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Poppa's Finest Bbq and Catering

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1073 Washington Rd, Thomson, GA 30824-7339
+1 706-595-8074
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

PaPa's has very upbeat, pleasant, smiling employees serving really good BBQ. You will enjoy the experience of this small town, mostly family ran restaurant.

Thank Tonya L
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

You can go here for BBQ and you might get what you want or not. Not sure if they sell out that quickly or just dont prepare enough. Generally good food. Dining area has a weird smell, like antiseptic. The ribs are good, BBQ ok, Chicken is dry. Polite counter workers. Just not my favorite. Judge for yourself.

Thank Jim T
Thomson, Georgia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wew get food there weekly. the food is always fresh, well seasoned and good. The service is excellent.

Thank James B
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Some barbeque joints that I have visited are just so-so. Not the case with Poppa's Finest. Their BBQ has a nice smokey flavor and they take care in preparation so as not to include grizzle or other tough parts. Hash is great as well as the other sides. I have not eaten their ribs but notice that they always sell... More 

Thank GaTraveler25
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I visited for late lunch. They were out of several itms. I got a slab of ribs and two sides: green beans and baked beans. The sides came straight out of a generic brand can. But the ribs! They were so meaty and tender that they nearly fell off the bone. Get your ribs to go. Forget the sides and... More 

Thank Candi R
Ladson, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Very good hash, coleslaw and potato salad. Not a fan of spicey foods. Thought the mild barbecue was a bit too spicey.

Thank Rivers C
Cartersville, Georgia
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were on our way back home from vacation and stopped on this exit and stumbled across this place. It was after lunch and we were the only one's there, so I was a little leary. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the ribs and they were awesome, the beans and slaw were very good as well. My wife... More 

Thank smoss999
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Saturday, about 2 PM- my husband and I shared the Jr. Ribs (7 ribs) with 2 half pint sides and white bread. EVERYTHING was delicious- we were asked if we wanted 'hot' or 'mild' ribs (we chose mild) and they were fall-off-the-bones cooked. Not dried out, and with a great vinegar based BBQ sauce. The beans looked like plain canned... More 

1 Thank GAlady2001
Miami, Florida, United States
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We lucked upon this place as we traveled through Georgia. I have had big city BBQ my whole life and tried many places. If you want authentic SC and GA BBQ (including the hash which you just don't get anywhere else, trust me), then you must stop at Poppa's. I had the pulled pork and hash with rice. Amazing. My... More 

Thank JDMiami
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1,276 reviews
746 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped in to the new location at just about closing time. Ribs were great. Full of flavor and very tender. The beans were ok but not over the top. The green beans were delicious. Seemed to be homemade from fresh beans and s nice pork flavor. Folks running the place were super and very friendly. Prices are reasonable.

Thank TAMAN1951

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1073 Washington Rd, Thomson, GA 30824-7339
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Thomson
  • Phone Number: +1 706-595-8074

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