True BBQ was established in 2010 by Ernest and Milton Zanders of West Columbia, SC.
The restaurant first opened to be able to serve lunch and dinner on Thursday - Saturday. Because of customer feedback and popularity, True BBQ changed hours and opened Wednesday - Saturday to service their customers.
This vision was birthed from 2 brothers who, one who is the chef extraordinaire, Ernest Zanders and Karen Mikell who sold bbq as a peddler across Columbia from their car. Combining Ernest's skills and vision with his brother Milton, who has extensive management experience -- TRUE BBQ was born.
They have worked with customers from Jim Hudson, Wentworth Printing, Cherokee Truckers, Clark's Auto, USC, Benedict, area schools, Amazon and more.
As a family owned restaurant, True BBQ is dedicated to making sure their services exceed expectations. Call on True BBQ for lunch, dinner and for catering events.
Mission statement: Great product, great service, great attitude and a clean place!
We look forward to seeing you at 1237 D Avenue in West Columbia, SC.
The restaurant has been featured in several media outlets and featured on WLTX and WACH Fox in Columbia, SC.
Ernest Zanders and nieces recently provided bbq to Mr. Clyburn and Mr. Scalise pictured with (Hakeem Jeffries) during 2020 in Washington, DC.
Most recently, Ms. Braxton of Braxton Family Values visited the restaurant.