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The Blistered Pig Smokehouse

225 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502-2402
+1 919-446-3366
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (46 reviews)
“baked beans” (13 reviews)
“meat platter” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
225 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502-2402
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like the overall feel of this restaurant. I love the brisket and have never had a bad one here. Sometimes I wish it came out a bitter hotter than I had the last time but so far that is my only reason for...More

1  Thank IrishGirlNC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner with a gift card. Attentive server. OK beer and wine selection. We both got the Choose 2 Sampler. Pulled chicken was good. Pulled pork was pretty fatty. 4 small slices of brisket 2 of which were half fat. 4 brunt tips that...More

Thank Virgil S
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant 3 times. The first time was great, second time just so-so, third time 1/2 the meals were great and the other 1/2 just fair. It is unfortunate, because this restaurant has the ability to be great. The atmosphere is...More

Thank Deb C
Reviewed 25 November 2017

When The Blistered Pig Smoke house opened it was a nice place to go. I would take my family and we would have a nice dinner and "experience" at the restaurant. Then, they made some subtle changes to the menu like removing the famous brussel...More

Thank deLeonStrong
foreverforward, Owner at The Blistered Pig Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

deLeon- I am sorry you don't care for the changes at Blistered Pig. Just for the record, most of our prices have DROPPED as we have adopted an a la carte menu. For example, our Smoked Brisket Platter (meat and two sides) used to be...More

Reviewed 19 November 2017

Just got home from a disappointing experience at the Blistered Pig. I really enjoyed this restaurant in the past - good food, great service, comfortable outdoor seating - a perfect place for a fun night out. For some reason, the restaurant has decided to change...More

2  Thank Larry H
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

On our way to RDU, we received a call that our flight had been cancelled, so we stopped at a cool mercantile exchange in Apex and stumbled upon the Blistered Pig. We challenged the chef to make a sample of 6 meats while we settled...More

Thank Lori L
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great family restaurant. Bbq chicken and pork were excellent. Prices reasonable and good atmosphere. Would visit again.

Thank Macism2011
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

My family and I are from out of town visiting friends and decided we wanted some great bbq.... shame on us for not knowing it was a fast food type of atmosphere where you order first and serve yourselves later but still decided to give...More

1  Thank Sean M
foreverforward, Owner at The Blistered Pig Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Sorry that your evening was a disappointment Sean. We have been open for two weeks in our new "quick service" format and we are still working on improvement. I am certain that your experiences as a business owner and entrepreneur would have led to different...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Whoa - been a semi-regular since they opened....stopped in tonight and was not prepared for the change - No longer a sit-down, waiter/waitress restaurant - but a walk up order place, where you pay before receiving your food . New menu, with all sides now...More

1  Thank Patrick W
foreverforward, Owner at The Blistered Pig Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Patrick- I am sorry to hear that you don't like the changes we have made. At the Blistered Pig Smokehouse, we have tried to focus on the smoked meats and have worked to make the quality, and flavor, of the food the best that it...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

In NC for family visit and looked forward to our favorite barbecue in Apex. We were very disappointed with the change in the service. Changes include everything is a la carte...the barbecue plates are only meat, sides are $2.50. The place is very pricey portions...More

1  Thank Bev Y
foreverforward, Owner at The Blistered Pig Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Bev- Sorry you were disappointed with the changes we've made. All of the prices were plainly visible when you ordered, so I am surprised that you ordered despite them being too "pricey". Sides are $2.50 each--if you get 2 they are only $1.85 each, and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502-2402
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Apex
  • Phone Number: +1 919-446-3366
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The Blistered Pig Smokehouse, located in Apex, offers the best in local barbecue. We are committed to all natural and sustainable meats. All of our meats are farmer sourced and have been humanely, pasture raised. Our menu includes a wide variety of southern and BBQ favorites, including pimento cheese, biscuits, ribs, baked beans, collard greens, brisket, and our delicious pulled pork! All of our meats are smoked or roasted in-house, and all of the items on our menu (even the pickles) are made fresh, on-site by our chefs. Come enjoy our southern homemade goodness with friends by our outdoor fire pit, or grab some to take home to your family. We also offer catering services for your next gathering. Let our chefs do all the cooking! The Blistered Pig Smokehouse -- "We only smoke the good stuff!"
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