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Smoking Gold Barbeque

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59 East Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533
+1 706-864-7427
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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Birmingham, Alabama
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time we had eaten at this restaurant and I'm glad we found it! The brisket plate with potato salad and baked beans was absolutely scrumptious! I look forward to eating there again the next time we visit Dahlonega.

Thank Keith35094
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smoking Gold BBQ is a great place for BBQ while in Dahlonega. They offered great BBQ, excellent service, and a good variety of menu items.

Thank John S
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The BBQ pulled pork was good but a little chewy. The BBQ chicken was ok. The original sauce was better than the rest of the sauces. The corn side dish was excellent. The staff went above and beyond in their hospitality. Free refills if you bring your cup back in while walking around in the little downtown.

Thank JayDave44
Atlanta, GA USA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed outdoor BBQ on the patio with our little doggy. Food was good enough and especially liked the 4 different sauces for my BBQ chicken sandwich. Strongly suggest they add some green vegetable to the menu - preferably collards or turnip greens - or at least a side salad!

Thank dukedeacn
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stopped in here whilst on a day trip with friends who live in Atlanta. I love BBQ food so was eagerly anticipating a good one here & was not disappointed. The restaurant was busy when we arrived & we sat outside. Our party ordered various things but the hit was the BBQ combo which allowed you to choose 3... More 

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Milford, Delaware
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had very good brisket sandwiches there, although I was a little disappointed they did not serve fries (we got baked beans instead and they were delicous!)

Thank JHSleva
Zephyrhills, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We decided to stop in for dinner on a beautiful fall day in Dalonega. We enjoyed sitting in the outdoor patio in the heart of the downtown area. The waitress was friendly and the pulled pork was excellent. You won't be disappointed.

Thank minerakl56
Dothan, Alabama
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This has an easy, comfortable, and friendly atmosphere. It's clean and great for a fun dinner. The menu was limited for my tastes though. There is plenty of barbecue and sides but they do not offer baked potatoes or any kind of salad. I ordered smoked chicken that was good and a side of Brunswick stew that was so so.

Thank ready_set_go6
Gainesville, Georgia
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1,040 reviews
834 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,010 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

thick cut ribs, heavy pork plates with certifiable wood smoked flavor enhanced by tonsil tickling house bbq sauces make this rooting tooting joint a must stop in place just off the square downtown. brunswick stew was even better than the meaty pork servings if that is possible. it was packed with chicken, pork and beef and perfectly seasoned. place is... More 

Thank bbqman3341
Suwanee, Georgia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

All the meat we all had with a family of 5 was fantastic. My husband enjoyed the Brunswick stew, I really liked the corn casserole. Sweet Tea is great. We were full and for BBQ it was very reasonably priced. We would go back if in the area. Just off the main street on labor day weekend and not too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 East Main St, Dahlonega, GA 30533
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
  • Phone Number: +1 706-864-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?