Multiple dates available
Sun 3:45 PM - 8:15 PM, Tue - Thu 4:45 PM - 8:30 PM, Fri - Sat 4:45 PM - 10:30 PMJoin us Tuesday-Sunday for discounts on drinks and apps! $7 Apps Smoked Wings, Truffle Mac & Cheese Bites, Pimento Cheese $5 Drinks Draft Beer, Well Liquor Drinks, Glass of House Cabernet or Pinot Grigio
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
The concept is awesome, great service, and location. The sides were the best part of the meal. The meat did not have much smoke to it and the beef was not good. Brisket was dry, the burnt ends were as well and did not have a smoke taste to them... The Krispy Kreme doughnut bread pudding was legit and best part of the meal.
We absolutely loved our dinner - the platter is such a good deal for a family too. The barbecue meats and sauces are delicious! The architecture and design are beautiful and the service is good. A new favorite!
The IQ plate was great. I loved sweet potatoes and green beans. They were very busy but our server was awesome.
Wine selection by glass a little bit poor
Loved the whole experience here! The decor is amazing...modern and beautiful, yet casual. Our server was extremely attentive. The feature drink was soooooo good!!! I had the pulled chicken with caramel mashed potatoes and other sides which were all delicious. I’m from out of state, and look forward to returning here for this experience again.
Great food!!! Super quiet even with all the people outside. You couldn't even hear them. Price range was excellent for the amount of food you get and it was wonderful!! My mother and I had a great meal and time! Thanks!!
Great food and atmosphere
Everything was great
This is a cool and comfortable place to eat. Many options of different food and service is excellent. My son 18 liked it too. The decor is fabulous and up to date! Food is fresh and delicious!
Great food and service
Never disappoints. Love the outside seating
Great casual eatery. The beef brisket and palmetto cheese very good!
Excellent experience! Enjoyed every minute of it. Super friendly service, most delicious food, special ambience. Can't wait to go there again, soon!
Be sure to reade the menu, pricing is NOT clear at all.
We enjoyed our valentine evening dinner. Pork rinds with 4 different sauces were served before the meal. Unique choices of meat and sides . Friendly, efficient and happy waitress. Delicious Krispy Kreme bread pudding dessert. Great place to experience something different!
I have to admit I really didn't know what to expect. The menu looked really good, but the website made me think it was more of a bar. Then when we walked in it has a bar, but that isn't the focal point. More the look of a modern diner. Love how they have a menu, but also BBQ. We got few apps and something off of each of the menus. Top notch on both parts. They do what they do best and its shows!! We can't wait to come back and try the brunch menu! A place we would return for date night and feel paying a sitter was worth it, but also could bring our kids along and not feel like we are out of place. Food is rated 10 out of 10. Waitress was on point, never felt like you needed or ever waited for her. Food came out quick, but not too quick. Well done!
Very modern upscale fun for serious date nights. Great service
Overall I high recommend!!! The ambiance, menu and concept is really neat. Everything we tried was good, especially the cream corn and the dessert with KK doughnuts - AMAZING!!! I did think it was a little pricey overall but will be back for sure!!!
We enjoyed our dinner and will definitely be back! We had a great experience!
We really enjoyed our first time at Initial Q. We split a platter and took a bunch home for lunch the next day. The food is delicious and the waitress told us that there is a bowling alley under the restaurant...cool
Great food and great service from Mia!
We went during restaurant week and decided to order off of that menu. Everything we got was really good! The white chocolate krispy kreme bread pudding is a must have.
Great service and delicious food! The portions are hearty and the meals are very affordable. The krispy kreme bread pudding is to die for and hats off to the person who came up with that recipe!! It was one of the best desserts I've ever had in my 51 years of life. The GM Katrina is a sweetheart and I can't wait to be able to come and hear live music on the weekends. Thanks for coming to Sparkle City.
Great experience all around. We LOVE bbq and we felt this restaurant had a unique twist to our favorites. We drove from out of town to try it out and it did not disappoint. I have already recommended Initial Q to so many friends after our experience.
Unique combinations that were tasty. Good music and service.
Main course and sides are great. However the bread pudding and triple chocolate torte are absolutely amazing!
Always great food and service. Live music often is a plus.
Absolutely amazing. 10/10 would recommend.
Excellent food and atmosphere. We'll be back for sure.
We have eaten here many times. Today’s experience was very disappointing. The music was way too loud; it was a different person from the times before we visited. The service was bad. Our server spent most of his time in the bar making drinks. We had to ask several times for more coffee and for the condiments we needed for our food. I hope this will not continue or we will not continue us to eat here.
Waiter was awesome
Very tasty and good service. I don’t think it’s going to blow anyone away, in terms of originality, but the food is very high quality, and the servers are friendly and helpful. I will definitely come back.
Everyone’s food was very good no complaints there but very small portions which made it overpriced. Drinks overpriced too!
The food was delicious, fantastic atmosphere, wonderful service.
Great food and great Service.
Interesting new restaurant and worth a visit. Specialty drinks cost about the same as an entree, so be careful. Food and service were excellent; ambiance OK but booths behind wall do not get the full experience, especially when there's live music.
Food was good. Was not crazy about the corn side dish. The house smoked sausage was great as well as the shrimp.
Our waitress was fantastic, she gave us our space and checked in with us the right amount. It was our first time dining at the restaurant and she made excellent recommendations which we thoroughly enjoyed. We will definitely go back and believe it makes a great place for couple dinners or group dinners.
Sunday Brunch! Delicious meal, great service and good music. We will be back.
Initial Q offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 707-2183.
Initial Q is rated 4.7 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.