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617 East Loockerman Street, Dover, DE 19901
+1 302-678-0586
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10:45 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Where Pigs Fly will celebrate 21 years in business on April 19, 2014. Thank...
Where Pigs Fly will celebrate 21 years in business on April 19, 2014. Thank you to all of our customers.
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Don't get the barbecue

I thought this was a barbecue joint but it wasn't. The meat was tender but tasted bland, as did the sauce. The waitress was great and brought the rating up to three stars. The decor reminded me more of a Midwestern pancakes house than a barbecue restaurant.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this was a barbecue joint but it wasn't. The meat was tender but tasted bland, as did the sauce. The waitress was great and brought the rating up to three stars. The decor reminded me more of a Midwestern pancakes house than a barbecue restaurant.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best hidden gems in Dover. I usually get the sunbelt salad, but ive never eaten something that i didnt like from here. 100% would reccomend!

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Thank Andrew L
Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard it was a great local place but pretty run of the mill. It was freezing cold in there the night we ate there. I live in BBQ county and it was a pretty sad attempt at replication.

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Thank duketennis
Wharton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there for my husband's birthday with his dad and stepmom! The food is delicious and tasty! They even have a mini shop! They even have a fireplace!

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Thank 540laurau
Dover, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You'd think that big neon sign would be enough, but I often go right past here since it's just off the highway - my mistake. We came for a dinner last week and it was great. My son was a little disappointed in trying to watch the football game on the 1985 big screen they have in the corner, but... More 

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Thank Harry W
Dover, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This BBQ restaurant has been around along time and it continues to delight every time I go there. Great ribs and chicken and the cole slaw is homemade. Service was a little slow but to be expected the day after New Year. One of the best restaurants in Dover.

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Thank HKonowitz3
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

A quiet Sunday evening hankering for something local led me to Where Pigs Fly, a stone's throw from the historic district across Hwy 13. I ordered sweet tea (which was acceptable, from a southernor's point of view) and side salad, full rack of ribs and baked beans. The cornbread is out of this world. Fully buttered and just slightly sweet,... More 

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Thank Christian M
Dover, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

BBQ is normally not my kind of food I like to eat often, but the food is good, service is good, and a nice atmosphere.

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Thank tom b
Milford Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Coming from the West, we have high expectations for our barbecue.Where Pigs Fly serves that type of food. I had the pulled pork and my husband had brisket. YUM! Sweet Potatoes, Coleslaw, hushpuppies, cornbread- all excellent. The atmosphere is very casual. The wait staff knows the regulars, but makes everyone feel like they are ordering from their home kitchen! This... More 

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Thank Janette M
Centreville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Service was spectacular, Holly was attentive and never pushy. Ordered the Brisket platter with hush puppies and baked sweet potato. I grew up in Kansas City, this is the best I've had in 11 living on Delmarva. I teared up with the first bite. I don't miss home add much now. :-)

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Thank Stacie K
Kelly D, Owner at Where Pigs Fly, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Where Pigs Fly. I am happy to hear that you feel more at home now. Also, thank you for the nice comments. I will also let Holly know that she did a great job. Have a great day! Kelly Devine Owner/Operator Where Pigs Fly More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 617 East Loockerman Street, Dover, DE 19901
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 302-678-0586

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Where Pigs Fly will celebrate 21 years in business on April 19, 2014. Thank you to all of our customers.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:45 am - 12:00 am

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