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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Description: We are a very casual BBQ "joint" in the traditional sense. The...
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). Genuine Southern BBQ. Everything made in-house. Our mission is your delight. We Cater too! 25 to 5000 people.
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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Great and Unique BBQ

Visiting San Jose and wanted to go to a unique local restaurant so using Trip Advisor as a guide I selected Smoking Pig BBQ Company. I'm glad I did as the service and food was fantastic! We started with the Wolf Turds which is a Jalapeño stuffed with cheese and Sweet Sausage, all wrapped in bacon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
TriumphTim
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Keizer, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting San Jose and wanted to go to a unique local restaurant so using Trip Advisor as a guide I selected Smoking Pig BBQ Company. I'm glad I did as the service and food was fantastic! We started with the Wolf Turds which is a Jalapeño stuffed with cheese and Sweet Sausage, all wrapped in bacon and smoked. We got... More 

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San Jose, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'd been hearing about The Smoking Pig for a few months, so I decided to go try it. We ordered the ribs, brisket, and hot links, which did not disappoint. The meat was tender and flavorful without being dry. BBQ sauce comes on the side (original, spicy, hot, and one other) and ranges from tangy sweet to HOT. Our sides... More 

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Thank Lyn J
San Jose, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have to get the wolf turds and burnt ends every time, so delicious! If you're in a hurry get there between 11 and 11:30. After that and you're standing in line for a table and since its small, I go to the one on 4th St in San Jose, you're probably standing outside. Also parking is very challenging but like... More 

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Thank Sausalito2006
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Each time we have dined at this place, we have received good service and delicious food. Beautiful presentation and fresh hot or cold temperature for proper dish is always good. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.

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Thank ehme937
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything tastes amazing, I won't waste your time by making you read lines and lines about the "atmosphere". This is the best bbq I have ever had hands down.

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Thank Karimb0
Paul R, Owner at Smoking Pig BBQ Company, responded to this review

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by here after visiting Levi's Stadium. Nice food and atmosphere. Kind of a blues-BBQ joint. The wolf turds (jalapenos stuffed with sausage and cheese) are delicious and worth a try. The pulled pork was just the way it should be: fatty, tasty, and covered on cole slaw. Delicious

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Thank Jon M
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smoking Pig is the best BBQ I have had in San Jose. Their brisket is smoky and Juicy, not overcooked and tough. Their ribs have good flavor and are very meaty. Their collared greens have bacon in them...which is awesome. They have a spicy carolina style sauce that isn't too vinegary and has a nice kick. Every item I have... More 

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Thank raider781
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parking is limited and it is not very impressive from the outside. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. I ordered a two meat dish with a beef brisket in the spare ribs you get two spare ribs. I ordered half man and half fatty brisket and had potato salad and rice. Even though they were busy I got my food... More 

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Thank Jonathan S
San Jose, California
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ is something you eat, not something you do...It's a noun, not a verb. As far as BBQ goes in San Jose, Smoking Pig serves it up California legit (not the best I've had compared to joints in the South, but some of the best I've had in CA). If you have a hankering for BBQ, this will satisfy. It's... More 

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Thank flatfootfoodie
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If they have them (they often run out), the burnt ends (fatty not lean) are very, very good. Basically, they are literally the burnt ends of the brisket after smoking. I also think that the ribs, pulled pork and regular brisket are all done very well. I like the beans and collards too. Overall, this is a great neighborhood place.... 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 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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). Genuine Southern BBQ. Everything made in-house. Our mission is your delight. We Cater too! 25 to 5000 people.
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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