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“Really good”
Review of Pigman's Bar-B-Que

Pigman's Bar-B-Que
Price range: US$0 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Pigman's Bar-B-Que is the premiere barbeque restaurant on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For over 16 years, we have been serving up 'Que to tourists and locals alike. We have won multiple awards including "Best of the Beach" in the BBQ category in 2012 and BBQ Showdown OBX "Best Ribs" in 2013! We offer many varieties of BBQ with signature sauces to go along with it! We have all the fixings you can imagine and we also do catering.At Pigman’s Bar-B-Que, we take all the necessary steps to make our BBQ unique as well. For example, all of our signature BBQ’s are cooked on site by smoking. We cook this way for two reasons: To cook the meat slowly to retain the natural juices, and infuse it with oak flavor. Then we add our signature sauces, thus creating BBQ. Every BBQ option we sell is hand-crafted, and has some sort of vinegar-based sauce added to them. Although our vinegar-based BBQ options are delicious, we have discovered that there are many different palates out there to please. As a result, a few of our BBQ options have ketchup and an additional blend of proprietary spices to give our customers a “tomato based” option, also known as “ketchup based”.
Suffolk, Virginia
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129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Really good”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We were looking for some lunch and stumbled on the place. The service was fast and the food was very good. Famous for the ribs, but we had pulled pork and BBQ beef.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Jay W
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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review, 23 October 2013
Thanks for the kind comments Jay!! We are so glad the service and the food was excellent during your visit. Come try the ribs next time! The pork and beef are great though, aren't they!? We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good BBQ, not the Best”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I was very excited to try this BBQ since it had won the best BBQ in OBX award, per the banner flying outside the restaurant. Service was fast and it was quite inexpensive - both good things. We did use a coupon to lower the price. The meat was tender (we ordered ribs). The flavor was good, the sauce was vinegary, loaded with spices with a little bite. The baked beans were not good at all, I can do better doctoring up a can. The cole slaw was delicious, the hush puppies were mediocre. I would have given it 3.5 circles but was unable to do so.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Michelle L
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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Thanks for your feedback Michelle. We hope you give us another chance to wow you when you are back on the beach. We are sorry that the beans weren't impressive, but glad you enjoyed other aspects of your visit to Pigman's BBQ.
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Newport News, Virginia
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Carolina BBQ!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Always try to fit in a visit when at the Banks. Servings are big--don't forget to get slaw on top of BBQ! Hush puppies and good service included!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Greenakrz
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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Thanks for your feedback! We are glad you enjoy everything about Pigman's BBQ! Looking forward to your return.
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paminpoq
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great Barbque!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This is a no frills place to get good Bar-b-Que. It's not the best I've ever had but really good and Bar-b- Que is very subjective. Its a place where you order and they call your number...no waitresses/waiters. It was clean and the staff was were friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank paminpoq
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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Thank you for acknowledging the fact that BBQ is subjective. Its so true, and we do what we can to please the majority, but we stand behind the quality of our food and are glad you enjoyed it (even if it wasn't the best in your book!). We hope you make it back again soon and its good to hear that you thought the staff was delightful!
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Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We went with high hopes for the "Best BBQ in North Carolina" We ordered Ribs and chicken, and sides. The bean were so so , not cooked long enough and the flavor was not developed like it should have been, tasted more like from the can with some sauce thrown in. The cole slaw was perfect I must say. The ribs and cheicken were both dry (like they had been cooked and sitting too long dry) what a shame.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Jill C
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Pigman1985, Owner at Pigman's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Jill - we are sorry to hear that some of the aspects of your visit were subpar and apologize that your experience was not as you had hoped. However, we do take pride in winning Best of the Beach and Best Ribs. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improvement, as we would love to hear your thoughts. Email me, Richard, at pigman@pigman.com. Thanks Jill!
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