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Reviewed June 21, 2021

Very friendly staff. We went on a Friday night around 5 pm so we beat the crowd. Good prices, good selection, friendly staff. It was conveniently located and service was quick but it wasn't awesome enough to go out of my way for on another...trip.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 4, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I each had the lunch special. It was delicious and filling. The bun held up under the mound of pulled pork and my slathering of BBQ sauce. Always a good sign of a BBQ joint that understands the value and invests in...their buns. The sides we had were equally good. The atmosphere is more of a diner that you walk up and order your meals. They are brought to your table. Plenty of parking and easily accessed from Glenstone and from I-44. I will be back again!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Dave W, Owner at Whole Hog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2021

Thank you for the review!!

Reviewed January 31, 2021 via mobile

Mediocre. Nothing impressed us about this place. I got the special for the day. Pulled pork sandwich 2 sides for $8. The meat definitely needed the bbq sauce for good flavor. I liked the variety of sauces to choose from. The cheesy corn was ok...as were the beans. Probably won’t go back. The staff were nice.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

We had just enrolled in Marriott Bonvoy’s Eat around Town and was looking for a restaurant when we came across the Whole Hog Cafe. The reviews were excellent so we decided to eat there. The menu was excellent and I ordered the big platter with...3 kinds of meat and 3 sides. My hubby and I were going to share so I ordered a baked potato with all the trimmings and 2 extra sides. The price for the sides is only $2 which I think, is very reasonable. I was very pleased with my order - the meat was tender and flavorful and the sides, baked beans, potato salad and corn were very tasty. The beans and potatoes have bits of meat in them which added to the flavor. The corn was nothing I ever tasted before. It was mixed with cheese and I loved it! The baked potato is huge with a big potion of meat on top! It was way too much for 2 people to eat so we had leftovers for lunch and dinner the next day. I am looking forward to returning again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

Tried to support local but they walked up and locked the doors in our face before they were suppose to close. Do not recommend

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 9, 2020

I ordered the Whole Hog Platter (pulled pork, brisket and three babyback ribs. Unfortunately, when they were ready to wrap my carryout order, I was told there were no ribs. They substituted burnt ends and staff was helpful. When I got back to my hotel...and opened my dinner, there was a ton of meat. The cheesy corn was cold, the meat was just bland and dry, and the potato salad was OK, but was mostly just potatoes and ranch dressing. I hated to leave so much meat uneaten, but it just was not moist or flavorful and the sauces weren't much help. Probably just stick with City Butcher in the future.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

We ate lunch here while in Springfield. We had pulled pork and brisket. The meat wasn’t my style of BBQ meat. It just wasn’t that good in my opinion. The sauces were molasses based. Not my favorite also. I’m more of a Kansas City BBQ...guy. I really liked the cheesy corn. It was the best thing we had here. The Slaw & beans were pretty good.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 16, 2020 via mobile

We entered in it was veryclean place. For those of you worried about Covid-19 they do make you wear a mask. Now social distancing tables not bad but we arrived at 1230 -1300 so not real busy at that time. Employees were super nice and...inviting. Great selection on menu , prices average bbq.food was great a very good selection of sauces!!. It smelled so good in there! I would highly recommend the whole hog! I have to say I love there logo.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 13, 2020 via mobile

The bbq smelled amazing when we entered. I got the pulled pork and brisket. I preferred the pork over the brisket though, my husband enjoyed it though. The baked beans were excellent! Friendly staff.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 12, 2020 via mobile

I am a BBQ snob. I was raised on good bbq and this place did not disappoint. Pulled pork sandwich was on point. Messy and delicious. The baked beans were slap ya momma good, if you want them to graduate to slap ya granny good...then add the #5 sauce.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Yes, Whole Hog Cafe offers takeout services.

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Whole Hog Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4