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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 1,906 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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Got an idea that it might be good based on the multiple smokers in the parking lot. Excellent food, the beef ribs and burnt tips were outstanding. Fast and friendly service.

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Honolulu
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Average price for ribs & pulled pork sandwiches (sammie). They serve cole slaw & baked beans & corn bread for sides, Peanut butter pie (chiffon type) and key lime. The pies aren't that great....if you prefer a more cheesecake texture...pass on the pies.

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Toledo, Ohio
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201 reviews 201 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

While traveling through San Jose I stopped here based on Tripadvisor reviews. I really didn't expect to find Southern BBQ in San Jose, but this is as authentic as it gets. The pulled pork was very tender, and the mac-n-cheese is very good and a little unique. The food was served hot and quickly, and service was very good. I... More

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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our group of 15 was promptly seated on a Saturday night, despite no reservations. The menu was extensive and had something for everyone. I had the stew, which was loaded with meat, sausage and veggies in a flavorful soup and served with sweet cornbread. Husband had brisket which could be ordered lean, fatty or half and half. It came with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband is in San Jose on business a lot. He eats here every time he's in town and he talks about it when he's not. I finally got to taste it myself and it was pretty good. I'm not as crazy about it as he is but...I'm not a BBQ fan the way he is.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We ate here while on a business trip to San Jose. As an extensive traveler, I have eaten at a lot of BBQ places throughout the country and I would rate this as in the top 5. Food is plentiful and served in a very casual atmosphere. Get here early as it tends to fill up fast but service is... More

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Salinas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a very out of the way homey place, homey being literal as it used to be a home. The parking lot is small so it fills up fast, but you can park down the street if you need to. We were there on a Friday night and was told 10-15 minute wait but it turned into more like... More

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San Lorenzo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I placed an order for pickup. I reviewed the menu and decided on the two-meat combination plate which states you get three pork ribs and three slices of brisket. Upon inspection of my order I received two spares ribs and three slices of brisket. The menu is not what you get. The three meat combo says you get two spare... More

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

I am so sorry for your experience. We just recently changed the menu to help us cope with the soaring costs of meat (well, everything really) and I neglected to update the website. If you're local, or when you come back, please contact me to discuss. Thank you! Paul More

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