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Buckingham Smokehouse BBQ

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3804 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO 65201-3740
+1 573-499-1490
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bangkok, Thailand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I ordered a half pound of sliced brisket and a side of potato salad. I was picking up food and taking it back to my hotel room. I'd asked for a sliced onion to be included, thinking maybe a slice of bread would also be thrown in. Nothing. No onion. No bread ... pickle, nothing. The beef was tasty but... More 

Thank Macstones
Columbia, Missouri
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

After church yesterday, we had a delicious dinner that was catered by Buckinghams. There is handicapped parking at the Missouri United Methodist Church but are very limited. I park in a parking garage and use my scooter to get there. It is rather a distance and a large hill. There are elevators inside that can be used. The food was... More 

Thank recil2016
New York
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Only tried the ribs, and they were excellent. Meaty and with a slightly sweet dry rub. Sauce - various heat levels - was ready available. The sides were less successful - the fried peppers and onions had a tasteless crust and the cole slaw was pretty standard. Service was great, and there is indoor and outdoor seating (although if you... More 

Thank RKTrip1
Columbia, Missouri
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A few years back I wrote a highly positive TripAdvisor review about this restaurant, calling it the best BBQ in Columbia. It was, but it's not now. There are now several BBQ places that serve much, much better quality BBQ. We had been very loyal customers of Buckinghams since it first opened years ago. We ate there at least once... More 

Thank velho2016
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped after a meeting and even though I came around closing time Ms. Destiny treat me as I was a regular. Ordered the brisket sandwich and its good! Now the Texas toothpicks are great! If you are in town a must stop.

Thank Juanma G
Thousand Oaks, California
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

The owner (or manager) is most friendly, as are the waitresses. The barbecue beef sandwich was very bland, and not very hot. The horseradish cole slaw and sweet potato foes were okay, but also bland. My father-in-law gave the baby back ribs high marks, so don't write it off altogether. Finally, they listed as one of the bottled beers PBR.... More 

Thank abacusz
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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173 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly welcoming joint with a real smoker out back--and a pitmaster in bib overalls just like my farm uncle used to wear. Overwhelming portions. See our okra appetizer after we stuffed ourselves. Very meaty delicious ribs. Our new go-to place for bbq.

Thank DC196
Liberty, Missouri
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here with a friend. Place was nice, server was friendly. Food was ok, horseradish coleslaw was yummy. Was a little disappointed that there were no burnt ends on the menu. I really liked the sauces, I thought the spicy was really good

Thank Keith F
Moberly, Missouri
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a quick lunch. Fast service and good food. We shared a full slab of ribs and still had a half rack to bring home. Delicious! Well definitely be back.

Thank pretty_petite1
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My family went to Bonkers to let the kids play and when we left it was dinner time. We stopped in for some BBQ before going home. It was fairly busy and it took nearly 30 min. to get our food but it was well worth the wait. The brisket was amazing and the fries and pit beans were excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3804 Buttonwood Dr, Columbia, MO 65201-3740
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-499-1490

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