Hours: Lunch (Tues.-Sun.) Dinner (Tues.- Sat.)
James Islanders love to load up at the buffet at Dukes BBQ, and for many the fried chicken is as much of a draw as the barbecue. This is a Charleston outpost of the loosely connected barbecue empire forged by the Dukes, whose various family members established restaurants throughout the lower part of South Carolina, and it carries on the classic Orangeburg County style. That means no beef brisket or smoked chicken wings or any of that foreign stuff to be found here, just classic chopped pork with a mustard-based sauce. And don’t forget to top it all off with a plate of banana pudding from one of the big silver buffet bins. —Robert Moss (Dish, Winter 2019)
Midlands-style ’cue with a big buffet that features S.C.'s classic hash and rice.