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Smoking Pig BBQ Company

1114 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-380-4784
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Ranked #19 of 1,913 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $12 - $22
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: We are a very casual BBQ "joint" in the traditional sense. The focus is on the food. Slow smoked meats, homemade sides, rubs, sauces and desserts. Friendly service, at home feel. Excellent beer and wine lists (no kidding). Live or recorded Blues all the time. Genuine Southern BBQ.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

When I saw the Wolf Turds, I knew that was jalapeno but its wrapped in in bacon! With that I was eager to try it and got a "kick" back instead. Woo.. it was good and really hits hard. The chicken lollipop was awesome and first time to try it. Man, it was so good. Great service with a smile.... More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

My husband loves this place. In Oct 2014, he ate there every week about 2x! The food is not badly priced. The portions have gotten a bit smaller. Not as large as they used to be. We will continue to go back! The wolf turds are amazing. nom nom nom

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

The staff are friendly, provide great service, and work hard. Please tip them well. The beans are fantastic. With most plates, you get one side. I would chose the beans. Regarding the meat: my wife and I both ordered the pulled pork and the brisket. The pulled pork was fine. The brisket was full of fat and very chewy. Brisket... More

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San Jose, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I took some clients here for a lunch during the middle of rush hour and amazingly we were seated pretty quickly, even though the place was packed. The restaurant definitely needs a facelift because it looks run down. I had the 2 meat combo with chicken/hot link and a side of beans and cornbread. I' never been in prison, but... More

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San Jose, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was one of the best tasting BBQ meals that I have had in awhile, I like BBQ and will usually try most new places. They have a great Texas style BBQ and the food tastes great, worth a try if you enjoy a good BBQ.

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Cupertino, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

By far this is the best Texas style BBQ and most authentic in the Valley. This is not SC style, it is all southern and leans to Texas. Not a good place for a diet. Mac and cheese rocks Try the bits for sure Pulled BBQ chicken is amazing Get there early for lunch or wait 5 Stars for class... More

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Minden, Nevada
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84 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was by far one of the best BBQ meals that we have had. It's not fancy, but the food is amazing. My husband had the pulled pork dinner and I had the Brisket dinner. We had cornbread, cole slaw, mac and cheese, and beans. Everything was very tasty and fresh. The waitress was very nice and patient with our... More

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Seattle
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366 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It's a typical BBQ joint; nothing fancy. Good service from a busy and attentive staff. Well, I tried the ribs, brisket, pulled pork, mash, and cornbread. Ribs = mediocre. Brisket, little too fatty. Pulled pork also too fatty. Mash OK. Cornbread not sweet like I like it. I am not sure what the BBQ identity is here. Is it Carolina... More

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Paul R, Owner at Smoking Pig BBQ Company, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for the review. The server should have offered you a choice of Fatty or Lean brisket. We offer everyone that choice so that they can get what they prefer, not what we want to give them. If they neglected to make that offer, please accept my apologies. We wish the pulled pork had a little more fat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband is always looking for a place with great smoked meats and this place did not disappoint. The beef ribs and especially the burnt tips were fantastic. The housemade sauces were very good. Nice choices of side dishes--loved the cornbread. Friendly, helpful service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I'm a GA native and lived in Southeast all my life. I felt a touch of home when on a solo business trip in San José once coming to Smoking Pig. The joint is just that...come to be impressed by the food and great service! I tried the pulles pork sandwich with homemade house mac 'n cheese...delicious! If you want... More

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Paul R, Owner at Smoking Pig BBQ Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the comment! Feedback is important to us and your feedback helps us stay on track. Our mission is to deliver the most authentic BBQ experience possible and you really validated that for us! Sincerely, Paul More

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Additional Information about Smoking Pig BBQ Company

Address: 1114 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone Number: +1 408-380-4784
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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