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Wholly Smokin' BBQ and Ribs

150 S Dargan St, Florence, SC 29506-2532
+1 843-407-7545
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (51 reviews)
“pulled chicken” (15 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 S Dargan St, Florence, SC 29506-2532
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has great atmosphere. A tasty fall Sangria. Beat onions ever! Not a big fan of smoked meats, but there are plenty of options.

Thank srybak527
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard this was the place to go for ribs. I got the ribs and husband got the chicken. Both came with potatoes and veg. Good tasting meal. Staff was friendly. Little pricey but still nice place to eat downtown Florence

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started with the BBQ nachos which are served with a good beer cheese sauce. I then had the slider plate so that I could try 3 different meats...brisket/bbq/chicken. Personally next time I will go with just the brisket...it was sooo moist and tender. The...More

Thank Kyle W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by Wholly Smokin' after reading the great reviews on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed! It was about a 15 minute drive off of I95, but absolutely worth it. The staff was friendly, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere was comfortable but...More

Thank grnolv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was very good. The salad was crispy, the BBQ pulled pork was very good. The sides tasted fresh. Service was impeccable.

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Food was great, and the place was clean, and well maintained. Price was very reasonable, and once we finally got a server the service was top notch!! If you are in the area, we highly recommend trying this place out!

Thank dwhayden
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This restaurant is located in an up-and-coming section of downtown Florence along a block of other restaurants and cafes. A city park and arts center are at one end of the block. The still-to-be rescued part of downtown is at the other end of the...More

Thank sailingboat
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Had them cater a lunch for our employees Food was very good and there was a lot more than we were expecting. They were very helpful setting up.

Thank lsickles2017
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I've had BBQ from New York City to Seattle and nearly everywhere in between. Wholly Smokin BBQ and Ribs has REAL good BBQ. Today I had the pulled pork platter. The pork was juicy and succulent. No gristle or fat, just GOOD pulled pork. For...More

Thank Louis S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The food was good and the service was excellent. I found the pricing to be reasonable. All and all a good place to enjoy a casual dinner.

Thank Kenneth M
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Nearby Attractions
Florence County Museum
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.12 km away
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25 reviews
.89 km away
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1.37 km away
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1.22 km away
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2 August 2017|
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Response from Randy T | Reviewed this property |
About 15 minutes depending on traffic.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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