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The Happy Hawg BBQ

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1586 Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2170
+1 706-896-0012
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon and had come on a recommendation from a friend. We did check reviews for recent happy comments and found several. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. I noticed that they had their most recent sanitation inspection posted on the wall and it was a 100% rating. We were very happy!

Thank David R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Happy Hawg BBQ is THE BEST BARBEQUE I have EVER had!! All of the staff is super sweet! I've never had any issues with my meal or service. When I go to drive-thru or even go in to pick up my order they have a pork shoulder bone ready to go for my lab "Pony Boy"!! So The Happy... More 

Thank Jennifer L
Gainesville, Florida
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple and classic BBQ--very tender with just the right amount of smoke. The sides were equally as good--special props to the baked beans and mac and cheese. Good prices, Sat outside with noisy traffic. I like my BBQ with beer so next time I'll do it as take-out.

Thank bridgetsch
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! The sauce is outstanding. I've eaten here multiple times and never had a bad meal. It isn't a big place, but if there isn't room you can always get it to go. There is a takeout/drive thru window. My favorite is the chopped pork, but if they're out of that, I suggest the turkey. The sides... More 

1 Thank Amelia B
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happy Hog is a great little BBQ restaurant in Hiawassee. Prices are reasonable. Portions are large. Very good pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw and baked beans. It's my local favorite.

1 Thank Bill R
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

went there to get BBQ Sandwich`s and it has a very small in door setting and ,,, but ate there anyway very friendly people there ,,,, BUT i got very sick from them leaving their Sauce`s out on the table or i may have gotten a bad sandwich ,,, but in either case it was very Bad ,,,, i was... More 

Thank Harry C
Krobider, Owner at The Happy Hawg BBQ, responded to this review

Harry, I would like to follow up with your post about my establishment. First, All my sauces are shelf stable meaning, no refrigeration needed and Health code approved, so that eliminates my sauces. Second, which you claimed could be from a "bad sandwich". Lets discuss this, all pork is pulled from the shoulder butt then chopped, to order. If you... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at UniCoi Lodge and was looking for somewhere to get takeout and avoid the Helen crowd. Trip advisor said they closed in 30m. It was almost 6:30 PM on a Saturday night. I thought, "surely this is a mistake ". Besides, if they did then we were 15/20m away and could make it. So we called them to confirm.... More 

Thank Cindy L
Kennesaw, Georgia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent chopped pork with a good char on the outside and smokey flavor. Cole slaw is vinegar based and well balanced (not too acidic). Great potatoe salad and a wonderful little deck to sit on to enjoy the lake view. If you enjoy good Que, don't pass this place by!

Thank Baker008
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We are always looking for good barbeque and the Happy Hawg did not disappoint! We received generous portions of pulled pork on our platters. With each platter you get two sides. I got beans and cole slaw. I loved the cole slaw because it was Carolina style with vinegar and not mayo based. The beans tasted like canned and not... More 

Thank Karen R
Ocala, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Our fist visit will not be our last! Very friendly helpful and clean! Husband had BBQ pork sandwich meal. I had there smoked chicken meal. I'm gluten free though they didn't offer gluten free on there menu they were very informative and willing to help me chose a gluten free meal. Thanks Happy Hawg BBQ for a very pleasant visit!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1586 Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2170
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Hiawassee
  • Phone Number: +1 706-896-0012
Defiantly Like Nobody else! We pull to order,then it's hand chopped! Freshness you can taste! Smoked Pork,Chicken,Turkey and Ribs! "Where the locals eat" Come See Us! We are located 1/2 Mile west of the North Georgia Fairgrounds. On the right. Heading west towards Young Harris. Seating is limited! Summer Hours: Thursday--Saturday. 11:00 Am--6:30 Pm Sunday. 11:00 Am--3:00 pm

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