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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/Brunch, Dinner, Buffet
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Buffet

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Great value

You can't go wrong with Little Pigs. Great value for your money. They make food that would take you all day to cook at home and you get it for a little amount of money. Try getting this much for for the same amount of money anywhere else. It aint happening. The family runs the place and you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
tilt122
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Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet
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209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

You can't go wrong with Little Pigs. Great value for your money. They make food that would take you all day to cook at home and you get it for a little amount of money. Try getting this much for for the same amount of money anywhere else. It aint happening. The family runs the place and you can tell... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were disappointed but not surprised by the quality and taste of the menu items. Specifically we found the brisket, which is hard to find here in Columbia, to be tough and fatty. Also, the potatoes seemed to be "instant", and the fried chicken was not very "meaty" compared to other places. The desert (banana pudding) was average at best.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Can not go wrong. Friendly and the food never disappoints. The bar is always ready with a wide selection. Pulled pork is always fresh.

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Columbia, SC
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nothing fancy, but expect some good eatings when you come here. The tomato pie is something you don't see in every restaurant, but you'll come back wanting more. Friendly staff.

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Columbia, SC
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food is always good here, you always know what to expect when you walk through the door. If you've never been, it's a BBQ buffet place with take out, not fancy, I'm talking paper plates, plastic forks etc. The food on the buffet stays relatively the same, which is a good thing since it's all good, you can learn... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The first time my family and I went to Little Pigs we did not know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised with the food to a point we ended up stuffing ourselves. From macaroni and cheese, to yams, to tender pork, to banana pudding and much more everything is great! A word to the wise...wear loose fitting pants!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

All buffet, the BBQ was good not the best I have ever had. No beef brisket, I was very surprised they advertise it on the commercial but none offered. Very crowded seating, overall it was okay.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've eaten here several times and the pulled barbecue is the best I've had in SC, The people are friendly and the parking is tight.

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United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Little pigs has different varieties of barbecue to suit everyone. The meat is not fatty. They have all the different sides anyone could desire.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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

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