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133 South Steele Street, Sanford, NC 27330-4233
919-777-9963
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 54
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good with some room leftover

The atmosphere is really nice....old style feel, nice bar area, nothing fancy but cozy. The service is just OK. Adequate, but for the money, I feel that it should be smoother and faster. The food was good, everyone cleaned their plate, but there is room for improvement. My pork chop was moist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Cia1964
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Wauconda, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

i called to order a gift certificate for my sister's birthday. I spoke with the owner who did not process the order. When I called to find out why the card was not delivered he apologized but then wrote down the information incorrectly so that the order did not process again. Too many calls--incompetence. Messed up the Birthday! I will... More 

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Wauconda, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The atmosphere is really nice....old style feel, nice bar area, nothing fancy but cozy. The service is just OK. Adequate, but for the money, I feel that it should be smoother and faster. The food was good, everyone cleaned their plate, but there is room for improvement. My pork chop was moist, which is the biggest part because many restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was our second time going and again, we were amazed! The owner was very pleasant and personable, the wait staff was lovely and attentive, and the kitchen staff did a great job with our food. We will most definitely be returning to visit The Steele Pig! 💋❤💋

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The Steele Pig is way overpriced and the owner/chef is very rude. The food is just above average. I was very disappointed. You can go to much better restaurants and eat better food at a better price with nice owner and waiters.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at the Steele Pig several times since it opened. Never once disappointed with the food. I Have dined on crawfish to pork chops and loved it all. Seating is rather cramped and it is easy to hear your neighbors conversation. Staff is friendly from owner/chef to the bus staff. Definitely a must go.

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Xenia, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Picked this restaurant because of the posted menu and wasn't disappointed. Some offerings were different but the shrimp and grits were the best I have had since being down here. My son is VERY particular about his steaks and absolutely loved his ribeye - done perfectly. The crawfish/sausage pot pie was a little disappointing because didn't list mushrooms as an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant has undergone some 'personality' changes in the last 10 years: Bella Bistro, Bella, now the Steele Pig. The menu has migrated from Italian-centric to Cosmopolitan to what is now a 'quasi-upscale' BBQ joint (think The Pit). Most of my favorites somehow cycled off the menu. so I'll tell you what they do well: The Shrimp -n- Grits! In... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Advertises good southern food. If this is true, guess we don't like burnt southern food. Friend asked for sauce on the side and it was put on top of her veal cutlet. She had to send it back as she can not have sugar at all. A great location for theatre goers. Hope they get their act together. It was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I ordered the market price NY strip steak...it was $30. Grilled means burned here...and the meat was extremely fatty. The pulled pork was decent but no bun or bread, which made it seem lacking. This place barely qualifies as a BBQ restaurant. No ribs on the menu. The sides were great though. Actually the best part of the meal were... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Great place in a great town. Fantastic burboun selection and cozy. Love the shrimp and grits and the place never disappoints.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 133 South Steele Street, Sanford, NC 27330-4233
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: 919-777-9963

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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