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Smoking Gold Barbeque

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59 East Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 864-7427
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent BBQ

Really good bbq, I always try the brisket first because to me it's the toughest to make and theirs is excellent, as is the pulled pork (pulled not mashed the way I like it). Sides are excellent although I didn't care for the potato salad, but the mac & cheese is very good and they have great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Birmingham, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am always weary of any BBQ place that you cannot see the actual BBQ being cooked/smoked within 25 feet of your table. This is one of those places. Prices are good. Service was prompt as well.

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Thank Ashley J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good bbq, I always try the brisket first because to me it's the toughest to make and theirs is excellent, as is the pulled pork (pulled not mashed the way I like it). Sides are excellent although I didn't care for the potato salad, but the mac & cheese is very good and they have great desserts. We got... More 

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Thank 7oceandrive
Mineral Bluff, Georgia
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185 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While antiquing in town, this restaurant was recommended for lunch so we tried it. Service was quick, the place is small but cozy, and the food was great. I had the rib plate with baked beans, which were delicious, bread and a sweet tea. My wife had the brisket with Brunswick Stew and Cole slaw. All was absolutely delicious! I... More 

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Thank Robert P
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Great place to stop for awesome BBQ. The pulled pork was great not to mention the awesome baked beans. They also have a nice patio. Try the peach cobbler if you still have room.

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Thank Gary W
Anderson, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Really good BBQ sandwich and chicken. Good tea and pretty good Mac n cheese and baked beans. Great place to watch a game too.

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Thank ugadawg4714
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

OMG, amazing food , loved the burned ends on Friday. melts in your mouth. I did not really focus on the sides just the meat.

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Thank EcoAdventuretraveler
Dahlonega, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Do not go! They are supposed to be prize winning yet they have frozen meat and it's only dark meat! Not only this but when we asked for white meat our waitress looked at us like we were from another planet. So if you want something where you could make it at home and pay double what you would have... More 

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Thank katzrkatz
Conyers, GA
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The restaurant is right off the square by the antique stores. We always stop & have lunch there. It is my husband's favorite restaurant in Dahlonega.

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Thank carolcoco
Martinez, Georgia
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Came in October looked at reviews and found smokin gold. Got brisket and pulled pork both good food. Sides are ok but wish they served greens

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Thank Rollbama
Dahlonega, Georgia
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98 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Overpriced and lacked taste. The Green Egg aroma that fills the square draws you in. If you choose to dine here I'd go with a pork sandwich.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 East Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?