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Little Pigs Barbecue

4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
803-788-8238
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Ranked #8 of 826 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
Houston, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We decided to give this place a try after finding it on Tripadvisor, and we were not disappointed. They were doing a buffet lunch, and I was surprised at the price given the variety I saw (several types of barbecue, whole pig, other meats, tons of sides, etc) . Once I loaded up my plate I was even more surprised... More

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Fletcher, North Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is quite seriously some of the best barbecue that I've ever had. The locals know it and show up accordingly. Out in "no man's land" on the outskirts of Columbia and not much to write home about on the exterior, the lack of aesthetics outside is a testimony to what they're spending on the inside. Walking in, you're immediately... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I found this on Road Ninja, then read the review here. I prefer Carolina vinegar based BBQ and this place is great. Excellent value with the lunch buffet. We tried All the BBQ and fresh vegetables. This will be a must place stop when near Columbia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The BBQ chicken is great. Cooked to perfection with the right amount of seasoning and sauce. Also love their chopped BBQ and hash and rice. Great fried fish. Prices beat most restaurants in the Columbia northeast area. I don't eat ribs but everyone else in our group can't seem to get enough of them.

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Augusta, Georgia
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279 reviews 279 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had read the reviews and I thought I would give this place a try while on my way to Florence. I will say that for the price, I don't think you will find a better buffet meal for your dollar. Upon entering you stand in a line for first the register and then move immediately into the buffet line.... More

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El Paso, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I've been here three times over the last five months and I don't live here. It's a must visit every time I come to town. Don't forget the brisket hidden behind the desserts. I love this place. Make sure to ask for military and LE discounts. They take them very serious.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When taking out-of-town guests to Little Pigs, you can see their look of surprise when you pull off the street and into the parking lot. It is one of "are you sure!?" But once they see the many, many choices of real Southern comfort foods, they are delighted. And once they taste the food, they are "won over" by Little... More

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Bay City, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Heading back to south Texas from Myrtle Beach we say a billboard for Little Pigs BBQ serving great BBQ for 50 years. It was lunch time so we decided to give it a try (never heard of the place or read a review on it). We were surprised that it is a buffet only no menu except for take out,... More

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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'd been trying to get to this place I had read about while web-surfing but 1-1/2 hr drive made it hard to get around to. Finally, the day came and I'm glad it did. A simple crammed SC BBQ but oh so much to offer and everything I tried was delish! This is an all you can eat buffet and... More

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Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stopped in on the drive to hilton head. Good place to stop for quick cheap meal with lots of options. My husband really liked it but my kids and I just thought it was ok. I bet if we were more into that type of good we would have liked it more. Plus I am not big into Buffett meals.

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