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Poole's BBQ

164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
+1 706-635-4100
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“pork” (29 reviews)
“ribs” (39 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't understand the 4 star rating at Poole's. Yes it is good barbecue-but every town in the south has a place with barbecue like this. I had the brisket which was not as tender or tasty like Fox Bros in ATL - is was...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 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
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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...More

Thank dogmom719
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...More

Thank springlering
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
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...More

2  Thank Cindy W
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...More

Thank S. S
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!...More

Thank Bonnie D
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...More

Thank Bombero590
Reviewed 31 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
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Carol T
Is it gluten free?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
  • E-mail