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Whole Hog Cafe

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2516 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202
+1 501-664-5025
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Newark, Ohio
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have a group of friends who travel and do nothing but eat BBQ one weekend each year. This year, we came to Little Rock and Hot Springs, AR. We ate lunch at Whole Hog Cafe. We wanted to sample all their meats to make a fair assessment. None of the meats had much of a smoke flavor which I... More 

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Thank Jason R H
Miami, Florida
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458 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We know barbecue, and Whole Hog did not pass our test for excellence. The ribs are very meaty and well trimmed, but the rub is extremely salty, and takes away from the flavors. Also, the meats seem to be smoked in ovens, there is very little, if any, wood smoke in them. The BBQ beef was very tough, and should... More 

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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok ya'll, if you are a barbecue fan this place has to be on your bucket list. Whole Hog lives up to the hype. The pork shoulder doesn't need a sauce but I like my sauces and they have 7 to choose from. Baked beans rock. Service was great. I'm very satisfied. Time for a nap!

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Thank Daniel B
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here often to take out ribs and loaded potatoes! The food is sooo delicious! The staff is always friendly and engaging in conversation! Definitely give them a visit!

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Thank Annecia S
Trenton, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in a few days ago, had the pulled pork, with beans and potato salad... nice sized portions and delicious, will be back for sure

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Thank Aubreyrocks
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the great reviews on trip advisor and decided to try. We love it! Have ample supply of brisket and the pulled chicken was wonderful and so many choices of BBQ sauce yum. Also for me-they knew what had gluten in their food and what did not. Yay!

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Thank Jan M
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone claims they have the best BBQ but Whole Hog really does. Choose from 6 flavors of sauce and well prepared chicken or pork and, along with the sides they offer, you have a really good meal. Don't expect fancy seating or table service, it's not fancy and you're on your own. But that's not why people go there. Just... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So happy we found it! Six totally distinctive barbecue sauces, and the tenderest must lucious barbecue meat in Little Rock. the plate dinner is for an appetite, and the sides are really big portions, too. I adore the Cheesy Corn and the cole slaw has a superior balance of sweet, tangy, crunchy yummy. They do smoke the three standards: pork,... More 

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Dover
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, quiet place to eat! The salads may of been a little high and for just having lettuce and tomatoes and cheese on it but, it was really good! I would go back to eat here again, I wouldn't call it my favorite. If you are looking for barbecue this is somewhere to grab some barbecue.

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Thank Ronald E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the 1/2 chicken & salad it was wonderful....#3 sauce is my favorite!!! Great location..Staff always greet you with a smile.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2516 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 72202
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-664-5025

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