The popular waterfront restaurant from Innisfree Hotels is back, serving championship barbecue, drinks, and to-go catering with longtime pitmaster Spencer Capps at the smoker.  

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. Water Pig BBQ (, Pensacola Beach’s premier beachfront barbecue restaurant, has officially reopened for the season, as of March 1. Located right on the water at 5 Via de Luna, Water Pig BBQ is the only barbecue joint in town where you can eat with your toes in the sand, seven days a week. 

Back on the menu are Water Pig BBQ’s mouthwatering, house-smoked barbecue delicacies, like brisket, pulled pork, chicken, award-winning ribs, turkey, sausage, and more. All of Water Pig BBQ’s meats are smoked daily for up to 16 hours in the restaurant’s twin 1,000-lb capacity pits over locally sourced oak.

Those pits are overseen by veteran pitmaster Spencer Capps, a Pensacola native and University of West Florida graduate with more than 15 years’ experience running professional barbecue operations. While he’s a fan of everything on Water Pig BBQ’s menu, Capps says he most loves cooking and serving the restaurant’s signature St. Louis-style ribs, an all-time guest favorite.  

“I grew up riding a longboard with my friends at this very beach where Water Pig BBQ is,” says Capps. “Fast-forward to today, and now I get to do what I love — smoking meats — in a place that I love. Life really does come full circle.”

Besides its popular barbecue, Water Pig BBQ also offers an array of salads, sides, and sandwiches, as well as beer, wine, cocktails, and a full bar. Meats by the pound and other catering items are available to-go. Live entertainment is available most nights, with a full schedule coming soon.   

“We’re so excited to welcome guests back for another delicious season at Water Pig BBQ,” said Ted Ent, President and CEO of Innisfree Hotels, which owns and operates Water Pig BBQ. “With Chef Capps in the kitchen, we know our excellent food is going to go to another level of barbecue greatness.” 
For more information on Water Pig BBQ, visit or call 850-565-4863. You can also follow the restaurant on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.