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Little Pigs Barbecue

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4927 Alpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29223-4056
+1 803-788-8238
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11:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Wed 11:00 - 14:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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White Oak, South Carolina
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard about this little joint for many years and had not had the opportunity to visit. I was very pleased with everything, it is not the most up to date places I have been BUT the food, which is what I went for is great

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Thank Troy803
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been eating here for years. Although I no longer live in Columbia I still drive over 100 miles from time to time to eat at Little Pigs BBQ. The buffet is outstanding. Lots to choose from. I go for the pulled pork myself. It comes in mustard base, tomato base, and vinegar based. They're all good but at Little... More 

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Thank Ted B
Lexington, South Carolina
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is served buffet style. They have a large variety of country vegetables, chicken, fish, & brisket! All food is seasoned Southern style. They also have a small desert bar, if you can save enough space for desert! They also have take out.

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Thank Donna T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome BBQ and an endless buffet!! My family and I LOVE to eat at Little Pigs BBQ! It has been in Columbia for many years and the food is great!

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Thank Paula P
Daytona Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good variety of food, food temperature was the issue unless it is brought out fresh. The steam table did not keep a lot of the food hot.

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Thank bird383
Gallatin, Tennessee
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268 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have never seen such a huge barbecue buffet. All you could want including chicken livers and pork skins. Barbecue lovers like diggin into the whole pork shoulders. This is worth a tourist stop due to the originality, but can lead to making a pig of yourself. Will be back.

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Thank OldOldBob
Fort Knox, Kentucky
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was okay. I had been hearing rave reviews about it so I decided to check it out. I wasn't disappointed but at the same time I wasn't Head Over Heels either. It was a decent meal. I would definitely have no problem eating there again though. Everyone was friendly and the service was good.

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Thank Anthony S
Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently went to Little pigs Barbecue for dinner. He made certain to let me know before going to work because he knew I eat a heavy lunch but a light dinner. I decided to skip lunch because I wanted to get our money 's worth. When we got there the parking lot was almost full and... More 

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Thank Earline S
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is great here. All meals are made to order when you arrive Great pulled pork sandwich and the coleslaw on top is complementary. Friendly service and loads of sauces to choose from. Rob's sauce is our favorite. Don't miss this one !

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Thank Popeemom
Columbia, SC
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Little Pigs, the food is great, the owner Champ is friendly and caring. The staff are courteous and helpful. If you want great food at great prices, stop in and enjoy yourselves.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?