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Big D's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
Barbecue, Grill, Diner, American
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6566 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville, GA 30534
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

A great easy BBQ place with perfect brisket and divine hush puppies. The staff is friendly and helpful and definitely a place to eat when you are in the area

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Susan C
Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great easy BBQ place with perfect brisket and divine hush puppies. The staff is friendly and helpful and definitely a place to eat when you are in the area

Thank Susan C
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the 1/2 rack, and holy moly was it fantastic! Sides are hit and miss, but the ribs are dadgum delicious!! Fall off the bone fantastic, perfect sauce.

Thank Mark J
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I had lunch there today. Service was great and food delivered quick. BBQ pork sandwich was good but nothing spectacular. We also had Brunswick stew, good but also average and bit salty. Would eat there again though.

Thank Matt R
Sugar Hill, Georgia
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch on a Monday thinking that it wouldn't be so crowded, but found that not to be true. We have driven by here many times thinking we should give them a try. There was a line to order and then we couldn't find a seat. The dining room only has maybe a dozen tables at most. We... More 

Thank LilyPlatteCity
Dahlonega, Georgia
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve been wanting BBQ for a while and since we were in Dawsonville, we thought we’d hit up Big D’s BBQ for lunch. We’ve been here in the past (several years ago) and thought it was pretty good….good enough to warrant a future visit. I think it’s the only BBQ place in town (or the only one I know of),... More 

Thank peachstt04
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and very clean, but BBQ was just average. I had the brisket and it was overcooked and dry. The brisket had a nice smoke ring but no bark whatsoever. It almost tasted like the outside was not seasoned at all or even finished cooking in an oven. Sides were standard and nothing blows you away.

Thank John G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Great BBQ. The brownie sandwich is out of this world!!! Good wings and ribs. Everything on the menu is worth a try. They want me to say 100 words. Sometimes it doesn't take that many words to say it.

Thank Ken H
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a great bbq joint😃. There are two of them in Dawsonville. One in each side. Try it. The sandwiches are really. You get plenty of meet and sides. It's worth the stop. A good place while hiking in the Mts or on lake Lanier fishing or playing.

Thank Traveler2912
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211 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are around this area stop for good BBQ! the Pork sandwich is great I usually get the large with a side of mac. It will fill you up and it's good. I've been coming here for over 12 years whenever I'm in the area long b-4 they had inside sit down. The stew is good as well. They... More 

Thank traveling_frank
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

The food is great! Brunswick stew is the best I have ever had! I had the pulled pork it was so good with both flavors of sauce. They have a North Carolina sauce and a Memphis sweet heat sauce. I could not decide which I liked better they both are very good. If you are ever near this area it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6566 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville, GA 30534
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dawsonville
  • Phone Number: 17062166706

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Grill, Diner, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?