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Smoking Pig BBQ Company

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1114 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112-4944
+1 408-380-4784
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated quickly, it took us (2 adults, 3 kids) a minute to decide what we wanted, I also downloaded the app for a free appetizer while we decided. As soon as we were ready to order, our waiter was right there. I asked him if we could order any appetizer with the free app I had downloaded, he... More 

Thank Jessica K
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Parking sucks, but that's the only thing that does about this place. Food was off the hook! Super nice people working there as well.

Thank Brian O
Mission Viejo, California
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115 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Friendly, relaxing and noisy environment but that how it should be for a good old bbq ribs! It's not a fancy place and sort of by itself, not easy to find but look for the sign as there is nothing around and dark. Several times we were there after 8:30pm and they ran out of the ribs so we ended... More 

Thank 3musketeers24
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

BBQ and a lot more. Great selection of BBQ meat and chicken. And on the weekend they have live music venues.

Thank Michael G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Smoking Pig is some of the best BBQ I have ever put in my mouth. I started with the Chicken Lollipops. the flavor was out of this world, the bacon perfectly cooked along with tender juicy chicken on the inside. For my entrée I went with the Brisket and Spareribs. Both the brisket and ribs had a perfect smoke... More 

Thank Adrian R
San Jose, CA
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We usually dine in but ordered to take out to share with our family. As usual the ribs were fall off the bone tender with a choice of sauces to add later. The green salad was a disappointment for my daughter in law and for me. Did not expect to have cilantro in the salad mix and neither of us... More 

Thank TomboTrio
San Jose, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went in for lunch on a Saturday. The greeter seated us quickly enough. We told the greeter that we were in a hurry and he reported that to the waiter. The food was good enough but we again had to hail the waiter to pay the check. Other than the person greeting the incoming clients, the waiters seemed not to... More 

Thank Florence N
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was around when Paul first started the first restaurant. The food and taste is Delicious, tender and full of BBQ flavor. Anytime you are near a smoking Pig BBQ restaurant, PLEASE stop and ENJOY, You will enjoy it.

Thank Robert B
San Jose, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Generous portions. Great BBQ sauces. Good (bottled) beer selection. Get there early or you will have to wait... or time your arrival to the second seating ~ 1 hour after the doors open for lunch.

Thank BruceIan20
San Jose, California
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I've eaten here a half-a-dozen times and every time I leave very satisfied. I am most fond of their brisket. Yummy. I am also particularly happy with the desserts. I understand that these are original recipes from the owner's wife. The Key Lime is sublime.

Thank 430kathy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112-4944
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-380-4784
We are a very casual BBQ "joint" in the traditional sense. The focus is on the food. Slow smoked meats, homemade sides, rubs, sauces and desserts. Friendly service, at home feel. Excellent beer and wine lists (no kidding). Genuine Southern BBQ. Everything made in-house. Our mission is your delight. We Cater too! 25 to 5000 people.

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