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Little Pigs Barbecue

4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
+1 803-788-8238
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulled pork” (69 reviews)
“hush puppies” (55 reviews)
“banana pudding” (48 reviews)
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4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I first visited Little Pigs because they serve tomato-based barbecue as well as the more common Midlands Carolina mustard-based. That was 10 years and about twice that many pounds ago. Gotta say, though, I love 'em both. Champ and his folks treat us like family....More

Thank Cary H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Too numerous items to count, food ok but everything looks dirty. The tables, chairs the buffet rail. So many people you can barely sit down. Went to use restroom, 2 small! Stalls for that large of restaurant, terrible. Stalls so small you can’t even turn...More

Thank Bubblicious_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Little Pigs for the first time. We had an "delicious feast"! So many different things to try. Wings, pulled pork, chicken, pork chops, brisket, rice, collards, slaw, the pot pie is a hidden treat. This restaurant isn't fancy. Just good Southern Food.

Thank Ed G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Columbia for our son's graduation from Basic Training at Fort Jackson. He was craving BBQ, and we randomly chose this place. It is VERY close to base, so it made it easy to get there and get back. We got there just...More

Thank barbgoss2001
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Obviously a local favorite, Little Pigs is a great experience and an amazing value. Not just barbecue there is a wide variety of classic Southern foods. All well done. Hush puppies were great. Don't expect décor or ambiance, just all of the great food you...More

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

I love the fried chicken.. A must to go along with the always delicious pulled pork. Buffet will leave you full up.

Thank Frank D
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on my way through Columbia. People were packed in the eating area like sardines. You have zero room to move your chair comfortably to stand up or make your way to the buffet bar. You will have to reach over customers waiting...More

Thank SheepdogInstructor
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Good old fashioned southern comfort food. Lots of beef, pork, chicken and fish, different bbq sauces so there’s no arguing necessary. Real good Mac & Cheese, and other sides. Big tables where you might sit with soldiers from Ft. Jackson or a church group or...More

1  Thank CarolinaCouple17
Reviewed April 25, 2018

My husband had eaten at Little Pigs Barbecue years ago but this was my first visit. It was lunch time and Little Pig is just minutes from I-20. We arrived at the busiest time of day with the parking lot almost full. We opted for...More

Thank ASH814
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Based on reviews, my sons and I came here for lunch while traveling through, also has an easy access off I-77. We arrived about 1 pm on a Sunday and there was a line, a lot of folks obviously coming after church. Like the photo...More

Thank Michael B
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April 1, 2017|
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Response from thomasjU645XC | Reviewed this property |
Under $10.
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September 20, 2016|
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Response from Ceenan | Reviewed this property |
They are not open for Thanksgiving Day but you can order in advance and pick up the day ahead. They have a web site you can go to for more information or call their catering number. I think their barbecue and mac n cheese... More
July 4, 2016|
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Response from ZeldaMcSC | Reviewed this property |
No. No. Coleslaw was minced like you find in grocery store but tasted fresh to me. They also had really good fresh tomato and cucumber salad and chopped broccoli salad. Also, smashed potatoes had red skins and tasted... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-788-8238
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