Historic 'Cue

Historic Barbecue in Georgia

Some people complain that they cannot find “authentic” Southern BBQ. It is sometimes an argument that arises when discussing what authentic actually means. Along with religion and politics, BBQ is one of the three topics that Southerners will never agree upon. In 1954 an article in the Saturday Evening Post quipped, “Get ten people together, and where the Irish would start a fight, Georgians will start a barbecue.” Though lacking in political correctness, the statement accurately portrays Georgians and Southerners’ attitude in general and their determination to claim that their individual way of doing BBQ is the only correct one. This section of the Georgia BBQ Trails is meant to pay homage to the BBQ places in Georgia that have been open for decades. We decided to choose BBQ places that have been open before 1980 or who have a direct lineage to earlier BBQ places or pitmasters as historic. Many of these places have relied on original methods and recipes to serve what they believe is the historic taste of Georgia BBQ. 


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Fincher's Bar-B-Q

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Fincher's Bar-B-Q

3947 Houston Ave

Macon, GA 31206

(478) 787-4648

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Sconyer's Bar-B-Que

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Sconyer's Bar-B-Que

2250 Sconyers Way

Augusta, GA 30906

(706) 790-5411

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Old Clinton Bar-B-Q

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Old Clinton Bar-B-Q

4214 Gray Highway

Gray, GA 31032

(478) 986-3225

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Fresh Air Bar-B-Que

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Fresh Air Bar-B-Que

1164 Highway 42 S

Jackson, GA 30233

(770) 775-3182

http://freshairbarbecue.com/ 

Zeb's Bar-B-Q

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Zeb's Bar-B-Q

5742 Highway 29 N 

Danielsville, GA 30633
(706) 795-2701 

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Hot Thomas Bar-B-Que

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Hot Thomas Bar-B-Que

3753 Greensboro Hwy, 

Watkinsville, GA 30677 

(706) 769-6550 

http://www.hotthomasbbq.com

Vandy's Bar-B-Q

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22 W Vine St

Statesboro, GA 30458

(912) 764-2444

http://www.vandysbbq.com

Bill's BBQ

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Bill's BBQ

10010 Fortson Store Rd.

Hull, GA 30646

(706) 549-4949 

https://www.facebook.com/billsbarbeque/?rf=16273021375179

Twin Oaks Drive-In

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Twin Oaks Drive-In

2618 Norwich Street 

Brunswick, Georgia 31520 

(912) 265-3131 

http://twinoaksbbq.com



Smitty's Family Restaurant and Bar-B-Que

Smitty's Family Restaurant and Bar-B-Que

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Smitty's Family Restaurant and Bar-B-Que

20171 HWY 59

Carnesville, Georgia 30521

(706) 384-2244

https://www.facebook.com/BBQSmittys/


Country's Barbecue

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Country's Barbecue

1329 Broadway Street

Columbus, Georgia 31901

(706) 596-8910

http://www.countrysbarbecue.com/broadway/




Holcomb's Bar-B-Q

Holcomb's Bar-B-Q

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Holcomb's Bar-B-Q

404 West Broad Street

Greensboro, Georgia 30642

(706) 453-2577 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Holcombs-Bar-

Tucker's BBQ

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Tucker's BBQ

4591 Broadway
Macon, Georgia 31206 

(478) 788-9940 

https://www.facebook.com/Tuckers-Barbecue-Inc-114026468634714/?fref=tag


White Diamond Grill and Barbecue

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White Diamond Grill and Barbecue

497 GA Highway 247 S

Bonaire, Georgia 31005

(478) 922-8686 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Diamond-Grill-Barbecue/139466726100784

Holcomb's Bar-B-Q

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Holcomb's Bar-B-Q

7070 Highway 15 S

White Plains, Georgia 30678

(706) 467-2181 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Holcombs-BBQ/104992419565338

Wall's Bar B-Q

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Wall's Bar B-Q

515 East York Lane

Savannah, Georgia 31401

wallsbbq@gmail.com

 (912) 232-9754

https://www.facebook.com/Wallsbbq


Macon Road BBQ

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Macon Road BBQ

2703 Avalon Road

Columbus, Georgia 31907

(706) 563-0542

https://www.facebook.com/Macon-Road-Barbeque-143106542376041

Neal's BBQ

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Neal’s BBQ

664 Augusta Rd

Thomson, Georgia 30824

(706) 595-2594

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Neals-BBQ/110855948984489

Piggie Park Drive-In

1420 Hwy. 19 N.
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-648-3330 
https://www.facebook.com/Piggie-Park-Drive-In-1267

1420 US-19 North
Thomaston, Georgia 30286

 (706) 648-3330 

https://www.facebook.com/Piggie-Park-Drive-In-126705012753/

Crowe's Bar-B-Que

Crowe's Bar-B-Que

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Crowe's Bar-B-Que

1320 Eatonton Road

Madison, Georgia 30650

(706) 342-7002

https://www.facebook.com/Crowes-Bar-B-Que-131471596864070/ 

Washington Food Market BBQ

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Washington Food Market BBQ

1010 East Robert Toombs Avenue

Washington, Georgia 30673

(706) 678-2233

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Supermarket/Washington-Food-Market-120899971292603/


