not take 20 minutes to make a plate of food. And it definitely should not take 10 minutes to put Lemonade in a jug! Please do better or you will never receive my business again!

David Dowey

Not much to look at but the best Hash in Cola. Chopped pork is well session not drowned in BBQ sauce. Collars are heavenly!! Prices are fair with other BBQ place in the area

Nubian Queen

Big T has the very best fried chicken on the planet

Quintara Hatten

I really had high hopes for their food, but was let down. It use to be good a few years ago I see the chain has gone downhill. Ordered the hash and rice dinner with rib and 2 veggies. Rice and hash was okay. Rib was very dry and too much fat for my liking. Collards were waaaay too spicy and mac and cheese was dry as well. Desserts looked as if they've been sitting for days. Tried my sister's red velvet cake and DRY! I won't be back.

Rodney Verdier

Great food at a good price. The people there are extremely nice as well.

Nathan Mendenhall

Quintessential Southern Bar-b-que. This unassuming little joint is making outstanding Carolina comfort food and is absolutely worth a visit. We came hungry and tried everything we could. Everything is delicious, and their mustard sauce is magical. Definitely get the greens. The hash and rice were a new experience for us, and now we don't understand how it isn't served at every BBQ joint. The fried chicken is the best we've had since momma made it over the stove in her cast iron. Ribs? Oh yeah. Pulled pork. You better believe it. I'm glad we live on the west coast, or I'd be here for 3 a day.


Not the kind of bbq place I had in mind.

Generosa Tummond

This place is a hidden gem! Their food is so good and their staff is so friendly.

Michael Thibou

Food is good but there's a long wait.

michael mathis

Best collards ever!!☆☆

Juel Alfred

Good food

D Reed

Best in town...'Nuf said!

Cathy Nelson

Yum-my! Authentic southern food, and plenty of it. The hash and rice was excellent, and the rib dinner was HUGE! Judging by the line, I'm not the only one who enjoyed my take-out from this establishment. Come hungry, but you don't have to come rich. The prices were exceptionally reasonable.

Kyle Caudle

Big T's is a BBQ game changer. The BBQ over rice with the spicy sauce was a perfect combination of heat and flavor. The staff excels at providing an amazing BBQ experience. The mustard greens will be calling me soon...

Jaimee Bussey

They always have great BBQ

Christopher Kennedy

Good food worth the wait.

pam taylor

My husband and I love this place. MS BROWN WE JUST LOVE HER.Tim and Pam Taylor

Carol Wise

Love the bbq

Ron Tims

Very rude people and high prices for smalls thing's

Brandi Jaxon

The ladies serving us were very nice and polite, the food was delicious, and prices were very reasonable. What more could you ask for?

Tony White

This girl behind the counter had the worst attitude all I asked was what was the price an she says it's on the menu like if I saw it I wouldn't have to ask you customer service will make a place an break a place she gotta do better cause that will cause someone like me to never visit again just bad customer service don't make no sense

kimberly oliver

Food was awsome

Brandon Burg

Great food and service!!!

Val S

Excellent food and service

David McGarrigle

I really like Big T"s !!! I needed my Bar B Que fix for Memorial Day Weekend. It did not disappoint. I get the Bar B Que basket with slaw and fries. They have Mac and chese, hash and rice, greens, etc. It's all good. They were mentioned on this morning' s news and I decided that's what I want for lunch. Go get you some...

Rae Enlow

I LOVE this place!! Not only is the food AMAZING, the ladies serving you are WONDERFUL!!!! My life wouldn't be complete without my weekly trip to Big T's!!!

Casey McMillan MD

I'm a regular, when we need some BBQ carryout quick I come here. I love their macaroni (one of the best I've ever had), collards, lemonade, and hash. Their chopped pork is adequate but unremarkable. Do not like their ribs or fried chicken. Can be a little chintzy at times with portions, depending on which server you get.

Marilyn Lether

Best bread pudding ever, affordable, good food and family friendly!

Mark McGill

Great place.Good Southern soul food.

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