the pig bar b q

The Pig Bar-B-Q is a 4th generation family run business.

E.S. Murdock started "The Pig" in 1955 on Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida. Eventually he operated several stores throughout the Jacksonville area and Waycross, Georgia. We currently have 5 locations in and around Jacksonville.

Our original restaurants focused solely on serving award-winning barbecue. In the early 1960's, a friend of E.S. Murdock's in the commercial fishing industry inspired the decision to add a selection of seafood to our menu. E.S. Murdock then opened up "The Pig Seafood" on Lem Turner Road. This was the first store to concentrate on seafood and classic southern barbecue. While barbecue will always be our specialty, you can find an assortment of delicious seafood at all locations!

Country superstars Tim McGraw, Tommy Overstreet and Jimmy Crawford of the Kitty Wells Band used to visit The Pig. In fact, Tim McGraw's first paying gig was at old Emerson St. location! Other notable customers rumored to frequent The Pig include former Mayor Jake Godbold, music sensation Lou Bega, Wayne and Deloris Weaver (Go Jags!), and boxing great Larry Holmes… who have you spotted at The Pig?

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The Pig is also involved in the community, having donated to or partnered with The Shriners, Teen Challenge International, various churches, youth sports teams/competitive cheer leading squads and the Jacksonville Regional/Greater Nassau County Chamber of Commerce.

We are glad you chose The Pig Bar-B-Q and hope to see you again soon!