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Smokin Pig's prices have gotten ridiculous.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:03 PM
 

Ate at the Smokin Pig today. It's been awhile, maybe a year since I last ate there.

Chopped pork plate, two sides. I think this was $11.95, add a tea, total was $14.95.

The food was outstanding and the service was beyond excellent.

I left a $2.00 tip.

So this was a $17.00 lunch for one person.

Guys, this ain't Rick Erwin's or Soby's.

To compare, a Chopped Pork Plate with two sides at Henry's in Greenville is $7.43.
It's good, but the Pig is better, but not that much better.

I hate it when a place realizes they have a good thing and then they ruin it by getting greedy.

Yep, I am done at Smokin Pig.


Re: Smokin Pig's prices have gotten ridiculous.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:06 PM
 

Try blacks smokehouse in Seneca. I honestly prefer it over the pig. Has a much less hectic atmosphere. Reasonable prices as well. Great lunch specials. Open Thursday-Saturday. I've gotta quit giving out my secret places but the owners are so great I want to see them thrive and expand. Cash only there.


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Posted: Sep 14, 2015 12:56 PM
 



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Re: Smokin Pig's prices have gotten ridiculous.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:08 PM
 

While I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment. I can't avoid it. I have to keep taking my business there. It is good and while I think that it is overpriced it is still a price I am willing to pay. Lawyers and Doctors are overpriced too. Still gonna use their services. You might say that is a difference between need and want but I say Smokin Pig is a need.


Geeze $11.95 a plate now?

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:08 PM
 

It seems like they have gone up every single time I go, and I'd have to agree that's pretty steep.


Supply and Demand!

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:10 PM
 

And they still pack the house.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:13 PM
 

yes very over priced ... brisket plate like ~$15. Brisket was good but only about 4 pieces.

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Drink water. It's healthy and those drinks are how

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:15 PM
 

restaurant's and fast food places stick it to you.

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You're not the only one who got gypped !

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:25 PM
 

Your waitress got a 13.38 % tip instead of the standard 15 - 20%. If the service was that good, you should have left a little more.

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Re: You're not the only one who got gypped !

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:36 PM
 

When I win the lottery I'll go back and tip more.

But, seriously $17 for lunch?


I understand your feelings but don't ever take it out on the

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:43 PM
 

staff. They are trying to make a living too. If you can't afford to tip appropriately without winning the lottery, go back to the dollar menu. I say this with all due respect but people like you that try to rationalize under tipping bother me. Tip 20% and around the holidays tip generously.....you'll be surprised at how karma works and you may not even have to win the lottery to keep from looking like a penny pinching jerk. Have a great day and come again.


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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 5:12 PM
 



My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.


damn...wrong spot. Speaking of getting gypped


Posted: Sep 11, 2015 5:13 PM
 

its crump since i don't donate and cant erase

My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.


Holier than thou people who unfairly critcize others tipping

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 6:54 PM
 

bothers me. Calling somebody a penny pinching jerk and telling him to stick to the dollar menu because he tipped $2 instead of the 'appropriate' $2.25-$3. Seriously?

First of all, always tipping a certain percent is completely illogical, but I know logic is lost with most. If the same BBQ plate had cost a more reasonable $10 instead of $12, then the same $2 tip is more than 15% and now is somehow deemed appropriate by the self-righteous tip police, even though the service and everything else is exactly the same. How does that make any sense?

$2 for refilling his tea is plenty enough. He should be thanked for giving $2 rather than criticized for giving $2. That's the entitlement mentality of today's society for ya. If you want to tip $3, $5, $100, $1 million, fine, whatever, doesn't make everyone who tips less than you or less than x% a cheapskate or bad person.


Guessing you never waited tables...

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 7:13 PM
 

The government taxes your tips on your net sales not how reasonable the prices are. The hourly wage is still at $2 something it's basically nothing.

It makes a big difference when 10% tippers punish the waiter for prices they don't agree with.

I agree with the OP. If you can't afford or don't want to pay $17 a plate for lunch then don't go there. To take it out of the waiter's pay is just being cheap and/or insensitive.


Re: Guessing you never waited tables...

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 8:18 PM
 

If I order a $10 meal and tip $3, I'm a good tipper. If I go to the same restaurant and order a $25 meal and tip $3 for the exact same service, I'm a horrible cheapskate and shouldn't be eating out. I'm essentially a cheapskate for buying more expensive items. Doesn't make sense to me.

