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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered two meals from the Whole Hog Cafe to be delivered to our hotel. The order arrived with no utensils or napkins. I contacted the Cafe and was informed, "I have a line out the door. What do you want me to do!" Then...he added, "If you want utensils, you can come and get them." The delivered contents were mediocre at best with wilted salads and no butter for the dinner rolls. The hotel receptionists commented on the rudeness of the drive. so we suggested the hotel should not recommend this restaurant. That's how disgusted we were.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022 via mobile

The young folks behind the counter, lack any interest or enthusiasm, in the job or customer service. Basically frumpy faces. Order the sliced brisket, coleslaw an salad. You would think with the awards on the ledges the food would have been awesome, not so much....Brisket was kinda tender but not delicious had some smoke flavor. I guess they depend on one of the 6 sauces to help you out with flavor.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022

Sopped by here on the 9th of June,between 4pm-5pm.Fairly good food,we had turkey,brisket,ribs and pulled pork. Really,no complaints about the food. However,the guy at the cash register was not very accommodating,at all. He pushed us to decide what he wanted us to order. Pushed us...to go and sit down while the order was prepared.no one else in line.It only took around a minute and a half to pack up. Pushed us to choose sauces.Since we had never eaten there before,he decided to choose for us,we were taking to long. I asked for utensils and he only gave us 1 set,fork,knife and a spoon pack. Most likely,if we should ever return there,I will be better prepared for this man.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Dave W, Owner at Whole Hog Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2022

I don’t serve turkey & we are a counter service restaurant where you get your own drinks & utensils. Not sure where you ate sir.

Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

This place never disappoints! The food is hot fresh, and delicious! The Cole slaw is fresh and crispy. The fried okra is not over cooked, nice and fresh. We got the pulled pork and sausages. Also, the variety of bbq sauces are good, you can...mix and match them to make your own. Ow and the cheesy corn is good too. It’s all good!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022

We had a two meat plate with chicken and brisket, potato salad and Cole slaw. The salad and slaw were good but the chicken and brisket had no BBQ flavor and were tough and cold. We won’t be back.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 1, 2022

Good home style cooking with lots of choices. Brisket and sides were great and well portioned for the price. Tables and drink areas are well kept. Tea is really good!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 31, 2021 via mobile

We are use to the Arkansas location who tends to do a better job with the BBQ. There wasn’t anything wrong with it. It just wasn’t exceptional.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 15, 2021 via mobile

Loved it! I have tried a lot of BBQ across the USA, this place is in the top decile. Friendly staff, icy beer and hot BBQ brought right out quickly. Pulled pork was great, hard to choose a favourite among 6 different sauces but if...you want an amazing treat, try the “burnt ends” (not a typo) trimmed off their brisket. “OMG - sell my clothes, I’ve gone to Heaven!”More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 15, 2021

Enjoyed the ribs, brisket, and sausage. Ribs were "fall off the bone". Brisket was sliced like roast beef. Sausage was juicy and spicy. All were very flavorful. There were 6 sauces. My favorites were the spicy and the mustard-based. Chocolate chip cookies were a tasty...bonus,More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

We came on a Sunday around 2 pm to avoid the church crowd. They were out of baked potatoes and nacho chips, both of which our party wanted. Fast forward to the soda machine and, of course, several of their selections were empty. Not a...win all the way around. Unfortunately we had brought guests from out of town. 😣More

Date of visit: August 2021
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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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