E.S. Murdock started “The Pig” in 1955 on Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida. Eventually he operated several stores throughout the Jacksonville area and we currently have 5 locations in and around Jacksonville.
Our original restaurants focused solely on serving award-winning barbecue. In the late 1950’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. "The Pig Seafood” then opened and was the first store to concentrate on seafood AND classic southern barbecue.
To further diversify our menu, breakfast was added for your enjoyment back in the 1960's...and it stuck! We have to be here early in the morning to prepare and smoke our barbecue on a daily basis, so we figured we would invite you in for a hot cup of coffee and breakfast while we do it.
While barbecue will always be our specialty, you can find an assortment of delicious seafood and breakfast at all our locations! Stop by The Pig to enjoy delicious food at one of the best barbecue restaurants in Jacksonville! Our goal is to blend great taste, reasonable prices, and southern hospitality into something the whole family enjoys. We have been a local fixture in the community over for 6 decades! Whether it has been a while since your last visit, or you are trying us for the first time, thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you!