Straw's BBQ

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Straw’s BBQ

13232 Ga Highway 16

Sparta, GA 31087

(706) 444-7692

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Straws-BBQ/359533294128119

BBQ Shack

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Bar-B-Q Shack

4568 GA 17

Eastanollee, Georgia 

(706) 886-7440


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Wynnton Pit BBQ & Diner

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Wynnton Pitt BBQ

2500 Buena Vista Road

Columbus, Georgia 31906

(706) 322-5676

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wynnton-Pit-BBQ-Diner/116418618382493

Country's Barbecue

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Country's Barbecue

3137 Mercury Drive

Columbus, Georgia 31903

(706) 563-7604

https://www.facebook.com/countrysbarbecue/

http://www.countrysbarbecue.co

Cleve Edmunds Bar-B-Que

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Cleve Edmunds' Bar-B-Que 

3935 Washington Road

Augusta, Georgia 30907

(706) 863-4277 or (706) 863-1185

cleveedmundsbbq@hotmail.com 

https://www.facebook.com/Cleve-Edmunds-Bar-B-Que-705421082898552/

Southern Heritage Bar-B-Que

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Southern Heritage Bar-B-Que

2276 Veterans Blvd.

Dublin, Georgia 

(478) 275-4304

https://www.visitdublinga.org/eat/southern-heritage-bbq/


Rick's BBQ

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Rick's BBQ

114 Wrightsville Avenue

East Dublin, Georgia 31027

(478) 272-1115

http://www.ricks-bbq.com/

Heavy's BBQ

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Heavy's BBQ

2155 Sparta Road

Crawfordville, Georgia 30631

(706) 456-2445

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heavys-BBQ/181941561841872 

Old Brick Pit Barbeque

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Old Brick Pit Barbeque

4805 Peachtree Road

Atlanta, Georgia 30341

(770) 986-7727

https://www.oldbrickpitbbq.com/

The Pink Pig

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The Pink Pig

824 Cherry Log St

Cherry Log, GA 30522 

(706) 276-3311 

https://www.facebook.com/The-Pink-Pig-115248118534937/

Sprayberry's Bar-B-Que

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Sprayberry's Bar-B-Que

229 Jackson Street

Newnan, Georgia 30263
(770) 253-4421 

https://sprayberrysbbq.com/

Two Brothers Pit Barbecue

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Two Brothers Pit Barbecue

1695 Old Canton Rd
Ball Ground, Georgia 30107
(770) 735-2900

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Barbecue-Restaurant/Two-Brothers-Bar-B-Que-216175021800860/

Smokey Pig Barbecue

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Smokey Pig Barbecue

1617 11th Ave
Columbus, Georgia 31901

(706) 327-9253 

https://www.facebook.com/Smokey-Pig-Barbecue-173250486059607/

Chester's Grocery and Barbeque

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Chester's Grocery and Barbeque

213 Northstar Drive

Columbus, Georgia 31907

(706) 689-9042 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chesters-Grocery-Barbeque/120276847989312



Fallin's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

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Fallin's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

2614 E Pinetree Blvd

Thomasville, Georgia 31792
(229) 236-4000

http://fallinsbbq.com/index.html

Old Hickory House BBQ

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Old Hickory House BBQ

2202 Northlake Pkwy

Tucker, GA 30084

(770) 939-8621

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Hickory-House/141677265871484 

Autry Bar-B-Que

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Autry Bar-B-Que

1809 South Patterson Street

Valdosta, Georgia 31601

(229) 241-9449 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Autry-Bar-B-Que/117411908278475

Old South BBQ

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Old South BBQ

601 Burbank Circle

Smyrna, GA 30080

(770) 435-4215

http://www.oldsouthbbq.com/ 

Jackson's Bar-B-Que Corner

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Jackson's Bar-B-Que Corner

4640 Lamb Avenue

Union Point, Georgia 30669

Phone(706) 486-2592 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacksons-BBQ/193247430694233

Pit Boss BBQ

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Pit Boss BBQ

856 Virginia Avenue

Hapeville, GA 30354

(404) 768-0036

https://www.pitboss-bbq.com 

Stinson's Old Fashion Bar-B-Que

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Stinson's Old Fashion Bar-B-Que

3338 Golden Isles Highway

Lumber City, Georgia 31549

(912) 363-4788

https://www.facebook.com/StinsonsBBQ/ 


Scott's Bar-B-Que

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Scott’s Bar-B-Que

425 GA Highway 87 N

Cochran, Georgia 31014

(478) 934-6069

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scotts-BBQ/157823330895400

C.J.'s Bar-B-Q and Stew

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C.J.’s Bar-B-Q and Stew

1031 N Dogwood Road

Woodville, Georgia 30669

(706) 486-2484

https://www.facebook.com/cjsbbqcatering/ 

Boyd's BBQ & Country Buffet

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Boyd’s BBQ & Country Buffet 

302 Northside Drive West

Statesboro, Georgia 30458

(912) 764-9995

https://www.facebook.com/BoydsBBQ/ 

Wallace Barbecue

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Wallace Barbecue

3035 Veterans Memorial Highway

Austell, Georgia 30168

(770) 739-1686 

https://www.wallacebarbecue.com/ 

K&L Bar-B-Que

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K&L Bar-B-Que
56 Luckie Street
Baxley, Georgia 31513
https://www.facebook.com/pages/KL-BBQ/192266027463212