Location: Fort Mill, SC
In my town it can be difficult to find good BBQ. It shouldn't be hard in SC, but if you want to go out for it, it can be. One of my favorite BBQ places opened up a second location closer to me and I was finally able to try it out. I was happy I did.
I took my family out to give it a try and we all enjoyed it. My first experience with 521 BBQ was about six years ago. We were looking for a local BBQ joint and found 521 BBQ off of highway 521. We headed out to get some food around 6pm and when we got there we were disappointed because they had sold out. This was a good sign. It meant they were doing something right. We went back a couple weeks later, earlier this time, and enjoyed generous helpings of chopped pork, ribs, hushpuppies and fries. We've been back a few times and have recommended it to others.
Flash forward to 2015... 521 BBQ opened another location off of Hwy 160 in Fort Mill, SC. Both my wife and I were hesitant about trying it because the second isn't as good as the original... usually.
We had been out shopping and I had been craving BBQ for the last four days. We were near 521 BBQ so I decided we would stop in for supper. My wife and I both ordered the rib plates and one of my girls ordered the sausage tray and the other a small BBQ sandwich.
|The rib tray.|
|Small BBQ sandwich.|
The waitstaff is friendly and keep your drinks filled. If they don't know the answer to a question they will find it or find someone who does. The portions are large. My rib tray had seven, good size, ribs on it. It is a family friendly restaurant and I would recommend it to anyone one. If you're traveling along I-77 in SC its not too far from the highway if you need a place to get a good bite to eat. On the Gibbs Ribs scale* I give it a full rack. Give them a try and enjoy some good Q.