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The Steele Pig

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133 South Steele Street, Sanford, NC 27330-4233
+1 919-777-9963
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Food was great. Atmosphere is comfortable and pleasant. Staff was attentive and helpful. Shrimp and Grits is my favorite but I have never had a meal there that I did not enjoy!!

Thank Andree F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The service and food was very good. They greet you when you enter, seat you promptly, and seem very eager to please. The prices are reasonable except for the wine. Limited selection, very small serving, and expensive. The ambience is comfortable, and overall a very pleasant experience.

Thank Cliff W
Sanford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We had a date here and had a delicious chocolate dessert and coffee. It's very affordable to have dessert here, but we have eaten meals here on special occasions and the prices are reasonable. The food is very good.

Thank Mark W
Northern Virginia
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147 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

POSITIVES Friendly staff. Pleasant ambiance. Good service. Food was mostly good, even the misses clearly had been freshly prepared using fresh ingredients. The owner / proprietor believes in the farm-to-table concept when practical. High point of the meal for all three of us were the starters. The fried grits (a first for me despite my Southern heritage) with pork belly... More 

Thank InformedTraveller
Sanford, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is restaurant that serves southern food with some interesting quirks. Menu is limited, but I've generally found something that interested me. Worth a visit to see what you think.

Thank fredriccb
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I appreciate atmosphere when I dine, not dark rooms. Southern BBQ is a favorite dish so when I seek out BBQ I have a myriad of comparisons and expectations. This experience was average, nothing great and I will not return unless someone insist. A tad better than the chain Smithfield Chicken and BBQ, prices were more than the chain but... More 

Thank Judy B
Sanford, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

As local business owners we are always excited to see a new local business open. And we are foodies so my husband and I are even more excited to try new eating places, and hope they do well as we like to buy local to support our community. Having said all this we were somewhat disappointed by the food selection,... More 

Thank Debbie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The Steele Pig changes it's menu with the seasons, this lets local farmers and products to be used. A changing menu is a creative menu as anyone who visits The Pig regularly knows....p.s. the shrimp po boy hasn't been on the menu in five years.

Thank Richard B
Sanford, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants, so I took my family there during graduation weekend to celebrate. I discovered that the menu had changed drastically & I really couldn't find a thing on the menu that I wanted to order. My favs used to be the BBQ Pork & Shrimp Po Boy sandwich. They are no longer... More 

Thank LindaLouSE_57
Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This was our first trip to Sanford and The Steele Pig and it was a pleasure to dine here. We always seek locally owned establishments; no chain restaurants, and this exceeded our expectations. The menu states that the food is "Southern Cooking" but my Granny never cooked like this. It is sophisticated Southern fare at its best. There were four... More 

Thank joycew1716

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 South Steele Street, Sanford, NC 27330-4233
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 919-777-9963

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?