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Nov 5, 2011 02:19 PM

Ashland exit on I-95 (smokey pig)

Sniff sniff...the Smokey Pig (on US 1, Ashland exit) is closed. It was a great location to eat before heading to Williamsburg, (our home), or to meet people heading up and down I-95. At that exit
Is a lot of the usual fast food places but I want a place to replace "The Pig). home cooking, local cuisine, you know.

Any suggestions ?


Smokey Pig
212 S Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA 23005

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  1. What a bummer, I loved their BBQ.

    Some other alternatives (not sure how far north or south you go on I-95):
    -Prince George BBQ ( is on 460 right off of 95 S, just outside of Petersburg

    -Virginia BBQ ( in Ashland, though it's been a while since I've been.

    If Allman's BBQ in Richmond is still open, they were pretty good at one point in time, but I seem to remember that they've closed. Also, if you find yourself on 460 E, Cowling's BBQ in Wakefield, VA is pretty good too.

    1. Buzz & Ned's on the Boulevard
      Pricier than the Pig, but excellent.
      Won a Bobby Flay Throwdown
      If you don't want racks of baby backs, the sandwiches are like mountains and GREAT

      Also on the Boulevard, a little north of Buzz & Ned's, close to The (baseball) Diamond is Bill's BBQ with good simple BBQ sandwiches since about the 30's and not much changed. Order sliced BBQ, crispy fires (double cooked) and homemade banana pie (YES!!!) and a large limeade. About $10 total and great food.