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The Happy Hawg BBQ

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1586 Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2170
+1 706-896-0012
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Other positive reviews say it all: this is excellent pulled pork with good sides (and a handful of different sauces to sample). (We didn't try the ribs.) The smoked turkey was also a hit with our crowd. Having noted the somewhat unusual hours, on both visits we carried out and enjoyed the feast at home.

1 Thank MandR818
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh my goodness this food was great! We had the baby back ribs. There were smoked to perfection and the best we have had in a loooong time

1 Thank Lori W
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Early BBQ, luckily got there at opening time on a Sunday a.m. We were leaving on a Tuesday, or else we were out of luck

Thank 414Battiato
Hiawassee, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best BBQ restaurant around! Friendly staff, delicious and tender pork BBQ with a choice of sauces, awesome sides. The best!

1 Thank jerridee2000
Young Harris, Georgia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners are very friendly and accommodating and the food is very good. Been there several times have never had a bad experience yet. On a cool day sitting outside is very enjoyable, and on a very hot day, the air conditioned seating is just as good. It is a great place to order 'to go' if you have unexpected... More 

Thank Patricia Mary H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! The food was very good! Although, the potato salad tasted as if we're store bought, not homemade. The seating inside is a small area (5 tables) but there is seating outside on the porch. The staff was very friendly.

Thank Melissa T
Darlington, SC
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband & I recently ate lunch at "The Happy Hawg". Everything we ate tasted was delicious! We had the barbeque sandwich, baked beans, slaw, and potato salad. We live in SC and we didn't think any BBQ could compare to it. Wow, were we wrong! This place is a "must stop" if you're in the area. Also the owner... More 

Thank BarbDarlington_SC
Austinburg, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We had to try The Happy Hawg BBQ! So glad we stopped. When we walked it it smelled so good. They give you slot of food for your money. We had pulled pork and it was really good and so were the sauces they give you. If your up here you need to try this place. We will be back!

Thank Scouch83
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

and the corn was a close runner up. Yummmm. Stopped by based on Yelp reviews and was not disappointed! We opted for drive-thru on our way to our campground; but the small property seems to offer ample in-door and out-door seating. The service was extremely friendly and the prices were reasonable.

Thank michndiaz16
Hayesville, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Very disappointed when I went in this evening. I know the smoked meat is prepared in advance as well as the sides. I came in at 6:50 when closing is at 7. I asked for a couple BBQ plates to go. Was told they had already pulled the food. Ten minutes was plenty of time to put already prepared food... More 

1 Thank Brenda H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1586 Highway 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2170
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Hiawassee
  • Phone Number: +1 706-896-0012
Defiantly Like Nobody else! We pull to order,then it's hand chopped! Freshness you can taste! Smoked Pork,Chicken,Turkey and Ribs! "Where the locals eat" Come See Us! We are located 1/2 Mile west of the North Georgia Fairgrounds. On the right. Heading west towards Young Harris. Seating is limited! Summer Hours: Thursday--Saturday. 11:00 Am--6:30 Pm Sunday. 11:00 Am--3:00 pm

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