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Choo Choo BBQ Xpress

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129 Burnt Church Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-6416
+1 843-815-7675
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm from up north but visit with my mother in South Carolina. The one demand I made for my most recent trip was that we visit Choo Choo again. The BBQ here is on-point and absolutely delicious. You also couldn't ask for a friendlier staff or more accommodating owner/host. Most recently I had the "Train Wreck" platter which was just... More 

Thank Larry P
Tallahassee, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a neat joint. The restaurant part used to be a house. The big smoker is out front. The kitchen is in a train caboose. You order the food and they “wire” it out to the caboose. It’s assembled there and the owners mother walks to a pass through window and hollers out an order number. The lady behind the... More 

Thank DavidTally
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last time I was in the area I stopped here for a quick lunch and enjoyed it. This time I did the same, getting a meal to go. The pulled pork and red beans & rice were yummy. The best was getting out of the car & being enveloped in that BBQ scent.

Thank Velga K
Sun City Center, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has great BBQ and very good prices. It is an interesting place. Don't expect any frills. If you want really good BBQ at a low price this is the place. They do take out too.

Thank maknavyrn
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Omg. We accidentally stumbled across this place on the way from Hilton Head to Florida. It was the best detour we made. They were out of pork for the day because they were busy, but on their recommendation we got the sandwich that had a combination of all three meats and their mac and cheese, beans and potato salad. It... More 

Thank Christina D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

What a great little surprise . Read the reviews and so glad we stop to try. I had the train wreck and wife had the ribs. Honestly both were great but next time I'm getting the ribs. Had lots of ribs and these go right to top of list for sure . Meaty and fall of the bone . Sauce... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
annapolis, md
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331 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This is a small operation, but you know that great care is taken with the food. I was ordering a large to go order, and was told that it would be a bit since the chicken meat had to be pulled. Nice. The ribs, (super meaty) pork, chicken, corn bread and coleslaw were very well prepared. The mac-n-cheese was forgettable.... More 

Thank llpupa
Okatie, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great Bar-b-que and normal sides. Better get there early for dinner because they run out !!! Banana pudding YUM !!!

Thank Patty Jo W
Bluffton, South Carolina
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My daughter and granddaughter love the ribs! When family comes we do take out of the ribs because I'm a good cook but I can't do those ribs!

Thank tab845
Las Vegas, Nevada
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We tried several items from the menu. Everything was just OK except the Cole slaw and Marconi---they were very good.

Thank Bobbie U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Burnt Church Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-6416
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-815-7675
Traditional slow-cooked, hand pulled pork, smoked chicken and ribs. We are a small family run, veteran owned business. No frills - just good food. The kitchen is outside in the "caboose" and orders come over through the window. Some people question us using plastic and carry out containers - it is a DHEC regulation for us because we are on a septic system and subject to water usage amounts. Most of our customers don't mind the carry out containers but we are trying to figure out a way to use plates and silverware....always a work in progress.For now - "BBQ GOURMET IN A TAKE OUT TRAY"

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