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Hickory Pig

3605 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506-1515
+1 770-532-6036
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“stew” (15 reviews)
“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
“beans” (8 reviews)
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3605 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506-1515
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

nothing fancy. no secret rubs, nothing passed down 7 generations, no magic elixirs just plain goodness derived from smoldering hickory. portions are bountiful. stew is better'n most, meatier than any and packed with flavor. rich man beans are heavy with smoked meat, collards are collards,...More

1  Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Ribs were dry and past their prime. Wife's pork plate was watery with thin sauce. Collards were good. Stew was so-so. Place is too weird and uncomfortable to eat inside. I've been a few times over five years and it's always like this.

Thank 38,383
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Ate here and ordered small pulled pork sandwich and Brunswick stew. BBQ was not good, lots of fat and not much flavor, stew was watery and generally tasteless. Other family members were equally unimpressed. I won't go back again. There are better places for BBQ...More

Thank like2eatgoodfood
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Not good at all. The stew was bland. The beans terrible. Pork had lots of fat. Will not go back again.

Thank jeri5464
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We came by to pick up BBQ after meeting Phil the day before. The place is a little more than a shack, but boy is the BBQ good! The sides were also amazing... BBQ beans, collard greens. We took it all home, and had quite...More

1  Thank 488maryjoh
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I ordered one pound of BBQ pork and it was about 95% fat and grease - literally dripping puddles of it. There was hardly any meat. I wouldn't waste my money here again. Go to Big D's - Better taste and MUCH better quality. Sad...More

Thank donfar7
Reviewed 5 March 2017

this joint is a carnivores delight. they have sides here but they do not have veggies. the stew is world class and stacks up nicely against the best of the best. ribs, chicken sliced pork tenderloin, pulled pork butts and sometimes brisket are all generously...More

1  Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Just great food and cozy accommodations, just too cold to eat outside this day. Go light with a pork sandwich and you'll love it.

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I stopped at the Hickory Pig because of a Southern Living, "Best Burgers in Georgia" article. The off the menu "Hickory Burger" was a standard burger with pickles, ketchup and mustard. It was an okay burger, but definitely not one of the best in Georgia.

Thank ahmonroe5
Reviewed 11 July 2016

they aint just whistling dixie here. voted number one by atlanta magazine a few years back they do not sit on their laurels here. bodacious pork sandwiches would be illegal if they weighed any more. brunswick stew will best anybody, anywhere, any time. it's a...More

3  Thank Bbqman3341
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16 July 2016|
Response from Bbqman3341 | Reviewed this property |
yes call me at the pig
4 May 2015|
Response from Bbqman3341 | Reviewed this property |
yes indeed it sure is a big bird
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3605 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 770-532-6036
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