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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 #14 of 1,902 restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $12 - $22
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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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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
San Lorenzo, California
1 review
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

Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Nice place! It was my first time in a US BBQ place. I had ribs and BBQ beans. The ribs were just right, and the beans something new to me. I loved them! The people were very nice and helpful.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Staying at the Holiday Inn San Jose and saw the recommendations on trip advisor and tried it out. You can literally walk across the street to the restaurant. You know the place will be good when it's packed! We had the 3 meat plates. The burnt ends were perfection with the right amount of bark and chewiness. My kids were... More

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

First visit to an American BBQ restaurant and it matched and beat my expectations! Food was great, I had pulled pork and had to ask for more it was so good. We were served by Tania who was a brilliant waitress who made the extra effort to explain some of the menu for us. Cannot fault the restaurant at all,... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is hands down one of the best smoked BBQ restaurant I have been to. It was well worth the 30 minute drive to get here. Service was great and good was better! I had beef brisket, pulled pork and ribs. The ribs were the best I've had!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by with the family on our way to the Winchester House and itt was a great decision. The spare ribs were tender and delish. The brisket was great. The building didn't look like much from outside but the wonderful aroma of yummy BBQ grabbed you by the nose and pulled you in ad soon as you got out of... More

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

Hey, thanks for the great review. Yeah, prices are nuts right now. There's a ton of stuff happening to all food which is raising the prices very rapidly. It will probably continue thru the summer, unfortunately, before we see some relief later in the year (hopefully). We're working as hard as possible with our vendors to keep the prices down,... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Visited this on recommendation: very nice, friendly staff, tasty food, spicy wolf turds, great choice of beers, recommended!

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Haifa, Hefa, Israel
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It's typical American BBQ place. Very friendly service. Pork Spare Ribs were fantastic and Beef brisket was good. Knocking down one star for not having draft beer.

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

Thanks for the nice review! We really appreciate it. The only reason we don't have beer on tap is that at this current location we have no room for kegs. Our location in Fremont has 16 beers on tap and a full bar. Hope to see you again soon! Paul More

San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been to the Smoking Pig several times for lunch and it's always packed. The "Wolf Turds" are incredible as well as the pulled pork & mac and cheese. They have 3 completely different types of BBQ sauce are of which are fantastic. I have tried several other BBQ places in the South Bay, but this one is THE... More

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Cupertino, California
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Okay; any place with the nerve to serve "WolfeTurds" is on my fine BBQ list. Right after you finish the "Turds" have the "Tips" and the the "Brisket Sammy" with the Mac-n-Cheese side and a cornbread muff. Yeah that's what I'm taken about. Finger and forearm lick'n gooood!

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