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Jim's Smokin' Que

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4971 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512-6560
+1 706-835-7427
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Cartersville, Georgia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Husband and I went at the recommendation of the managers of campground where we were staying. Standing in line to order was not what I had in mind for supper. The pulled pork was good but my husband also had the beef brisket which was very dry and would definitely preferred garlic bread over the hard roll. Ordered "homemade banana... More 

Thank jhodge1951
Gainesville, Georgia
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a family operated BBQ restaurant near Vogel State Park outside of Blairsville, GA. They are only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They have a website that displays the menu. My entire family loves to eat there, not only because the ribs are so tender and tasty, but also because we meet the nicest customers. We have sampled much... More 

Thank danenzmann
Blairsville, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We LOVE this place! Great bbq! We are VERY picky about our bbq and this place hits the spot. I love to eat the meat without the sauce even though the sauce is good. So flavorful! The service is always great. You better come early during the summer. Food gets gone fast.

Thank holdenmama81
Blairsville, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has the tastiest barbecue I've ever had. I've tried just about everything on the menu and LOVE it all! We've taken all our out of town guests here and they love it as much as we do.

Thank lisaash2
Clermont, Florida
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling to Blairsville and this restaurant was listed as one of the best..we must agree. Upon arrival you wait in line and order at the counter..the owner Jim (a fellow coastguardsman) was taking the orders and helped with recommendations. We went with another couple and we were all happy with our choices. Two of us had the 1/2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to Blue Ridge, Ga on 3 separate occasions and Jim's was either too full or closed. We weren't to going to miss out on our fourth try. Let me say that the ribs and brisket were exquisite and just the taste I was hoping for. Tender, smokey, falling of the bone and with the right amount of flavor.... More 

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Habersham, Georgia
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the best BBQ, and wings that you'll ever eat!!! A bit small, but well worth the wait as long as they don't sell out! They do sell out quick, but once you try it, you'll know why!!! Great atmosphere!!!

Thank dannystill13
Blairsville, Georgia
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jim's started out as a roadside stand and quickly grew so popular he ha to open a restaurant because his barbecue was THAT good. It just keeps getting better. Be prepared to wait because everybody loves their food!

Thank jeanadrienne
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything they serve is awesome.My favorite is full slab of ribs. They are so good sometimes you might have to wait.The wait is worth it

Thank Paul C
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great and the staff even better. What a friendly atmosphere. We went with a group of weekly regulars and we're treated like family. Everyone seems to be on a first name basis. The BBQ was first class and the portions generous. I had the brisket, which was fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4971 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512-6560
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Blairsville
  • Phone Number: +1 706-835-7427
Mom & Pop restaurant...great pulled pork sandwiches & baby back ribs AND consistently GOOD!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?