Fish on Friday!!

Fish is always fun on a Friday! But our new Catfish Po'Boy is sooo tasty we'll be serving this every day!!  Stacked high on a fresh brioche bun with our special HH Sauce, you'll need to try this one! #catfish #PoBoy #bbq #wow #PaxtonProud


Just stepping into the end of summer here, so we're happy to announce that we're tapping into a beautiful Oktoberfest from our good friends at The Blind Pig Brewery!! Absolutely wonderful with a clean, dry finish and stellar with our BBQ! #BlindPigBrewery #drinkLOCAL #eatLOCAL #bbq #Oktoberfest #PaxtonProud 

Wingin It!

Every Wednesday we feature our smoked, local wings with our housemade bbq sauces! They sell out quickly, so stop by or order online at! They're GREAT with a Paxton Punch!! #keepitLOCAL #wings #WednesdayWingNight #bbq #PaxtonProud

Rendleman Orchard Peach Wings!

Sometimes you just luck out and an idea comes together and tastes so ridiculously delicious you just have to share it! We scored some AMAZING fresh peaches from Rendleman Orchards and cooked them down and made a new sauce just to pair with these smoked wings!!! Limited supply, so get some while you can! We’ll be selling them by the dozen starting Friday night!! #millionsofpeaches #peachesforme #andyou #wings #smoke #bbq #humblehogbbq #RendlemanOrchards #PaxtonProud

Hard work and hope continue to propel our team forward. However, up to 85% of independent restaurants could permanently close due to the pandemic. Restaurants are so much more than just food, we're the lifeblood of our communities and local economies, and right now it's time for Congress to save millions of jobs and pass the Restaurant Act. Keep our local and national economy moving forward. Take action now at #SaveRestaurants #SpendItLocally #PaxtonProud

We're glad to be OPEN!!

It’s been GREAT to see families coming out to eat again! We’re open and happy to have you dine indoors, outdoors, or you can even order online for takeout at! #humblehogbbq #PaxtonProud

Safety First!

As we’ve all begun emerging from our homes to get our lives back to “normal”, there are so many new things to consider when making our day to day choices, safety being one of the biggest. During the height of the pandemic, we took the opportunity to remodel and created a contact-free service environment. As our guest, you can safely order in person, or online, and you can enjoy your favorite bbq in our dining room, or our outdoor seating, or schedule a preferred time for take out at We’ve also expanded our seating for social distancing, and today we added plexiglass dividers for guests to safely enjoy our Live Gaming machines! We’re proactively making your visits as safe and comfortable as possible and we’re super thankful to see such support from Paxton and our surrounding communities! #itsbbqtime #livegaming #winnerwinnerchickendinner #PaxtonProud 


Cheers!!!! It’s finally time to REOPEN our dining room!! We’ve been so thankful for all the online to go orders, and we will continue to offer online ordering, but starting tomorrow, Friday June 26, we can legally seat guests inside our dining room again. Sure, there will be some changes here and there to accommodate the current rules, but we’ve embraced change and remodeled as well as changing all of our serving ware to compostable disposables, even the “plastic” cups! We’re ready to serve you and glad to get things back to normal!! Here’s to a GREAT weekend!!!!! #PaxtonProud #newnormal #insidedining #downtownmomentum 


Get ready for a beautiful weekend and pickup some Growlers of local beer for Father’s Day!! Right now we’re pouring Riggs Hefeweizen, Finch TacoCat Sour, Blind Pig U of IPA, Riggs Red Lager, and BuckleDown’s Shady Aftermath! #LocalGrowlers #FathersDay #PaxtonProud #humblehogbbq

Auggie's Donut Bites!!

Checkout our newest addition to the menu, Auggie’s Donut Bites!! Fried fresh to order, they’ll definitely satisfy your sweet tooth!! #deliciousness #bbq #donuts #AuggiesFamousNow #humblehogbbq #PaxtonProud

All NEW! Introducing The Foghorn!

Checkout our all NEW special tonight! We’re calling it The Foghorn! Local chicken, smoked and pulled on fresh, local brioche with crisp pickles, ripe tomatoes, and our housemade pimiento cheese! You can order in person, or online at! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!! #TheFoghorn #bigappetite #bbq #sandwich #chicken #humblehogbbq #localingredients #PaxtonProud

Congrats to our Grads!!

Each year we’ve been lucky to experience high school seniors learning new job skills on our team, and this year we have 5 that are graduating! These unique teammates all have the same thing in common, big accomplishments behind them and HUGE goals ahead with service, college, and beyond! Enjoy graduation, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!! #2020Grads #Congrats #Goals #BBQ #PaxtonProud

Gift Card Giveaway

Check this out!!!! Paxton has a new program that is just starting to GIVE AWAY $20,000 in gift cards to LOCAL BUSINESSES!!!! This is HUGE, and much needed during these times!! Thank you to The Frederick Community Bank and @Hudson’s Drug & Hallmark Shop for sponsoring such a forward thinking program!!! Here’s the deal: Stop by a participating Paxton business and purchase a gift card, minimum of $25 and max of $100. Then post a pic of it with the receipt to the Paxton Chamber of Commerce fb page and they will MATCH your purchase! Limit of $250 matching funds per family. And if you’re buying a Humble Hog gift card, we were just surprised with even more donors that would like to sweeten the deal further!! So, just imagine turning a $100 gift card of bbq into $200 of bbq!! Absolutely AMAZING!!! Get stocked up for Father’s Day or just surprise a neighbor with a gift card! Let’s get out there and SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES!!! The time is NOW, every single purchase, hand shake, and thank you matters more than you know! We have to keep our town moving forward!!!

