In 1998, Mark Brown opened the first Buckingham BBQ on the corner of Business Loop and Providence. At the time, the location was referred to as Columbia’s corner of death, since no restaurant had lasted longer then two years there. Buckingham survived more than 10. In 2006, Brown opened a new location on Buttonwood Drive, and the old location remained open until 2008.
With a 5,000-pound smoker that’s 7 1/2 feet tall and 15 feet long, we burn over a cord of hickory wood a week. You won’t find any gas powered smokers at Buckingham. We smoke our meats fresh daily.