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“Island Flavor”
Review of Hog Heaven

Hog Heaven
Ranked #2 of 38 Restaurants in Virgin Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Maryland
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Island Flavor”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Much has already been written about the ribs and how terrific they are (I agree). And the cole slaw is also up there with any I've ever had. The view is unquestionably heaven (see pix) and the drive to and from equal to that. And if you catch Ronda you're in for some terrific, creative drinks (she even created and named one for me!) and plenty of smiles. She's a treat!!!

Now here's my point of emphasis: One of the reasons to travel to Virgin Gorda is its friendly people. We ate at HH five times during our stay in Feb 12. We sat at the bar and every time we became engaged in conversation and laughs with the locals. We had the opportunity to meet Bondie, the owner, and his wife Olga (she also does counter duty). You walk away from HH not only fully fed and in awe of the view, but also with a great big smile. That's why we went back and back and back and....

  • Visited February 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“BBQ with a View!”
Reviewed March 5, 2012

I thought I knew all the great views on Virgin Gorda, but when we went to Hog Heaven, I was blown away by the panorama!

The day we went was exceptionally clear and we could see all of Anegada, which is very rare. The view covers all of the North Sound and on around to the Dogs. There is a nice pleasant breeze as well.

Hog Heaven sits on the side of a hill and has probably just enough parking. You place your order at the bar and take a seat at the railing and enjoy a nice cocktail while your order is being prepared.

I had a BBQ chicken plate with rice and potato salad along with a very delicious cold drink. This is some very tasty BBQ and the sides were just as good! You get plenty of food for your money.

Maybe the only downside is that it's not right off the beaten path, especially if you are coming from the southern end of the island.

This is definitely a place to come visit for a tasty meal and a fantastic view!

  • Visited February 2012
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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“Awesome views and drinks...Pork.... NOT so much”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

We stopped by w/our group of 6 people and the drinks were great, not half as good as the views however...but then we were served our BBQ chicken and pork....for the 4 people who ordered it was almost completely inedible, it was VERY over cooked and you couldn't even put a fork into it...the chicken however was great, as was the coleslaw and rice & beans...

So if you're looking for a great view with some good drinks this is your place...the food however...it's cooked on a grill like most houses on the island have and clearly these pigs were either mal-nutrioned or just WAY over cooked.

My husband had to come back and eat lunch as he wasn't able to even eat 1 bite of his pork...

They only had 1 guy cooking on the grill and then 1 bartender and she was VERY frazzled and I asked for BBQ sauce and was told it would be a while, 20 minutes later there still no BBQ sauce....

And for 6 people for lunch with 1 drink a piece it was $139, not worth what you paid vs. what you got....

  • Visited February 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Good barbeque in VG / Muy buen restaurante en VG con lindas vistas”
Reviewed February 21, 2012


This is my favorite restaurant in virgin gorda, a true gem on top of a mountain wih breathtaking views / deliciosa comida en VG con hermosas vistas

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“Best restaurant and spot in VG”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Fantastic BBQ with breathtaking views high up on the island. Try the ribs with plantains, the conch or the bbq chicken , you'll be licking your fingers before you know it while you take in the amazon views of Leverick Bay.

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