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Little Pigs Barbecue

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4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
803-788-8238
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet

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  • 133
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 9
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best BBQ Buffet EVER

Amazing food! They have pork, chicken, fish, all the standard southern veggies like collards and okra, plus fried pork rinds... And macaroni and cheese. And hush puppies... Wonderful servers. Great value. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Amazing food! They have pork, chicken, fish, all the standard southern veggies like collards and okra, plus fried pork rinds... And macaroni and cheese. And hush puppies... Wonderful servers. Great value. Highly recommended!

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Columbia, SC
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My wife planned my birthday meal here and invited a big group of my friends. We are regulars there! The food is absolutely wonderful and a huge variety of ANYTHING southern. One feels like they have gone back "home" to eat. The staff there is also wonderful, ensuring the food is fresh and hot. The staff ensures tables are cleaned... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Every 393rd month 3rd Tuesday the South Carolina Military History CLUB meets @ Little Pigs BBQ. There are guest speakers both Military leaders from the area some are world reknown family members are encouraged to come be apart of it. You don't have to have or presently in the Military to be a member of the group. The meal is... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great BBQ and variety of food. The best I have ever had ANYWHERE! Having said that, the restaurant space has become very tight with many added tables. The noise level in the evenings and when the place is full make it difficult to hold a conversation. Recommend not going during peak times for the above reasons. Again great BBQ.

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Elgin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They have a lot to choose from. It is always packed with people. The price is not too bad. Worth a try to see if it suits your taste,

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I were kind of hesitant with it being a buffet and what the quality of the food would be like. We were surprised at how delicious everything was. Food seemed to be fresh on the buffet and was excellent, great variety and also a great value. We will be back any time we are traveling through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

As soon as I come home there is my first stop!!! Everything is so good from BBQ to Mac n cheese. Can't wait to come back home.

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I spent a week in South Carolina and ate at many different places to get my BBQ fix since I live in MA and its nearly impossible to find real BBQ. But man if you are in the area and you don't mind going to a low class/high school lunch environment then I highly recommend that you check this place... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I frequently drive the 30 minute drive to eat here. We love the food and the atmosphere. It's incredibly laid back, but often busy. It's seriously less than 9 bucks a person for a buffet and a drink. Yes, I said AND A DRINK. You can't get that price at Golden Corral people. Attire is casual, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Line out the door when I got there great selection and very tasty staff were very friendly and helpful . The variety of food was awesome

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?