Swallow at the Hollow

★★★★☆
  • 1072 Green St

    Roswell, GA 30075

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  • 678-352-1975

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Sun 11am-9pm, Wed-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Sat 11am-12am

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Nous y avons din en janvier ou fvrier 2005.\r
Ai gard un excellent souvenir des ribs et du groupe de country qui animait la soire. Si un jour je devais retourner Atlanta je ferai un petit tour par cette vieille grange tout droit

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★★★★★

Nous y avons din en janvier ou fvrier 2005.\r
Ai gard un excellent souvenir des ribs et du groupe de country qui animait la soire. Si un jour je devais retourner Atlanta je ferai un petit tour par cette vieille grange tout droit

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Eating here was the worst decision ever! The staff was slow, rude, and very unclean. My waitress had barbeque sauce all over her and smelled like pot. I asked the waitress if the entre salad comes with a side item, and she gave me an

3
★★★★★

Eating here was the worst decision ever! The staff was slow, rude, and very unclean. My waitress had barbeque sauce all over her and smelled like pot. I asked the waitress if the entre salad comes with a side item, and she gave me an

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I loved this place. Great atmosphere, great service and good food. Lovedsitting back and listening to the band play and having a few drinks.

3
★★★★★

I loved this place. Great atmosphere, great service and good food. Lovedsitting back and listening to the band play and having a few drinks.

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This place came highly recommended, and it is very cute with a fun atmosphere, especially because of the great bands. However, that is where the good stuff ends. It was the worst BBQ we've ever had. "Baby back" ribs were very fatty & thick, no way could they actually be baby back. They came out cold. The pork sandwich was all the parts you just don't want to eat, very fatty. The baked beans also came out cold! The fried green tomatoes could have been fine, but they were cut thick and didn't spend enough time in the fryer so not fully cooked thru. Altogether, the food is just not edible. And the server could have cared less that we didn't like it. Too bad, wish it was all it is cracked up to be.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place came highly recommended, and it is very cute with a fun atmosphere, especially because of the great bands. However, that is where the good stuff ends. It was the worst BBQ we've ever had. "Baby back" ribs were very fatty & thick, no way could they actually be baby back. They came out cold. The pork sandwich was all the parts you just don't want to eat, very fatty. The baked beans also came out cold! The fried green tomatoes could have been fine, but they were cut thick and didn't spend enough time in the fryer so not fully cooked thru. Altogether, the food is just not edible. And the server could have cared less that we didn't like it. Too bad, wish it was all it is cracked up to be.

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I saw a food show that was highlighting BBQ joints in Atl and they had a segment highlighting this place. Well let me tell you, everything the show said about this place is true. Some of the best food I have since I have lived here. I would highly recommend this place to anyone interested in eating some authentic down south BBQ. The portions are huge so prepare to be full when you leave here. A 5 out of 5 on my scale.

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★★★★★

I saw a food show that was highlighting BBQ joints in Atl and they had a segment highlighting this place. Well let me tell you, everything the show said about this place is true. Some of the best food I have since I have lived here. I would highly recommend this place to anyone interested in eating some authentic down south BBQ. The portions are huge so prepare to be full when you leave here. A 5 out of 5 on my scale.

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Swallow at the Hollow is an interesting place. The barbecue is good and the entertainment is excellent. Portions are enormous. A great place to bring the kids for dinner and music.

4
★★★★☆

Swallow at the Hollow is an interesting place. The barbecue is good and the entertainment is excellent. Portions are enormous. A great place to bring the kids for dinner and music.

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Good is delicious, quick, and homemade. Music is wonderful but be prepared to be turned away on Friday or Saturday nights if you haven't already purchased tickets, and you MUST purchase tickets. Family Style... all around a great time for down home BBQ

5
★★★★★

Good is delicious, quick, and homemade. Music is wonderful but be prepared to be turned away on Friday or Saturday nights if you haven't already purchased tickets, and you MUST purchase tickets. Family Style... all around a great time for down home BBQ

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I had worked for a few months in the Roswell area two years ago and fell in love with Swallow in the Hollow. I was in the area last week for the ACC tourney and made a special point of going back.

