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Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q

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$$ - $$$
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1201 1st St, Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado, CA 92118-1462
+1 619-522-0217
10:30 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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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 1 week ago

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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78 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
Belfair, Washington, United States
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138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I thought the service was a bit slow and in spite of the fact that the place was not packed we had to wait for menus to become available. Not a great start. But it improved from there and received decent service. I had a Cali-BBQ sandwich with a side of cole slaw and the wife had ribs. Bith were... More 

Thank Travelin41126
Phoenix, Arizona
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239 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is one of the best BBQ places that I have visited. They had a fairly good selection of meats and a large selection of sides. I had the Piggy Plate with smoked sausage and two sides. My sides were the mac and cheese and the baked beans. All three items were outstanding. Their meat portions come in Lil’ Portion... More 

Thank Briman747
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I make my annual pilgrimage to Coronado to attend a conference and while here, look for interesting places to eat. I had been doing some research for lunch options and came across Lil' Piggy's. What caught my eye was that the BBQ here was described as "Memphis Style." I've had North Carolina and Texas style, and even though I wasn't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Stopped for a specialty coffee - ladies were very helpful, many beverage and food selections, clean serving and dining area, I enjoyed chatting with the locals

Thank ChattanoogaNB
Toronto, Ohio
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Just a short walk from the ferry, so take the ferry have lunch shop alittle and take ferry back to the trolley tour. Because the tour doesn't take you to this side of the island. Unless you are very hungry split something. The bbq is excellent . Very friendly staff even w hen it is very busy.

Thank Judy e
San Diego, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We returned to Little Piggy's BBQ once again. We enjoyed the authentic BBQ, fast service and an amazing server. Although we did not get her name, we found our server to be friendly, welcoming, and sharp. She recommended the fried pickles and she was right on! They were delicious. Each of us chose a different entrée and we were not... More 

Thank RCR11

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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?