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The Happy Hawg BBQ

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1586 Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546
+1 706-896-0012
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Hiawassee, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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 days ago NEW

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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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Brenda H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday at noon and all they had was pulled pork, no ribs or chicken. Pork was chopped small and was pretty dry. I've eaten a lot of BBQ in my life and this would rank somewhere in the bottom half.

Thank AJP9199
Clearwater, Florida
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chopped pork sandwich was without a doubt the best I've ever eaten and the lady who took our order was extremely friendly. Unfortunately, the restaurant is small and has limited seating and parking. Many, many people use the drive-thru.

Thank Dweezle4847
plant city
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little restaurant right off the side of the road. There were only 5 tables inside and our big family took up 3 of them. The people were really nice, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere was great, would highly recommend this restaurant. There are also tables outside if the weather permits, and they have a drive... More 

Thank robinsA5557HH

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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546
  • 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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