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“Great barbeque with a view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hog Heaven

Hog Heaven
On the Road Above Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda
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Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Virgin Gorda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Columbia, Maryland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great barbeque with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The restaurant is pretty small; but don't let that scare you away. The menu is relatively short and simple, but every item we had was very good. We ordered the pork ribs, the sliced pork and a variety of the vegetables. The beverage menu was longer than we expected. Even on a hot August day, the location provided comfortable outdoor dining with about a 270 degree view of the neighboring islands to the north, east, and south. My wife, daughters, and I all wished we had discovered the restaurant earlier in the week! The owner "Blondy," is one of the most outgoing, genuinely helpful, caring person you'll find anywhere. He stopped and rescued my wife from the side of the road when our rental car blew a tire in the middle of nowhere (about two miles from his restaurant). He coordinated the pick up of our rental car with the flat, dropped off my wife at Dive BVI in a small Spanish Town mall (my daughters and I were on a dive trip), and coordinated drop-off of the replacement rental car there at the same shopping mall. He recommended this approach because it kept us together while we waited (not knowing how long it would take to get a replacement car). Plus, the small mall included a restaurant and nearby grocery store for purchasing refreshments. For the record this happened before we visited his restaurant, so he didn't recognize my wife, then decide to stop. He just stopped because he saw a visitor to Virgin Gorda was in trouble!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC
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141 reviews 141 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
“Great ribs, great view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This place really hit the spot after a long morning on the beach. The ribs were great, although the barbeque sauce is more "sweet and smoky" and less "spicy and vinegary" than I like (my standard favorite is Rocklands in DC -- I prefer more of a Carolina vinegar-based sauce). But super delicious and well cooked. The fries were fab, the potato salad was very good, and the plantains were fine. Nice cold beer to go with. GREAT service, and food was ready much faster than we expected. Incredible view. Total for two for lunch: $42.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great pork & stunning views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Delicious fried pork (chunks of pork belly) and ribs. Fantastic deck overlooking the islands and ocean - great for a meal or just drinks. Food made to order so may be on slower side, but well worth it.

Visited January 2013
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Central Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great food, view, prices, and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

When you have a week on an island, you wouldn't expect to hit a location you had to work to get to more than once. We were there twice and some of our group three times. It came recommended by our taxi driver and when we had freedom in a rented Safari, we got there. Try their signature drink, the Blondie and eat up some good barbeque. We had a blast with our waitress, Olga. The views are phenomenal from this high up perch; you look out on Leverick Bay, Necker Island, and other points of interest. We visited in October and it was very quiet.
Seating is largely on the deck, so if the weather blows, you'd probably want to wait for a better day.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Great Meadows, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food and view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Food was great ! LOVED the potato salad-even ordered some to take back to the villa and had it with our lunch the next day. Nice location and view was beautiful. Very friendly staff and reasonable prices. Can't wait to return

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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