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The Steele Pig

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

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My Favorite: Shrimp -n- Grits

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Duck, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Grossly overpriced for quality and/or quantity..did the top fall off the salt shaker? You would be wise to make a bread selection other than Texas Toast for a $14 sandwich. Perhaps the host and wait staff could find another place for extended chittychat rather than beside a patron's table.Truly SMALL portions for vegetable sides.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I recently went to a group party held on the 2nd floor. The dinner was served as a buffet. I sampled everything, naturally. The chicken was good but the shrimp & grits were awsome! The atmosphere was not quite what it could have been. Seating was inadequate in the lounge area and the bathroom (men's) had two different latches that... More 

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We ate here before attending a play at the Temple theater in Sanford. Several of us ordered the "Incredibly large pork chop" which is the name of this on the menu. Everyone raved about the pork chop. When they brought the pork chops out they looked as though the chef had burned them. Fortunately though, looks were deceiving. The chops... More 

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Tunkhannock, pa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

unassuming façade on the restaurant hides a beautiful little gem inside. Gourmet cooking in Sanford NC. excellent food, friendly staff, and innovative drinks. A very nice place to stop before the theatre.

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Sanford, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I recommend the Steele Pig to everyone because it's often quite good and has never been bad which is saying a lot. Like every restaurant in this area, some nights are better than others. I'm not sure why there is so much inconsistency in rural NC, but there is, so when I find a place that hits the mark most... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This past summer I worked in the Sanford area for several weeks and ended up dining at this restaurant every Wednesday -- the food, the menus (both the food and beverage), as well as the service was excellent and kept me coming back for more. I eventually worked my way through both the entree and special drink menus and enjoyed... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?