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“Wonderful food, great service, nice ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pig Iron Barbecue - CLOSED

Pig Iron Barbecue
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, great service, nice ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Everything is wonderful here: meats, vegetables, drinks, service and the surroundings. Very interesting location in a beautiful small town (Gananoque, Ontario, Canada), within an old factory. The barbeque is wonderful on every level: taste, consistency, flavor. The fresh vegetables were all cooked to perfection. A lot of thought and work have gone into this charming restaurant and the result is astounding and incredibly flavorful.
Bill Driskell, Atlanta, GA

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank William D
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dripping with authenticity, flavour and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

I have started stopping in Gananoque regularly on my trips back from Toronto to Montreal (why only eat fast food), and this time Pig Iron BBQ was a great discovery. Loved the ambiance of the place, the full-flavoured foods, the esoteric drinks and beers (try the Ginger Ale!) and the pulled porc.

To top it all off, Shannon (no-bs service) and J.T. (uber-cook) were friendly, welcoming and authentic (there's that word again).

Nice bonus: the Pig Iron is attached to the Socialist Pig café, where we experienced one of the best espressos in recent memory, on any continent. And further attached to these is a très-cool clothing and accessories shop (sorry forgot the name) with unique finds.

What a great surprise stopover.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Mark K
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Kanazawa, Japan
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Looking for a place to stop between Montreal and Toronto?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stopped for a late dinner on a drive between Montreal and Toronto. There are dozens of the rest stops where you can get fast food, but if you want something better, Pig Iron BBQ is a great place to go. The food was really delicious, its not too far from the highway and in a charming town. My partner and I ordered a plate of beef brisket (1 pound for $14) and a side of collard greens and candied yams ($5 each). I have to admit that candied yams are an indulgence that not everyone will appreciate, but with savory meat the flavors mix so well. The food was delicious and there was way more than we were able to eat. We ate about 2/3rds and took home the rest. Most of the sides are between $4.50 and $7.50 they all seemed to be in a southern comfort food style. They are open until 10pm.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Mike Z
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Reading, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“nice place for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

A good place for lunch, coffee + cakes are available from the coffee shop in the same building. We aren't connoisseurs of smoked food but it was better than eating burgers for lunch, great ginger beer too!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank AEGReading
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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good smoke house”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

It was really good food, just very spicy, my boyfriend LOVED it, but spices don't fair well with my stomach, the chicken is still really good!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Andree L
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