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Poole's BBQ

164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
+1 706-635-4100
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pork” (31 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (36 reviews)
“ribs” (48 reviews)
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent roadside BBQ at a great price. Food and environment are excellent. Not a fancy place but great ribs, good portions to fill your belly.

Thank rustybob64
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Unattractive interior, and “so-so” food made for a disappointing dinner. Pulled pork and Brunswick stew were tasty, fries and Mac and cheese were unremarkable. Waited a very long time for very average tasting pies. Good, but nothing to get excited about.

1  Thank King4025
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Stopped in midafternoon Sunday and ordered the last ribs they had on hand. They were meaty and flavorful enough that I went sauce-free. I'd rate them a 7 or 8 on a 10-point scale. My sides were mac-and-cheese which was not bad but not outstanding,...More

Thank NotesOnNashville
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our way to Bryson City. It was our first visit and everyone in our party of 4 really enjoyed their meal. The brisket, the pulled chicken, and especially the coleslaw were delicious! We will definitely return!

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

There are a number of BBQs in the area — and if you are not a card-carrying member of the right wing of the Republican Party, some of the decor may be offputting. The “Colonel” — the paterfamilias of this family-owned joint — is a...More

1  Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I love this place , we make it a point to stop by every time we come up from Atlanta. We’ve been to all the other BBQ joints in town,this is our favorite. The pulled pork is amazing. If your in the...More

Thank Bslm
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We love Col. Poole's BBQ and all the sides. Highly recommend a visit to this very Republican restaurant! You can't help but feel patriotic when you're there.

Thank dkarolick
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

visiting from Miami & was hoping to find some good bbq and we found it. The peach pie was great too. The owner came put to take our order so we ddnt have to wait on the customers before us. Very polite & made sure...More

Thank Yolaine V
Reviewed 7 December 2017

..old school BBQ. Not much to look at, but the food is good. Still can't beat the Pink Pig in Cherry Log.

1  Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Ate here on a Sunday evening having a desire for some ribs. when we went to the window to order, the girl said they were out of ribs and chicken. that left the choice of beef or pork. We opted for the Pork plate with...More

Thank Grouper57
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Gwendolyn B
11 November 2017|
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Response from MariefromGeorgia | Reviewed this property |
YES! I just called Savannah at Poole's BBQ and she said Yes from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Just remember that they are closed Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesdays. Phone # is: 706-635-4100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gilmer County  >  Ellijay
  • Phone Number: +1 706-635-4100
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