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Poole's BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
+1 706-635-4100
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Ellijay, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn't recommend this place for BBQ when there are several better choices around town. Pork often has fat or gristle... Fries are sub par...

Thank thecanuck2017
macon, ga
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our lunch here this past weekend. People were very friendly and even brought out a bowl of water for our furbabies. We have seen this place before and finally glad we took the opportunity to stop and eat this time. We will be back. Really good BBQ. Love the smoky sauce! Buddy and Abby love the BBQ... More 

Thank dogmom719
Marietta, Georgia
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264 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Decided to go miles out of our way just to visit Poole's following a visit to Gibbs Gardens. Although the area has certainly grown around it, Poole's is still pretty much Poole's. The pig hill of fame still stands, but, more importantly, the BBQ is as good as memory made it. And I have to say, as a (blush) somewhat... More 

Thank springlering
Ellijay, Georgia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Always delicious food. The ribs are so flavorful and tender. We have never had a bad experience with food or service. The prices are pretty reasonable, too!

Thank Christina M
New Port Richey, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We decided to try some GA BBQ and we were very disappointed! First of all, there was no smoke seen at all. Second, they pulled the meat from a warmer! We should have left, but ordered a pound of chopped pork. DRY, DRY, DRY! Ordered a half of slab of ribs, they were just "okay" and a pound of chopped... More 

2 Thank Cindy W
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We were running late meeting family here for dinner. They closed at 6pm but remained open for us. The food is amazingly delicious. The staff is so friendly and attentive. I highly recommend a stop here if you're in the area. You cannot go wrong with FSU football and BBQ!

Thank S. S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Colonial Poole's BarBQ aka Pigs on a Hill is by far the best BarBQ in the north GA mountains. The question is smoky flavor and cooked to perfection! The stew is great. Yes I'll take another helping. And by all means, order the onion rings! Grand slam delicious!

Thank Bonnie D
Tampa, Florida
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stopped in to Poole's on a recommendation from some locals we met and were pleased with the BBQ they served. The restaurant is truly a unique local hang out and side road traction with all the painted pigs on the hill side with customers names. From the moment you walk in you are met with that great southern hospitality... More 

Thank Bombero590
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Nothing special here. Would recommend the Pink Pig north of town. Pink pig has GREAT garlic salad dressing and BarBQue. Really quaint little out of the way place with friendly service.

1 Thank artellis1
Crestview, Florida
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were craving bbq and this place looked good. The minute we walked in, it felt very inviting. We asked for advice and everyone, even other customers were willing to share what they liked best with us. Everything was great and I even bought a few bottles of their actual bbq sauce because it was so good!

Thank Tamara-LLTS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Ellijay
  • Phone Number: +1 706-635-4100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?