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Est. 2011, The Hog specializes in smoked meats, fresh seafood, made from scratch sides & desserts. Don’t forget to try a fresh squeezed limeade.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Barbecue, American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed August 15, 2022 via mobile

In town for the Nascar race. Had a hankering for BBQ, so I tried this place. EXCELLENT pulled pork. I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was DELICIOUS The "Hog Sauce was great, as well. Definitely a "come back" place!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 20, 2022

Had people from Chicago and Columbus Ohio in town for meeting. They wanted some good Richmond BBQ..... Some one reccomended Hogs Head Cafe... Fantastic choice for a very hot summer day (too hot to sit outside). Atmosphere was great, server was the best, Food was...above average, and prices were good. All patrons looked like they were having fun and we had a great meal.. great place and I will return......More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022 via mobile

After shopping, my friend and I stopped in for lunch. The waitress was phenomenal. My friend order the cheese steak and a side Caesar salad. I had the Spring Mix salad with grilled chicken. My friend said the Caesar salad was the best she has...ever tasted. My salad was full of smoked chicken, mandarin oranges, Bleu cheese crumbles, and candied pecans. The salad came in a large stainless steel bowl. I brought half of it home with me. The waitress never let our beverages run low. The desserts sounded yummy and are homemade daily. We will return with our hubbies to dine here again. Wonderful experience!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

Went to Hogheads for dinner while in the area for work. Wanted to try a couple of things, so I ordered the combination/sampler. The BBQ was very sweet and overcooked. Not much of a bark on the ribs or pulled pork. The Mac and Cheese...was dry. The fries were good. They do have a good selection of beers. The live music was enjoyable.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022 via mobile

Cute place. The food was very great good. Great place to stop if you are craving BBQ. They do an excellent smoke. Sauces were quite good too!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2022

Excellent hushpuppies and bbq. Companion had the Cuban which looked very good. Pulled pork was good with 3 great sauces sweet - mustard - vinegar based. Chicken pieces for the youngster were a bit tough - especially for a kid of 3. Hushpuppies were moist...inside & crunchy outside and stayed hot throughout the meal. FYI, Best Arnold Palmer I can ever remember having!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 13, 2022

Staff is very friendly. Thought the BBQ was just ok. Nothing wrong with that but heard all these reviews I thought it would be better.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 22, 2021 via mobile

1/2 rack with blackened shrimp, will stimulate your tastebuds. Extremely delicious eats. Catfish and hushpuppies on level 10. My 2nd time here, got it togo and still delicious. Bread pudding and the lemon pie awesome. Real collard greens, yams, mac n cheese. Somebody grandma back...in that kitchen giving up all the country recipes. EVERYTHING DELICIOUS.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 21, 2021 via mobile

Sunday lunch for two: What we liked: 1. Plenty of free parking 2. Proper greeting by the host 3. Varied menu; generous draft beer choices 4. Music didn't drown out conversation 5. Food. Oh my. Here is the star of the show. The Margarita was...perfectly blended, the shrimp po boy was flavorful and succulent, the cheesesteak was tender, the pineapple upside down cake with heated hard sauce and vanilla ice cream was impossibly scrumptious, the lemon pie (prepared like key lime) was smooth as silk and so creamy, presentation of everything was like a magazine. 6. Heather was informative, friendly, and attentive. Service was a perfect 10. What we didn't like: 1. After tip we spent $102. We don't normally spend that much for lunch, but my table partner and I agree it was worth it. Would we return? A definite yes.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 18, 2021 via mobile

I almost missed this place due to reviews. We got our food togo. Usually togo food is lacking the quality of dinning at the restaurant. However, my ribs were hot and delicious even with 10 minute drive back to hotel. My wife's fish was awesome.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 13, 2021

I heard good things about this restaurant, but my experience was poor. The service was average, and the food was awful. The pork had no taste at all. It was just like they cooked it with no seasoning or rub. I mean it was tasteless;...does this place season the pork before cooking it. I mean BBQ is based on a well seasoned meat and a great BBQ sauce. The sauces were awful; like something from a bottle of off brand BBQ sauce. This place thinks cooking unseasoned pork and throwing BBQ sauce on it is what makes good BBQ...... it was just awful. The hush puppies were nothing special; really just mediocre taste. I was disappointed. in the food is exactly what I am saying here.More

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

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor while traveling through Richmond and decided to try it for lunch. Food was great. Jess, our waitress, was super friendly and accommodating. Delicious hush puppies, excellent pulled pork, baked beans and coleslaw were both good. The sweet tea was really...good!! The restaurant and the bathrooms were both very clean. Would definitely go there again. Next time I want to try the fried catfish.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 20, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I came down from Aldi VA for the day and just tried to eat at HogsHead based on Trip Advisor rating. This is the first time Trip Advisor steered us wrong! When we arrived we waited 10 min to be seated …...the place was about 1/4 full - so considering it’s still in the COVID capacity era that means pretty empty. The greeter came by and rudely told me to ‘go to the second table’ and walked away. We waited for at least 20 min for someone to even say hello and that never happened even though waitresses walked right by us at least 10 times while serving others. It couldn’t have been because we were inhospitable because the servers didn’t ever give us a chance to converse. Food looked like it might be good but if you’re looking for a place where the employees are happy and friendly I would not recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 8, 2021

Read a post from MSN stating it s one of the better bbq food outlets in RVA. The 3 of us arrived on a Saturday for lunch, was immediately seated, and drinks ordered. When the drinks arrived I ordered the Hog Burger, the wife The...Hog Dog, and daughter, The Hogshead Puller Pork. We were all satisfied with our selections which were tasty, hot, and in abundance. The service was good and timely for freshly prepared foods. There was a steady arrival of customers arriving after us, all were seated and served directly.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 7, 2021

I saw the yuuuuge hot dog in the online pics and decided to give it a shot. I got the custom dog with saurkraut, pickle and onions. It came on a bun that had split in half so everything was laid bare and falling out....There was barely any saurkraut or onions and cheese was stuck to the bun. Overall I'd say a very lazy effort. I had the scalloped potato side which was average. Dessert was the peanut butter pie which cost $7.99 by itself. Service could definitely have been better, but was attentive when given. I'd rate the overall experience as "average" at most.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Hi, Offsite, yes we can cater. Our restaurant only seats about 35-40 people at one time & we are not able to put together tables in our small space. Our catering menu is listed on our website Thanks Kim
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  • Food: 4.5
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