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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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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent barbecue. My second time eating here. First time I got a full rack - - way too much food. This time I got a half rack. Still a ton of food when you get a side salad and an order of fries. The only thing that stands in the way of the fifth Star is the price. This is... More 

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to grab a bite one wet night at a restaurant close to our motel & picked this one sight unseen. It wasn't far and fairly easy to find, but the parking lot is small and tight. From the outside, the place didn't look particularly outstanding. However, once inside, we found an almost 1950's style restaurant with a friendly... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Thank you trip advisor reviewers for your review of this place. We were only in San Jose one night so wanted somewhere good to eat. We found it. Such a busy place. The tastiest foods. Great BBQ taste and plentiful helpings for all. The waiter was delightful, helpful and friendly. Good at advising what to eat.

Thank thwaiteman
San Jose, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The meats are slow cooked, smoked, and very tender. They have 4 options for BBQ sauce. The sides are comfort food. Mac & cheese and Wolf Turds (Stuff jalapeno wrapped in bacon) are always on my must have list. With a name like Smoking Pig, don't dress up.

Thank jtobiassen
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I had brisket Sammy. mixed lean and fatty meat, it was excellent. I had coleslaw side and fregular fries. The meat was very tender with a smokey hint. Several sauces (i had a sweet California sauce, which I loved). They hit the mark with the fries and the cole slaw had only a hint of suauce, which was surprisingly a... More 

Thank reg v
San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food... the view of San Jose is awesome! I'd go back again and recommend this restaurant to my friends for sure.

Thank cameoburton
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoy the Smoking Pig so much we decided to have them provide food for a Party. They did an outstanding job. Tons of Brisket, Ribs, and a tray of lollipops. More than enough salad and sauces. Everyone was stuffed, and went home with leftovers. Strongly recommend them for parties. Also very much enjoy the traditional environment in their 4th... More 

Thank Adam A
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've had the brisket sandwich here and it's pretty good. Not great, not low priced, but pretty good. Basically, this is San Jose and Smoking Pig has pretty alright BBQ. It's not going to win national awards, but it's not bad if you have a hankering for back-home cooking. The mac n' cheese is pretty damn creamy and tasty.

Thank JeffPenman
San Jose
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Our work teams favorite place to eat! Variety of sauces and meat melts in your mouth. Unique appetizers. You absolutely cannot leave without dessert, try the peach cobbler or key lime pie or both with one to go!

Thank Debra D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We Normally order 1 lbs of beef brisket and 1 full rack of ribs when we have friends over. We have also tried their chicken drumsticks as well. The food quality is excellent and price is reasonable. We normally like to get all three kinds of sauce, BBQ, Honey Mustard and Spicy one. I have to say all of our... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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