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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
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All reviews pulled pork blackberry cobbler rib plate cole slaw green beans sweet sauce home made food was fantastic yams sides tender raisins spinach bite
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Reviewed April 9, 2022

Stopped here for lunch, based upon the reviews here on TA. We are on a 6 week road trip and were passing through Athens. The food was fantastic. Not one bite my wife and I had was disappointing. I had the rib plate, with yams...and Spinach Supreme. All 3 items were delicious. My wife got the chicken plate with yams and I believe) turnip greens. All 3 were fantastic. For desert we had the peach cobbler and blackberry cobbler... perfection. But I need to comment on the service. The young lady that took our orders and brought our food outside was super helpful... explaining everything, and answering our questions. She could not have been more pleasant (even to a couple of older Yankees!), and really is an asset to the business. Great food, great service, great value. We hope we pass this way again... this is where we will eat.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed November 24, 2021

I am always on the "BBQ Quest" and have eaten at BBQ establishments from the northeast, to California to Puerto Rico. Dawg Gone Good has the best pulled pork and sides I have had anywhere. The sides are home-made and the pulled pork is juicy...and delicious.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021

We are in Athens for a conference and wanted a burger or BBQ. Saw this place was within walking distance of the conference and headed that way. BBQ was tender and delicious, sweet sauce was sah-weet! Cole slaw was unusual but quite tasty with raisins...and some spice, maybe a little cumin? Green beans were perfectly seasoned and good! The people were friendly, helpful and kind. You don't always find that in restaurants today. Try this place! It really is Dawg Gone Good BBQ!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 10, 2021 via mobile

We arrived about 20min before closing- planning to eat outside, but it started pouring rain. They were fine with us eating inside- the food was so good! Sauces are great as well, but the food was so good it really did not need it. The...yams were magic- have no idea how they made them.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

The food was served hot, fresh, and tasty! Thank you for catering my event! There was some concern with the timeliness of the delivery but once it came the guest forgot all about the time delay.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

We had our dog with us so we needed a restraraunt with outside tables. We were very pleased with the taste and price. The apmosphere is very casual and friendly. The squash caserole was outstanding.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

My wife and son ate here on a college visit. The food didn’t look very good and I told them let’s leave. They out voted me so we tried it. The food wasn’t very tasty, was dry and cold. I wouldn’t recommend this place.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

BBQ was dry, had little flavor despite smelling smokey. Overpriced for the quality of the BBQ. I will not visit this place again. If i want decent BBQ in Athens,I'll go to COok-out

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

The owner uses family recipes to serve some of the best bbq and sides you will ever taste. And save room for banana pudding for dessert!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

I know how to grill and smoke meats and so does my family. I went to lunch here the Tuesday before Thanksgiving with some fellow PhD students from UGA. I ordered the rib plate with baked beans and mac n cheese. I got sauce for...the ribs on the side. Because I was in a good mood, I also ordered the smoked sausage. Everything was delicious! The ribs were so moist and tender and the beans were sweet with a slight kick to it. I would recommend this place and yes, I would return. There's no tofu or kale on the menu, by the way. For those who have written reviews about this place and left negative ratings, I wish them the best in life. This place is no frills, old school bbq. Go hungry!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Despite the smell we ordered anyway. We had checked reviews and this was the #1 ranked bbq place in Athens! We had the ribs, chicken and pulled pork. All tasted like they had been sitting around for a long time, very old and blah. Small...portions. Mac and cheese and beans were average. Not what we expected from the #1 bbq joint in Athens. Guess we will try #2 the next time we are in town because we won’t be coming back here. Gross.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I was reluctant to go into this place when I stood on the street and looked at it. You will find a very casual place with seating inside and out. The food our group ordered for lunch was so full of flavor! Their slaw is...a tasteful surprise. The mac and cheese offers a bit of spicy heat. Other sides were great too. Pulled chicken was not dried out while the pork was full of flavor. This was one of the best BBQs I have had in a long time. Glad I went in.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

A friend and I stopped at Dawg Gone Good BBQ after a Georgia football game, and we will not eat here again. We both ordered pork sandwiches, she ordered a side of green beans, and I had a side of Cole slaw. The green beans...tasted like they came out of an institutional size can and were “doctored” up a bit. My pulled pork sandwich was mostly the crusty outside which included a lot of fat. They advertised pink lemonade, and I asked first if it was “home-made” and the cashier did not understand my question. I then asked if they made it themselves, and I was told yes. After I got my lemonade, I realized it was made from a powder. A few tables inside, picnic tables outside. They do not serve beer, but we walked across the street to the Creature Comforts Brewing Company for a brew after eating.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Can’t get any better!! Flavor flavor flavor!! Great ribs! Sides all grandmas best chocked full of spices that all come together with the bar b que sauces for a perfect Southern Bar b que taste lasting after it’s all gone. Cobblers are perfect—crust, not too...sweet fruit and an abundance of both!! Don’t miss this place. The staff and owner are super friendly and accommodating.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Really good BBQ. Amazing collard greens and mac n cheese. The hot sauce has a great flavor with good heat. Cobblers good too!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Dawg Gone Good BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5