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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A very typical one for real people

A very nice discovery. An authentic place where local hungry people are going. The Menu is limited but dramatically well executed. This is the place to go if you have not been eating for a week or if you just want to enjoy an authentic place. Thank you !

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Paris, France
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I make a routine stop at Smoking Pig BBQ when I travel to San Jose every few months for business. It's not far from the airport and worth a special trip. The pulled pork comes on a cookie sheet-like tray which allows you to spread out. I like their standard sauce, but can't get enough of the Carolina spicy mustard... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My daughter was in the area and went to eat at this place and sent me pics ,,thats when i knew i would have to make the trip 210mi.,,,,,, and i got their and their was a waiting line and when i left their was still a line,,,,,it took about 15 min to get in and seated,,to me it was... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A very nice discovery. An authentic place where local hungry people are going. The Menu is limited but dramatically well executed. This is the place to go if you have not been eating for a week or if you just want to enjoy an authentic place. Thank you !

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Berlin, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you have a hankering for BBQ then this is an ok place to go. The downsides are: smallish portions, dry almost flavorless chicken, dull BBQ sauce, ok looking restaurant but dingy broken down bathroom, slowish service. Some good things: good fatty brisket (not so much the dry brisket), great BBQ beans, good (but small) cornbread, great spare ribs. Overall... More 

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

great place - excellent food、must visit place ! go go go go go we'll be back soon ! go go go great place - excellent food、must visit place ! go go go

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a solid BBQ joint. We went here for a work lunch with a group of roughly 10 people and they were able to take our order and serve us quickly, though in typical west coast fashion good luck with splitting your bill. The food: - I ordered the pulled pork 'sammy' and the special of the day Rib... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Since our usual San Jose BBQ spot was closed over the 4th, we tried Smoking Pig and were so happy that we did. We stopped by before we placed our order and the person who helped us was just great - provided samples of their most popular items and advised us on what to order. We subsequently got our 4th... More 

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California City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They have quite a few meat/meal choice combos, the bbq sauce variety pack at each table and some unique fare (wolf turds--sound gross, but taste delicious). It's a small location, not much parking but relatively fast service and a fun treat. Lunch time can be very busy, so plan ample time to get in, get seated and wait for you... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lots of choice at Smokin' Pig BBQ - had the rib & brisket platter which was excellent. Choice of 4 dipping sauces. Really liked the beer selection to top off the BBQ platter.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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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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 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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