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Smoking Gold Barbeque

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59 East Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533
(706) 864-7427
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch while in Dahlonega, and had a burnt tips sandwich with a side and drinks, the food was tasty and the service was friendly, but the place really needed a spruce up, still it was better than some chains I have been in hence the V.Good rating

Thank Phil H
Smyrna, Georgia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was walking around Dahlonega and then I was hungry. I saw this big BB Q Banner and went and got some pulled pork and some brisket. I had potato salad and coleslaw on sides. May ask me which sauce I would like and I said I don't know so they gave me three sauces to try. All the sauces... More 

Thank craig f
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty liberal when it comes to food....But...Rude employees, terrible service and old, stale food...You've been warned!

1 Thank Dep605
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a walk about town we headed to the restaurant attracted by the wonderful smell of cooking meat. The restaurant is an old gas station with indoor and outdoor seating. The service was prompt and the food good. I had a pork sandwich with potato salad and my wife had a chicken sandwich with Mac n cheese. The meat was... More 

Thank Dom S
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The only thing we liked about Smoking gold was the people were very nice. The portions are tourist trap TINY. We got pulled pork plate for $11. The portion was half of what we would expect of a good bbq. We got twice the amount in NYC for the same price at Mighty Quinns. My wife is 90 pounds and... More 

1 Thank Tom B
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We, my husband and our 8 yr old daughter all enjoyed the food here, the pictures posted by other reviewers look exactly like what you get, and the food is really good, i don't think you'll be disappointed if you are seeking out some good BBQ. But i really wanted to write this review about another aspect of this restaurant,... More 

Thank LianeNj
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The sides always tell the story. Anyone can make a good smoked meat, it just takes time and patience. A good side, however, is much harder to achieve. My wife had the pork and I had the burnt-ends. Both delicious. The stew was very good and the corn casserole would make me come back. My wife had the potato salad... More 

Thank James P
Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I am a southern gal that LOVES BBQ and this is a wonderful place to eat excellent BBQ! I had the pulled pork dinner with cole slaw and corn casserole (which is yummy doodle)! My husband had the chicken dinner. Both were fantastic and their sauces are great too. The service was outstanding. I think everyone that worked in the... More 

Thank Clare D
Dahlonega, Georgia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Hubby and I really liked this place. Great sides as well. Very reasonably priced. The meat itself was as good as any bbq place. I definitely recommend trying this place. We each got the pork sandwich and a side. Nothing outstanding, but not bad either. It was nice to get decent bbq at a reasonable price. We've also picked-up just... More 

Thank MtnLivingDtown
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206 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Saturday at 5pm, only two other couples there. Ordered the brisket combo and the chicken combo. Chicken lacked spice , was dry , and flavorless and the potato salad consistency was somehow grisly. The baked beans were the highlight of the meal with a smokey meat flavor. Brisket was served cold. Mac n cheese was creamy. All other items were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 East Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-7427

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?