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Little Pigs Barbecue

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4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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South Carolina
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is not healthy food but it gives you plenty of it at a good price...especially the senior lunch deal! Ribs, BBQ in different sauces, pulled pork and all the trimmings. Many of the people who eat there are very large. Try not to eat there often or you will be large too!

Thank James B
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ok, the title should be about the restaurant, but here's the deal: I'm from Massachusetts and was just passing through Columbia for the day. With the help of TripAdvisor reviews, I decided to give this place a try for an authentic southern BBQ experience. Without the reviews here, I never would have found it, and even if I did, I... More 

Thank jssp90
Richmond Hill, Georgia
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120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow, where do I start. My discription of the food would not do it justice. The flavor, freshness, just the overall quality was excellent. Fry fish, bbq chicken, pork, hush puppies, veggies, mac and cheese, etc. You would not go wrong with any of the item on the menu. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Thank Yardman71
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352 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this place may not look like much on the outside, but the food is some of the best. all you can eat buffet for 9.25 for lunch. 3 types of bbq, mustard, catsup and vinegar. as well as a pig to pick from. all the fixings are good and fresh. hushpuppies are incredible. fried chicken is okay but i go... More 

Thank mad155
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lil place hands down is THE BEST country cookin' buffete in SC! While small and not located in a busy area...it has amazing food. from sausages, potato salad, shrimp, fish, pulled pork, whole pig, corn on the cob, mac n cheese, soooo good!! and my husband and myself ate for just 18 bucks! They open at 11 for lunch... More 

Thank susan120786
West Columbia, South Carolina
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of visits, and never disappointed. Good buffet. The bbq is very good, as are the sides. The service is good, and the place is very clean. Unpretentious, inexpensive, and delicious. Loud sometimes, and crowded at prime times, but worth it.

Thank L F
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to school in Columbia a few years ago and dined at Little Pigs a number of times. I was recently back in town for a professional event and decided to head back for some more BBQ. A couple of other guys joined me and we headed to the buffet. The place looked like I had remembered and the... More 

Thank vince b
Yardville, New Jersey
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here is always amazing and so is the food. The Broasted chicken is out of this world as well as the lemon pie! The hush puppies are my favorite. You have to try this place if you are in the area. Never had a bad meal here and we come multiple times a week while staying in lake... More 

Thank Dominique D
Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great Saturday afternoon lunch. The Buffet was full and offered a wide variety of vegetables and meats and of course the different types of barbecue. There was chicken, beef and pork. Something for everyone. Great desserts. Yummy banana pudding and unlimited drinks.

Thank jrmiss
Columbia, SC, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a rare treat to find all 3 major styles of BBQ in one city, rarer still to find all 3 in in one restaurant. Everything I every had there was fantastic. I don't go very often mainly because it is an incredible amount of food and impossible to pass up. It is not fancy, but the prices and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-788-8238

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?