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Farm Boy's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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525 Columbia Ave, Chapin, SC 29036-8324
+1 803-345-7600
11:00 - 20:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first visit and we will be back! The chopped BBQ, in vinegar sauce, was outstanding, as was the vinegar-based slaw and the wings! Sooo delicious!

Thank Amy G
Newport, Michigan
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After reading all the great reviews stopped here for dinner.. Had a pic of bbq chicken breast and it was very dry. The vegetables were Good. Server only visited our table once to see if we needed anything and this was when we were ready to leave.

Thank 71allga
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place, price and of course food. A little off the beaten path but well worth the drive. We will be back.

Thank Lara C
Chapin, South Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Farm Boy's gives you a wonderful buffet with all you can eat. Its very casual but very good too. The interior is nothing fancy, its just a large group of picnic tables inside a metal building, but the food is terrific. I especially like the Mustard based BBQ, but they also carry Vinegar based (N.C.) and red-sauce (Louisiana) based. And... More 

Thank 959randalls
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. Wish they were open all week! Vinegar based BBQ sauce is the best I've tasted anywhere. Friendly people who never let your drink run dry. If you leave here hungry head north because you don't know what good southern BBQ is!

Thank JeffIce1104
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Farm Boys is run be local folks who pay attention to detail and ensure a great dining experience. Their food is exception and served Buffett style with "all you can eat!" You will not leave Hungary or disappointed.

Thank Al K
Jacksonville, Florida
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160 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We had a big group of family visit us during our stay on Lake Murray. The takeout staff was very helpful and the food was delicious. We were in and out with a large order in under 10 minutes. I will recommend this place to friends and family

Thank theanglican
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My children call it piglets b/c the decor is covered with pigs! It is an open room and you pay by the head as you enter at the door. The buffet is always warm and yummy. Great for children to get some veggies, rice, and meat. A country staple. However, they have odd hours....I think they are closed Mondays, Tuesdays... More 

Thank Happy J
Winnsboro, South Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We use to absolutely love Farm Boys and the staff is still amazing but new ownership has destroyed a great thing. The chicken breast are mostly bone with the tender portion being cut out and the remainder served on the bar and there is now an additional charge for ribs. It's so sad that this has happened to a once... More 

Thank luvnlife6267
Sebring, Florida
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I don't generally care for buffets, but this place made it work for me. Also, normally I would not give a high service rating to a buffet, where patrons have to get their own food. But, the little lady who kept our drinks replenished was such a joy, she deserves a "5". Besides, it was her birthday. Great selection of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Columbia Ave, Chapin, SC 29036-8324
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Chapin
  • Phone Number: +1 803-345-7600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?