I've had several jobs where I received tips, but never where I was being paid below minimum wage, so not really the same. But I can guarantee you I would never criticize or think less of someone for tipping less than x%. I just don't get that mindset. Even people not tipping at all wouldn't bother me. Maybe they are cheap, maybe I did a poor job, maybe they forgot, maybe they a left a $5 bill and somebody stole it. I don't know and I'm not going to judge. If the overall tipping is so low that I can't make a living then the owner would have to raise wages or nobody would work there.


Re: Guessing you never waited tables...

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 9:25 PM
 

I do see your point. The taxes are taken from the gross sales, they are paid $2.25 and hour, and many people don't tip at all yet the servers pay taxes on tips they don't get. Higher priced places are harder on their employees and give them less tables to increase customer service. Higher priced meals benefit the owners more than the staff. So to cut the worker's pay instead of the owner (by not going there) makes no sense to me.


I always tip extremely well, whether deserved or not...

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 7:48 PM
 

But you are spot effing-on!
The establishment has already considered their service staffs job & pay...betting they earn more than the typical $2.25/hr for waiter/esses as well!
Tip what the service is worth however & forget the establishment when their offer isn't worth your taste, without punishing those not involved with cost.

Go Tigers!
Eat more chicken ;)


This post is off

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 7:58 PM
 

none of what you said was true. You'll get the $2.25 in business places too.


busier I meant***


Posted: Sep 11, 2015 7:58 PM
 




As a person who paid his way at Clemson waiting tables....


Posted: Sep 11, 2015 7:07 PM
 

point for you man. Point for you!


Re: You're not the only one who got gypped !

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 2:24 PM
 

you are a sad person

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Re: You're not the only one who got gypped !

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 2:37 PM
 

While I myself do generally tip 15-20% depending on the service I also think we have let this matter get way out of hand. I mean ok, if the device is horrble, and rude, because everyone else says 20% should you enable that mess? Nott saying to stiff her, but dont put her kid through college either. Tipping at its inception was generally for a job well done. If the service is good, and say after a Big Tiger win, don't be afraid to tip like a Baller. But if service is as bad as a SC passing game, don't reward bad service with a fat tip.

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the last time I went to the club there was a fine little

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 3:36 PM
 

honey taking drink orders out on the dance floor. I ordered a beer and tipped her $5 because she was working hard and I didn't have to leave the dance floor to get a drink. The rest of the night that little sweetie came snugglin' up to me asking if I needed anything........best $5 I ever spent.


waiters make $2/hr pay

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 7:51 PM
 

From restaurants, tipping is really all they have.

Sincerely,
An ex waiter from Chilis Anderson, Rockhoppers, and Als Upstairs W Columbia


Drink water next time so you can tip better.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 10:23 PM
 

People like you make restaurant employee drink...a lot.


Re: You're not the only one who got gypped !

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 2:17 PM
 

What if the lady waiting tables at the $7 barbecue restaurant works just as hard...should she arbitrarily make less just because the owners don't gouge customers?


Im not a big fan of the tipping scale...

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 2:41 PM
 

People give what they want and that's that. The poor waitress only got screwed out of 0.19 cents for refilling drinks. Hopefully she can afford groceries this weekend.

I usually do 15-20% and always 10% but sometimes all the service is worth is 10%.


Dont Know About That

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Posted: Sep 14, 2015 1:17 PM
 

The Smokin Pig isn't a "regular" restaurant in that by-and-large the wait staff don't really do all that much waiting on the tables. Every time I've been there the only thing the wait staff ever did was bring my meal (and they usually didn't even do that). If I wanted a drink refill I had to do get it myself. Nobody has ever come by to ask if I needed anything.

I'm not saying I get bad service because I expect that kind of service from that type of restaurant. My tip is however based upon the style of service I receive. In the same way my tip is different for Pixie and Bills vs say Chipotle, one size does not fit all.

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Re: Smokin Pig's prices have gotten ridiculous.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:27 PM
 

Huh. I last ate there a couple months ago and it was pretty reasonable - I think I paid $12 plus a tip and I had enough food to take home for a second full meal.

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Re: Smokin Pig's prices have gotten ridiculous.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:36 PM
 

BBQ everywhere seems to be getting too pricey.

And you need to tip better.


Try TTTs downtown Clemson

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:53 PM
 

Barbeque special on Fridays. It is excellant.


