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The Happy Hawg BBQ

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1586 Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546
+1 706-896-0012
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Defiantly Like Nobody else! We pull to order,then it's hand chopped...
Defiantly Like Nobody else! We pull to order,then it's hand chopped! Freshness you can taste! Smoked Pork,Chicken,Turkey and Ribs! "Where the locals eat" Come See Us! We are located 1/2 Mile west of the North Georgia Fairgrounds. On the right. Heading west towards Young Harris. Seating is limited! Summer Hours: Wednesday --Saturday. 11:00 Am--7:00 pm Sunday. 11:00 Am--3:00 pm
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ace of NC GA BBQ!

One of the top five barbecue I have had between NY, NC and GA. They had a nice assortment of site sauces. Ribs fell off bone and chick was moist as is expected. May be unassuming, but worth the stop! Very accommodating staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
CWasserbach
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Saugerties, New York
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
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Saugerties, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One of the top five barbecue I have had between NY, NC and GA. They had a nice assortment of site sauces. Ribs fell off bone and chick was moist as is expected. May be unassuming, but worth the stop! Very accommodating staff.

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Hiawassee, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is not a place for atmosphere but if you want great BBQ and all the fixin's this is the place. I have had BBQ in many restaurants across the south including some famous joints, but this is the best!

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Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

It has been awhile since my previous visit and I wanted to check things out for lunch. Once again the Q was good and I had the pork and chicken combo plate. Sides were good also. When a Q joint serves their smoked meat without sauce you know they are proud of what they put on the table. Keep up... More 

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st pete, fl
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Good ribs... Sides a bit on the small side although the fried corn on the cob was just an explosion of sweetness, the best part of the meal. Sorry guys but not the best. We will stick with big jims in blairsville for ribs. High points for friendly service tho..

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Hiawassee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Food is great And the service is better! Everything on the menu is good. The pork plate is my favorite. Can't go wrong here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Great que and sides. Small family run restaurant. Classic southern bbq experience, with a few unique items thrown in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We literally just fell upon this restaurant and I am thankful we did! I ordered the Hickory Tater and it was soooo much food. My husband ordered the two piglets. We ended up sharing food because we were so amazed at how good it was. My 8 year old daughter referred to the turkey as "melt in your mouth". In... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The family stopped in and ate on the way to Young Harris College. The food was great!! Very Friendly Staff! We had the Piglets which were barbecue sliders, and the smoked turkey was incredible. Definitely stop in and eat, if you are in the area.

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Dacula, Georgia
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219 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Stopped by for the first time, and it was okay. My friend had a sandwich and a side, and I had the pork plate with two sides. We both had a drink too. His was about $9 bucks and mine was nearly $11 bucks. We measure BBQ places against a favorite we go to as often as possible, and this... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We went to the Happy Hawg after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, and like another person said i wished they had a large size for us big guys. My wife and i went back for a second time and it was just as good as the first visit. I think the reason i want a larger portion is it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1586 Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Hiawassee
  • Phone Number: +1 706-896-0012

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Defiantly Like Nobody else! We pull to order,then it's hand chopped! Freshness you can taste! Smoked Pork,Chicken,Turkey and Ribs! "Where the locals eat" Come See Us! We are located 1/2 Mile west of the North Georgia Fairgrounds. On the right. Heading west towards Young Harris. Seating is limited! Summer Hours: Wednesday --Saturday. 11:00 Am--7:00 pm Sunday. 11:00 Am--3:00 pm
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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