Contemporary 'Cue

Contemporary Barbecue in Georgia

  

In the last 40 years Georgia and the American South has experienced rapid social, economic, and cultural change. Some lament that, as a result, the South is no longer the South. But the strength of an enduring South as a distinct region lies in the fact that things like modernization, migration patterns, and new ethnic influences have slowly been absorbed into the region’s culture. More people are moving into the region than ever before, bringing with them their cultural customs. Often, the culinary traditions that they bring influences the types of food already found in the region,  like BBQ. Such change is sometimes subtle, like altering the ingredients used to make a BBQ sauce; sometimes a new side dish becomes a “new” Southern tradition. And different styles of BBQ-what kind of meat is smoked, what side dishes are served with the BBQ, and even what type of sauce is used have blurred distinct lines or unique ‘styles’ of BBQ that represent specific regions of the South. Today, multiple sauces are offered in BBQ places as a way to appeal to people’s preferences or different sides that are not specific to a region’s traditions. The BBQ places that appeared in the late 1970s and early 1980s and forward represent some of those changes. Many try to maintain the traditions of the region while adapting to the new preferences.

Fresh Air Bar-B-Que

1110 Hull Rd.

Athens, GA 30601 

(706) 546-6060    


5170 Atlanta Highway

Bogart, GA 30622

(770) 725-5227

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Southern Soul

2020 Demere Rd.

St. Simons Island, GA 31522

(912) 638-7685 

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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

1811 Piedmont Ave. NE 

Atlanta, GA 30324    

(404) 607-1622   

Website 

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified BBQ Barn

1288 East Main Street

Lavonia, Georgia 

(706) 491-6627

https://www.facebook.com/pages/BBQ-Barn/373980106372163

Kinorhook Bar-B-Q

4103 Mockingbird Dr. SW 

Eatonton, GA 31024    

(706) 485-8187    

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Georgia BBQ Trails Certified Vanna's Country BBQ

3091 Highway 17 S
Royston, Georgia 30662 

(706) 246-0952 

https://www.facebook.com/Vanna-BBQ-16558631982/?rf=183793748310967

Lew's BBQ

 407 Railroad Avenue
Twin City, Georgia 30471  

 (478) 763-3098 

https://www.facebook.com/Lews-Bar-B-que-178080423995/

Poole's BBQ

164 Craig Street
East Ellijay GA 30540 
(706) 635-4100
http://www.poolesbarbq.com/

164 Craig Street
East Ellijay GA 30540 

(706) 635-4100

http://www.poolesbarbq.com/ 

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified - Shadetree BBQ

111 Old Montgomeryville Rd NE
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

(478) 451-0117 

https://www.facebook.com/bbqshadetree/ 

Beaver Creek Biscuits & Barbeque

1451 Six Flags Road

Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122-3230

(770) 739-0200

http://beavercreekbbq.net/


Georgia BBQ Trails Certified Pulaski Heights BBQ

675 Pulaski St, Ste 100
Athens, Georgia 30601

 (706) 583-9600 

https://www.facebook.com/pulaskiheightsbbq/ 

B.B.Q. Shack

4320 Lexington Rd 

Athens, Georgia 30605

(706) 613-6752 

https://www.facebook.com/bbqshackathens/

B L Smokers BBQ

2196 Pio Nono Ave
Macon, Georgia 31206

(478) 743-8155 

https://www.facebook.com/B.L.Smokersbarbq/ 

B's Cracklin' Barbeque

12409 White Bluff Road

Savannah, Georgia 31419

(912) 330-6921 

https://www.bscracklinbbq.com/location/savannah/

Randy's Bar B Q

750 Wheaton Street

Savannah, Georgia 31401

(912) 412-2671

https://facebook.com/pages/Randys-Barbecue/417408291729590

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified - Smokey's BBQ and Fixings

4118 Augusta Road

Savannah, Georgia 31408

(912) 349-0864

smoke.1948@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Smokeys-Bar-B-Q-342273082527954


Georgia BBQ Trails Certified - MOFO'S BBQ

11 Bird Street

Savannah, Georgia 31415

(912) 200-3172

mofobbq@gmail.com

http://mofosbbq.com/

Tricks BBQ

Perry's Pig BBQ

1957 Old Savannah Rd
Augusta, Georgia 30901-3747

(706) 724-2387

https://www.facebook.com/Perrys-Pig-117364744989826/

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified - Eat it All Barbeque

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified - Mot's Pit Cooked Barbeque & Catering

3963 Columbia Rd
Augusta, Georgia

(706) 650-3005

https://www.facebook.com/pg/motsbbq/about/?ref=page_internal

13th Street Bar-B-Q

5506 Veterans Parkway

Columbus, Georgia 31903

(706) 596-1833

https://www.facebook.com/13th-Street-Bar-B-Que-of-Columbus-98258831785/

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified Holy Smokes BBQ and Catering


