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The Proper Pig Smokehouse

17100 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107
+1 440-665-3768
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“potato salad” (15 reviews)
“brisket” (26 reviews)
“smoked turkey” (6 reviews)
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17100 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely outstanding!! Delicious pulled pork, probably the best I've ever had. Casual dining experience, but the food is top notch. I will definitely be back!!

Thank Criz66
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A casual order at the counter service with helpful staff for selections and a few small tables to eat. Their favorite- brisket or smoked turkey. Two in our party ordered a selection of meats and voted the pulled pork as the top fav! The brisket...More

Thank soccerdeb
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

What a great BBQ place! Liked it better than Mabel's downtown! Portion sizes were great & the prices were fair! Even brought home leftovers! We will be back! I attached a picture of my husband's sandwich...The Proper Slopper.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Food was Smokin' Good!! Beef brisket done perfectly w/crispy burnt good skin, pulled pork was smothered with just the right sweetness/smokiness, bbq sauce/onions/pickles was perfect side condiments, beans had 2-3types of beans in it with a hint if jalepenos. This place was casual and perfect...More

Thank Beverly C
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

For a great meal without pretentiousness, you must try Lakewood' s smokehouse restaurant, The Proper Pig! Hubby and I are huge pulled pork, turkey and beef lovers and had a great meal there over the weekend. In true Carolina style, YOU add flavors to the...More

Thank kdig
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Tried the 3 meat sampler and would do it again. The crusty bark on the pulled pork was great, as was the brisket (pepper was predominant with what seemed to be hint of clove).

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We haven't had anything bad from this place. Excellent job, and great for carry out. The prices are a little high but well worth it!

Thank 25thCouple
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Located in a storefront on the west side of Lakewood on Detroit Avenue, the Proper Pig Smokehouse offers Dryrubbed Texas style ribs, pulled pork, smoked turkey and brisket along with basic sides of coleslaw potato salad and desserts The ribs were served not very hot…...More

Thank CLEken
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Having heard great things about the Proper Pig and the Proper Slopper sandwich, we decided to try it out on a Sunday afternoon. For our first taste of one of Lakewood's newer BBQ places, we decided to forgo the recommended sandwich and chose the sampler...More

Thank NorthCoastTraveller
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The hardest part of this visit was deciding what to choose from on the menu. The brisket was juicy and the rub had a perfect spice on it. The pulled pork sandwich was huge and the baked beans were just as we had in Tennessee....More

Thank Shawn W
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17100 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: +1 440-665-3768
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The Proper Pig Smokehouse is a no frills down home fast casual BBQ joint that offers you a unique, hands on experience as we cut our fresh smoked meats to order right in front of you. In the true Texan way we serve it up on a cafeteria tray with a side of pickles, onions and some white bread with a hearty selection of local beers.
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