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Smoking Pig BBQ Company

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1114 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-380-4784
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: We are a very casual BBQ "joint" in the traditional sense. The focus is on...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good bbq at a popular place

The parking lot was full but the is free Street parking nearby. The brisket was very nice. This is one of the few places that I actually like all of their bbq sauces. It's definitely work at visit if you want bbq and your in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Gaeta, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The parking lot was full but the is free Street parking nearby. The brisket was very nice. This is one of the few places that I actually like all of their bbq sauces. It's definitely work at visit if you want bbq and your in town.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Down in San Jose they have the Smoking pig. Nothing fancy, it is BBQ in a diner setting. But it is good. Really really good. There are several items on the menu that are a must: The wolf turds - Jalapano peppers full of sausage meat and wrapped in bacon. Super tender brisket. Mac & cheese side dish (don't miss... More 

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San Jose, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is the best little BBQ pit in San Jose. Waiting to see what the new one by the Quakes stadium will be like. If you want a place to park at lunch time, you would be wise to sneak away early, otherwise you are in for a walk. That is the only complaint I have about this eatery. I... More 

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Westerville, OH
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I'm not really a huge BBQ fan, but this place was good. They had some of the most tender and juicy beef brisket I've ever had. I highly recommend the mac and cheese and the cornbread. Both wonderful! It's a small place, and a little crowded, but it had a nice small-town feel to it that was nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

As a first timer all I have to say is this shiz was bomb been wanting bbq food for days and this place totally fulfilled my craving going here more

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Our favorite BBQ closed and tripadvisor suggested we try this location and boy was it a winner. Worth the drive. The ribs are huge we could not eat the half slab and had to take it home. The cornbread and beans were yummy and the line was out the door deservedly..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you like bar-b-que this is the place to go! Just make sure you go early, this place is always busy. I have not had anything I don't like. The Mac and cheese is flavorful, then they add bacon!

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Smoked BBQ at it's best. You smell the BBQ from the parking lot and it creates excitement . I wasn't disappointed. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was the best southern soul food that I have eaten in many years. I was taken there for lunch with friends. It was so good that I took my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Found this little spot with an Internet search. Very hard to decide on what to get because the menu looked amazing. Four of had collectively pulled pork, slaw, mac & cheese, bbq baked beans, brisket. The beans were amazing with a tiny smoke flavor, mac was creamy good, brisket was tender falling apart! Pulled pork juicy soft. 4 bbq sauces... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Located on 4th Street, which is somewhat off the beaten track - easy to miss the place if you are not going to the restaurant itself but not too difficult to find if you keep an eye out. Food is good - the BBQ ribs were nicely done, not too fat or greasy. There are 4 different kinds of sauce... 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 to $22
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1114 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-380-4784

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $12 to $22
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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.
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

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