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Big D's BBQ

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6566 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville, GA
7062166706
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6:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I had passed this establishment several times and did not find the outside very pleasing. It "looked" dirty and questionable, more like a dive. Since there were several in our party I felt safe to go there. Not my usual dining experience and it was VERY informal with a self service type counter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Vickij911
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Albany, Georgia
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English first
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped in and tried this one morning on the way to church it's good but a little different, worth trying at least.

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were here on a Saturday at lunchtime. The food was nothing special as I mentioned; we have had much better elsewhere. The BBQ pulled pork sandwich was VERY dry; we had to keep adding sauce to moisten it. Maybe it's us-- we're used to this type of meat having some moisture. The other party's sandwich was also very dry... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Big D's has a very good selection and the quality has always been excellent. We've used them to cater many times and I recommend buying their meats in bulk--2-3 lbs. a newer item is the stuffed potato and it's huge like the size of a football. The macaroni is thick and creamy so don't miss it.

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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Just another roadside kind of BBQ place with no ambience and pretty good food. Nothing really stands out either negatively or positively.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

15 members of our Cartersville H.O.G. Chapter stopped here for lunch at 11:00 on a Saturday and it was good. It took a while to get all our orders taken at the walk-up counter but the food was worth the wait. Since breakfast is served until noon on weekends, some of us got breakfast and some got lunch. Both were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Well the place isn't much to look at but the BBQ pork is delicious! Moist and tender. Didn't even need sauce. Cole slaw is great too but I didn't care for the hush puppies. Wish we had one of these in Grantville!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This place is amazing!!! It is not fancy, but the BBQ is without compare. Some places hide bad BBQ with lots of sauce. Not this place. The meat is smoked to perfection and if you want to complement with one of their 3 homemade sauces, you can. Make sure that you order the hush puppies as one of your sides.... More 

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Albany, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I had passed this establishment several times and did not find the outside very pleasing. It "looked" dirty and questionable, more like a dive. Since there were several in our party I felt safe to go there. Not my usual dining experience and it was VERY informal with a self service type counter. However, the meal was quite enjoyable and... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Amazing Biscuits! I ordered a tenderloin, egg, and cheese biscuit, and the tenderloin was so thick and juicy.... Yummy!!! My husband ordered a chicken, egg, and cheese biscuit, and the chicken breast was huge and juicy as well!!! The waitress, cooks, and even the other customers were EXTREMELY FRIENDLY!!! We will definitely be coming back and suggesting this restaurant to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Big D's makes great biscuits, bacon and sausage! My family and I love Saturday mornings at Big D's - excellent service and friendly staff!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6566 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dawsonville
  • Phone Number: 7062166706

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?