That's been the price since I was a religious once a week

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:55 PM
 

Smoking Pig addict. It's worth every penny in my opinion.

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The key is to get the junior sized stuff

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 2:03 PM
 

I always get the junior brisket sandwich which includes a side for I think $7, ask for a roll and they'll add it on for free. You still get plenty of meat and many times it's the exact size as the 'adult' size.

As for the tipping argument Smoking Pig isn't even full service, definitely not worth 20% unless you're rolling in it. Plus they're system is stupid where you have to wait 10 minutes for a pen just for the privilege of tipping.

Clearly I've been a few times.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 1:57 PM
 

A 2 dollar tip, you said the service was excellent why be so cheap?


If you can't afford to eat out and tip,

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 2:19 PM
 

You could always bring lunch from home.


don't get on him about the tip

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 2:31 PM
 

It's not a full service place, all they do is refill your cups.

And btw they have the worst drink system ever


Appropriate username for this thread.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 2:36 PM
 

I was waiting to here what TIP had say for itself.


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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 2:36 PM
 




Re: Can't edit... Here is hear. But oh whale.***

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 10:47 PM
 

So you blast the guy for a tip, yet you don't donate here huh? May be if you wasn't cheap, you could edit.

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I never said that I was not cheap.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 11:34 PM
 

In fact I only pointed out a more affordable way of getting sustenance during the work day. The post that you responded to was in no way blasting anyone, rather it was referring to the fact that a Tnet poster named TIP commented about tipping. But you are correct, I do not donate and therefore I can't edit my posts.


Why let everyone know what a cheap tipper you are?***

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 2:49 PM
 



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I've never eaten there.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 3:12 PM
 

And at $17.00 for lunch, I probably won't be eating there. That is absurd. I'm sure their business is good though, and I don't matter to them, and that's fine.

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Exactly. They have a great business and you save money.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 8:29 PM
 

Nothing like winners all around.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 3:40 PM
 

Very true about the prices and there BBQ is not that great. For me its ok while your eating it, but after a few hours later I get a bad indigestion. I can eat Southern Smoke BBQ or Bucky's with no problem.

Go Tigers..............

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Re: Smokin Pig's prices have gotten ridiculous.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 5:19 PM
 

I was going to say the same thing......If you like the taste, you will enjoy it for days.


that seems about the standard for a bbq "plate" pretty

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 3:46 PM
 

much anywhere these days. It is unfortunately a direct reflection of the rising cost of protein, be it pork, beef, or poultry.

Ultimately, it's up to the consumer to decide if it's worth it and it sounds like Smokin Pig has plenty of customers that think it is. That being said, if most people change their minds, the business owners will alter their strategy with pricing/portions/etc.

I feel for any small business owner trying to make it in our economic climate and during a time where the gov't penalizes these regular folks...but I especially feel for the bbq folks based on my own knowledge and experiences.


I eat BBQ in Greenville once a week. Henry's, Bucky's,

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 5:07 PM
 

Charlies, and Mike & Jeffs, and I have the gut to show for it. That's a BBQ plate, or some places call it a Jumbo Plate; big helping of chopped pork, 2 sides w/bread and a sweet tea. They are all around $11.00 (or just shy of it). That's why $17.00 seems way high to me. If people are willing to pay that though, that's great, it's obviously worth it to them.

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Re: I eat BBQ in Greenville once a week. Henry's, Bucky's,

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 10:13 PM
 

Anyone who says you have to tip 20% at a place where you place your order at a counter is insane.


A plate at Charlie's is $6.75.***

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Posted: Sep 14, 2015 12:04 PM
 



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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 5:04 PM
 

Too much Obama-stash-money and Obamaphones going around...

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If they are still in business try BBQ on the Run on Hwy 28 near Anderson.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 7:13 PM
 

It is about 2 or 3 miles off of I-85. There food is great.

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 7:16 PM
 




We like Pompous Pig in Anderson.***

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 9:27 PM
 

Or Smoke on the Water in Greenville.

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Henry's is wayyyy better than the Smokin Pig

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Posted: Sep 12, 2015 1:08 AM
 

No question. Smokin' Pig is a grease pit.

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Re: Henry's is wayyyy better than the Smokin Pig

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Posted: Sep 14, 2015 3:21 PM
 

Agreed! Never understood why so many people like it. BTW Circle M out on Liberty Hwy would put both to shame, although its expensive.


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