I was quite nervous, as some reviewers claimed the quality had taken a serious nose dive. I am writing this review to claim it hasn't. Swallow in teh Hollow still delivers some of the best BBQ I have had the pleasure of eating.

I am on the road frequently and make a point of trying the local BBQ joints every time I can. I still think this is one of the best.

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★★★★★

I had worked for a few months in the Roswell area two years ago and fell in love with Swallow in the Hollow. I was in the area last week for the ACC tourney and made a special point of going back.

I was quite nervous, as some reviewers claimed the quality had taken a serious nose dive. I am writing this review to claim it hasn't. Swallow in teh Hollow still delivers some of the best BBQ I have had the pleasure of eating.

I am on the road frequently and make a point of trying the local BBQ joints every time I can. I still think this is one of the best.

Pros: Great ribs; great service

Cons: parking

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Ice cold beer served straight out of a canoe with about 300 lbs of ice in it. Very nice! The dinner portions are more than most humans can consume and very good quality. I typically get a half order of the Baby Back Ribs which comes with two sides. I recommend the Fried Green Tomatoes and Mac-n-cheese. Wash it all down with an ice cold vitamin Y, sit back and relax to some great live music. If you're in the Roswell area or just searching for something with a special atmosphere, check it out.

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★★★★★

Ice cold beer served straight out of a canoe with about 300 lbs of ice in it. Very nice! The dinner portions are more than most humans can consume and very good quality. I typically get a half order of the Baby Back Ribs which comes with two sides. I recommend the Fried Green Tomatoes and Mac-n-cheese. Wash it all down with an ice cold vitamin Y, sit back and relax to some great live music. If you're in the Roswell area or just searching for something with a special atmosphere, check it out.

Pros: Good Bar-B-Q, better music and tons of atmosphere

Cons: A little out of the way

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Menu has changed for the worst...many of the items we liked are no longer there (smoked sausage, and pizza) They still have a sausage sandwich but it does not compare to the other one. More fat in the meat. Thank goodness if your going for a show you are not required to eat there. Be very careful when you think you have a confirmed accomodation (as they call it) better call and confirm. Only one dessert offered and it's ok at best. I'd rather have less food and more quality on my plate. Parking is atrocious...staff can be very rude. Just lower your expectations and you may love it.

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★★☆☆☆

Menu has changed for the worst...many of the items we liked are no longer there (smoked sausage, and pizza) They still have a sausage sandwich but it does not compare to the other one. More fat in the meat. Thank goodness if your going for a show you are not required to eat there. Be very careful when you think you have a confirmed accomodation (as they call it) better call and confirm. Only one dessert offered and it's ok at best. I'd rather have less food and more quality on my plate. Parking is atrocious...staff can be very rude. Just lower your expectations and you may love it.

Pros: great shows and you do not have to eatto see one.

Cons: parking, quality of food, prices to high. Reservation process needs work

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Food was so delicious! They BBQ is so good, but what I really liked is the Smoked Portabello Mushroom sandwich. YUMMY! I'm drooling just thinking about it. The portions are huge, but the food is a little pricey. I think it's worth every penny though. The atmosphere is really nice and laid back. It has that old Southern charm because it's an old farmhouse.

I recommend eating outside on the front porch. When it's nice outside and there is a nice breeze it's fantastic. The bamboo that grows creates some shade and privacy. There's nothing like it!

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★★★★★

Food was so delicious! They BBQ is so good, but what I really liked is the Smoked Portabello Mushroom sandwich. YUMMY! I'm drooling just thinking about it. The portions are huge, but the food is a little pricey. I think it's worth every penny though. The atmosphere is really nice and laid back. It has that old Southern charm because it's an old farmhouse.

I recommend eating outside on the front porch. When it's nice outside and there is a nice breeze it's fantastic. The bamboo that grows creates some shade and privacy. There's nothing like it!

