The Smokin' Pig
From the extraordinary BBQ to the eclectic decor, The Smokin Pig has established itself as the go-to smokehouse for melt-in-your-mouth smoked meats and fixins' on Game Day or Every Day!
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The Smokin Pig’s humble beginnings in 2009 of nine tables has transformed itself into a 155 seats at the Pendleton location. A separate to-go trailer and two additional smokehouses are now in Easley and Williamston.
Pair the crisp Fried Okra or Spicy Jalapeno Cheese Grits with your choice of slaw, rotisserie-smoked meats, or, better yet, order the combo of pork, brisket and ribs. Feel free to add a serving of fresh made slaw and a seasonal cobbler. your mouth and tummy are going to thank you!
Each Monday begins a new smoking week for General Manager Steve and Rib Master. Together, they will prep and smoke 4 tons of meat and hand mix each of The Smokin Pigs’ signature BBQ sauces. The owner, Barry Deavers, still splits the oak and hickory wood used in the smoker by hand. It takes the team three days of prep to be open Thursday through Saturday. Each glorious rotation in the smoker is worth every minute.
Barry Deavers could not foresee the tradition he would start by signing this post on opening day. From that first marker moniker sprang thousands of satisfied diners’ own well wishes and signatures, each proud to have experienced The Smokin Pig and counting down the days until they return.
Some afternoons the line at The Smokin Pig wraps around the building. But who says waiting should be boring? From shaded seating areas to games of corn hole and tether ball, there is plenty of fun to be had as your anticipation grows.
Whether it’s a to-go game day tailgate package or an end of the work week celebratory lunch platter, The Smokin Pig has defined BBQ in the Upstate. It is no joke that they have ‘The Best Butts In Town.’ In fact, that is a humble description of what The Smokin Pig serves: Fantastic BBQ, and superb sides. Every one of your senses will be pleased!