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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
NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I am a NC girl and I know good BBQ. Pigmans has it. Very very good. Everything. We ate there and went back the next day and got some take out. Friendly service too.

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McHenry, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went here on a day trip from VA Beach to see Kitty Hawk and then we went a bit more south and saw this place. Glad we stopped! Super yummy BBQ and hush puppies! Even bought some extra BBQ sauce to bring back home! Highly recommended if you like BBQ!

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Chambersburg, PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Staying up north in Corolla on the Outer Banks, our family doesn't make the trip "down south" to Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head throughout the week, so my family always hits Pigman's on the day that we arrive on the Outer Banks. For twenty-two years and counting, we just keep returning for our favorite order -- the pulled pork... More

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Pomfret, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Smoked chicken good... Ribs were good pulled pork good have had better but very good little pricey for portion size ...the slaw was very good beans good hush puppies tasty... We had 9 in our party and for the cost we ran out of things have earn out for $50 less than out total bill was with tip and had... More

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

Dan, we are glad you enjoyed the smoked chicken and are pleased that you wrote a review on our restaurant. We are sorry that you feel the value was not there but usually get great comments on the portion size. We hope that you will give us another chance if you are back in town, and again thanks for your... More

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

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

Catherine - we are so glad you decided to order from Pigman's BBQ and that you enjoyed it! Thanks for your review and we hope that you will return to see us again soon!! Also, tell your BBQ Pitmaster friend thanks for the recommendation to your family. We hope you enjoyed your vacation in Corolla! More

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

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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

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