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“Not what expected!”

Pigeon River Smokehouse
Ranked #3 of 3 Restaurants in Hartford
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Adairsville, Georgia, United States
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not what expected!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Saw all types of advertisement for this place so decided to give it a try. The outside was appealing and there were spaces saved just for the restaurant, so we thought, Wow. Well when we go in its a convenience store, we had to ask where the restaurant was located which was towards the back of the convenience store. We were a little disappointed when we saw that it was just a counter with a little kitchen behind it. We decided to give it a try and ordered three pulled pork sandwiches. While waiting we thought we would find a seat since our son is in a wheelchair so that we would have a good spot to feed him. The seating was only two small tables directly in front of the stores drink cooler. There were picnic tables outside but trying to get our son and the food there was not an option besides there were some people who were drunk sitting out there when we came in. Not something I want to be around to enjoy a meal. The food was not good, the sandwiches barely had any bbq sauce, the coleslaw was weird tasting and the fries cold. The drink machine wasn't working right, over half the syrups were out so the choice was extremely limited. It was extremely disappointing and we will not go there again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unfair pricing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Was over charged for a combo meal and they were unable to refund the amount that I was over charged. Had to wait 35 minutes for three sandwich combos.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Madamsfive
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“convenient”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Hartford Tn is very rural area in rural America. Need gas for snack stop here. BBQ was OK. kids loved the boiled peanuts. Bathroom was adequate. Gas also available typical small coummunity quick stop.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank zekewolf2
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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

This is our 2nd time stopping in Hartford. And we will be stopping again! The food is great! My husband got amazing barbecue chicken (when they say half a chicken, they mean it!) and I got a great pulled pork sandwich. They also do subs made fresh. Definitely worth the stop!

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Thank AllieP105
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3 reviews
“Great Barbeque”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Out riding the back roads. Stopped and had the best barbecue sandwich I've had in a long time. I had the sandwich, fries and drink for $5.99.

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Thank Marsha M
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