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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 - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 90
  • 32
    Very good
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  • 7
  • 3
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great BBQ

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anderson, South Carolina
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  • Families with children
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Anderson, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ugadawg4714
Atlanta, Georgia
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank EcoAdventuretraveler
Dahlonega, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank katzrkatz
Conyers, GA
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank carolcoco
Martinez, Georgia
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

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

Thank Rollbama
Dahlonega, Georgia
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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.

Thank FrogtownCreek
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Had the 3 meat platter, well I thought I was getting a meat platter especially for $15. Very little meat and what was there was okay I guess, but not any better than okay. Certainly not anywhere near the top 25 BBQ places I've eaten at. Wife's brisket was very fatty and once again a very small portion.

Thank swgdan
Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The BBQ is might good, smoked just right. The numerous sides we tried were also excellent. The best part, though, may have been the variety of sauces. I settled on the chipotle sauce but everyone I tried was great.

Thank PrivateIdaheaux
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Slap-yo-momma good BBQ. Don't leave without trying EVERYTHING. Seriously. You wont be disappointed. I'm salivating just THINKING about this place.

Thank ansley g
Huntsville, AL
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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