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3605 Thompson Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506
770-532-6036
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Today
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 31
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    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT SOUTH GEORGIA BBQ IN NORTH GEORGIA

Arguing over bbq in Georgia has led to many fights, divorces, and spats. However, Phil Beaubein has cornered the market, and his will settle all arguments as it is simply the best. Ambience is great: a typical old style hole-in-the-wall with that great hickory smell permeating everything. He... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
GTJack71
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Barnesville, Georgia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Barnesville, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Arguing over bbq in Georgia has led to many fights, divorces, and spats. However, Phil Beaubein has cornered the market, and his will settle all arguments as it is simply the best. Ambience is great: a typical old style hole-in-the-wall with that great hickory smell permeating everything. He does it like it's supposed to be done: no fancy sauces, simple... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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370 reviews 370 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
1,179 helpful votes 1,179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

the first spoonful, right off the bat, you know immediately that this cup is going to be a highlight reel. the only that can even improve it is a splash of hot sauce. after the first swallow, with eyes closed, head turned to the side, mouth securely closed so as not to let one drop escape i hear it. it's... More 

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Flowery Branch, Georgia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I live 45 minutes from the Hickory Pig, but I get up and see Phil a couple times a week. This place is not fancy, but the foods is good and the conversation is even better. People come from all around the southeast (must get good reviews) this is absolutely my favorite restaurants to meet people from all over the... More 

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Flowery Branch, Georgia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I'm a regular, the owner, Phil is a very interesting guy, I always find the 45 minute drive well worth the trip. ( BBQ, Burgers and salads (Beans and slaw).

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Stuart, FL
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34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place has a great hole-in-the wall atmosphere and the people who run it are really entertaining characters. You serve yourself and figure your own bill, and make sure to ask for a business card. Sadly the BBQ was just average, but I'm glad I visited.

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Flowery Branch, Georgia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Always an enjoyable experience - good food enjoyable chatter - small place three tables so the conversation is almost always with everybody in the room. Phil must get good reviews since I've met people there from all over Georgia

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Basic accommodation and the best food in Gainesville. The Brunswick stew is fantastic. You canny find better in hall county.

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Flowery Branch, Georgia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Hickory Pig is a fun experience, Phil and some of his regulars are just fun to be with. I got there late today (3 PM) Had lunch food was fine, but missed the chatter of Phil and his regulars.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

BBQ, Bergers, slaw. Beans & the friendly atmosphere make it worth the two 45 minutes trip I make to the Hickory Pig every week .

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Flowery Branch, Georgia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I'm about to make the 45 minute drive to the Hickory Pig, since it's 10 minutes north of my Church , late Wednesday afternoon is a good time for me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3605 Thompson Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 770-532-6036

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?