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Poole's BBQ

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164 Craig Street, Ellijay, GA 30539
+1 706-635-4100
11:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Ellijay, Georgia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always delicious food. The ribs are so flavorful and tender. We have never had a bad experience with food or service. The prices are pretty reasonable, too!

Thank Christina M
New Port Richey, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try some GA BBQ and we were very disappointed! First of all, there was no smoke seen at all. Second, they pulled the meat from a warmer! We should have left, but ordered a pound of chopped pork. DRY, DRY, DRY! Ordered a half of slab of ribs, they were just "okay" and a pound of chopped... More 

1 Thank Cindy W
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were running late meeting family here for dinner. They closed at 6pm but remained open for us. The food is amazingly delicious. The staff is so friendly and attentive. I highly recommend a stop here if you're in the area. You cannot go wrong with FSU football and BBQ!

Thank S. S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 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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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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.

1 Thank artellis1
Crestview, Florida
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28 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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54 reviews
27 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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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

1 Thank TravelFun0101

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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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 Street, 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?