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“Owner needs a road trip through BBQ country with a new head Chef.”

Hog Father's Old Fashioned BBQ
Ranked #12 of 172 Restaurants in Washington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

My wife and I have eaten here 3 times. Each time I have had the baby back or St Louis ribs and have tried several of their sides. I want to like this place. I really like the vibe, decor and staff. I can't recommend you dine here unless you happen to live down the street. The ribs are good, not great. St Louis ribs should have the tips and these look a lot like their baby backs and taste the same under all the sauce and heavy grilling they do to finish them off. Sometimes so much sauce and so blackened that you can't taste smoke or pork. Miriam thought that hers tasted of gas the last time we were in and I must admit when I tried hers, I did taste a little bit myself. I didn't taste the same quality with mine. The pulled pork comes with an option of red sauce or Carolina. The pork itself, while definately not smokey in any way, is fine but there's no way their Carolina sauce has anything to do with BBQ. It tastes like a salad vinagrette and is truly terrible. This is a hint of things to come with the sides as the owner clearly is a little more than lost when it comes to what this cuisine and his restaurant should be serving. The cole slaw has so much black pepper that it's hardly edible. You know, you can add more if you want it at the table. There's no need to punish us with your lack of subtlety. Many of the other sides suffer from the same heavy handedness and misguided decisions. Mac n cheese isn't mac n cheese at all. It's not macaroni and it's really more of a pasta in alfredo sauce. It's heavy in garlic and doesn't go well with barbecue at all. It's not even good pasta in alfredo on top of it. The corn bread is pale, sweet and cake like. It's tragic and I wouldn't order it again. The sweet potato fries were soggy and under cooked. The only saving grace is the beans. They are very good and I enjoyed them.
There are other choices on the menu. They serve 1/2 chicken (not smoked), fried BBQ Tilapia ( a cheap and dicey fish most often procured farm raised from asia), and fried chicken (too bad it's tenders or some sort of bone free cut) and a number of other dishes I can't recall.
The restaurant is always busy and very popular. We eat bbq all over the U.S. and for us it's not a desert island without anywhere else to eat or anything else to compare it to.

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Reviewed March 7, 2010

My wife and I frequent this restaurant regularly. We just stumbled on this former gas station one day and now we are hooked. Great food at reasonable prices. Our favorites are the pork bbq and beef brisket sandwiches. They are really authentic and excellent. The ribs are really good also along with the sides of mac & cheese, cole slaw and sweet potato fries. Service is always excellent also!

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Reviewed June 30, 2009

Nothing fancy - just good food! Clean, Friendly and high quality good. Fair pricing the you can tell they care about the quality of food and service! Go and enjoy!

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Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile
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