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Little Pigs Barbecue

4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
803-788-8238
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Ranked #14 of 846 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Buffet
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Buffet
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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Parking Lot was full -- a good indication that the food would be at least good. The food was great! I could try every kind of barbecue and I did. It was all tasty, but I think the vinegar was the best. Excellent banana pudding. Not a real fancy place -- plastic silverware, but EXCELLENT food. We would definitely... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I was pleased to see a variety of good food (Southern BBQ). It's good to be there early, otherwise there might be a queue. It's a good and valuable restuarant for lunch (if you are hungry).

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Ridgeway, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I wasn't sure what to think about this restaurant. I was pleased to see a variety of food and was pleased with the service. The restaurant was clean and a nice atmosphere. I really enjoyed this restaurant and will recommend it to my friends.

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buffalo
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food itself is fine. It's Southern BBQ with all the sides. What bothered me about this restaurant is that it is chaotic. The line is long to get in (which can be a good sign) but the line to pay leads right into the serving line. You can't even get to a table first-you have to fill your plate... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We ate here and found the food to be real home cooking. The Best BBQ in town. Try them out only if you are really hungry. HappyNew Year!

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Asheville
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Tired if turkey, ham and cakes and cookies post Christmas. Really appreciated a full plate of pork BBQ, hash and rice with a side of collards. They never disappoint. And I normally get a pile to go because that nc BBQ is just not the same.

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Lexington, South Carolina
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A very good buffet with lots of choices. All three versions of BBQ sauce were available, and a ton of good old southern favorites as choices for sides. Be sure to grab enough napkins on your way to the table because the ribs are good and messy like they are supposed to be. Staff is very friendly, and they keep... More 

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Dania Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A chance selection and what a joy! Great buffet, great price, great service. Selection was really unbelievable and all was good and hot. Clean and caring people in service. Don't miss this place!

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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Although they offer BBQ with all 3 major sauce styles (a rarity) there is better BBQ in & around Columbia. The buffet however is excellent with a generous variety & it's all good ( & all you-can-eat ). They have the best fried pork rinds & fatback I've ever tasted, & along with 1 of their 2 desserts, a chocolate... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We've been to the Little Pigs restaurant many times, but the last time may be the last time. The huge crowd with endless coming and going made it feel like trying to eat in a blender. The cafeteria style food line is too close to the drink station, so trying to juggle plate, drink, get plastic forks and napkins, it... More 

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Address: 4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
Phone Number: 803-788-8238
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
Cuisine: Barbecue

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