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The Steele Pig

133 South Steele Street, Sanford, NC 27330-4233
919-777-9963
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Ranked #10 of 111 restaurants in Sanford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We have been there twice now. The wait staff is very attentive. Wonderful food, all the way from appetizers to dessert. We recommend the pork chop, salmon, and for dessert the gooey bar.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Wait for food was over an hour and a half. Arrived at 7:00pm. Food finally arrived at 8:45pm. Wait staff gave the reason for the delay on another table and we overheard them telling the other table our group was the reason for the delay on their food. Food arrived warm but not hot. Menu was overpriced across the board... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Although this restaurant is promoted as being a BBQ restaurant this is not your usual BBQ restaurant. I would classify this place as being an upscale BBQ restaurant that offers both BBQ and non BBQ selections on the menu. The menu includes fried chicken, pan seared Salmon, and other items. The atmosphere is warm, inviting, and offers seating at tables,... More

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Took two clients to the Steele Pig after a day playing golf nearby. We were late for our reservation but they seated us with a smile. Waitress came over right away and asked to get our drink order. We ordered some cocktails and they came promptly. They were poured the way they should be and we ordered another round. We... More

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Sanford, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Steel Pig is wonderful. You have to try their Shrimp & Grits. WOW I don't like Grits, but this dish is excellent.

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fairfax va
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

what a surprise best shrimp and grits ever!!! nice small town restaurant very attentive service and diverse menu --8 guys and tough golf needed a place like this would go back in a new York minute

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I took three out-of-town friends to the Steel Pig a few weeks back. Although I live in Sanford I have only been to the Steel Pig a few times. They recently changed their menu and we were looking for something new to try. Good choice. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was pure Southern. I had the shrimp and... More

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vanillacake
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

mobile review I have been to the restaurant twice and both times I have been disappointed. I love the fact that the owner feels the need to claim this restaurant to be an upscale restaurant and frowns upon families that have children. I took my 15 year old and five year old son here for supper which we did not... More

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Sanford, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We have lived in Sanford for 5 years and before our son was born used to visit the Steele Pig fairly regularly as it was one of the culinary gems in a city otherwise depleted of good restaurants. After having more than a year hiatus, we decided to go back with my mom and dad (both of whom had been... More

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Sanford, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have now lived in Sanford for 5 years, and have tried the Steele Pig just under a handful of times. The title kind of gives it away, but I think the restaurant thinks it's better than it is. Don't even think of going here without a reservation, even on a weekday night. We waited for 20 minutes on a... More

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