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Little Pigs Barbecue

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4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
11:00 am - 2:00 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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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I drove 20 miles out of my way to eat lunch here recently. All you can eat, low prices, senior citizen discount. I didn't see sausage links, brisket, bread or rolls but they seemed to have everything else. Just good old Southern BBQ and fried chicken. You can easily fill up on vegetables and dessert if you need to skip... More 

Massillon, Ohio
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161 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eight of us stopped after golf and I walked out stuffed. Pulled pork, fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans and especially their macaroni and cheese are just some dishes. Nothing fancy but it was clean and the food was very good. Especially when you consider the price is $10 for all you can eat.

Thank Reed B
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10 yards of BBQ buffet! Oh my. Really good Southern eats plus beverage for, get this, $10. And, if you are 55 and up, $9.09. Little Pigs is worth a road trip to SC. Sides are all home cooked. Ribs, brisket, chicken, BBQ and fried, wings, fried chicken liver, fried gizzards, summer salad--fresh tomatoes and cukes, collars, Mac n cheese.... More 

Thank ZeldaMcSC
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection on the Buffet - every one can find their favorite flavors of sauce for the Pork, Chicken, etc. Never go away hungry. Staff always helpful. Stays busy, food fresh.

Thank Mollie H
Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Columbia and when I want "Real Home Cooked" BBQ and Fried Chicken with all the fixing I go to Little Pigs. Love eating there and always use Little Pigs Barbecue when I get take-out for Holidays.

Thank Sherry G
Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting our favorite local Barbecue place, we were treated by some extremely unfriendly staff. While I understand that part of their responsibility is fulfilling take out orders, their attitude toward those of us "eating in" was as more of an intrusion. We were clearly in their way. Rude comments and orders were directed. In addition, some of the buffet... More 

Thank 137bryanr
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a buffet barbeque only restaurant with a fairly large selection and a big seating area. You walk in the door and pay, then move directly into the buffet line. There is a good assortment of vegetables, rice, hash and barbeque. There is also fried fish and sometimes other entrees as well. Across the line from the buffet is... More 

Thank JimmyJ1965
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good was great and they give you large serving when getting food to go. I would recommend this place to others.

Thank 292niecyh
Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

REAL Home cooked food it seems like. Cafeteria seating with nice folks. Since its all you can eat and drink, we ALWAYS eat wayyy too much here! Good food, good drinks, repeat customer (and gaining!!).

Thank rlunsfor
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the place just after moving back to SC. We've been to many BBQ joints because both me and my wife are from the area. The place was like one of thousands of BBQ restaurants. Typically they use vinegar as a base for the sauce but the entire menu from the BBQ to the potato salad etc. tastes like vinegar.... More 

Thank Ronald G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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?