Piggy’s is Oswego’s newest barbecue restaurant, owned by Liz and Matt Warren and located in the Washington Square Shopping Center, with menu choices from the everyday barbecue pulled pork to a more exotic option of grilled shrimp tacos.
The beef brisket, pulled pork, and four cheese mac are fan favorites for many customers. “Piggy Platters” are available as family meals starting at $14, and include two sides and cornbread. The “Piglet Pen” acts as a kids menu and includes a chicken leg, two rib bones, and mac and cheese. When heading over to Piggy’s, I wasn’t sure what to expect due to what others had said, both good and bad.
While their customer service was good and polite, though it seemed to take a second to get seated. The layout was very crowded and squeezed into a tight building, but it was noticeably up to date on renovations with shiny floors, new tables and chairs, and bright lighting. Take-out orders seemed to be ready right on time or with little wait for each customer. I was not impressed by the quality, but also not disappointed—I would not go out of my way to go back.
While the mac and cheese did not disappoint, the barbecue was dry, and there was little flavor in their spices. I wasn’t the only one who thought so.
“The elote needs more lime, and the mac and cheese was overcooked and was not made out by what the menu says,” a customer agreed. They complained about the pulled pork mac, because instead of the pulled pork being mixed into the mac and cheese, it’s simply laid on top.
Piggy’s offers three different kind of homemade sauces including mild, spicy, and mustard. The sauces helped add some flavor to the meat, and were very tasty, but maybe a little runny. Piggy’s looked to be a good hangout for people looking for gambling and drinks close to home.
Other patrons in the restaurant had their own taste. They were able to try some menu items I didn’t have a chance to get.
“The cornbread was the best thing I ate, and I ate a little of everything,” a different customer said, concerning their disappointment with the meal.
Piggy’s is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. through 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Gaming starts when doors open daily, while the late night menu will be available starting at 9 p.m.