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3605 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506-1515
+1 770-532-6036
11:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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387 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I stopped at the Hickory Pig because of a Southern Living, "Best Burgers in Georgia" article. The off the menu "Hickory Burger" was a standard burger with pickles, ketchup and mustard. It was an okay burger, but definitely not one of the best in Georgia.

Thank ahmonroe5
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,041 reviews
835 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,011 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

they aint just whistling dixie here. voted number one by atlanta magazine a few years back they do not sit on their laurels here. bodacious pork sandwiches would be illegal if they weighed any more. brunswick stew will best anybody, anywhere, any time. it's a simple recipe and it's superior to all i've tasted, and if i've eaten a spoonful... More 

2 Thank bbqman3341
Gainesville, Georgia
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I stopped in around 2 pm for a BarBQ sandwich to go. If I had been eating inside, I would have covered it in sauce. I'm glad I didn't. It had a modest amount of sauce and was probably the best BarBQ I've ever had. As my husband, a BarBQ connoisseur and cooker says, if the meat is good, you... More 

2 Thank Kim W
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,041 reviews
835 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,011 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

this is a jumping little record i want my jockey to play. exceptional slow cooked pit bbq caressed by the smoke with out the injections, rubs, brine, 100 year old secret formulas. just plain hickory smoke run by great slabs of pork for hours and hours until the bone pulls cleanly. ribs, chicken brisket round out a simple menu that... More 

3 Thank bbqman3341
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Amazing food.. They Catered my wedding and did absolutely amazing had the best price around. Provided a variety of food to pick from and plenty of food for everyone to have 2nd or 3rd provided us with plenty of extra condiment and much more.

1 Thank candice w
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,041 reviews
835 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,011 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

clean hickory smoked flavor on lean pork without all being all gussied up with injectable what have you or rubbed back into arizona. friendly, engaging customer service with a smile make you glad you stopped by and lets you know that are glad that you did. ice cold pickles, fresh bread, dandy one of a kind bbq sauce...what more could... More 

2 Thank bbqman3341
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Using recommendation of Trip Advisor ate at the Hickory Pig in Gainesville, Georgia. The BBQ meats were very good, real Hickory flavor and offered a variety of sauces. Should advise this restaurant is as low key as you can get. Three or four tables. I had coleslaw and beans as my sides and wouldn't recommend either because just not that... More 

Thank Jenny F
Springfield, Missouri
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I LOVE some good barbeque and I know that, sometimes, the best place to find it would be some little dive at the end of a dirt road in some little town you can't find on a map. Phil maintains all the flavor, charm, and expertise of a hidden barbeque shack while being just off a main road. The menu... More 

Thank Bucky D
Clermont, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

This is true southern hospitality at its finest!! It's not fancy and I wouldn't have it any other way!! Make sure you have the Semi homemade Nannas Pudding and don't forget to to request a performance by Mrs. Patsy Cline!!

1 Thank kcartier
Gainesville, Georgia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

To begin with, the service is outstanding. It is exceptionally good barbecue, but it's the service that really keeps people coming back. This is a great place to pick up your tailgate food on the way out to the game. I highly recommend it.

1 Thank karenhN442TL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3605 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 770-532-6036

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?