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The Pedalin’ Pig

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The Pedalin' Pig - BBQ Featuring Locally Sourced Meats and Ingredients.
Written by: Brittany Mendez
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Pedalin' Pig is in Boone and offers roadhouse-style BBQ. The rustic interior outshines the exterior, and the menu is varied, giving meat-lovers, vegetarians, and those on gluten-free diets plenty of options. The Pedalin' Pig smokes locally-sourced meats themselves and uses regional ingredients for their sides, sauces, and rubs. The outdoor eating area has a fireplace, cornhole, and plenty of seating. 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

The interior and the food at The Pedalin’ Pig will never cease to amaze you.

The Pedalin’ Pig dishes out southern-style BBQ using seasonal, local ingredients with “a splash of High Country style.” And there’s something on the menu to satisfy the appetites of meat-lovers, vegetarians, and diners needing gluten-free options.

The key to a good BBQ is the fire, which is why the Pedalin’ Pig slow-roasts locally sourced meats over hickory hardwoods. The next essential part of a great BBQ is the sauce. At The Pedalin’ Pig, the sauces and rubs are house-made and come in various flavors.

Step inside, and it’s like entering a vintage roadhouse. Wood planks cover the ceilings and walls, string lights add warmth to the ambiance, and neon beer signs adorn the bar area. The vibe is relaxing with a few TVs for sporting enthusiasts and a chalkboard wall displaying daily specials. When the weather is nice, consider eating outside on the deck. The outside fireplace blazes on colder days, and cornhole is available, too.

Before we launch into what is on the menu, we want to showcase some of their eight gluten-free sauces:

Vinegar, pepper, salt, and seasoning make this a classic for BBQ lovers who crave the East Coast flavor.

Honey Chipotle
Try this one if you want a little heat in your sauce! It gets its sweetness and spiciness from honey, chipotle peppers, and a smoky adobo.

The Smokehouse will do the trick for those who prefer a Texas-style sauce! It’s a tangy and sweet tomato sauce, and if you like some heat, you can request to intensify the spice.

Perfect for chicken, Alabama sauce is mayonnaise and vinegar-based sauce with some additional spices.

South Carolina
This tangy sauce is mustard based.

Now let’s dive into the food options! While The Pedalin’ Pig has traditional BBQ fare like sandwiches and trays, we’ll focus on unique items.

Southern Fried Pickle Chips
Diners rave about this southern staple! Thinly sliced dill pickles are lightly battered before being fried to perfection. Buttermilk ranch sauce comes on the side. These crispy delights are guaranteed to whet your appetite.

Heavy Hitter Platter
If you’re a famished meat-lover, this meal is calling your name! The Heavy Hitter is large enough to be shared because it’s loaded with smoked sausages, pulled pork, brisket, smoked turkey, and smoked baby back ribs. Add the four sides, and it’s challenging to finish, even when shared!

Wait, what? Tacos at a BBQ restaurant? Yes, but in a BBQ style. You’ll receive three tacos or you may opt for two with one side item. You may choose pulled pork, smoked brisket, or turkey bacon cheddar. Each variety is packed with different ingredients, making each a mouth-watering delight.

Vegetarian options
The menu offers a veggie plate consisting of options from a selection of side dishes, salads, and a veggie burger.

If you’re craving a good-tasting BBQ with various options, sides, and sauces, then we think you’ll enjoy trying The Pedalin’ Pig.

Insider Tip:
Be sure to check out The Pedalin’ Pig in Banner Elk. The log cabin’s rustic look and no-nonsense interior serve the same delicious food as the Boone location.