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Springfield MO Movers Guide Recommends Whole Hog Cafe

A shout out to Allied Van Lines for making Whole Hog Cafe one of their Top Places to Visit after moving to Springfield MO. We’re in good company, as they also recommended The Missouri Institute of Natural Science, a really cool science museum near Rivercut; the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, a great place to remember such heroes as Stan Musial and Lou Brock; and Relics Antique Mall, which is a seriously fun place to spend a few hours sifting through 90,000 square feet of treasures such as old vinyl records, vintage toys, or a 19th century church pew.

Here’s what Allied Van Lines had to say about Whole Hog Cafe:

The Whole Hog Café is a casual restaurant featuring slow- barbecued meats and homemade sauces. The secret recipes have been in use for generations, and some of the most popular dishes include pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches, beef brisket, pork loin, sausage and ribs. Sides include coleslaw, onion rings, biscuits, french fries and macaroni and cheese. You can wash down your meal with beer or a soft drink. If you want to do your own grilling, you can purchase the restaurant’s sauces to use at home. Catering is available for special events, and the food can be delivered or picked up. Whole Hog Café has earned many industry awards, including the Memphis-in-May World Barbecue Championships for first place in the “Whole Hog” category in 2002 and second place for ribs in 2000, 2002 and 2008.

Thanks, Allied! We love Springfield too so we don’t think we’ll be moving anytime soon but if we do–we’ll be sure to call you.


The Thick & Thin of Brisket

When it comes to BBQ, the Whole Hog Cafe theory is when it’s not broke–fix it anyway. That’s why we’ve added a tender new way to eat our perfectly smoked brisket.  We still have your favorite thin-sliced brisket but now you can also choose our Texas-Cut thick-sliced brisket for an even meatier mouthful. Those who’ve tried it have LOVED IT and we think you will too.

Try your brisket Texas-Cut next time you visit a Springfield Whole Hog Cafe location or call our catering to serve it at your next event.

New Texas-Style Brisket

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5th Annual Beer & BBQ

timthumbWhlole Hog Café will be smoking October 11th for the St Joseph Academy’s 5th Annual Beer & BBQ.  There will be up to 60 different hand-crafted beers and mouthwatering meats, live music by Hendrix & Craig and silent/live auction. Ticket costs: $25.00 for admission, $35.00 for admission with t-Shirt and mug (if bought in advanced), or $35.00 at the door. To buy tickets, call Trish Wand at 417-866-0667 or e-mail: Proceeds benefit St. Joseph Catholic

Whole Hog Cafe Poll

We’re still testing our recipes, and after last month’s vote we’ve narrowed it down to two possible additions to our menu–smoked bologna or pork belly.  You know what a pork belly is–a thick ole slice of bacon.  It makes us hungry just thinking about it.  And bologna isn’t exactly what you remember from being a kid.  The smoke packs a lot of flavor into that old favorite.
Vote for your favorite now!