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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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
Really great BBQ good prices

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..

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Rusby1
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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58 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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Witney, United Kingdom
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96 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Early evening dinner with work colleagues. I will start this review with the fact that i am not a huge BBQ fan. That said the smoked chicken salad was very nice, a good portion of well flavored chicken not too heavily smoked. Others had the brisket and rated it very highly. No pretentions to this place, it's not a fancy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We have had a few BBQs in the states but nothing lived up to the sort of places you see on TV until we found this place! Visited several times during our stay so tried all the meats on offer and we're all delicious! Great selection of sides and the kids meals were great value. Peanut butter pie was to... More 

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NorCal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I work in downtown SJ and have been coming here for a few years now and every time I come, the ribs and the brisket are solid. I'm not a bbq expert, but you can't really go wrong with a place that has them lining out the door by noon. I like the fact that they continue to expand their... More 

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United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I were sat at a table and told that they were out of ribs for the night. My husband was very sad with the news and decided to order chicken. About 10min later we saw a waiter take ribs to a table. 5more min later and another table of 4 is given ribs. W T F ???... More 

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

Hello, sorry for the late response. BBQ is a funny food in that it takes about 4-5 hours to cook ribs. At certain times during the day and especially late in the evening, we will either be waiting for a new batch to come off the smoker or we will be out for the day. There's no way to exactly... More 

Central Pennsylvania
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202 reviews 202 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After a day of moving furniture, we brought our appetites. This place was packed on a Tuesday night, but we waited as there cleared a booth. They offer some really nice options, like the 2 meat combo for $15.95, or the 3 meat combo for $18.95. They also run some very affordable lunch specials from 11 am to 3 pm.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 - 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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