402 Industrial Blvd.

Dublin, Georgia 31021

(478) 272-7427

https://www.facebook.com/holysmokesbbqfoodtruck/

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified Sanders' Down Home BBQ

3078 Elberton Road, Hwy. 77

Carlton, Georgia 30627

(706) 456-2445

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sanders-Bbq/163338563798901

Wiley's Championship BBQ

Wiley’s Championship BBQ

4700 Highway 80 East 

Savannah, GA 31410

(912) 201-3259

https://wileyschampionshipbbq.com/

Polly's Bar-B-Que

2101 Ga. Highway 57

Townsend, Georgia 31331

(912) 832-4175

https://www.facebook.com/pollysbbq/

Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q

Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q

1425 Roswell Road

Marietta, Georgia 30062

(770) 971-3201

https://www.williamsonbros.com/

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified Loyal Q and Brew

Loyal Q and Brew

3655 Old Milton Parkway

Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

(470) 359-9947

https://www.loyalq.com/ 

Poppa's Finest Bar-B-Que

Poppa’s Finest Bar-B-Que

1073 Washington Road

Thomson, Georgia 30824

(706) 595-8074

https://poppasfinestbbq.com


Georgia BBQ Trails Certified Big Oak BBQ

Big Oak BBQ

1599 Ila Road

Commerce, Georgia 30530

(706) 335-6247

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified Cabin Creek BBQ Co.

Cabin Creek BBQ Co.

199 Memorial Drive

Nicholson, Georgia 30565

(706) 757-2267

https://www.facebook.com/Cabin-Creek-BBQ-Co-150045401707299/ 

Moonie's Texas BBQ

Moonie’s Texas BBQ

5545 Atlanta Highway

Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542

(678) 828-8366

https://www.facebook.com/mooniesbbq/ 

King BBQ

King BBQ

4195 Avalon Blvd

Alpharetta, Georgia 30009

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(678) 248-5159

https://www.facebook.com/kingbarbecueavalon/ 

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified Pig-N-Chik BBQ

Pig-n-Chik BBQ

5071 Peachtree Road

Atlanta, Georgia 30341

(770) 451-1112

http://pignchik.net 

Poole's Bar-B-Q

164 Craig Street
East Elijay, Georgia 30540
(706) 635-4100
http://www.poolesbarbq.com 

Joe's BBQ

47 Toccoa Ave McCaysville, Georgia 30555 (706) 964-2020
https://www.facebook.com/Joes-BBQ-126378257461698/
https://www.joesbbqblueridge.com/

Heirloom Market BBQ

2243 Akers Mill Road 

Atlanta GA 30339

(770) 850-1008 or (770) 612-2502

https://heirloommarketbbq.com/

Community Q BBQ

1361 Clairmont Road

Decatur, Georgia 30033

(404) 633-2080

http://communityqbbq.com/

Sam's BBQ 1

 

4944 Lower Roswell Road

Marietta, GA  30068

(770) 977-3005

http://bbq1.net/

Iron Pig BBQ

Iron Pig BBQ

121 Epps Street

Jefferson, Georgia 30549

(706) 254-5622

www.ironpigbarbeque.com 

Das BBQ

Das BBQ

1203 Collier Road NW

Atlanta, GA 30318

www.dasbbq.com 

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified - Big Nick's

Big Nick’s
904 Baytree Road 
Valdosta, Georgia 31602
(229) 469-6905
http://bignicksonbaytree.com/

Big Nick’s

904 Baytree Road 

Valdosta, Georgia 31602

(229) 469-6905

http://bignicksonbaytree.com/ 

Southern Kicks

Southern Kicks BBQ

221 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

Savannah, Georgia 31410

(912) 660-9494

https://www.facebook.com/Southernkicks-BBQ-179248982130189/ 

Rusty's BBQ

Rusty’s BBQ

10 Wesley Street

Savannah, Georgia  31406

(912) 272-0407

https://www.facebook.com/pg/RustysBBQSmokeHouse/about/?ref=page_internal 

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified - Clearview B-B-Q

Clearview B-B-Q

4222 River Road

Columbus, Georgia 31904

(706) 653-0407

https://www.facebook.com/ClearviewBbq/ 

Pepper's Bar-B-Que and Catering

Pepper’s Bar-B-Que and Catering

4620 Warm Springs Road

Columbus, Georgia 31909

(706) 569-0051

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Barbeque-Catering-116234345067414/ 

