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Reviewed February 23, 2024

OMG! Best BBQ restaurant in Anderson, SC! This place is so much better than a lot of the big BBQ food chains. The owners are really nice too. Every time we go there, we always buy their rubs and BBQ sauce. You can also order...their sauce online. I believe they cater too. You can't go wrong with this establishment.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Chet Newsom, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2024

Thank you, Melanie! We appreciate your business, rating and 5-star review!

Reviewed September 3, 2023

We tried this for lunch on a whim. Very average bbq. Flies in the dining room & oily collard greens are a No for next time.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 25, 2022 via mobile

Best Carolina BBQ. Took 4 lbs. home to the lake house while on vacation. Friendly staff and fast serves. Very clean establishment.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Chet N, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2022

Thank you!

Reviewed June 6, 2022

We had a graduation lunch for a large group here, and the service and food were outstanding! The menu was full of interesting choices and everyone liked everything that they ordered. Kim and team were so kind and helpful as we set up for the...event. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the whole experience. I highly recommend the Pompous Pig for excellent BBQ, either for lunch/dinner, or for special events! Thanks, we will definitely return!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Chet N, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2022

Thank you, it was our pleasure!

Reviewed March 9, 2022

Stopped in for a late lunch. Got a pulled pork sandwich, fries and a drink. Drinks were self serve, placed and paid for order at counter, then a young gal brought my tray to my table. No masks seen anywhere (thankfully). The sandwich was full...but not sloppy, and the port was very shaved very thinly, which means I didnt have to rip it apart, and so the bun stayed intact for the entire sandwich. Fries were quite good as well.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 4, 2022 via mobile

Great staff great bbq order and pay at the counter as in typical bbq joints. They do more than bbq but the w is definitely the star pulled pork, Brisket chicken is great but not so much sold on the ribs they were average sides...are top flight the menu does vary n offer diff specials always worth a try.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Chet N, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2022

Thanks for your rating and review!

Reviewed August 19, 2021

Went here for takeout on a Monday night around 8 PM since the reviews indicated it was the best place in Anderson for BBQ. I decided to try the 3/4 lb brisket plate. I was honestly expecting better for the price. The brisket was on...the dry side and was lacking in flavor. Good, just not great. What was great was the corn bread, I don't think I've ever had better. The rest of the plate(mac & cheese and slaw) was fine. Service at the counter was swift and courteous. Maybe if Im town again Ill try a sit-down meal to see if it's better, but my experience this time was just OK.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Chet N, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2022

Hmmm, we're not open on Mondays. Did you go on a different day or was it a different BBQ restaurant? Please do try us again! And sorry we missed responding to your review earlier...

Reviewed June 9, 2021

They were out of brisket the day we visited, but we didn't miss it. The combination meals provide a plentiful amount and great sides. Four types of sauce on the table for you to choose your favorite (sweet or tangy or mustardy). Pretty tasty options,...quick service, and refills on the soft drinks via the machine in the dining room. Outdoor dining available. We'd go again. Note: If you use GPS, it is hard to find this location -- turn in at the Mattress company -- the restaurant is on the right side of the same building but is hard to see from the street.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Chet N, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2021

Thanks for your review, Tammy! We look forward to serving you again, hopefully brisket next time!

Reviewed December 11, 2020

When I was driving along the highway I saw a billboard for this place and it was past lunchtime so I decided to give it a try. When I walked in I started to doubt my choice; it looked too clean and nice to be...the type of BBQ place I usually like. I ordered my food and sat down. They brought over a caddy with a variety of sauces and I really started doubting I was going to enjoy this. The food came. The meats and sides were all great. I decided to try some of the sauces even though I am generally not a sauce guy. The vinegar sauce was the best on pulled pork. I am not a fan of mustard based sauces but the one served here is he first one I didn't mind eating. The brisket was also pretty decent. I really like the potato salad here. Not cheap but the food is good.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Chet N, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2020

Thanks for your review! Glad you found us and enjoyed the food. Save travels!

Reviewed December 4, 2020

Came by for lunch while out shopping. I had the rib meat sandwich (awesome, I mean c'mon, it's RIB meat!) and my wife had pulled pork which she loved. But the star of the show was the collard greens...best we've had anywhere. Slightly sweet and...smokey, they were amazing! We got some to go so we could have them with another meal and they were great reheated. Definitely will be coming back here a lot!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Chet N, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2020

Thank you, Scooter Mac! We look forward to serving you again soon! (BTW, I never liked collards until we started cooking them here!)

Reviewed November 6, 2020

We stopped by The Pompous Pig after a week of good food at the beach and found our dinner to be the best of the week. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a good meal. It is very obvious that the owners...take a lot of pride in their business. Everything was very clean and well maintained, which speaks volumes in our present time. If you love good BBQ then this is your place. We can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Chet N, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2020

Thanks, GS! So glad you found us! We look forward to serving you again next time you're in town.

Reviewed September 9, 2020

Very good brisket, maybe 4 ozs.,on a skimpy bed of lettuce w possibly 2 tomatoes slices chopped in for $10.25. I returned home to eat, still hungry. There salad does comes w chz and almonds but I thought the beef would be plenty of protein...so I asked them to leave the chz and almonds off.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Chet N, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2020

Please let us know any time you're not happy with your food. Your salad bowl should have been full of lettuce and topped with 1/4 lb. of meat (brisket is the most expensive meat option). We would gladly bring you more salad, and cheese and...More

Reviewed September 8, 2020

Picked up a plate of BBQ pork and mac n Cheese for take-out. BBQ ws great and the 2 sauces were both good as well. Mac n cheese was tasty. Great Experience

Date of visit: August 2020
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784chetn, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2020

Thank you, Scott! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 10, 2020 via mobile

Best BBQ that I have had in a while. I am looking forward to going back again this coming week. My daughter loved her sandwich. I was a little disappointed with the sweet potato casserole, it wasn’t quite as sweet as I had expected. Otherwise...it was awesome.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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784chetn, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2020

Thanks for your review! We'll check the sweet potato casserole recipe and see if it needs a bit of tweaking. See you next week!

Reviewed August 9, 2020

I love BBQ, but some of it is overly smoked in my opinion. I enjoyed the pork sandwich I got here. The taste was great, with just the right amount of smokiness. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2020
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784chetn, Owner at The Pompous Pig, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2020

Thank you, L! We look forward to serving you again!

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The Pompous Pig is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4