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The Happy Hawg BBQ

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1586 Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2170
+1 706-896-0012
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Hiawassee, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Sometimes they get in a hurry and get the order wrong, but still tasty. I would go back!!

Thank T6821ZIdianaa
Murphy, North Carolina
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful dinner @ the hog. Spoke with the owner and found out he has a real passion for the smoker.

Thank vineyardcreek
Athens, Georgia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had great customer service and the food was awsome, I only wish we were there londer to be able to order more food off their menu

Thank ddunn04
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is consistently some of the finest Barbeque you will ever eat! Kelly takes great pride in his very nice little restaurant, and it really shows! The excellent "Piglets" are my favorite, while my wife love the "Chiclets," consisting of some of the finest smoked and moist turkey you ever sank your teeth into! They feature a FULL menue for... More 

Thank Bob P
Tallahassee, Florida
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This place smells great and the food is not a disappointment!! Brisket and pulled pork and ribs were all very good. Tasty sauce. Very good cole slaw. Some nice tables out front and on the side of the building; some inside as well but pretty tight in there. Great service.

Thank SPQR22
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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 December 2016

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 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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 14 November 2016 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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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, View
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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