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The Happy Hawg BBQ

1586 Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546
+1 706-896-0012
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Ranked #2 of 34 Restaurants in Hiawassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: 1/2 Mile west of the North Georgia Fairgrounds. Summer Hours: Wednesday --Saturday. 11:00 Am--7:00 pm Sunday. 11:00 Am--3:00 pm
Restaurant details
Description: 1/2 Mile west of the North Georgia Fairgrounds. Summer Hours: Wednesday --Saturday. 11:00 Am--7:00 pm Sunday. 11:00 Am--3:00 pm
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English first
Young Harris
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I love Eastern Carolina BBQ sauce! The Happy Hawg has it and it is great! Interestingly enough Eastern Carolina is not their “house” sauce, the sweet sauce is, so I am assuming their sweet sauce is very good as well. If you like pit BBQ you will like the Happy Hawg. The pork has a good smoke flavor but it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

You know that saying great things come in small packages this is so true for happy hawg bbq. It's small but it's great from it ribs to it pork sandwiches the meat is always moist the sauces are awesome and that also goes for its sides. There's outdoor seating so you can see our beautiful lake too. It's our favorite... More

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Elberton, GA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have been through Hiawassee and this is my first time visit at The Happy Hawg BBQ. It will NOT be my last. The food was great and the employees/owners were awesome. I tried the Piglet and they were super. I tired a couple of bites of the stew and wished I had gotten my own bowl. The place is... More

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Hayesville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My wonderful husband and I ate at the Happy Hawg last night and felt like stuffed pigs by the time we left. Service, staff, cleanliness are unbeatable. Their bbq dishes are unequaled. I had never had pork sliders before, and they were delicious as was the side dishes. Hubby had ribs and ate each bone clean. You can't beat that!... More

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Hiawassee, GA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the best bbq in Hiawassee! Great hours and really nice hosts. Eat in or take out, you won't be dissapointed.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Seven hungry folks, all barbecue lovers, attacked this place on an otherwise quiet Saturday afternoon. We were a split 'cue group: some mustard, some vinegar/pepper, and some tomato. How could one place possibly please such differences that have started wars and such? But the gently smoked meat (pork shoulder, I'm betting) was served without sauce, and each of us could... More

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Hiawassee, Georgia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Kevin v you are an idiot. what ever made you mad that day you should not take out on a restaurant.This is some of the best bbq ever.they surely didn't deserve the review you gave. people disregard that review.

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Lawrenceville, Ga
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we tried out the Happy Hawg. Good choice--very good BBQ, and the staff/owner were great. One of the staff (maybe owner?), Kelly, took me in back to show me his smoker--going full "blast" with Boston Butts and ribs. The fired corn is excellent--the first time I have had this particular morsel. The Brunswick stew has a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We first couldn't find with gps.. it said it was on the right side of the road but it was on the left. Very glad we found it... Although we had eaten elsewhere. . Big mistake. So when we found it we still went inside to try the bbq Sandwich. Vinegar based and probably if not the best... it was... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Absolutely horrible. Expecting to get some good smoked bbq here in the mountains of GA? Get ready instead for microwaved ribs that are dryer than a shoe sole. They also warmed the pulled pork in the microwave as well... and it was nothing to rave about. Same with the turkey which was bland and with no smoke flavor. I was... More

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