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Loved it! From the hideaway spot to the decor and the food - it's the best I've had in a long time. The food is awesome (have I said that yet?), and the service is great. Don't dress up in your Sunday best because if you're trying to do the food justice, you'll get a little messy depending on what you order. It's worth a visit - especially if you enjoy a good rack of ribs.

5
★★★★★

Loved it! From the hideaway spot to the decor and the food - it's the best I've had in a long time. The food is awesome (have I said that yet?), and the service is great. Don't dress up in your Sunday best because if you're trying to do the food justice, you'll get a little messy depending on what you order. It's worth a visit - especially if you enjoy a good rack of ribs.

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This place has great barbecue, and they make everything right there, including their bread! It's awesome, from the turkey to the pork. It looks like a shack, but that's part of the style - it's definitely pricier than a roadside BBQ stand, but still definitely affordable, and for the portions you get, it's a great deal. The kids' meals are more expensive than anywhere else I've been - about $6, if I remember right - but they are HUGE and are easily two meals for a child. The flavor is incredible, and the atmosphere is perfect - this is the REAL DEAL.

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★★★★★

This place has great barbecue, and they make everything right there, including their bread! It's awesome, from the turkey to the pork. It looks like a shack, but that's part of the style - it's definitely pricier than a roadside BBQ stand, but still definitely affordable, and for the portions you get, it's a great deal. The kids' meals are more expensive than anywhere else I've been - about $6, if I remember right - but they are HUGE and are easily two meals for a child. The flavor is incredible, and the atmosphere is perfect - this is the REAL DEAL.

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I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT IF ANYONE KNOWS WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE GREAT FOOD AT THIS RESTAURANT???? LAST NIGHT WE HAD SOGGY FRIES, WATERERY, RUNNY MAC & CHEESE ETC... WHEN I TOLD THE SERVER SHE STATED THEY WERE HAVING ISSUES!!! IM HOPING IT WAS JUST A ONE TIME ISSUE!!!

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★★★☆☆

I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT IF ANYONE KNOWS WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE GREAT FOOD AT THIS RESTAURANT???? LAST NIGHT WE HAD SOGGY FRIES, WATERERY, RUNNY MAC & CHEESE ETC... WHEN I TOLD THE SERVER SHE STATED THEY WERE HAVING ISSUES!!! IM HOPING IT WAS JUST A ONE TIME ISSUE!!!

Pros: FUN

Cons: LOUD

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All four grown children love this place. Favorites are ribs, pork, mac and cheese and their pickles. Full of atmosphere and personality!

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★★★★★

All four grown children love this place. Favorites are ribs, pork, mac and cheese and their pickles. Full of atmosphere and personality!

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My wife and daughter went to the swallow at the hollow as it was advertised on a PBS special about BBQ's. The atmosphere was ok, more like an old joint or honkytonk. We ordered a full portion
of ribs for my wife and I ordered a BBQ plate of pulled pork, our sides were fried green tomatoes and macaroni and cheese for me and my wife ordered F.F. and brunswick stew. It is a sad state of affairs when the side orders are better than the BBQ, but that was the case. The Mac and cheese was very good, the fried green tomatoes were greasy but cooked and hot, but I could have greased my car with the amount of oil that came with that order, the F.F. were over done, the brunswick stew was hot and tasty, the ribs were cold, and the pork was cold, over all the food at Sonny's BBQ was 100% better than the swallows. All in all I would not eat there again. The salads did look good, and it seems many people were ordering them, maybe thats what we should have done. Make no mistake about it, this is not a high quality restaurant if your looking for good BBQ. I guess if you knock back a few brew's most anything could taste good. I would avoid this place at all costs. I'm going to try Starbury's next time, but that is supposed to be good too, ugh, I hope so. I am a BBQ expert to a great extent, and this ain't it.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and daughter went to the swallow at the hollow as it was advertised on a PBS special about BBQ's. The atmosphere was ok, more like an old joint or honkytonk. We ordered a full portion
of ribs for my wife and I ordered a BBQ plate of pulled pork, our sides were fried green tomatoes and macaroni and cheese for me and my wife ordered F.F. and brunswick stew. It is a sad state of affairs when the side orders are better than the BBQ, but that was the case. The Mac and cheese was very good, the fried green tomatoes were greasy but cooked and hot, but I could have greased my car with the amount of oil that came with that order, the F.F. were over done, the brunswick stew was hot and tasty, the ribs were cold, and the pork was cold, over all the food at Sonny's BBQ was 100% better than the swallows. All in all I would not eat there again. The salads did look good, and it seems many people were ordering them, maybe thats what we should have done. Make no mistake about it, this is not a high quality restaurant if your looking for good BBQ. I guess if you knock back a few brew's most anything could taste good. I would avoid this place at all costs. I'm going to try Starbury's next time, but that is supposed to be good too, ugh, I hope so. I am a BBQ expert to a great extent, and this ain't it.

