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Little Pigs BBQ

384 McDowell St, Asheville, NC 28803-2609
+1 828-254-4253
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“hush puppies” (59 reviews)
“coleslaw” (16 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
384 McDowell St, Asheville, NC 28803-2609
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A local recommended this place...First of all let me be totally honest, BBQ never sits right with me...but this isn't about me, it's about the restaurant...Folks friendly, just a little small-town spot where the locals eat...Food was plenty..Hubby's Chix Combo was good..I had the Rib...More

Thank Dens_lady
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm pretty sure this place was much better last year. The baked beans tasted like they came out of a can, and the chicken was so-so. The hush puppies were the best part of the meal, sadly.

Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been eating at the Little Pigs Barbque since it opened in 1963. I went to High School on Victoria Rd.just above this place and the aroma was then and still is now enticing. They have maintained their unique quality in this converted gas...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived in Asheville and started to ask for BBQ restaurant recommendations from taxi drivers, hotel employees, and people at my conference. There were lots of mixed opinions and it came down to whether you like tomato based or vinegar-based BBQ. Despite many trips to...More

Thank Frances T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a family dining restaurant operating as a fast food restaurant. Upon entering the restaurant there's no greeting and you do not feel like a welcome guest. Immediately stand in line and it is assumed that you know what you're going to order. 50%...More

Thank j r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, relaxed atmosphere. Grandpa got to bring granddaughter to a place he used to eat when he was younger.

Thank Katrina N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did not care for this BBQ. Not impressed with food, service, building. The BBQ sauce had too much mustard or something. Not sweet, not smoky, not tangy, really no taste.

Thank 4Ms2Gr2Tx2Ms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anytime we have to go to the hospital for anything, we always go to Little Pigs after. Barbecue pork... Fried chicken... Ribs...highly recommend any of their bbq. Baked beans and coleslaw compliment the meals wonderfully! Take home but I find the atmosphere enjoyable. Meet me...More

Thank atravlerami
Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you REALLY like BBQ pork and broasted chicken, this is THE place in Asheville to feed your need! In a NO frills brick building located on Asheland Ave. just south of downtown Asheville; Little Pigs serves up the best BBQ EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. Consistent in service...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

...introducing you to a little place, off the beaten path, located south of downtown Asheville, Little Pig's BBQ. Little Pigs is an historic eatery that serves fried chicken, bbq and all the fixin's They also serve an amazing alternative to their delicious fried chicken options....More

Thank Stephanie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
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
Very mediocre. Not advised for true BBQ lovers. The chopped pork was mundane, very little smoked flavor, could have been oven roasted instead of smoked or fire roasted. very ordinary, Beans were terrible, tasted like they were straight from the can. Sauce was not very good. Best thing on my plate were the Hush Puppies. They were really good. I won't be goung back
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