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Smoking Gold Barbeque

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59 E Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1204
(706) 864-7427
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open 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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Savannah, Georgia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just happened to have lunch here while driving through Dahlonega. Food was good. Had pulled barbecue pork and pulled barbecue chicken sandwiches. Very good.

Thank nannycrump
Snellville, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good BBQ atmosphere and wait staff. Food is super - great brisket, ribs, & sides. Variety is important and these folks have good choices. Will definitely visit there again.

Thank BigJim30078
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the smoker they put outside to draw you in. It smells like hickory coals and makes your mouth water a bit. It certainly drew us in for a lunch bite on a sunny afternoon. The staff is super friendly and the food was very tasty. I love a good Memphis style barbecue but this was a little different... More 

Thank Wade K
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 June 26, 2016 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 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 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 

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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 E Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1204
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
  • Phone Number: (706) 864-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?