Pros: Seems to be tailored for music lovers and folks who like to down a couple of cold brews

Cons: looks dirty, the bathrooms have an ambience all their own

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Okay --- the food was excellent - but let's face it folks - it's barbeque!
For the prices you would have thought we were eating at Bones
that being said -portions were huge - too big in fact -- ( hey cut the portions and the prices - there's an idea) very folksy, very quaint - off the beaten path - and they have music later starting at 10 or so
would i go back --? Maybe for the bluegrass- and when I get a raise.

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★★★☆☆

Okay --- the food was excellent - but let's face it folks - it's barbeque!
For the prices you would have thought we were eating at Bones
that being said -portions were huge - too big in fact -- ( hey cut the portions and the prices - there's an idea) very folksy, very quaint - off the beaten path - and they have music later starting at 10 or so
would i go back --? Maybe for the bluegrass- and when I get a raise.

Pros: GREAT FOOD - GREAT MUSIC

Cons: too $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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I'm from a small (country) town in Alabama, and The Hollow reminds me alot of home. Not only with the good ole time BB-Q, but the atmosphere is just like you would see in a country town. From the old wood used in the building itself, to the pictures and antiques that are scattered about. You can also buy buckets of beer! If you love BB-Q, and a country theme, by all means pay a visit to Swallow at the Hollow.

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★★★★★

I'm from a small (country) town in Alabama, and The Hollow reminds me alot of home. Not only with the good ole time BB-Q, but the atmosphere is just like you would see in a country town. From the old wood used in the building itself, to the pictures and antiques that are scattered about. You can also buy buckets of beer! If you love BB-Q, and a country theme, by all means pay a visit to Swallow at the Hollow.

Pros: All Good

Cons: All beer is already opened when served in a bucket.

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Without a doubt, The Swallow serves the best quality ribs in the metro area. And that's saying alot, because Atlanta does have some great Q Joints! They are meaty, tender, and you can add your own sauce when they are brought to the table-Mild to Hot!
And we like it hot! The sides are basically the same as across the street at Bill Greenwood's other wonderful location, Greenwood's! The Mac N' Cheese is wonderful, as well as the three-bean BBQ beans. Love the texas toast and biscuits. Don't eat meat? Try the tasty friend green tomato sandwich with gouda. Yum! All the deserts are made in house! If you are too full, do yourself a favor and take one home. I wished we lived closer to Roswell, so we could go more often.

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★★★★★

Without a doubt, The Swallow serves the best quality ribs in the metro area. And that's saying alot, because Atlanta does have some great Q Joints! They are meaty, tender, and you can add your own sauce when they are brought to the table-Mild to Hot!
And we like it hot! The sides are basically the same as across the street at Bill Greenwood's other wonderful location, Greenwood's! The Mac N' Cheese is wonderful, as well as the three-bean BBQ beans. Love the texas toast and biscuits. Don't eat meat? Try the tasty friend green tomato sandwich with gouda. Yum! All the deserts are made in house! If you are too full, do yourself a favor and take one home. I wished we lived closer to Roswell, so we could go more often.

Pros: Tender, Meaty Ribs-Great BBQ Sauce, Sides!

Cons: Wish We Lived Closer!