Weekend Grub

Here comes the weekend!!! Stop by for some of this mouth watering local chicken! Smoked low and slow! We’ll also have baby backs tonight, and rib tips too!! It’s been great to be open again, awesome to see everyone again! We’ll have outdoor dining, and for pickup feel free to order online at!

A New Normal

A new “normal”... what does that even mean? Well, for right now, it means the supply lines are crazy, so our menu will change daily for now and it will grow and change as supply becomes more readily available. Rather than meat supply, what really matters to us is seeing our guests laughing and toasting each other and enjoying great bbq! So stop in to place an order, or order online at! We’ll be open for dinner only, Tues - Sat, ordering begins at 4:30pm. Thanks so much for the support!!

Open For Business

What a whirlwind of a day!!! We are officially OPEN!! To place an order, go to or just come on in!!!!

Grilling At Home

Grilling at home today for my family, and the church across the street has it’s bells playing the Star Spangled Banner while I’m watching the flag waive in the breeze. Our freedom is an amazing thing indeed. Memorial Day weekend is a great time to remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice, and also to reflect upon our own freedoms. This leaves me contemplating Illinois’ recent executive orders and fairly arbitrary regulations allowing big box stores to operate at full steam while small businesses and churches have suffered running at a fraction of their normal volume or closed all together. Our restaurant has been closed now for two months as we’ve waited out these “uncertain times” in the interest of keeping our team and the public safe. We’ve used the time wisely to remodel our kitchen and have updated our dining room for a contact free guest experience along with new online ordering. And now, friends, we’re going to exercise our freedoms and open to serve you the best bbq we can possibly make. Sure, we’ve always maintained high standards of sanitation and safety, and we will continue to be vigilant. We’ll plan to be open at 4:30pm Wednesday, May 27th, and yes, our wings will be ready, along with your favorite Paxton Punch! We appreciate how Illinois as a whole has been creative with finding ways to support restaurants, and we will continue to keep supporting our local farms and breweries. We’re proud to help propel our local economy, and we feel comfortable opening with safety in mind along with our liberty and freedom.

Remodal Update

Today we’re wearing masks, but for mortar dust! Ha! Just about done with the remodel here, we’ve begun moving back into the kitchen, and now we’re working on finishing the dining room. Still thinking positive and pushing forward! Today we’re taking out an old air conditioner and repairing some mortar, looking forward to firing up the smoker again soon!! We’ll make an announcement this coming week with what service hours will look like for the reopen, can’t wait to see everyone!!!!

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!! We’re giving our team a few extra days to celebrate the holidays this year. Normally, we’d close on the 24th and 25th, but this year we’re taking the rest of the week as well. So, we will be open Saturday 12/21, and then closed until we reopen on 12/31 for New Year’s Eve. Thank you for a great 2019!!! Our sister restaurant across the street, Harvest Ale House will be open for bar specials on 12/24 at 5:00pm, and will also be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Have a very Merry Christmas! #PaxtonProud

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! We’ll be closed for dinner service Thursday 12/19/19 for a private Christmas party. Our restaurant across the street, Harvest Ale House, will be open and ready with some great food and drinks, thanks! #TisTheSeason #PaxtonProud

The Humble Hog's 5th Anniversary!

Boy oh boy, we just turned 5 years old!!!! How crazy is that?! Checkout these old pictures from opening day from The Ford County record, thanks Will! Our kids were so little and our smiles so big! Now the kids are much, much bigger and the smiles are still growing too! We took a big roll of the dice 5 years ago, and we couldn’t have made it this far without the help of our community, friends, and family. Thank you to our team, both past and present, and to the business community as a whole. We’re proud to be a part of Paxton’s success and we look forward to many more smiles for many more years!! #PaxtonProud #beatingtheodds #community #support #smallbizbigdreams #local #bbq #hh

Black Friday Gift Cards

Just in time for your Black Friday to do lists!! Our new Gift Cards have arrived and they’re ready to load up! Stock up and grab a new hh shirt or hat while you’re at it! #giftcards #PaxtonProud

Happy Halloween!

Go get your candy and then have some fun downtown! Looking forward to seeing the costumes!!

Taiwan Government visits Ford County & The Humble Hog!

Great looking front page with a story about the Taiwan government visiting Ford County and The Humble Hog. A big thank you to Senator Scott Bennett for visiting Taiwan to secure agricultural sales for Illinois. It’s great to see meetings like this pushing Illinois forward. Very proud of our team for hosting this group on such a busy day! #bbq #PaxtonProud