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“You can Go Whole Hog at this barbeque place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Whole Hog Cafe

Whole Hog Cafe
Ranked #6 of 776 Restaurants in Little Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Wilmette IL
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“You can Go Whole Hog at this barbeque place”
Reviewed October 28, 2008

The Whole Hogg Barbeque restaurant in Little Rock Arkansas is not to be missed. The food is excellent--meat, sauce and sides. The ambiance is basic--you stand in line to order, then they call your number, you pick up the food and take it to a table. Sauces are on the table--and are clearly labeled and described.
The food is more than good. They offer beef brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken and ribs. They also sell take out.
With your meat, you get two sides and a soft roll. The sides we ordered were cole slaw, potato salad and beans. All were tasty. Your food was served on a regular plate, not paper. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available--the wine comes in little bottles, and the beer is bottled. I've eaten in a lot of barbeque places in the south, and this is one of the best. The meat is well seasoned, the sauces are tasty and there is a sauce for every taste. None of them taste like OPen Pit. They are variations on traditional Southern Sauces.
One caveat--almost nothing is open in Little Rock on Sunday--in the restaurant area. So, if you want to enjoy barbeque, go on Friday or Saturday night.

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“Best pulled pork in the...”
Reviewed September 11, 2008

Best pulled pork in the city. Rib portions have been a bit stingy in the past. Stick to the pulled pork and try all of the available sauces. The iced tea is quite good here as well.

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“Awesome BBQ”
Reviewed September 2, 2008

Awesome BBQ

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“THE barbeque to eat!”
Reviewed August 3, 2008

I am from Memphis, arguably the barbeque capital of the world. I was skeptical about finding any real b-b-que in Arkansas--but I have been converted! Whole Hog needs to send Corky's, Neely's, and Rendezvous some tips on how to run a pig joint!!

The choice of five sauces (listening, Memphis?) dimensionalizes the experience--trying different sauces, mixing them, comparing/contrasting flavors--places the customer in the role of co-creator. True culinary fun!!

But, the big draw is, of course, the meat!! Try the platter which gives you generous portions of brisket (the best I have had), pulled meat, and ribs. (Again, Memphis joints, why not offer a mixed platter like this?).

Another note: I asked the owner where his pit was. I received an incredulous look with "A pit?! We don't use a pit!" BUT what they do do is roast the hog at each location--our famous Corky's cooks at one location, and then REHEATS the meat at its satellite restaurants.

I have eaten my humble b-b-que pie. The winner clearly is Whole Hog. Now I am off to try their new Memphis location . . .or I must find an excuse to get back to Little Rock.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2008

We eat BBQ everywhere we go, and this is among the best of the best, especially in terms of the meat. GREAT meat - smoked just right, perfect cuts, not shredded or messed-with too much. 7 sauces, all good, easy to try and pick your favorite.

We drove way out of our way to get here, and almost did it more times. In Little Rock? Eat here. No regrets.

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