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The Blistered Pig Smokehouse

225 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502-2402
+1 919-446-3366
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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“brisket” (46 reviews)
“baked beans” (13 reviews)
“meat platter” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
225 N Salem St, Apex, NC 27502-2402
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Met friends here for dinner on a Wednesday night. We all had a great meal. Good BBQ to choose from: Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Roasted Chicken, Brisket, etc. Nice sides to choose from. The Sweet Potato Fries and Potato Salad were especially well done. Good...More

Thank Diane R
foreverforward, Owner at The Blistered Pig Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thanks for the great review! Glad you all enjoyed it and hope you'll be back soon. Come in early and enjoy our "buck an oyster" happy hour special every night from 5 - 6:30!

Reviewed 4 March 2017

On a busy Friday night in downtown Apex, after dinner at The Blistered Pig I can see why it is not crowded like other downtown establishments. The service was sub par, for example having to ask twice where the drink order was - forgotten would...More

Thank Vivadefiesta
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Recently had lunch at The Blistered Pig with my wife. The atmosphere was great as was the service. When lunch arrived I was surprised by the size of the serving. I would typically expect to go out for barbecue and not being able to finish...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Both times I have gone they have been out of nearly everything on the menu... and it was only lunch time! And not busy to boot... I'm sure it's great, but I don't know if three times will be the charm for me.More

Thank MamaKLB
foreverforward, Owner at The Blistered Pig Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

I notice that this review is about a visit in December 2016. We have a new management team and a new chef at the Blistered Pig. Though we will sometimes run out of items (none of them are quickly prepared as it takes hours to...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Normally really like the ribs, service is always just ok. Ribs were awful, tasted like rubber. Sent them back 2 times. Was not just our table, heard 2 others complain that were around us. Server was great and was apologetic even though not his fault....More

Thank AndrewZ34
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to The Blistered Pig. We had decided on an early sinner, so it was very quiet when we arrived. A very friendly young man greeted us, seated us and was our server. The menu is not extensive, but it is...More

Thank Martin E
Steve A, Owner at The Blistered Pig Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Marty, glad your first visit to our place turned out so tasty! It was a pleasure hosting you and your wife, and we want to commend you on getting the brisket and the pulled pork -- those are some of our favorite entrees here! So...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

I ate at The Blistered Pig Smokehouse quite some time ago but the experience has left an indelible memory on my brain, and I'll definitely go back. The server was super friendly and helpful with answering questions about the menu; very knowledgeable. The food was...More

Thank Michelle H
Steve A, Owner at The Blistered Pig Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Michelle, we're delighted your last dining experience with us was so memorable! It was a pleasure hosting you, and we're ecstatic knowing you found our staff's demeanor so welcoming and attentive. It's awesome you were blown away by our BBQ, too. Come see us again...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Enjoyed the roaring fireplace on a cold January night. The BBQ portions on the sampler for 2 were just that, small samplers. Enough for two of us, but you may leave hungry. Service was friendly, but they forgot to bring some items until we asked....More

Thank rejsegal
foreverforward, Owner at The Blistered Pig Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thanks so much for the great review! We're working on those rough edges to our service level--thank you for giving us a shot. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Do not go here! Everything was horrible: Food, service, time, price for value. We were surprised, since our earlier dining experiences here were generally OK. This time, however, the quality of food from the standard menu was terrible. Kitchen was backed-up with orders, food prep...More

Thank EnvisioningFutures
Steve A, Owner at The Blistered Pig Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

It's very surprising you felt this way, especially since you've frequented our place before! When we get busy, as you probably know, our normally expedient and attentive service can suffer a bit and our kitchen can take a little longer than normal to prepare food....More

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A little pricey but food is good. My kids love their Mac n cheese and ask to go there all the time. The pork BBQ is good and hush puppies. No beer is on tap which is disappointing.

Thank rmshill1
foreverforward, Owner at The Blistered Pig Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thanks for the great review. I am surprised, however, that you didn't know we have beer on tap. Fourteen craft brews to be exact. As well as some popular domestic bottled beer. Please come and try us again!

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Restaurant Details

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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