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1606 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-441-6803
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Pigman's Bar-B-Que is the premiere barbeque restaurant on the Outer Banks...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Que!

Good BBQ. Great sides. Good environment. 2 years ago my friend had Pigmans cater his wedding reception in the OBX. We were instantly hooked. For the last 2 years we have been craving their cornbread. Made it a point to come get some this year. (I think the recipe is different) Overall good place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Steven F
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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Henrico, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

In hindsight, the meal was so bad, we should have asked for a refund and given them a chance to make up for it. I'm sure plenty of people have good meals here. The people were nice. The place was clean. But the food... the food was not.. -chopped BBQ not really flavored at all. I know people have different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Walked right in and staff greeted us. They were all very friendly and helpful. We were unsure and they allowed us samples to try (wowza -it was amazing) and that made it hard to decide. We will definitely come back

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was a great restaurant if you like barbecue you buy from the counter and then they bring it to you. We went in the hight of summer at dinner time and didn't have to wait long at all. The food was excellent the only problem was we bought too much but the hotel had a fridge and microwave.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Literally this past week while in town, we did eat this 4 days in a row. There's enough food in one of the baskets to eat a couple of meals on. Get some hushpuppies too.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

So I've been here every time I visit the outer banks and this will be the last. I feel like prices have gone up and some of the quality has gone down. I got the ribs and they were bad. My wife got the pulled pork and she liked it, but 2 meals and it was like $37 for lunch!... More 

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

We are so sorry you did not have a great Pigman's BBQ experience! Our food pricing increased somewhat last year due to food price increase on our end. Despite another food inflated cost on our part this year we made the decision not to pass that along to our customers. We hope you will return and we will continue to... More 

Stafford, Virginia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Pigmans has a nice atmosphere and pretty good bbq. I didn't think it was anything spectacular, but does the job to feed your family when looking for some where quick to eat. The food was hot and well prepared and the portions were large. Plan on $10-$15 per person though.

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palmer mass
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10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife and i and my grandson had the ribs..ok but just ok...no cans or bottles of soda or other drinks and as usual the mixture was off ..wont go back

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

We apologize for your unfortunate experience! Please let us know when you are back in town - we would love to make sure you are taking care of Pigman's BBQ style! More 

Falling Waters, West Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Good BBQ. Great sides. Good environment. 2 years ago my friend had Pigmans cater his wedding reception in the OBX. We were instantly hooked. For the last 2 years we have been craving their cornbread. Made it a point to come get some this year. (I think the recipe is different) Overall good place to eat. Kid friendly. Little pricey.... More 

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

We are so glad you came back to visit! Please come again soon!! More 

Hastings, Nebraska
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ate at Pigmans on our vacation to the outer banks. I had the ribs which I thought were just ok, my kids had the pulled pork and they both really enjoyed it. The hush puppies were great. My daughter liked their sauce so much that she bought a bottle to bring home. The atmosphere is nice and the staff were... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed your Pigman's experience! Come back to see us again soon! More 

Exton, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

stopped here for dinner (2 adults, 2 little ones under 2) at the recommendation of a friend. ribs, chicken, sides, etc. were all good. atmosphere is nothing fancy ... but it's a rib place in the OBX, and not midtown Manhattan. we'd definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1606 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: 252-441-6803

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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”.
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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