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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
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
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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
Hiawassee, GA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Read reviews, wanted to try it while riding North Georgia with the wife. It's ok but not nearly as good as Smokin Pig between Clemson and Anderson on Hwy 76. Service was good, staff friendly. Just not as good pulled pork.

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Georgia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Happy Hawg, the best BBQ in Hiawassee. No matter how many other BBQ places pop up and then leave Hiawassee, Happy Hawg continues to be the BEST! Delicious smoked flavor and yum, yum, sauces. Friendly staff and a nice outdoor patio with a little view of Lake Chatuge. We love Happy Hawg!

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Contributor
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Mmmm.... Delicious! The sauces were fantastic so fantastic that I used a little of all of them on my piglets! Pork sandwiches were fantastic. The sides were just as good as the meat. And the staff was so nice and helpful! Go visit you won't be disappointed!

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stopped in for lunch before the fair. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious we had the pork sandwich and the chicken BBQ both were very good. I'm not a fan of finely chopped cole slaw but the potato salad was so good!

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