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“Lunch at Hoggs...a 6 star, on the scale of 1-5” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hoggs Gourmet Grill

Hoggs Gourmet Grill
12625 Frederick St, Ste E9, Moreno Valley, CA 92553-5253
951-653-1353
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Ranked #2 of 212 Restaurants in Moreno Valley
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dana Point, California, United States
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“Lunch at Hoggs...a 6 star, on the scale of 1-5”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

4 of us on a motorcycle road trip ate here on Sunday. Typically / jokingly, I ask the server if the chicken, burger, etc are good with an expected positive answer --- this time the answer was --- Yes, Great.......... and it was! ... in fact.. superb! Burger was large, vegs fresh, and presented well, wrapped in paper (holder) and served together in a basket with fries. Others tried the tri-tip -- looked fantastic and wished I had ordered this instead.

This is what you expect in a casual lunch grill --- ample seating, pleasant atmosphere, clean restrooms, good value priced menu with a variety of choices from burgers to barbecue, etc etc. Service personnel were friendly, location convenient, and an overall very pleasant lunch experience.

It doesn't get any better for a casual lunch!...and would highly recommend Hoggs!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moreno Valley, California
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“Good BBQ!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

If you want some good bbq I would recommend trying Hoggs! Its alittle expensive for such a small place. There are a few tables inside to sit at. You order at a counter and then they will bring it out to you if they are not to busy. The bbq is decent but for Mo Val its exceptional!!! hahaha If you dont mind the price the place is good.

Visited July 2012
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“You can truly pig out and indulge at Hoggs, to your heart's content!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Quality and authenticity are king at Hoggs Gourmet Grill. You can sense the aroma of great BBQ even before you open the door. Once inside, you are greeted by a cozy backyard barbecue motif. Even if there is a queue, the staff greets you within seconds and often takes orders from the line. Jeff, the owner greets regulars by name and then... you have to choose... from among the many hamburger, sausage, sandwiches and plate dinners they offer.

Jeff promotes Hoggs as "an alternative to watered-down, over-processed franchise-food that simply costs too much". Even though you should leave your calorie-counters at home if you're going to Hoggs, I still enjoyed my fairly low-calorie Smoked Turkey sandwich on warmed Squaw Bread. The meat was cut right from a slow-baked full turkey breast, was of varying width pieces, and had no resemblance to pressed turkey or thin, so-called "deli-slices" that other places try to fool us with. Their famous thin, lightly-salted sweet potato fries actually do melt in your mouth. I washed down my lunch with a Diet Coke but others say their iced teas and microbrew bottled beers were excellent.

Located off Towngate Blvd, sort of in the back of a shopping center, Hoggs has excellent parking and has sparkling clean bathrooms and eating areas. Oh, don't forget the unusual Peach Cobbler, almost more of a custard and is one of many heirloom recipes handed down to Jeff from his great-grandmother back in Arkansas. Hoggs is highly favored by Military personnel at lunch and is family friendly, often filled soccer club kids and baseball teams for dinner. No wonder a local newspaper's readership voted Hoggs as "The Best Restaurant in Moreno Valley".

Bottom line: For not too much money you can have plenty of authentic barbecued dishes and all the trimmings. Indulge and pig out to your heart's content at Hoggs. HOGGS means "Hot Off the Grill Good, Sir! and I think you will agree.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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