We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1201 1st St, Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
+1 619-522-0217
10:30 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 10:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 207: English reviews
Level Contributor
62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place serves legit BBQ! The smell lured me in. They were out of the brisket, but recommended the Texas cheese steak, which had the brisket chili on it. It was messy, but fabulous!

Thank Geoff W
Kenner, Louisiana
Level Contributor
65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had BBQ Pork, St. Louis Ribs, & Sliders... pretty good. Outside dining in the marketplace. Only complaint is we wanted to try the Brisket Chili, but they had sold out. This was at 2:30 in the afternoon

Thank Frank G
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Certain items on the menu like the corn fritters are really good. The pulled pork was good, the sauces were no the best I've had. We ate outdoors with the heat lamp on a December evening. Waitress was patient with us and the children's meals were the right fit for our children.

Thank travel248957
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
319 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

fantastic location close to the Coronado pier, restaurant is very nice and airy and very welcoming. I went for a combo dish and a few sides. The ribs were dry and tough and the sausage which is usually consistently good in BBQ joints lacked any spice at all, Coleslaw as ok but he sweetcorn fritters were balls of tasteless dough... More 

Thank cdab
BlueBridge92118, Manager at Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for coming by and enjoying our amazing view and welcoming space at Lil Piggy's. We're sorry you did not enjoy your meal as much as the atmosphere. We're proud to serve ribs where the meat falls off the bone, so we'd love to have you back to try our delicious BBQ again. Thanks for the feedback and... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

As my title says, it's a very average BBQ joint. The food was ok, the service was good but that's about all I can say. I wouldn't go back, but it wasn't bad for the money just not worth going out of your way to visit.

Thank Tim B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Possibly, one of my favorite, authentic BBQ restaurants. Prime location in Coronado, with great views of San Diego Bay if you can get a good outside table. Good menu, not too large - or too small - but lots of options, The BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger....is simply amazing. Sitting outside, on a lovely summers day, perfect view and the best BBQ... More 

Thank Joe C
Encinitas, California
Level Contributor
81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My family was out from Texas and wanted BBQ for lunch. We were in Coronado for the day, and Lil' Piggy's had good reviews, so we decided to give it a try. The location is nice, although it doesn't really have any views. The service was excellent. Unfortunately, the food was really disappointing. It was all pretty dry, and the... More 

Thank sdfamilyof5
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I guess you can say we like Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q since we've taken 2 sets of east coast friends there in 2 weeks. Heaters keep you comfortable during the winter months. The meat has a delicious smoked flavor which is done on site. You add the barbeque sauce-sweet, hot, or mustard at the table unless you order meat "wet". The... More 

Thank 610travelgal
Millstone, New Jersey
Level Contributor
56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We stopped into this small, nondescript place for sandwiches and was not disappointed! Service was very good and the food was served hot! Definite repeat visit next time we are in Coronado Bay!

Thank Bob D
Montgomery, Minnesota
Level Contributor
89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Located right at ferry landing, food was good, prices ok. Pretty good selection on the menu. I had the bbq pork sandwich.

Thank Jesse S

Travellers who viewed Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q also viewed


Been to Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 18
American, Bar, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 1st St, Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-522-0217
Located on Coronado's Ferry Landing, Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q brings all the flavor of a Memphis Style barbecue straight to San Diego. Inspired by a family tour through the most notable BBQ joints in Memphis, the Carolinas, Kansas City and more-Lil' Piggy's is a locally-owned concept, offering authentic specialties, blues music, spectacular park and bay views, and 100 varieties of beer to choose from.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?