Big Pig Canteen

4.6
267 reviews
$40 and under
Barbecue
Big Pig Canteen brings Authentic BBQ to the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Situated in a large warehouse in Moorabbin, with easy parking at night and a wide range of rotating craft beer and cocktails, Big Pig Canteen is perfect for large groups and families wanting to have a little room to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere.
What 267 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LynnR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so yummy 🤤 and so delicious, great service...............

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue and yummy food!

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TimikaR
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent! The meats are really tasty and fall apart easily in the best way. The prices are pretty good too but it's definitely worth it if you're a fan of bbq

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Happ
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bit of a rude reception initially but once seated with a different waiter the whole experience was excellent. Great value for money.
And pleanty of parking!

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CaterinaD
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

As always, the food was great, and the service was very good. The staff are lovely.

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DanielP
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place! Food was fantastic will be going back for sure!

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As ever food, drinks, atmosphere, and service were excellent.
Attention to Covid safe measures great.
Only thing I'd change would be to add to something on the drier end of the spectrum to the sparkling wine options.
Love this place.

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KathL
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food best service best out the back eating area and wait well set up for the kids to play! Will keep going back!

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Geoff
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, atmosphere, drinks and amazing food.

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Was very excited to try this out for the first time. The food was great the only disappointment was we went there for baby rack pork ribs and they are no longer on the menu but still on the website. Also the kitchen was under staffed and our main order took a long time to come out otherwise would have rated the food as very good.

With that in mind we would definitely go back and try again and would love to see the ribs back on the menu.

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Lucia
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We traveled from afar to get there and we were not disappointed. The recommendations, the service, the speed and the smiles made the whole experience fantastic.
The food was exceptional and the ambience was lovely too.

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Muzz
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been coming to this place for a while... and it’s a hidden gem in the Moorabbin industrial area. Best beef brisket, pulled pork I’ve ever had. Great food and great service and very reasonably priced!

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TinaB
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food and service. One of our favourite restaurants

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Sadie
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Want a great BBQ experience? Then try this place! You won't be disappointed.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great staff so willing and able to accommodate, meat was sublime! Great selection of beers. Definitely a go-to for the meat and beer experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

maybe I just came on a bad night... I think our booked table had been taken, crowd was awful - loud and rowdy people standing in the middle of the walkway drinking, queues were so long, service was pretty average - no one knew where anyone was sitting so the staff kept bringing us other people’s food by accident, and eventually when ours was brought out, the food was dry. might give it a crack another time, but pretty bad first impression...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food
Even squeezed another 2 people in for us
Great night out

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Tina
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the vibe and the menu! Great beer on tap as well :)

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KylieO
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Please don’t send out fries 20 min before platters.... unless you are going to send out more fries with platters.

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Frank
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

We had been looking forward to coming back to eat at big pig after being locked down for so long, but we were highly disappointed with our meals, we believed that the ribs were an absolute rip off for what they are, the brisket was so dry that we could pick it up and snap it rather than pull it apart, so overall wasn’t an enjoyable night for us so we won’t be returning to big pig

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adelem
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a small family gathering with 2 young boys snd the staff offered us a back area with tables where the kids could play. That was great, the service and food amazing will be going again.

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GeoffA
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great looking place, plenty off room and good feel
Staff were attentive and they explained everything clearly
Bar was great with very good selection of Beers. Also thanked us for coming in
Food was great and great value

Will be going back for sure

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have never heard of you business and a friend went there and tagged himself on facebook, so I thought we would give it a go. We have a plumbing business and the boys like meat! It was so good, the girl who helped me with portions was awesome, it was perfect barely any leftovers. Food was quick, it was a bit tricky as we were in a booth, but it was still great. Atmosphere, was AWESOME!! but we did leave a little bit earlier as you ran out of Canadian Club, and 4 of our guests were drinking it. But, these things happen. GREAT value for money! We will be back!!! Thank you for fitting us in!

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AndrewS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Family celebration... all age groups love it. The platter is great value and a nice mix.

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TANIAA
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

We booked a 7.30pm sitting for our son's 18th birthday. We arrived on time and ordered pretty much straight away. The food came out quickly. The brisket was very dry and tastless. The chicken and pork was nice and the kids love the mac and cheese. We then went to order dessert at 8.20pm so we could sing happy birthday but the kitchen was shut. We were never told that the kitchen was going to close and that was very disappointing. Very much so as it was an important birthday (especially after the year the Year 12's have had) and that this restaurant had come highly recommended.

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Amandav
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It was great meal and great space. Would recommend going here.

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Wings were sensational, and the burgers full and flaboursome. Happy casual atmosphere. No thumping music, so we could relax and enjoy. Thankyou.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food, great venue & helpful friendly staff

Thanks again

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NicoleH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food at a very reasonable price!
The service was great, COVID check in was easy.

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Angela
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it there. Great service,food and ambience! Always have a great time.

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JakeM
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Such a great place. Only thing that let it down was the weather. Great staff, amazing food.

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SumithaT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great relaxed place to have a drink and catch up with friends. Very friendly staff

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MikuK
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always think wet wipes on the table would be nice, but I also know that it’s a bit expensive. Otherwise, it’s always a delight to dine here.

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Bruno
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I just love the food, casual atmosphere and friendly staff. Being able to easily get a park is a win too.

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Sidney
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good but need buffalo wings and more dark beers. Small issues...Great staff, room and food makes up for it...

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NickZ
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere, friendly staff food was great , will be going back again

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CaraghD
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Still has all the charm with good size portions and reasonable pricing. Great flavours.

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Gippy
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat.
Friendly staff, quick service & food so yummy. Get the tasting plate. It offers a variety of everything. I added Kransky cheese sausage & chips as well.
Lots of different Beers to try.
Unfortunately they don’t serve coffee or tea.

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SamanthaL
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing place! Staff are SO lovely, menu is amazing especially for someone who eats gluten free! Also a huge range of drinks which is great! We will definately be back!!

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality bbq food, nice selection of beers, friendly staff

FAQs

Big Pig Canteen offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9555 8160.

Big Pig Canteen is rated 4.6 stars by 267 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.