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Little Pigs BBQ

384 McDowell St, Asheville, NC 28803-2609
+1 828-254-4253
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (62 reviews)
“coleslaw” (18 reviews)
“roasted chicken” (25 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Fast food
384 McDowell St, Asheville, NC 28803-2609
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Owned and operated by the same family since the 60s, this restaurant offered BBQ chicken and pulled pork options. For $5 patrons receive a good portion of pulled pork, cole slaw and 3 large, melt-in-your mouth hush puppies.

Thank mickeyd199
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent value ar $5 for the tray. BBQ hush puppies and slaw.no sibstitutions. The hush puppies are round and a little sweet the slaw green not red. Everything good. Great price. Quick service.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This place has the best chicken ever! It is so juicy and delicious! The crust is very crispy and just perfectly cooked! You must try this place, highly recommend it! The BBQ is also very good too! Great hush puppies!

Thank Linda T
Mari P, Front Office Manager at Little Pigs BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of our broasted chicken! It's cooked in a special pressure fryer - it keeps it juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Hope you stop by again soon!

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

First time in this month after friends had told me how good it was. Walked in and staff was very friendly but was very smoking to the point it was making my eyes itch. I ordered a bbq sandwich and fries. The sandwich barley had...More

Thank Nblbmxgrl2
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I have been going here since I was a young child. Everything here is authentic good! I love the ribs, the BBQ , the ale, the BBQ vinegar sauce or say the light one is some kind of lip smacking good. The absolute Best Broasted...More

Thank NCsleepy
Mari P, Front Office Manager at Little Pigs BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your very specific review. We appreciate your taking the time to give others your input. Glad you love the broasted chicken (we have a special fryer for that). We keep it simple and will see you again soon!

Reviewed 8 March 2018

Miss the days gone by? You’ll immerse yourself in nostalgia here, as this place runs much like it did when my traveling for work father ate here in the 60s. One of his favorites and that’s passed to my brother and to me. Bring cash....More

Thank Molliedog1214
Mari P, Front Office Manager at Little Pigs BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Plain old is good as long as it's tasty! Thank you for carrying on the family tradition. So glad you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Restaurant was clean and the employees very nice. My wife and I both had the Barbecue and Rib combo platter. The pork barbecue was properly cooked, but bland. Very little bark and little or no seasoning. The ribs would have had a decent taste, but...More

Thank Al H
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Kleenex this is a can't miss BBQ eating experience. I have been going to Little Pigs Barbeque for at least 20 years. It still has the great taste and quality as when I first started eating there. My favorite is the barbecue pork sandwich with...More

2  Thank 508deenas
Mari P, Front Office Manager at Little Pigs BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Little Pigs is still here because of customers like you! Thank you for visiting and visiting regularly. We appreciate you and the time you took to write this review. See ya again soon!

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Consistently wonderful old school BBQ with fresh cole slaw and hushpuppies. I come here as often as I can for lunch. Their service is fast and friendly! And they have a fireplace in thr back dining room. Great place to warm up on a cold...More

Thank MerryTraveler44
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Being from Texas we know a little about BarBQ, so wanted to try out the NC version. I usually follow the local crowds and this place was super busy with all wlaks of life locals coming and going. I had a basket of pork barbq,...More

Thank Gerard P
474mari, Public Relations Manager at Little Pigs BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for your great review and we are happy you and your wife enjoyed the bbq and ribs!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 384 McDowell St, Asheville, NC 28803-2609
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-254-4253
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Since 1963, Little Pigs Barbeque has been serving locals and visitors alike, Asheville's best barbeque and chicken, too! Only a half mile from Biltmore, LIttle Pigs looks forward to serving you, and your friends and family, our family's restaurant. Whether it's your first time or 50th, you will enjoy our warm and inviting atmosphere. Come and experience an Asheville tradition!
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