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The Happy Hawg BBQ

1586 Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546
+1 706-896-0012
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Ranked #1 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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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Hiawassee, Georgia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I had driven by several times and noticed that great BBQ smell. Stopped by, very friendly service, great tasting pork sandwich. The owner/staff saw me take a to go menu and stopped me to explain their sides and their drive-thru option. Outdoor seating has a view of Lake Chatuge. I will be back.

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Happy Hawg's #1 rating convinced us to stop, and we are glad we did! It is so refreshing to be greeted by employees who are genuinely glad you chose their restaurant. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The barbecue is good, but the sauces are excellent. The buns were very fresh! Don't skip dessert! The peanut butter/chocolate pie is... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant is all about the food. It's small and can get very crowded at meal time. They also do a booming carry out business. BBQ can be a regional taste but, I found this BBQ to not lean toward one region or the other. It was some of the best pulled/chopped pork I've ever had and there was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We are visiting family from overseas and this is definitely a must go if you wanna taste the local's best bbq ribs. We tried to get a Tshirt or a hat but they were not available...

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Happy Hog was rated as the #1 restaurant in Hiawassee so we decided to try it for lunch. It was certainly clean enough and the staff was very nice but the chopped pork BBQ was some of the driest BBQ I've had. Brunswick stew was good as a starter, but I was expecting some great BBQ but did not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Living in North GA there are BBQ places EVERYWHERE! However, none of them compare to the taste or value of Happy Hawg! Great People. Excellent Service. Eat here at least once or twice a week.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Generous portions and friendly staff. Also has nice outdoor seating on the deck with a view of Lake Chatuge. This is one of our favorite spots to eat whenever we are in Hiawassee.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great BBQ pork sandwiches, friendly and helpful staff, great value. We ate outside and looked at the lake (a narrow, distant view, but still, a lake view!) Recommended it to my friends who were also in the area for a conference. Good Brunswick stew, too!

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

There was steady flow of stay-in and take-out BBQ orders serviced by friendly and accomodating staff with wonderful food of either BBQ chicken, or pork. Choice of special blended sauces (or combinations) topped the choices of either platters (with two sides), or single meat orders. Either were very reasonably priced. Not a dress-up kind of place... comfortable and friendly orders... More

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