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Pigman's Bar-B-Que

1606 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-441-6803
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Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
Description: Pigman's Bar-B-Que is the premiere barbeque restaurant on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For over 16 years, we have been serving up 'Que to tourists and locals alike. We have won multiple awards including "Best of the Beach" in the BBQ category in 2012 and BBQ Showdown OBX "Best Ribs" in 2013! We offer many varieties of BBQ with signature sauces to go along with it! We have all the fixings you can imagine and we also do catering.At Pigman’s Bar-B-Que, we take all the necessary steps to make our BBQ unique as well. For example, all of our signature BBQ’s are cooked on site by smoking. We cook this way for two reasons: To cook the meat slowly to retain the natural juices, and infuse it with oak flavor. Then we add our signature sauces, thus creating BBQ. Every BBQ option we sell is hand-crafted, and has some sort of vinegar-based sauce added to them. Although our vinegar-based BBQ options are delicious, we have discovered that there are many different palates out there to please. As a result, a few of our BBQ options have ketchup and an additional blend of proprietary spices to give our customers a “tomato based” option, also known as “ketchup based”.
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English first
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Was here in June.....but probably never again. It used to be a favorite with my husband and I but it's just gotten too expensive for the quality and quantity of food served. The place is grubby, the service is mediocre at best, and the BBQ is not that great. The only excellent thing is the sweet tea but that's hardly... More

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Hudson Valley, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We headed to the OBX for our first visit last Saturday. We rented a massive beach house in Corolla for a family reunion. We knew the day was going to be busy, with people arriving and getting settled at different times. My friend, who happens to be an experienced bbq pit master, recommended picking up a catering order from Pigman's... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I visited a few BBQ places on our visit and this one was ok. I had high expectations but this one didn't meet mine. It was ok, but wouldn't be my first choice. Pork was a little dry, their BBQ sauce wasn't as good as I've had. Hushpuppies were good, beans were a little bland. Excellent sweet tea.

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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

We are disappointed to hear that you were not impressed by Pigman's BBQ...and know that we cannot please everyone but we do understand that it was not to your liking. Thanks so much for the review, and we are glad you enjoyed the sweet tea!!! More

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The ribs looked and tasted like they boiled them. They lacked any smoked flavor and fell right of the bone, which is not what should happen, they should pull clean, but not just fall off as soon as you touch them. It was almost impossible to even grab a rib and dig in, the meat just fell off, so I... More

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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

We do in fact smoke the ribs on a full smoker and have a designated gentlemen who completes this process. We are sorry that you were not impressed with the ribs. We stand by the quality of our product and apologize that you feel you did not receive a stellar experience. Since you are from Kitty Hawk, we hope that... More

Bettendorf, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Ok, stopped at Pigman ' s on exodus from the 'Banks after a fantastic vacation. Firstly, the gentleman working the counter was very courteous and offered samples of their bbq because we indecisive. I found the bbq turkey to be nothing short of stellar! After ordering, we made our way to a booth...then hit a sticky spot on the floor,... More

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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

We are incredibly sorry that the flip flop incident occurred, and want to be clear it is rare, but we appreciate your honesty and your willingness to look past that slip up and enjoyed the food and experience anyhow. We are so glad the staff and the food was to your liking and hope you will return to visit us!... More

Front Royal, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Another pleasant surprise in Nags Head. The BBQ was spot on and close to the motel. Place was crowded but staff made it a pleasant wait. Great pics of the owner and his pets.

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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the photos of Bill...he comes by to visit now and again, but we are so glad that we were able to keep his legacy alive. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and the staff was friendly. See you again soon hopefully! More

Pittsburgh
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

YUM! I wish I were still at OBX so I could go get me some Pigman's. I tried NC bbq last year elsewhere and did not like it. I read the reviews for this place and decided to give it another try. Let me say that I had Pigman's at least three times during our two and a half week... More

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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

Wow, thanks SuperBun! We appreciate the kind words and like the photos you posted! We are super excited you gave us another try and were not disappointed! That is awesome, and we love to hear stories like that. So glad you are now a fan! Thanks again for the kind review and the photos and we look forward to seeing... More

Pikeville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

While vacationing in the OBX, we decided to try something local. We went with Pigman's BBQ. The staff was helpful and patient with our large group of 5 adults and 7 children. And the food, wow the food was exceptional. The hushpuppies with the honey butter is amazing! You also get a lot of food for your buck. And this... More

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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

Marsha, thanks for your review. We take pride in the fact that we are local and thank those who choose to support us! We are so glad the staff, the food, and the value for the portions were to your liking. These are all great things to hear as an owner, and I truly appreciate your feedback. We hope you... More

Scottsville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It wouldn't be an OBX trip if I didn't eat at least once at Pigman's Bar-B-Que. The food is always great and only once or twice have I received cold fries there.

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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

Ellen, first off I want to apologize for the cold fries. We do our best to get all the food out super hot, but every now and again we do make mistakes...I am just sorry to hear it affected your meal more than once though. Thank you for your review and we are so glad you love us! See you... More

Chesapeake, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Good BBQ in a casual, come as you are, down home setting. I've been here a few times and keep coming back.

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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

Brian, thanks for being a loyal Pigman's BBQ fan! We are so glad that you continue to come back and appreciate your review!! More

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