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Smoking Pig BBQ Company

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$$ - $$$
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The BBQ and service here was excellent both nights! We visited during Christmas week so the lines were non-existent!

Thank Rosa111
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The original location on 4th st in San Jose is in an older building, which ads to the experience of good, traditional BBQ. all of the meats are smoked to perfection, Their take out is the same quality as the dine in, the restaurant get really busy and very packed during the lunch and dinner rushes so be prepared for... More 

Thank James A
Bothell, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent lunch, a brisket reuben that was delicious and excellent service and conversation with the bartenders there. I would definitely visit again!

Thank EenieNene
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Well it was meat. That's the best thing I can say. I don't know if they are using cheap wood. It tastes funny to me. The sauces are either flavorless or so hot it doesn't matter. I guess I'm spoiled with TN, AL, and the Carolinas. Not impressed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

I had the 3 meat combo. Brisket pulled pork & spare ribs They are so tender to every bit Pulled melted in your mouth the brisket was so juicy. Got to go back

Thank Antmonie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I have been eating at smoking pig for years and they just opened a new location on coleman ave. Their burnt ends are amazing (limited availability). Definitely worth a trip! Bonus: in the back they have their smokers with viewing windows so you can watch the pit masters at work

Thank Zach O
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

I recently went to lunch at the Smoking Pig with a bunch of people from work. After hearing so much about it, I just had to try it. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I thought it was just good, not great. The pulled pork was really good, but others who had brisket and the catfish said that their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

The burnt ends and pulled pork is amazing. Everything I've had there is great though. The 2 humongous smokers in the parking lot are a thing of beauty as well. If your lucky enough to be there when they open the smokers, take the opportunity to look inside. It will make your mouth water. If you weren't that hungry before... More 

Thank Jesse M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I as in town for business for a few days staying just up the road in the Country Inn and Suites, and was browsing for somewhere close by to grab some dinner. was a bit sceptical when this place popped up as number 4 in San Jose, but fair play to them its a great little spot. From what I... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

The food was not terrible. However, there is no chance in the world this place should rated #4 in San Jose. Really, #4??? In all of San Jose? Amazing. After thinking about it though, I'm not actually too surprised that this "California barbecue" place is rated that highly. Oh wait, that's not a thing. Perhaps I'm being too critical, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $35
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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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