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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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Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Smokin' Gold lives up to its name

I went on a Friday and had their special of the day: burnt end plate. Soooo good! A little greasy but flavorful. I tried their regular sauce and hot sauce individually, on the meat and mixed together. I liked the mixed version. For sides, I had their slaw and corn casserole. The slaw could use a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Huntsville, AL
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went on a Friday and had their special of the day: burnt end plate. Soooo good! A little greasy but flavorful. I tried their regular sauce and hot sauce individually, on the meat and mixed together. I liked the mixed version. For sides, I had their slaw and corn casserole. The slaw could use a little more kick--add more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

First thought when told they were out of pork was, Oh No!! However, owner reassured me the brisket was good and he was right. Most people cook a brisket dry, but this was moist. Everyone needs to try the Habanero sauce it is sweet with a little heat.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Fun tasty BBQ place with its own parking. Given its location right next to down town, where parking can be a pain, this is a tasty convenient place to eat where you don't have to fight for parking. The atmosphere is nice, the food is good, the prices are fair and affordable, and the staff is friendly.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Stopped in after a long weekend hike and I was hungry for some pulled pork. I had the sandwich with traditional and mustard sauce. Delicious and plentiful. The bun was grilled which was great (didn't get soggy). My two sides were perfect compliments - simple Cole slaw and a wonderful corn souffle. Should have stopped after scraping my plate clean....... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Very good bbq. Love the meat, so tender! We always stop when we are in the area. Love it. We had the bbq plate with 2 sides. The brunswick stew is awesome.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

So how good are those "burnt ends" so many reviewers mention? Good enough that if your schedule is flexible you should arrange to be in town on Friday, the only day they're served. I occasionally help out with a world champion bbq competition team, and we'd be proud to serve these burnt ends. Forget the sauce. Forget the bread. Just... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stopped in here on an impulse and were very glad we did. The location, a converted gas station is fun and the food is very good. What makes the place a five in my mind is the staff. Friendly is the best word to describe them. As a point of comparison the food was every bit as good as... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have a lot of BBQ places in North Georgia. This is one of my favorites. I will drive past several good places if I really want a treat.

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My wife and I were visiting Dahlonega and decided to have BBQ for lunch. We both love BBQ so it just seemed right. It was very good. The atmosphere was good and the restaurant was clean. The food arrived rather quickly. We both ordered sweet tea but it left a lot to be desired. All and all it was a... More 

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Cleveland, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stopped in for dinner. The service was great. Pulled pork was very good. The brisket was tasty and tender. The smoked sausage was excellent. My wife and daughter also enjoyed their meals.

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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
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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