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HogsHead Cafe

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9503 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
804-308-0281
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 11
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Man this place was great. First, IMPORTANT tip for a first-timer. Get there early unless you want to wait. I got there 10 minutes before it opened and there was already a line. 10 minutes after it opened, all the tables were full. Had the "Hogdog". At least a quarter pound hotdog wrapped in bacon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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knoxville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Man this place was great. First, IMPORTANT tip for a first-timer. Get there early unless you want to wait. I got there 10 minutes before it opened and there was already a line. 10 minutes after it opened, all the tables were full. Had the "Hogdog". At least a quarter pound hotdog wrapped in bacon, then deep-fried, pulled pork on... More 

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Franconia, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend lives in Richmond and I live in Northern Va. My family is from El Salvador and my mom insists that I stop at hogshead to bring her back the shrimp tacos every time I go to Richmond to see my boyfriend. We love the spicy chipoltle sauce and the shrimp are always fried perfectly. We love that the... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Read the reviews and saw that Hogshead was rated the best bbq in Virginia, so I decided to drive from Roanoke to eat here and see some friends. So glad I did. The food was amazing. I had the pulled pork plate with corn pudding and mac and cheese. I truly felt like I was sitting in my grandmas house... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Read about this establishment in the paper and saw it on the news and had to check it out. When I arrived, there was a wait of about 45 minutes. So glad me and my friends decided to wait!!!! We had the blackened shrimp tacos, chicken tenders, and the famous hog dog. All three were outstanding. The tacos were nice... More 

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chesapeake
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The BBQ was great, served cooked with a rub and can be made NC style (vinegar) Sweet or Mustard by using their special sauces on the tables. Tried all three and all were good. My favorite was the sweet others at our table loved the vinegar based. The place is small (Only nine tables) and the wait was about an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Service is excellent, atmosphere is outstanding, they make you feel at home! The barbecue is excellent and it stays consistent no matter if you go there once a week or once a year. I love seafood, growing up on the eastern shore I have very high standards. I like how they change up the seafood depending on what's in season... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I cannot for the life of me figure out why this place has top reviews. Barbecue is mediocre and service sucks.....sorry.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Yummy finger licking good barbecue in a hole in the wall joint . Went here based on ratings by other Trip Advisor reviewers and were not disappointed. Three choices of barbecue sauce slathered on the brisket special Sammie made us want to ask for extra napkins but it's not that kind of place. Instead lick every bit off your fingers.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I cringe when I read reviews that say "best.....<insert topic>," especially in Richmond. Admittedly, I had never tried Hogshead Cafe prior to the release of a recent article by TripAdvisor that named it as the Best Barbeque Restaurant in Virginia - and for good reason. I had honestly never heard of the place! There was nobody shouting their name from... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Arrived shortly before opening at 11:30; there was already a line outside the door. I knew I was in for a treat. There were just enough tables to seat the crowd. The owner, an elderly southern gal, worked her way around the room spending a little time with every table - very sweet lady. Then the food...so good. The hog... More 

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  • Address: 9503 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-308-0281

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