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Columbus GA: Chester's BBQ

Chester's is a local BBQ establishment on the edge of downtown Columbus. Located in a shotgun-style storefront building, it's bright and efficient inside, with two rows of counter. A lot of the business is takeout; I saw a steady stream of customers as I waited and ate. The proprietors were very friendly and welcoming. I was hungry, so I was grateful for both their food and hospitality.

I was told that the ribs were their specialty so that's what I ordered, along with two sides: collard greens and corn on the cob. The meat had the right amount of toothiness. The sauce was mustard-based. They also featured a mustardy creamy cole slaw, which I really enjoyed. The collard greens were tender and flavorful.

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