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6566 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville, GA
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent ribs

Big D's BBQ has some of the best ribs you will find in the area. The burnt ends are very good also. We also had one of their country breakfasts. Excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Randy H
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Ellijay, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had traveled from Rome GA to hike at the Amicalola state park. I found this place on trip adviser as having good reviews for BBQ. Honestly we know that some of the best bbq places are holes in the wall, but when we drove up we honestly thought about leaving. We went in and ordered and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Looks like not much tacked on to a gas station. Don't let this understated location fool you. The bbq here is some of the best bbq I've ever had. I would rate it right up there with Arthur Bryant's bbq from Kansas City. The ribs are smoky and tender, the pulled pork sandwiches are tender lean meat. Everything is delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We enjoy good BBQ, but coming from Illinois, the only thing we have is chain BBQ joints. My brother suggested we try Big D's near the outlet mall. Now in Illinois you just wouldn't want to eat in a restaurant attached to a gas station. This place was small, but by the numbers of people coming in and out of... More 

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Ellijay, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Big D's BBQ has some of the best ribs you will find in the area. The burnt ends are very good also. We also had one of their country breakfasts. Excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The smoked chicken is an excellent choice it is very juicy and lots of flavor. As for sides the slaw and mac&cheese are my favorites. My husband loves the brownie meat which is the outside of the pork and holds all the spices they use when it is smoked and the homemade spicy ranch made for it just tops it... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Food was ok, but was extremely disappointed when I looked at my bank account online, the cashier added $5 tip to our bill. At this place you pay &order at cash register, they call a number, you pick up your food and get own drinks & throw trash away, so WHY would you tip? So we didn't, but when I... More 

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Lansing, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are so many good BBQ places in the South that it is hard to find one that really stands out. Big D's is that one. We catered a large family reunion, got both chicken and pork, and the guests loved the spread. The catered order was perfect, just as ordered. We had left overs for the next day, and... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I live in Marietta, GA and my wife and I drive to Dawsonvile, GA (approx. 40 Miles) just to eat the ribs a Big D's BBQ. The quality and taste of the ribs can not be described by just words. I HIGHLY recommended that you just give them a try. I GURANTEE that you will not be disappointed. I do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Stopped in for a quick bite and was impressed with the cleanliness of the restaurant and with the friendliness of the staff. One morning I had a country ham biscuit and it was fantastic. The biscuit was obviously homemade and was HUGE! The ham was cooked perfectly. On another afternoon I stopped in for a BBQ sandwich and fries. The... More 

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Ellijay, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Our family ate here for supper based on the overall rating given by others and unfortunately we did not feel as others. Although the ribs were acceptable they were special. The pork was ok. Good was pricey. And atmosphere was not that good. Just not impressed

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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