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Wholly Smokin' BBQ and Ribs

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150 S Dargan St, Florence, SC 29506-2532
+1 843-407-7545
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Florence
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I tried the warm potato salad and it was delicious. I also ordered the pulled pork which was tender and moist.

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Thank joannm380
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a stop for dinner at Wholly Smokin' en route to Florida. Friendly, fast service and the food was top-notch. The smoked beans are simply the best baked beans I've ever eaten. And the half-rack of ribs were tasty and fell off the bone.

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Thank Yahoomac
Greenville, South Carolina
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passing thru town as we travel and stopped due to reviews. Nicest BBQ place I've been in as far as environment. Total ticket reflects that also, for my husband and I lunch with appetizer and 2 waters was over $50 with 20%tip. Service outstanding and in fact we didn't like a side we had chose and she quickly replaced without... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly the BBQ and burnt ends were good... but not great, however the sides we chose (warm loaded baked potato salad, onion rings and mac n cheese) were FABULOUS. Also had a spinach and artichoke dip before the meal and it was outstanding too. Service was very good, overall just a bit pricy but the portions are generous and the... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got the smomed brisket but it wasnt really smoked. Good portions and good service, but I am picky for my smokey barbecue

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Thank Lee B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wholly Smokin started out as a small restaurant with great food. They became popular with a large local following and were able to move to a larger downtown location. The good news is that the ribs and barbecue are still succulent and delicious. The service is fast and friendly. Highly recommend this Dargan St. restaurant in Florence.

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Thank Rebecca C
Margate, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a new restaurant that has been placed in a restored bld. in Florence S.C.(68 miles inland of Myrtle Beach S.C.) Variety of dishes...I tried salmon and it was very good! They have different burgers starters,good cold drinks! Staff were friendly and prompt..

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Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on recommendation from family while in Florence, SC. First off, just about everything (restaurants, grocery stores even krispy creme doughnuts) closes between 9 and 10 pm. Restaurant was very nice and clean. A little nicer than most bbq places I've been to. The band in back sounded great but since we got there late, we didn't get to go... More 

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JackieDMT, Owner at Wholly Smokin' BBQ and Ribs, responded to this review

First, I want to thank you for visiting with us. I understand that all palates are different, but our menu is quite extensive, so I do hope that you will give us another try. And I want to thank you for sharing what happened at closing. I will be addressing the staff directly about this issue. I assure you, in... More 

Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ and service. I loved the pulled pork and pimento cheese. This is The South!! Hubby liked the hard cider.

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service, super friendly and helpful with recommendations. HUGE portions and when you're traveling without a cooler for leftovers, that's kind of a bummer :) I got the pimento cheese and bbq quesadilla and I have to say, this was sooooo good. Cheesy, ooey gooey, good bbq, just a big huge bite of yummy. My BF got the fried chicken.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 26
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 S Dargan St, Florence, SC 29506-2532
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +1 843-407-7545
Description
Located in the heart of Florence's Historic District, Wholly Smokin' Downtown is part of a big movement to revitalize the downtown area of small cities across the state. Our rustic ambiance pays homage to the architecture of the past while utilizing state-of-the-art equipment to bring the best to our customers. Wholly Smokin' has been awarded honors/trophies in both SC BBQ competition sanctioned events and in local competitions as well. Our tag line is "BBQ, Ribs And A Whole Lot More"...As we offer much more than your ordinary BBQ restaurant. In addition, we have a full waitstaff to make your dining experience relaxing and enjoyable. Lastly, we have a full bar with our own mixologist, offering a fine wine portfolio, craft beer and wonderful craft cocktails! Visit us Wednesday through Saturday evenings to enjoy live music, either in the bar or in our courtyard! And there is plenty of parking in the large lot behind the restaurant.

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