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Smokin' Planks

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914 Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC 29935-2416
+1 843-522-0322
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

All of the best barbecue comes from hole in the wall joints and Smoking Planks is no exception. The best barbecue in South Carolina. And, because it is small & family owned you know it will be consistent. Your biggest challenge will be choosing between the excellent barbecue and the delicious fried oysters.

Thank bcannon329
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206 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We did a family takeout order with everyone ordering something different. I was surprise to see that the ribs didn't come dressed, but instead with a choice of two different sauces. There was no doubt that they were smoked to perfect tenderness. From the pulled pork, to the smoked turkey and sampler plate, everyone was pleased with their dish. While... More 

Thank freebirdVT
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this really small BBQ restaurant in Port Royal on a Saturday night in January. The setup is designed for take-out more than for eat-in, but the tables are well stocked with barbecue sauce, hot sauce and other condiments. The food was served hot and tasted delicious. We had ribs and a smoked sausage hoagie. Servings were quite... More 

Thank Ed O
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I wish we could rate this better. My husband and I are transplants from Vegas and compare all BBQ to the @RoadKillGrill in Vegas which is beyond fantastic. We had the Seafood platter here with a pulled pork loaded potato. Just no flavor...the pulled pork tasted boiled. Zero bbq or smoke flavor. The crab cake was so salty we couldn't... More 

Thank Trudi F
Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great ribs and pulled pork! All of his side dishes are perfect with his BBQ. Next time I have a party I will definitely get them to cater it. We will be back! Smoke on Chef Jason!

Thank Melissa B
Middletown, Rhode Island
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We found this place quite accidentally while traveling from Beaufort back to Hilton Head.; it is on the main road in Port Royal. We had a surprisingly declicious lunch . Who knew that you could have Bar B Q in a wrap with sliced eggs? Yummy!

Thank SueM1017
Beaufort, SC
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Our first time to Smokin' Planks under the new ownership. The barbecue still fragrant and juicy and the new additions to the menu are great. I had the shrimp po'boy and my husband enjoyed the smoked sausage and pepper hoagie. Both large enough to have shared, but what we took home made a great snack. This place is clean, fast... More 

Thank Jan B
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Had the alligator sausage pretty tasty! Husband had the salmon blt that was good too! Haven't been in since new management but will be going there soon!

Thank Tab F
Beaufort, South Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were exploring the town and decided to stop in. So glad we did. The BBQ pulled pork was delicious and the sauces on the side were amazing. The 'half' oyster po boy sandwich was huge. The oysters were cooked perfectly. The special, grilled shrimp, was very tasty. The sides were very good. Especially the coleslaw -very fresh. What made... More 

Thank Vixster1619
Beaufort, South Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Tried this great place last Friday. Just down from our new office and we are likely to become regulars. Food was fresh, good flavor. Biggest side salad I've ever had. Customary country sides. Small place with tight hours. Look at the timing ahead. Small but caring crew and you can taste it. They ran out of the chicken I wanted... 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$22
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 914 Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC 29935-2416
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Port Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 843-522-0322
Smokin' Planks in a small, family-run restaurant featuring classic barbeque fare, with a smokey twist. All of our meat is smoked instead of baked or grilled, to make sure it is both flavorful and juicy. We also have your favorite classic BBQ sides are served up with our own house recipes. Pet-friendly outdoor seating is available, and families are always welcome!Catering, take-out, and parties available!

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