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1114 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-380-4784
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: 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
Quality low cost dining with great service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Witney, United Kingdom
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Witney, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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23 restaurant reviews
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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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83 helpful votes 83 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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Redwood City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food these folks serve up is absolutely of the best. They've opened a squealing new location up in Fremont (near the BART & biz there) and whoever is now managing the San Jose location isn't really feeling it. We ordered and paid for meals to go not long after my partner had ankle surgery in November, and not only... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have been several times to the San Jose site. The outside looks like you would find in the south for a BBQ place. No nonsense, big smoker out back. The food was good, nice to find real BBQ in Ca. ONLY one complaint. To be a true southern BBQ you have to have sweet tea.

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was a remarcable evening. Delicious food and fantastic service! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was rather busy on that Tuesday night but I had a hankering for BBQ so this place, right down the street from my hotel, was a nice surprise. Great bottled beer selection, good pulled pork, tasty ribs (though maybe a bit too much wood smoke in the cooking process). Price was decent. Not a fancy place but clean and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You don't choose it for the ambiance, but to get a good BBQ meal that won't break the bank, this is the place. Very busy at dinner time so you might have to wait for a table to open up. I waited about 10 minutes. Nothing fancy

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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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