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BEEN GOING HERE FOR YEARS AND HAVE NEVER BEEN DISSAPOINTED. WANT REAL RIBS? NOT JUNKY SPARE RIBS WITH FAT AND GRISTLE? GO HERE. DELICIOUS SIDES DON'T HURT EITHER. YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED

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★★★★★

BEEN GOING HERE FOR YEARS AND HAVE NEVER BEEN DISSAPOINTED. WANT REAL RIBS? NOT JUNKY SPARE RIBS WITH FAT AND GRISTLE? GO HERE. DELICIOUS SIDES DON'T HURT EITHER. YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED

Pros: AMAZING BBQ!

Cons: LACK OF DIVERSITY IN THE CROWD THERE-WHITE SUBURBIA AND THAT'S ALL-I'M WHITE, BUT THAT'S ALL I SAW THERE

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Very tasty indeed. However, get there early and you may be trapped in the small gravel parking lot by other motorists. Get there late and you may not get a spot without blocking someone else in. The gouda grilled cheese is excellent for a quick bite. Everything that I've had there is above average. Service is average. As for the signage mentioned by another reviewer - get over it. I don't care what the front sign says if the food is good...

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★★★★☆

Very tasty indeed. However, get there early and you may be trapped in the small gravel parking lot by other motorists. Get there late and you may not get a spot without blocking someone else in. The gouda grilled cheese is excellent for a quick bite. Everything that I've had there is above average. Service is average. As for the signage mentioned by another reviewer - get over it. I don't care what the front sign says if the food is good...

Pros: Food Quality, Desserts

Cons: Small Parking Lot, Very crowded

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I love the food and I am from a small town in Southern Georgia and the Swallow is EVEN BETTER............I give them the AOK

2
★★★★★

I love the food and I am from a small town in Southern Georgia and the Swallow is EVEN BETTER............I give them the AOK

Pros: TASTY, Genorous food, Quickly served

Cons: Crowded, Parking

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Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, this wooden cabin serves up some of the finest baby back ribs that I have had anywhere. The tomato based sauce is sweet with molasses and the mustard based sauce is good too. As far as the side dishes go, the macaroni and cheese was SO GOOD! The brunswick stew is good and the three bean baked beans were good. The cabin is really cozy inside. All in all, this place is homecooking at it's finest.

Best ribs and home cooked sides in town....guaranteed

Check out their website:

http://www.theswallowatthehollow.com/

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★★★★★

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, this wooden cabin serves up some of the finest baby back ribs that I have had anywhere. The tomato based sauce is sweet with molasses and the mustard based sauce is good too. As far as the side dishes go, the macaroni and cheese was SO GOOD! The brunswick stew is good and the three bean baked beans were good. The cabin is really cozy inside. All in all, this place is homecooking at it's finest.

Best ribs and home cooked sides in town....guaranteed

Check out their website:

http://www.theswallowatthehollow.com/

Pros: awesome ribs, and mac-n-cheese, good sized portions

Cons: closed on Mon. & Tues, crowded on weeknights

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A unique place to enjoy great barbeque. You don't go away hungry. The dessert menu could be expanded...if you have room!

2
★★★★☆

A unique place to enjoy great barbeque. You don't go away hungry. The dessert menu could be expanded...if you have room!

Pros: Good portions, Good selection, Inexpensive

Cons: parking, parking, parking

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Starve yourself for a couple of days, then go and order the chopped pork platter, get yourself a side of Mac & Cheese & another of beans, be sure to order the biscuits. Mix the regular and the hot sauces on the pork!!! Then, order the best bananna desert in the world.

If you can finish it, you were hungry!

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★★★★★

Starve yourself for a couple of days, then go and order the chopped pork platter, get yourself a side of Mac & Cheese & another of beans, be sure to order the biscuits. Mix the regular and the hot sauces on the pork!!! Then, order the best bananna desert in the world.

If you can finish it, you were hungry!

Pros: Pork!, friendly, good value

Cons: too small, closed Mon & Tues

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This place does not prepare meals to order; they're just ready-slopped on a plate within seconds of your request. Worst fried green tomatoes I've ever had. The sauces are pretty good, though.

