The Pig

4.6
1897 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
The Pig is celebration of varying barbecue styles from across the USA. Our menus are dedicated to uniquely crafted, seasonal foods. We are local and feature vegetables from our farm in La Plata, MD. Carefully paired with craft beers, whiskeys, cocktails, and eco- friendly wines. We welcome our guests with great hospitality in a safe and comfortable setting. Explore & enjoy the experience.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1897 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipLincoln
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The 10% COVID surcharge needs to be stated in the OpenTable App as well as the server needs to reiterate same. The food is decent, but is not worth the price. 3 people were over $150.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, service and ambience were all very good, and the restaurant seemed to take a lot of precautions for COVID. The only thing that bothered me was that we were there during happy hour and got charged more than was listed for the drinks we ordered. I mentioned it to the server who was accommodating and went back to change the bill, but when she came back the prices were still off. I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to argue it a second time, but I definitely think the servers should make sure the offers are updated or just make sure they know what is being offered.

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KathiH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Saturday brunch at The Pig. Our starter, the pork buns, were an absolute FLAVOR EXPLOSION. IMO the highlight of the meal, though the Pumpkin Coffeecake with (wait for it) brown butter bacon ice cream was INSANE. Can't wait to return.

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PETERL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food , clean place with excellent service , patio/sidewalk is nice

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service and food was great but I won’t sit outside. A lot of homeless

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MAJH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made reservation for 4pm Sunday for outdoor seating. We were seated right away. It was on the street seating. The area is fine but there was noise from beggars and young people on the sidewalk. We ordered the sausage board for an appetizer with pints of beer. Delicious. For entrees we ordered the pork tenderloin sandwich which was huge on thick bread and delicious. The pulled pork sandwich which was great and my husband and I split a platter with pork ribs, beef brisket and chicken which was filling and tasted wonderful. We shared sides of Mac and cheese which was good not great. The meats was all tender and seasoned well. We left with two boxes, full bellies and plans to go again.

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PascalV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been there for dinner with my companion and were delighted, so we tried Brunch and the meal was as great as the first one!

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Steven
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the seating restrictions due to COVID, it was very helpful to have a reservation. The service was fast, the server was friendly and helpful in explaining some of the meu choices. The ribs were delicious; wish I had ordered a full rack instead of the half rack! Fries were nicely seasoned. All in all a very good first visit. Will be back.

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ShannonV
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Consistently outstanding food. Excellent preparation of meats, all the way around, but everything that turns up on your plate is thoughtful and intentional. Value!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Large portions too. You definitely get your money’s worth.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice afternoon to dine outdoors. The staff was very attentive and expeditious.

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Bubble
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate here during out weekend trip to DC. It was casual, fun and excellent food for a good price.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the service and the food were excellent.

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MagPie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great dinner at The Pig! Started with drinks and appetizers at happy hour, then entrees afterwards. The local beer selection is great but I especially enjoyed their cocktail selection, very unique and ties into the bbq scene. We had the truffle Mac and cheese to start and I had the ribs for dinner, all fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Mimosas are a waste of money, 99% orange juice, for was okay

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vipAnaF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The beef brisket is excellent and so is the celeriac slaw.

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TasterT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food: I was disappointed. Ive been looking forward to this place for a while. Unfortunately, the best items we had were the salad and chicken dishes (wings and entree). The face bacon was tasty if you can eat a lot of fat. The ribs, pulled pork sandwich and pulled pork lettuce wraps, along with coleslaw and mac n cheese were subpar. The meat was tender but not seasoned and the sauce wasnt great. The brisket was bit on the dry side. The banana pudding and strawberry shortcake missed the mark as well.

Drinks: This is where they shined for the evening. Better than all the food we had.

Ambience: So to be fair, it is CoVid and thus we sat outside in the parking lane where they created outdoor space. There were homeless and mosquitos all about. We had to go buy spray during our tenure.

Service: Lackluster for a place that wasnt crowded. They charged one card twice and didnt charge another. Repeated request for water.

