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Little Pigs Barbecue

4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
803-788-8238
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Ranked #15 of 839 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
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 NEW

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

If you like Carolina style BBQ, this place has it all...from great BBQ chicken to excellent pulled pork and all the fixings. You will not go away hungry!

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USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

One must take careful note that this is the only BBQ place in town; if there was another BBQ joint with a better business model, this place would fold-fast. Good: The food is fresh and tasty, authentic BBQ. Cheap cafeteria atmosphere. Bad: Is it ever open, closed on Black Friday and limited hours on Sunday? The place was closed on... More 

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Bardstown
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Buffet for $8 a person, not very big, but the locals love it. All sorts of food-not only BBQ. They had greens, cabbage, mac and cheese, chicken, corn, green beans, wings, hush puppies all sorts of food!

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This place is located just off I-20 very close to the Blue Cross/Blue Shield tower building on Alpine Rd. (about 3/4 mile from I-20) It is jam packed at lunch and dinner times by locals and travelers. You may order from the menu or take the buffet. There is a wide variety of meats, veggies, and desserts; all of which... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you want a very upscale resturant,this is not the place.If you want a place that is not crowded ,this is not the place.If you want BBQ, this is the place.Vinegar,Mustard, and ketchup based all here with all the fixens.Sometimes a little too crowded,Sometimes a little too close for comfort, but you never will go home hungry.Not the best BBQ... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Excellent. All the hot food homemade and delicious. Tomato pie and livers worth the drive. Skip the dessert. We were passing through but it was full of locals

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Enfield, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We went here after my brother in-laws graduation and the food was so good. The staff was so nice. My husband can't stop talking about the food. Everyone enjoyed the food here. Will definitely come here again.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I were driving through Columbia around dinner time, so I Googled BBQ restaurants off the interstate, and we were so pleased to find Little Pigs BBQ. We were there early (around 5:00), and it was already packed, which we assumed was a good sign! The buffet was amazing! We would definitely stop here again if were were... 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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