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Poole's BBQ

164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
+1 706-635-4100
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pork” (31 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (36 reviews)
“ribs” (48 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I ate here not long after they opened, and a couple of times through the years, but haven’t been that way in a decade. Fortunately, it’s still delicious. The brisket with two sides is enough for two meals. The fried okra was a hit at...More

Thank Anna N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently good BBQ always . Staff is very friendly and feels like you are eating at home with relativ3s. Worth the stop,

Thank Roxanna C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went to Poole's because we were new in town and it looked interesting..we placed our order at a small window inside the front door...when our order came I was smothered in BBQ sauce? It was almost soupy. I like to put my own sauce...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good little BBQ place. The bbq meat is delicious but the inside is slightly dirty and cluttered. This place could use some updating but as far as the food and prices it was great!

Thank Riley N
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent roadside BBQ at a great price. Food and environment are excellent. Not a fancy place but great ribs, good portions to fill your belly.

Thank rustybob64
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Unattractive interior, and “so-so” food made for a disappointing dinner. Pulled pork and Brunswick stew were tasty, fries and Mac and cheese were unremarkable. Waited a very long time for very average tasting pies. Good, but nothing to get excited about.

1  Thank King4025
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Stopped in midafternoon Sunday and ordered the last ribs they had on hand. They were meaty and flavorful enough that I went sauce-free. I'd rate them a 7 or 8 on a 10-point scale. My sides were mac-and-cheese which was not bad but not outstanding,...More

Thank NotesOnNashville
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our way to Bryson City. It was our first visit and everyone in our party of 4 really enjoyed their meal. The brisket, the pulled chicken, and especially the coleslaw were delicious! We will definitely return!

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

There are a number of BBQs in the area — and if you are not a card-carrying member of the right wing of the Republican Party, some of the decor may be offputting. The “Colonel” — the paterfamilias of this family-owned joint — is a...More

1  Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I love this place , we make it a point to stop by every time we come up from Atlanta. We’ve been to all the other BBQ joints in town,this is our favorite. The pulled pork is amazing. If your in the...More

Thank Bslm
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Gwendolyn B
11 November 2017|
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Response from MariefromGeorgia | Reviewed this property |
YES! I just called Savannah at Poole's BBQ and she said Yes from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Just remember that they are closed Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesdays. Phone # is: 706-635-4100
Carol T
31 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gilmer County  >  Ellijay
  • Phone Number: +1 706-635-4100
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