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“Very good BBQ--GREAT SERVICE!!!!”
Review of The Happy Hawg BBQ

The Happy Hawg BBQ
Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Hiawassee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: 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: Wednesday--Saturday. 11:00 Am--7:00 Pm Sunday. 11:00 Am--3:00 pm
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Description: 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: Wednesday--Saturday. 11:00 Am--7:00 Pm Sunday. 11:00 Am--3:00 pm
Lawrenceville, Ga
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Very good BBQ--GREAT SERVICE!!!!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we tried out the Happy Hawg. Good choice--very good BBQ, and the staff/owner were great. One of the staff (maybe owner?), Kelly, took me in back to show me his smoker--going full "blast" with Boston Butts and ribs.
The fired corn is excellent--the first time I have had this particular morsel. The Brunswick stew has a fantastic body to it, with generous pieces of BBQ in the stew. My stew had a bit too much vinegar for me, but being close to North Carolina, not un-expected. Less vinegar would make this, hands down, the best Brunswick I have had. (North Carolina cole slaw has the same "vinegary" taste.)
Out chopped pork was moist, nicely smoked, and great flavor. Three sauces are available: South Carolina mustard based, and two ketchup based sauces that had very good flavors (one spicy, one sweeter.)
Great Southern style hospitality--they treated us like long lost cousins. For two pulled pork sandwich plates, an upcharge for the stew, and water to drink--$16.
Nice outdoor seating, with a view of the mountains.

  • Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great bbq”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

We first couldn't find with gps.. it said it was on the right side of the road but it was on the left. Very glad we found it... Although we had eaten elsewhere. . Big mistake. So when we found it we still went inside to try the bbq Sandwich. Vinegar based and probably if not the best... it was one of the best I've ever eaten. .. soooo good

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Peoria, Illinois
1 review
“Microwaved ribs!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Absolutely horrible. Expecting to get some good smoked bbq here in the mountains of GA? Get ready instead for microwaved ribs that are dryer than a shoe sole. They also warmed the pulled pork in the microwave as well... and it was nothing to rave about. Same with the turkey which was bland and with no smoke flavor. I was there on a Wednesday at 2pm and they had two ribs left. I really don't understand how they get so many good reviews.

  • Visited July 2014
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Seneca, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Harley Road Trip”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Read reviews, wanted to try it while riding North Georgia with the wife. It's ok but not nearly as good as Smokin Pig between Clemson and Anderson on Hwy 76. Service was good, staff friendly. Just not as good pulled pork.

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Hiawassee, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Must have BBQ”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Happy Hawg, the best BBQ in Hiawassee. No matter how many other BBQ places pop up and then leave Hiawassee, Happy Hawg continues to be the BEST! Delicious smoked flavor and yum, yum, sauces. Friendly staff and a nice outdoor patio with a little view of Lake Chatuge. We love Happy Hawg!

  • Visited July 2014
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