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Good BBQ, good folks, and good times — that’s what you’ll find at Dukes Bar-B-Que in Ridgeland.
Since 1997, Dukes has been serving up authentic, slow-cooked BBQ to the people of Ridgeland. Whether you’re craving ribs, pulled pork, or a homemade Sunday lunch just like Grandma made, Dukes has your fix, and they will always welcome you with a handshake and a smile, so make yourself right at home.
“A lot has changed since we first opened our doors in 1952, but our dedication to the best BBQ around and the friendliest service you’ll find hasn’t changed a bit. We’re looking forward to many more years of making memories with our community in this location, which opened up in 1997.”
If you’re searching for authentic SC BBQ near Interstate 95, take Exit 21 and enjoy the great food and hospitality at Dukes.
Among the over 600 reviews on Google, reviewer Kate Vermilyea enjoys the many options available at Dukes Bar-B-Que in Ridgeland:
Our very favorite buffet for a “meat and three” or four, or two meats and nine, etc. Maybe you get the point. Duke’s is a family-run establishment, and when you go there you realize the place is full of small-town folks who all seem to know one another. It’s impossible to feel like anything other than family.
The food is sinfully good. Fried chicken, pulled pork, meatloaf, and my favorite: hash and rice. I can make myself sick on it. Collard greens, turnips, butter beans, Mac n cheese, fried okra, and the best dern hush puppies around. I want to go there now!
Open for dinner Thurs-Sat and post-church on Sunday. I think I know what we are doing this weekend! We always take family and friends who visit! It’s worth our 30+ minute drive.
Over on Yelp, Laura M stumbled upon welcome relief from the fast food that dominates most road trips:
After two days on the road, we were beyond sick of fast food. Thanks to Yelp, we found Dukes Bar-B-Que in Ridgeland–just off I-95, a little ways from Savannah–for lunch. A true southern buffet: fresh, home cooking.
My husband had the fried okra, spinach, sweet potatoes, gizzards (we think), fried chicken, and potato salad–delicious! I got the mac and cheese, corn nuggets (never had these before!), and pulled pork–yum! Everything tasted clean and fresh. The cherry tomatoes and cucumbers didn’t look like typical buffet quality. They were as clean, ripe, and well presented as I would for my own kids.
Then dessert–there were three options today. We had the banana pudding, first I’ve had in years, and it was so good and brought back so many, many great memories of childhood. Sorry, no pics. I was too busy eating!!
Note: Prices and options subject to change.