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Poole's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30539
+1 706-635-4100
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Colonial Poole's BarBQ aka Pigs on a Hill is by far the best BarBQ in the north GA mountains. The question is smoky flavor and cooked to perfection! The stew is great. Yes I'll take another helping. And by all means, order the onion rings! Grand slam delicious!

Thank Bonnie D
Tampa, Florida
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in to Poole's on a recommendation from some locals we met and were pleased with the BBQ they served. The restaurant is truly a unique local hang out and side road traction with all the painted pigs on the hill side with customers names. From the moment you walk in you are met with that great southern hospitality... More 

Thank Bombero590
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special here. Would recommend the Pink Pig north of town. Pink pig has GREAT garlic salad dressing and BarBQue. Really quaint little out of the way place with friendly service.

Thank artellis1
Crestview, Florida
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were craving bbq and this place looked good. The minute we walked in, it felt very inviting. We asked for advice and everyone, even other customers were willing to share what they liked best with us. Everything was great and I even bought a few bottles of their actual bbq sauce because it was so good!

Thank Tamara-LLTS
Atlanta, GA
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Poole's BBQ is a great place for BBQ. It is a very casual atmosphere, you order at the counter and they deliver to your table. I had the Jumbo Pork sandwich and it was all I could do to eat it all. make sure you leave room for the fried pies, they had Blackberry, Apple and Peach and we just... More 

Thank zcar690
Valdosta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended & we stopped in on our way to the mountains & we will be back! Great BBQ & Brunswick stew!! Loved all the pigs on the side of the mountain!!

Thank Laura H
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I've driven by this place a hundred times on my way from Atlanta to Blue Ridge and always wanted to try it. I love a great "hole in the wall" but this restaurant disappointed. Service was ok, food was served on styrofoam plates ( hate that ) and the atmosphere was dingy. I understand this spot is a family tradition... More 

Thank TravelFun0101
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

You walk in, step up to the counter, check out the menu and order. The food is delivered to your table. The pork ribs come with four on the plate. They were the largest and most tasty ribs I ever had. I took two home for lunch the next day. With green beans and a kosher pickle the dish was... More 

Thank arniebr
Palm Bay, Florida
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Husband and i were in town and wanted some authentic Georgia Barbecue, the place is only opened from Thursday to Sunday, you form a line outside where they take your order and you proceed inside to pay, low key decor no frills, my husband ordered the Pork platter with Coleslaw and Corn on the Cob, i ordered the Brisket Sandwich... More 

Thank rosepetals766
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

this is a must do stop for our family when we go to Ellijay Ga. for apples each fall. The food is good and very plentiful. It is always crowded and not expensive. We have stopped here for at least 25 years. You can not miss the restaurant because there are pig signs all over the property and up the... More 

Thank Kathy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30539
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Ellijay
  • Phone Number: +1 706-635-4100

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