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Big D's BBQ

6566 Highway 53 E, Dawsonville, GA 30534-6806
+1 706-216-6706
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“hush puppies” (37 reviews)
“ribs” (65 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (22 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Diner, American, Barbecue, Grill
$$ - $$$
6566 Highway 53 E, Dawsonville, GA 30534-6806
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Reviewed yesterday

We were not expecting the good meal we had. BarBQue was not really the plan, but we were glad we stopped. Excellent food and comfortable seating and friendly server!

Thank fcspatti
Reviewed yesterday

This is some of the best BBQ that I've had in a long time. They smoke their meats on site and housemake all their sides. If you want solid, home cooking taste in a fun, dive-like environment, then this is the place for you. The...More

Thank Seth T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have eaten at Big D's several times. The barbecue and all of the fixings are extremely good. They currently have two locations. One on Ga 400 at HYW 53 and in the city of Dawsonville. Both are very good.

Thank whitmire1954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here and oh my! The food and staff are amazing! The had the brownie plate and a side of ribs to share and all of it was fantastic. They have 3 different sauces to try on the table, NC sauce was our favorite....More

Thank WildHaireHiking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the best, most flavorful bbq sandwich you can get in North Georgia... ask for the Brownie!!! It’s made with only the meat found on the outside browned and seasoned part of the butt that they use on this sandwich and it’s out of this...More

Thank Termighty Max T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very casual. They were out of brisket and some other sandwhiches. Its the ribs n hush puppies that are great. but thats about it. My BBQ chicken was all cut up no bones with sause. the Veggies seemed canned and salty. No mashed potatoes boo....

Thank Lovetravel2XO
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Man, stopped by today with the family around lunch. Walked in and was pleasantly greeted! Within 2 minutes, the line was about the door and within 15 minutes, all of the tables were filled with people. Had an assortment of the menu between all 5...More

Thank J_Swain_1
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Ordered a pulled pork sandwich. Rustic appearance inside. No frills just good North Georgia BBQ. Friendly staff. Not very expensive.

Thank PierreA63
Reviewed March 18, 2018

I had a Clay’s Rib Sandwich with pulled BBQ rib meat on Garlic Texas Toast for lunch. It was quite tasty and a decent sized portion. The Hush Puppies were good too. It’s a good place for lunch. Not very expensive.

Thank corptool
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

While visiting friends in Dawsonville, Georgia, we ordered the ribs (take out). They were, simply, EXCELLENT. Big, tender, fall off the bone ribs !! I recommend Big D’s BBQ to anyone who is in the Dawsonville area, and wants to enjoy a great rack of...More

Thank Alan Z
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Diner, American, Barbecue, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6566 Highway 53 E, Dawsonville, GA 30534-6806
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dawsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 706-216-6706
  • E-mail
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