Hog Wild Smokehouse Reviews
Check out our latest review in the Style Weekly magazine in Richmond, Virginia, by Don Baker.
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By David Nicholson
1:15 p.m. EDT, September 28, 2011
Tasty discovery: Beef brisket sandwich
Where: Hog Wild Smokehouse, 8864 Richmond Road, Toano. 741-2515. www.hogwildsmokehouse.com.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Weekend breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday.
We’d been hearing good reports about the Hog Wild Smokehouse, named as one of the best places for barbecue by National Barbecue News in 2008. So we were overdue for a trip to this small, out-of-the-way restaurant in the Toano section of James City County.
We found great barbecue, but the real surprise was the long list of Cajun items on the menu.Owners Blanche and BillLee Watkins have ties to Louisiana, and they’ve brought that amazing cuisine with them. Reading about catfish po-boys, gumbo and muffuletta sandwiches made me long for a trip back to New Orleans.
But this mission was barbecue so we ordered a beef brisket sandwich served with cole slaw in a soft hamburger bun. The sandwich comes with your choice of sides, and the lineup includes sweet potato fries, baked beans, Cajun slaw and several others. We chose collards that were sweet and tangy from being slow-cooked in cider vinegar.
The brisket, slow-cooked and piled high, was tender and flavorful. On the table are a half-dozen bottles of sauces so you can choose which style best suits you.
Service was a bit slow but not uncomfortably so, and our waitress stopped by several times to check on us.
Hog Wild serves a winning barbecue sandwich — I can’t wait to return and dive into the Cajun menu. — David Nicholson
Copyright © 2011, Newport News, Va., Daily Press
Reader's Review of Hog Wild Smokehouse!
Click on the link insiderspassport.com/the-best-bbq-in-williamsburg-virginia-a-readers-review" to read a William & Mary family's Sept. 8, 2010 review of Hog Wild Smokehouse.
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Hog Wild Smokehouse is proud to announce its
receiving of the National Barbecue Association's "Best of the Best"
Award. It is one of only five barbecue restaurants in the state of
Virginia to receive the award and only fifty-four
The April 2007 issue of Arthur Frommer's Budget
Travel magazine quotes filmaker Roger Sherman "The muffuletta
sandwich was better than anything I remember eating in the Big Easy
and the hand pulled barbeque pork made me sorry to be leaving
Thanks to the readers of the Virginia Gazette for
voting us the Best New Restaurant of 2005 for the Williamsburg area
and one of the Best for Barbeque every year since 2005.
PRESS TASTE WEDNESDAY JULY 5, 2006
fans must make Hog Wild pilgrimage!
Hog Wild Smokehouse
(out of five
Hog Wild Smokehouse
8864 Richmond Road, Suite 101,
Traditional smokehouse barbecue and authentic
Price range: Starters $4.50-$8;Soups/Salads $2.50-$7;
Sandwiches: $5-$15; Entrees: $9-$20; Desserts: $3-$4.50.
Tuesday-Saturday: 11 a.m. -9 p.m.; Sunday: 11a.m.-4 p.m.
Wine, beer, mixed drinks.
Smoking: Smoking area inside and on
Vegetarian: Vegetarian chili or specials.
Payment: Cash, check or credit card.
Atmosphere: Casual & family
Additional information: Outdoor patio.
Dailypress.com readers weigh in:
I am definitely "hog
wild" about Hog Wild! I love the offerings of Louisiana cuisine. I
haven't found another restaurant in the area
that offers these
selections. We were told by the waitress that the chef has family in
Louisiana, so all recipes are authentic! My
husband (a barbecue
fiend) would recommend the beef brisket and pulled pork. It has just
the right amount of smoky flavor. The
array of sauces is
delicious! For dessert, the sweet potato pie is the perfect ending.
I always recommend Hog Wild to anyone who
asks! Donna Madison,