I would try a different bbq spot. I think it's telling when the best thing you offer is chicken, but your name is the Pig.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall the food was good. The pulled pork was the best thing we ordered and the brisket was the worst. Seriously don’t order the brisket. Our waiter was really nice but was the only one working indoors and outdoors.

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vipSoulFoodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My poor little pandemic nerves have been too bad to go into restaurants to actually sit down and enjoy food in public, but when my husband and I went in to The Pig with intentions to order take-out for Restaurant Week, it seemed safe and we decided to stay. I'm so glad we did. It was our first time there and everything they put on the table was delightful. The sticky wings? Get those. The pork belly sliders? OMG. And the ribs? Chillleeee. (Also, the banana pudding is something special.) So many restaurants in DC are just OK, the bare minimum wrapped in a lot of hype, but this place impressed me from beginning to end.

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BrittneyD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Order the banana pudding! The bourbon makes all the difference!

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PortiaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! This was my first time eating at this location. We enjoyed a sample platter and again I truly enjoyed the food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
253 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a perfect place to (socially distance) meet with friends. We were at a very nice window table, there were other people in the restaurant but we weren't feeling crowded.
Highly recommend the BBQ chicken and greens - might be the best Ive ever had. One of my guests had the full BBQ platter and raved about the smoked brisket. Really enjoying this new BBQ menu - pricing is very good and the food is excellent. Always a neighborhood favorite, even better now.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious and great social distancing measures in place.

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vipShawn
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pig is a great all around place. The food is always very good, especially the fried pork belly buns! The service at The Pig is very good (both table service and bar). Happy hour at The Pig is a good deal as well. Overall, a great place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in on a Monday for a dinner date when I was visiting my girlfriend in town. Never been to The Pig, but when we arrived it was cozy, smaller spot in DC and not busy at all at the time (also very clean and sanitary). From the jump, we got great service and attention. Ordered and received our Meat buffet quickly. The food was delicious, and the sweet tea was fantastic, along with their homemade BBQ sauce and coleslaw. Would highly recommend and for a decent price!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables spaced out, you scan qrs code to view menu and then order at counter—all new due to COVID. Great service and food.

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Dae11
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! This was everything we wanted after getting into town. Yummy food, great drinks, great service. It was during covid and we felt safe, QR code for menu, very good distance between tables, masked servers, good ventilation. Really happy with our choice t eat at The Pig.

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vipIraH
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great and the brisket the best I have ever had!

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Gabe
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heckin clean and awesome. Would definitely Recommend it

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ElizabethC
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we were beyond impressed and pleased. We are definitely going back and bringing people with us.

We were the only people there, for the most part, because it was early (5:30 PM).

COVID precautions were in place and they were on top of it, sanitizing as people came and went, masks required when not eating or drinking and providing only counter service.

Highly recommend!

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CarloB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Our server was thoughtfully engaged and knowledgeable. The hostess was very accommodating, we made our reservation for the wrong day and she was very polite and got us seated a little before the quote.
Food was delicious!! We opted for tapas style. Great presentation, hot, delicious, innovative with a delight of flavors, textures, meats and sauces. Do the face bacon, and the marrow, and the pork belly, and the pig feet, and the pig tails, and the sausages 😊

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Matt
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent in giving recommendations. The food was superb and very tasty. Service was very efficient.

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MarkT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our second visit to The Pig, the food and service were both outstanding on each occasion.

Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dawn was amazing!!!!!!

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ccalderonm
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service timely and affable. Very professional

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JAM1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food. I really like this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience at The Pig! The service was spot on and the craft cocktail drink menu was just right. We ordered the pork chop and the piccata, both of which i would order again. A definite must for a nice night out

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LauraB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious menu. Good drinks. Great for families.

FAQs

The Pig does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. The Pig also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 290-2821.

The Pig is rated 4.6 stars by 1897 OpenTable diners.

The Pig does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=bf00bf18.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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