Neicy's BBQ

Neicy’s BBQ

359 23rd Avenue

Columbus, Georgia 31903

(706) 992-6333

https://www.facebook.com/Neicys-BBQ-1602635919968004/ 

Smok'n Pig Bar-B-Que

Smok’n Pig Bar-B-Que

4228 Valdosta Road

Valdosta, Georgia 31602-6814

(229) 245-8227

https://www.facebook.com/SmoknPigBBQ/

Sam's Carry Out BBQ

 Sam’s Carry Out

414 East Hill Avenue

Valdosta, Georgia 31601-5820

(229) 247-0769

https://www.facebook.com/Sams-Carry-OUT-BBQ-117010348323291/ 

Georgia BBQ Trails Certified - Woodstack BBQ Tavern

Woodstack BBQ Tavern

4038 North Valdosta Road

Valdosta, Georgia 31602

(229) 506-5407

https://www.facebook.com/Woodstackbbq/ 

B's Cracklin' Barbeque

B’s Cracklin’ Barbeque

2061 Main Street NW,

Atlanta, GA 30318

(678) 949-9912

https://www.bscracklinbbq.com/location/atlanta/ 

Daddy D'z

Daddy D’z

264 Memorial Drive SE 

Atlanta, GA 30312

(404) 222-0206

http://www.daddydz.com/ 

Fox Brothers

Fox Brothers

1238 Dekalb Avenue NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30307

http://www.foxbrosbbq.com/

Hodge's Bar-B-Que and Soul Food

Hodge’s Bar-B-Que and Soul Food 

2141 Candler Road

Decatur, Georgia 30032

(404) 284-4644

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hodges/111645488874140 

Lovie's BBQ

Lovie’s 

3420 Piedmont Road NE 

Atlanta, GA 30305

(404) 254-2848

https://loviesbbq.com/ 

Thompson Brothers BBQ

Thompson Brothers BBQ

2445 Cobb Parkway

Smyrna, Georgia 30080

(770) 818-9098

http://www.thompsonbbq.com/ 

Twin Smokers BBQ

Twin Smokers BBQ

300 Marietta Street NW 

Atlanta, Georgia 30313

(404) 698-4707

https://twinsmokersbbq.com/

Wyatt's Country Bar-B-Que

Wyatt’s Country Bar-B-Que

1674 Memorial Drive SE

Atlanta, Georgia 30317

(404) 371-0311

https://www.facebook.com/sgtwyattscountrybbq/

Blind Pig BBQ

Blind Pig BBQ 

873 Barnetts Bridge Road

Jackson, GA 30233

(770) 504-0250

http://www.blindpigbarbecue.com/

Tomlin BBQ & Catering

Tomlin BBQ & Catering

5030 Hwy. 441 North

Rabun Gap, Georgia 30568

(706) 746-2690

http://www.tomlinbbq.com/welcome.html

Georgia Butts BBQ

Georgia Butts BBQ

1137 Lake Oconee Parkway

Eatonton, Georgia 31024

(706) 474-0946

https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaButtsBBQ


Smokehouse Barbecue

Smokehouse Barbecue

3205 Atlanta Highway

Gainesville, GA 30507

(770) 536-7971

https://www.smokehousebbq.biz/our-story 

Hickory Pig BBQ

Hickory Pig BBQ

3605 Thompson Bridge Rd.

Gainesville, GA 30506

(770) 503-5235

https://www.facebook.com/TheHickoryPigBBQ 

Bigun's Barbeque

Bigun’s Barbeque

362 Carns Mill Road

Talking Rock, Georgia 30175 

(706) 253-7675

http://www.bigunsbbq.com/ 

Jim's Smokin' Que

Jim’s Smokin’ Que

4971 Gainesville Hwy

Blairsville, Georgia 30512

(706) 835-7427

http://www.jimssmokinque.com/ 

Johnny's Bar-B-Q

Johnny’s Bar-B-Q

1710 Cleveland Hwy

Gainesville, Georgia 30501

(770) 536-2100

https://www.facebook.com/www.johnnysbbq.co/ 

Jomax Bar-B-Que

Jomax Bar-B-Que

1120 S Lewis Street 

Metter, Georgia 30439

(912) 685-3636

https://www.facebook.com/JoMaxBBQ/ 

Papa Buck's BBQ

Papa Buck’s BBQ

1085 S Lewis Street

Metter, Georgia 30439

(912) 685-4421

https://www.facebook.com/papabucks/ 

Zombie Pig BBQ

Zombie Pig BBQ

6201 Veterans Pkwy

Columbus, Georgia 31909

(706) 662-0941

https://www.zombiepigbbq.com 

Silverwares Barbecue

Silverwares Barbecue 

726 S State Street 

Lyons, Georgia 30436

(912) 388-4827 

https://www.facebook.com/Silverwares.Barbecue.RevBBQ/?rf=568742076497933 

Smokin Po Boys BBQ

Smokin Po Boys BBQ

67 West Athens Street

Winder, Georgia 30680

(678) 425-9374

https://www.facebook.com/smokinpoboys/ 

Grand Champion BBQ

Grand Champion BBQ

982 Canton Street

Roswell, Georgia 30075

(770) 998-2800

http://www.gcbbq.com/