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★★★☆☆

This place does not prepare meals to order; they're just ready-slopped on a plate within seconds of your request. Worst fried green tomatoes I've ever had. The sauces are pretty good, though.

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Loved the sign outside. You have to keep it up, do not listen to anyone who tells you otherwise. Food was awesome, the service was great.

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★★★★★

Loved the sign outside. You have to keep it up, do not listen to anyone who tells you otherwise. Food was awesome, the service was great.

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this is the best food you will find anywhere around northern georgia. all the dishes are great and the helpings are generous. You will not regret this trip!

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★★★★★

this is the best food you will find anywhere around northern georgia. all the dishes are great and the helpings are generous. You will not regret this trip!

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Besides the best barbecue pork in town, the sides are exceptional. The macaroni and cheese is to die for. Great slaw, OK beans, and fabulous fries. Yummy banana pudding closes the deal!

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★★★★★

Besides the best barbecue pork in town, the sides are exceptional. The macaroni and cheese is to die for. Great slaw, OK beans, and fabulous fries. Yummy banana pudding closes the deal!

Pros: homey, inexpensive, well located

Cons: needs more desserts

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I really enjoyed this place and the food is great. Try the smoked sausage but be warned... it's spicy!

2
★★★★☆

I really enjoyed this place and the food is great. Try the smoked sausage but be warned... it's spicy!

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: crowded, parking

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Come hear for the music. The sauce that they use kills all the flavor of the meat. Someone decided that using a sweet-pickle based barbecue sauce was a good idea. Big mistake. Personally, I think it taste bad. That's the best I can say. This sauce is used to hide the fact that they cannot consistently cook the meat to the correct temperatures. Another case of wearing to many hats. You cannot be good at cooking everything. Specialize in one dish and work from there.

Other than this critical flaw, this place has everything going for it. Fantastic music and atmosphere. Very country, intimate. Great bar setup and front porch. They got everything else right, just don't call yourself a barbecue joint if you're not focused on barbecue.

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★★★☆☆

Come hear for the music. The sauce that they use kills all the flavor of the meat. Someone decided that using a sweet-pickle based barbecue sauce was a good idea. Big mistake. Personally, I think it taste bad. That's the best I can say. This sauce is used to hide the fact that they cannot consistently cook the meat to the correct temperatures. Another case of wearing to many hats. You cannot be good at cooking everything. Specialize in one dish and work from there.

Other than this critical flaw, this place has everything going for it. Fantastic music and atmosphere. Very country, intimate. Great bar setup and front porch. They got everything else right, just don't call yourself a barbecue joint if you're not focused on barbecue.

Pros: Fantastic Music, Good Bar, Country Intimate

Cons: Horrible BBQ Sauce, Horrible BBQ Sauce, Focus BAD SAUCE!

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Absolute best Ribs in town! Great atmosphere. HUGE quantities. Split a rack of ribs with a friend.

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★★★★★

Absolute best Ribs in town! Great atmosphere. HUGE quantities. Split a rack of ribs with a friend.

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This is a fun "down home" place with a big wooden porch (watch out for those loose planks!), wooden floors and big wooden tables & benches where you can spread out to eat like a hog! The sauces are left on the table so you don't have to beg for more from your waitress (like some other BBQ places!). The sides are homemade and plenty to share. The restaurant is a fun, friendly, upbeat place and is a great value for your money!! We love it!

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★★★★★

This is a fun "down home" place with a big wooden porch (watch out for those loose planks!), wooden floors and big wooden tables & benches where you can spread out to eat like a hog! The sauces are left on the table so you don't have to beg for more from your waitress (like some other BBQ places!). The sides are homemade and plenty to share. The restaurant is a fun, friendly, upbeat place and is a great value for your money!! We love it!

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Within the confines of an authentic, tin-roofed north Georgia residence brought down from the mountains, Bill Greenwood, who also owns Greenwood's on Green Street, dishes up tasty Southern fare. The patio fills with guests waiting for…

 

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