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Smoking Pig BBQ Company

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1114 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408-380-4784
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11:00 - 21:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I took my husband here for lunch on his birthday. He ordered a full rack of ribs. the portion was huge! He said they were the best ribs he's had. The meat was juicy and just fell off the bone. We will be going back!

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Thank Deb K
Paul R, Owner at Smoking Pig BBQ Company, responded to this review

Deb, really appreciate the kind words. And we're so happy we helped make your treat for your husband a nice one for his birthday. Looking forward to seeing you next trip. Paul More 

Seneca
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I love the Smoking Pig! The food is great! I highly recommended this place if, you're a bbq lover!!!

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Thank shonnal292
Paul R, Owner at Smoking Pig BBQ Company, responded to this review

We love you back, Shonna! Paul More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great food served in a restaurant with no frills. the first time we visited they had sold out of ribs so we had to go back and it was worth it. Great if you are a meat lover.

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Thank Jo R
Paul R, Owner at Smoking Pig BBQ Company, responded to this review

Hi Jo, Glad you liked out food. I can see you understand that when you slow cook the meats, there's always a chance we can run out. Getting another batch would take over 4 hours for ribs. We 'guess' how many we need for each shift and start that many, but if we get a run on them, of course... More 

San Jose, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Good smoky flavor, great sauce selection. Feels a little commercialized. Definitely better than Dickey's or Famous Dave's hands down.

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Thank Anthony B
Paul R, Owner at Smoking Pig BBQ Company, responded to this review

Hi Anthony, thanks for the kind words. Eeeek! on the commercialization though :D. We're family owned and 4th Street location is as down-home as it can get in California. We do make everything in our own kitchens at each location: sides, sauces, rubs, desserts, appetizers. Costly to do, but I don't want to compromise quality. Hope to see you again... More 

San Jose, CA
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Went to the smoking pig 2 weeks ago. The food was pretty average but for a BBQ place. We had BBQ chicken, BBQ brisket and wolf turds (jalapeño, cream cheese& bacon). The turds were the best! There are about 6 or 8 different BBQ sauces on the table for you to try. I was excited about 1 or another, but... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This place was awful! Went for lunch with my daughter as we heard great reviews. I am a Southern girl and I know good Southern food, it's not this! Meat wasn't cooked completely, Cole slaw was bitter, nothing good to drink, hate Pepsi and fake iced tea! The peanut butter pie had chocolate! Not true dish either. PLUS both of... More 

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Thank M4006MDkims
Paul R, Owner at Smoking Pig BBQ Company, responded to this review

Hi M, Sounds like you had an awful experience. I'm so sorry. We take our food safety very seriously. The County Health Department agrees. Not really sure what happened to your table on this visit. Doesn't sound like what most people experience here. If you decide to come back, ask for a manager or supervisor and we'll do everything we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food is spectacular, the service fantastic, and the atmosphere very fun. This is not a chain it is BBQ with single minded love. I recommend very highly. Oh and please get the peanut butter pie.

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Thank Saw65
Paul R, Owner at Smoking Pig BBQ Company, responded to this review

Wow. Thanks, Saw. We do put love into everything we do for our customers and it's soooo gratifying to see you let us know you felt it! Hope to see you again soon. Paul More 

San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

First time last week and shared the 3 meat plate of brisket, pulled pork and ribs with sides of mac n cheese, greens and bbq potato salad. Everything was very tasty, and they provide with 6 bottles different bbq sauce on the table. Plenty of food for two. Mac n cheese could have been hotter, I should have asked them... More 

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Thank 54Traveler2014
Paul R, Owner at Smoking Pig BBQ Company, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Traveler. Yes, we will fix any issue you have when you bring it to our attention. Our mission is to have you leave no less than delighted with your experience and all our people know to do whatever it takes to get you there. The guys on the line are trained to give all the... More 

calif
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a real bbq place-not just bbq sauce. It's a bit of a dive which just adds flavor to the great bbq meats and sides. The peanut butter pie measures up to the meat. Friendly service, only problem we have run into is during busy times, they can run out of the bbq that we were craving. This is... More 

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Thank lilburro
Paul R, Owner at Smoking Pig BBQ Company, responded to this review

Hi "burrito", aka lilburro :D We're so grateful to be considered your favorite place for Q. Means a lot to us. BBQ, done right, can run out and due to the times involved in 'low and slow' cooking, once gone, it's impossible to get more. Many places cook for the day and when it's gone, they close. We try out... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here before watching an earthquake game nearby. Homey place with a biker edge, it was full with a short line at 6 pm. We had brisket (good), rib (great), chicken (good), fries (great), collard green (good), mashed potato (ok). I drizzled mine with their classic bbq sauce & spicy Kansas hot sauce. Wow, these homemade sauces packed some... More 

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Thank Minnie Y
Paul R, Owner at Smoking Pig BBQ Company, responded to this review

Glad you liked it. Now you can come to the one directly across from Avaya (Earthquakes) Stadium! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-380-4784
Description
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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