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Smoking Pig BBQ Company

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1114 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112-4944
+1 408-380-4784
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Average BBQ that features parboiled meat to get tenderness. The spareribs were tender as was the brisket. Could not say that the flavor was good. Depends a lot on sauce for flavor. Without sauce.... The meat tastes below average.

Thank Wally9bbq
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The smoking pig is one of the best BBQ places in the area. They used to have just 1 little place, I think on fourth Street in san Jose, out of the way and kind of a pain to get to & get out of. The BBQ is great and the wolf turds are great. Jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese... More 

Thank dogs123terry
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not a fancy place to sit and eat, but the BBQ is excellent. They do a great job for catered (take-out) orders as well. Highly recommend!

Thank Patricia R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is hands down, shake your booty, deluxe authentic, premium 100% bar b que.. My favorite are the chicken lollipops and the justifiably famous Wolf Turds. But, holy momma, check out the dry rubbed, low and slow ribs offered with three types of house made BBQ sauce. Here's a tip. Sometime just order the sides. The Cole slaw, the banana... More 

Thank Carl R
San Jose
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! Brisket is some of the best and you can not go wrong with the ribs. My favorite is the Mac and cheese no one else does it like this place.

Thank Leslie L
Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really liked the music, and the BBQ was OK. The staff were friendly even when rushed with the crowd.

Thank Greg S
West Hollywood, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food. Ambiance is dive-ish, just down the street from Country Inn and Suites. Service is excellent, as is the brisket and mac-and-cheese. One of two-soon to be three-locations. Parking sucks though.

Thank s j
San Jose
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Smoking Pig is a one off BBQ restaurant. There are a couple of chains around but this is better food. It has all the usual trapping needed, several sauces from sweet to hot and a roll of paper towels on the table. Pulled pork was very good. Brisket was quite fatty. Desserts are above the usual level of a BBQ... More 

Thank Halems
San Jose, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been here a few times. The food is great, the beers are choice. The only negative is there's usually just no parking. The business next door states they'll tow you, so you know it's an issue. However, once you get IN, park, order, meat coma. in that order ;)

Thank HandleyTravel
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for fancy, then this is not your place. If on the other hand you are looking for a great filling, down to earth, good barbecue with large selection of meats and preparations, and good service, then this is definitely your place. Be ready to get your fingers dirty, and enjoy the food. BTW, they have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $35
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112-4944
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-380-4784
We are a very casual BBQ "joint" in the traditional sense. The focus is on the food. Slow smoked meats, homemade sides, rubs, sauces and desserts. Friendly service, at home feel. Excellent beer and wine lists (no kidding). Genuine Southern BBQ. Everything made in-house. Our mission is your delight. We Cater too! 25 to 5000 people.

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