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Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q

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1201 1st St, Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
+1 619-522-0217
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Certain items on the menu like the corn fritters are really good. The pulled pork was good, the sauces were no the best I've had. We ate outdoors with the heat lamp on a December evening. Waitress was patient with us and the children's meals were the right fit for our children.

Thank travel248957
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

fantastic location close to the Coronado pier, restaurant is very nice and airy and very welcoming. I went for a combo dish and a few sides. The ribs were dry and tough and the sausage which is usually consistently good in BBQ joints lacked any spice at all, Coleslaw as ok but he sweetcorn fritters were balls of tasteless dough... More 

Thank cdab
Southampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As my title says, it's a very average BBQ joint. The food was ok, the service was good but that's about all I can say. I wouldn't go back, but it wasn't bad for the money just not worth going out of your way to visit.

Thank Tim B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Possibly, one of my favorite, authentic BBQ restaurants. Prime location in Coronado, with great views of San Diego Bay if you can get a good outside table. Good menu, not too large - or too small - but lots of options, The BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger....is simply amazing. Sitting outside, on a lovely summers day, perfect view and the best BBQ... More 

Thank Joe C
Encinitas, California
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My family was out from Texas and wanted BBQ for lunch. We were in Coronado for the day, and Lil' Piggy's had good reviews, so we decided to give it a try. The location is nice, although it doesn't really have any views. The service was excellent. Unfortunately, the food was really disappointing. It was all pretty dry, and the... More 

Thank sdfamilyof5
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I guess you can say we like Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q since we've taken 2 sets of east coast friends there in 2 weeks. Heaters keep you comfortable during the winter months. The meat has a delicious smoked flavor which is done on site. You add the barbeque sauce-sweet, hot, or mustard at the table unless you order meat "wet". The... More 

Thank 610travelgal
Millstone, New Jersey
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stopped into this small, nondescript place for sandwiches and was not disappointed! Service was very good and the food was served hot! Definite repeat visit next time we are in Coronado Bay!

Thank Bob D
Montgomery, Minnesota
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89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Located right at ferry landing, food was good, prices ok. Pretty good selection on the menu. I had the bbq pork sandwich.

Thank Jesse S
Centennial, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The ribs fell off the bone, the brisket was cooked perfectly and tender, and the service was happy and nice. Great place to eat for a family of four! Lawrence L.

Thank Lorenzo L
Ventura, California
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Plenty of beer choices that's for sure! Over 100 to choose from, but this is a BBQ joint with a view of the bay. Pretty good for a tourist impacted spot. Ribs where great but the brisket was week. Baked beans were good, but the slaw could use an upgrade. And please....pick better music for the outdoor patio area!!

Thank Dez13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 1st St, Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Coronado
  • Phone Number: +1 619-522-0217
Located on Coronado's Ferry Landing, Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q brings all the flavor of a Memphis Style barbecue straight to San Diego. Inspired by a family tour through the most notable BBQ joints in Memphis, the Carolinas, Kansas City and more-Lil' Piggy's is a locally-owned concept, offering authentic specialties, blues music, spectacular park and bay views, and 100 varieties of beer to choose from.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?