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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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  • 47
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  • 15
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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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Ellijay, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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georgia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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134 reviews 134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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Cumming, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a small unassuming place on Hwy. 400 across from the outlet mall. WOW!! If you go get the "brownie" it is the best BBQ I've ever tasted. They only have a limited supply each day so don't be late. They have another store in Dawsonville but we haven't been to that location.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I've never been disappointed with the food. The corn hush puppies are awesome. I love their slaw dogs and the BBQ is also excellent. It's a bit of a drive but well worth it in my opinion.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Good sandwiches, lunch specials are a good price. Sides of fried okra were particularly good. Even the hush puppies, which are normally not a favorite, were quite good. Worth a stop if you're in the area.

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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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