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“Excellent Barbecue!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Barbecue Kitchen of College Park

Barbecue Kitchen of College Park
1437 Virginia Ave, College Park, GA 30337-2205
404-766-9906
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Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in College Park
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Great Lakes
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Barbecue!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This place is not fancy by any means but the food is good and that's what matters. I had the barbecue pork with three vegetables - a LOT of food and the barbecue was wonderful. No gristle, no fat; just really good food. Yes the vegetables are overcooked but that is the Southern way. The biscuits were light and fluffy and the hot corn muffins are to die for. Everyone is very friendly - in fact people switched to a smaller table so our party of five could sit together. The clientele is a great mix of businessmen in starched white shirts, families and workers in t-shirts. The cobbler desserts are excellent. You can't beat the price. Our party of five ate very well for $50.00!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lufkin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Indigenous restaurant with southern hospitality and great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We were in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Bowl and used Tripadvisor to find a place to eat. Since it Jan 1, we called to see if they were open. I was told "Come see us Honey!" We headed off and quickly found the place. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. Service was prompt and food was good. Not a great place, but no regrets for dining here.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Meat and Vegetable Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I have been eating here for years and the food is always consistent. You know it is a good place when you see the police and fire department cars from all the local agencies in the parking lot. I usually get the vegetable plate with 4 vegetables. I like that you can get free refills on the vegetables. It can get crowded at lunch time, but you normally don't have to wait long. The service is usually friendly and efficient.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Disappointing...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I've heard great things about this place, but it was very disappointing. I had fried chicken, baked mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and collards greens. The greens were salty and overdone. The mac was watery mush with a dried blob of cheese on top, and the chicken was tasteless, Just a let down all around. The service was fine and the prices were cheap, but it was no bargain. I wouldn't return.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Senoia, GA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great BBQ...great vegetables...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

This place ain't fancy...this place ain't some frilly fern restaurant...this is just good Southern cooking...with well-cooked vegetables, some tasty BBQ and sweet tea...

If you were expecting "al dente" vegetables, something encoated in panko bread crumbs or something you saw from some chic trendy New York restaurant on the Food Network, drive on by...this ain't it...

If you want some good vegetables, cornbread, country-fried steak, meatloaf or BBQ...then this is just the place.

My elementary school Facebook group from the 1950s and 1960s eat here every few months or so...the last time we were here in July, the BBQ smokehouse had just burned that morning, but the restaurant was still serving food and it was great!

We are looking forward to going back this Saturday for some more of that good ole Southern home-style cooking...

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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