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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
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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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Mountville, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A traditional stop for us on our way to Hatteras, going to and coming home. We have never been disappointed with the food. The hush puppies are the best, and the pulled pork sandwiches, are authentic NC flavor. I only wish that you carried fried okra. The coleslaw was excellent as well. And as always, the staff is smiling, courteous,... More

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crepy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Large, nicely decorated place with big old wooden table, heavy wooden chairs...like old time. Staff is very friendly, smiling and fun. They also serve Turkey BBQ or chicken tenders, beside all those BBQ or Rib...we spent around 70 bucks , fountain drink included for 6 persons. One of the good, cheap reasonnable place. You arrive, order at the front desk,... More

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

Thanks so much for the kind review of our establishment. We appreciate the comments on the staff, atmosphere, and food and are so happy that we were just what you and your group were looking for. We hope that you will return again soon and enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!!! More

Enfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I went to Pigman's as a kid (probably at least 15 years ago) and was eager to go back. We went in the late afternoon and it was nice that there was no crowd. We both got pulled pork sandwiches, but the best part, hands down, were the hush puppies. These were the same as I remembered from my childhood.... More

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

Hey there, we certainly appreciate that you came back after all those years! We are so glad you loved the hushpuppies and as far as the franchising comment, we are considering expansion via franchising. However, we have no plans to move forward at this point in time. Post the photo of yourself at the cutout on our Facebook if you'd... More

Stuart, Va
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had heard and read the reviews but was sadly disappointed in the BBQ. The Chicken was dry and average tasting. The Beans were cold. The Ribs were good. We may give another try if back in the area. Maybe this was just an off night.

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

Thanks for giving us the benefit of the doubt in the situation. This sounds like a rare experience, and we apologize for the lackluster encounter with our restaurant. We definitely want you to give us another try if you are in the area again. If you want to call or email us at pigman@pigman.com we can send some free BBQ... More

Stafford, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I was hoping for traditional NC BBQ...that vinegar based styled but I got a red sauce. I got just an ok sandwich...nothing to brag about and certainly not the best in the area. They somewhat redeemed themselves when I tasted their ribs. They were incredible. The ribs had a great flavor, were moist and just enough sauce as not to... More

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

Hey there, we are sorry this isn't exactly what you were looking for as far as how much vinegar is in our BBQ, but we do have a vinegar based sauce. It may not be as strong as some may like it, but we generally get great feedback on it. Anyhow, we are certainly pleased to hear that you thoroughly... More

Richmond
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

For our first visit to OBX, Pigman's was recommended by one of my co-workers. I have to admit that the BBQ was great. We had a combo of a full rack of ribs and pulled pork sandwiches, along with the tasty sides. Ribs were delicious, especially with the house BBQ sauce and hot sauces, and the meat fell right off... More

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

Wow Frank, thanks for the review and photo. We are so glad you enjoyed everything and appreciate all the feedback! We are honored that we will be a stop on your OBX trip list, and look forward to your next visit with us! Again thanks for the review! Have a great holiday weekend :) More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Good food, kind of pricey though. I had the beef brisket, it was tasty but I've had better. The hush puppies with honey butter were wonderful. Great atmosphere for kids.

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

Meg, we are glad you liked the brisket, but are sorry you felt that it was pricey. We offer pretty competitive pricing as far as dinner. Anyhow, we are really glad that you liked the hushpuppies with honey butter and the atmosphere. We hope that you will come back to see us soon! More

Spring Valley, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

One of the best bbq places we have ever been to, not to mention the huspuppies with the honey butter is a must have when you are there. The prices are extremely reasonable for what you get.

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

Stephanie, we sure do appreciate your review and are so glad you enjoyed the food including the hushpuppies and pricing. We agree that you do get a lot for your money and are happy you felt as so. We thank you for saying we are the best and hope you will return if you are back in town from NY!... More

Dover, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had to go to at least one NC BBQ joint. Pigman's was the right choice. Rustic interior and staff set the right tone. The ribs were fall-of-the-bone outstanding! No sauce needed, perfect as served. Great beans and slaw. Fries were very good and sweet potato fries with cinnamon were delicious. Got a half chicken that was devoured in seconds, it... More

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your Pigman's BBQ experience! Thanks so much for the great comments and awesome review..it sounds like you really enjoyed your meal and that is what we love to hear!!! We definitely hope that you will return again soon! More

Kill Devil Hills
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We had a terrible experience! So disappointing! We saw the signs that this was an award winning BBQ rest. and tried it for lunch. The BBQ was average, at best. The "famous" hush puppies were tasteless and served with a packaged single serve margarine spread (eww!) and the fried shrimp were frozen packaged shrimp. This is the OBX of NC...frozen... More

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

We are sorry you feel so negatively towards Pigman's BBQ. We appreciate your opinion, even if it was strong and negative, you are certainly entitled to feel the way you do. We get great feedback on a regular basis, and unfortunately it looks like we just won't be able to satisfy your tastes. Have a great end of summer! More

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