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Best Brunswick stew

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Harold's beloved Brunswick stew

YOUR PICKS

1) Harold’s

You say, “Harold’s. After over thirty years of eating all manner of BBQ in the South, there’s no better. It’s so good I should say it again: Harold’s.”

2) Old Hickory House

3) Fox Bros.

4) Fresh Air

5) Wallace BBQ

The Brunswick stew at Harold's with a few treats to go along with it. The cracklin' cornbread is a must.

The Brunswick stew at Harold's with a few treats to go along with it. The cracklin' cornbread is a must.

OUR PICKS

1) Harold’s

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “A big bowl of tomatoes and corn, with tons of shredded meat and a hint of spice, just like my father used to make. Warm, never hot. And no potatoes or beans, and that’s just as it should be.”

2) Hometown Barbecue

3) Fox Bros.

4) Community Q

5) Dreamland

616 comments Add your comment

Deputy Dog

May 1st, 2010
8:15 am

Hey nitwits, Wallace BBQ – Hudsons BBQ get their B Stew from the same place.. They dont make it in house. Iron Horse & Bobby & Junes by far is the best.

Bob

May 1st, 2010
8:27 am

Two Brothers in Ball Ground has the best of it all.

Michael

May 1st, 2010
8:27 am

Didn’t we do this weeks ago? Who’s the winner?

Mike G.

May 1st, 2010
8:31 am

Have to tell you, after 25 yrs. in the Metro area, the BBQ here is like something you buy in Krogers frozen food dept. – You have to go south, to Columbus and try ‘Country;s BBQ’ – Best stew around the state. Sorry guys, I grew up with that south Georgia BBQ. Hard to compare with up here.

HnryCtyRsdnt

May 1st, 2010
8:34 am

we tried Harolds and it was not by any means the best I have ever had. Is there another Harold’s around other than the one off of hwy 42 in McDonough?

BBQ lover

May 1st, 2010
8:37 am

Southern Pit Bar-B-Que in Griffin!

mike straus

May 1st, 2010
8:40 am

Definately, it is Sam’s BBQ1 in Marietta on Lower Roswell.

Superfan

May 1st, 2010
8:45 am

Southern Pit in Griffin smokes Fresh Air in Jackson and they have the best cracklin cornbread ever

Bill

May 1st, 2010
8:49 am

Old Hickory House in Tucker is the best. I’ve tried almost all of the other votes and none are as good as Old Hickory House

Buckshot Jones

May 1st, 2010
8:52 am

Harold’s, by far. Honorable mention to Old Hickory House.

Rob

May 1st, 2010
8:53 am

Community BBQ in Decatur.

Sharon F J

May 1st, 2010
8:59 am

Harold’s – with the cornbread in it!

Henry D

May 1st, 2010
9:01 am

Harold’s, and it ain’t close. Shane’s may be the worst I have ever tasted. Fresh Air is good as well.

Hammond B3

May 1st, 2010
9:11 am

Maddy’s on Scott Blvd in Decatur Great Blues Music and Food

Ella Jay

May 1st, 2010
9:27 am

I SAID MELEARS IN FAYETTEVILLE

END OF DISCUSSION!!!!!!

Ella Jay

May 1st, 2010
9:28 am

I SAID MELEARS IN FAYETTEVILLE!

END OF DISCUSSION!!!!

Will Stockdale

May 1st, 2010
2:14 pm

I hear Ed Roney’s has good stew.

bradley rouse

May 1st, 2010
2:15 pm

Mine is the best! Ask Sekou Smith.

Debbie

May 1st, 2010
2:24 pm

Pippin’s BBQ in Conyers, GA

Wray

May 1st, 2010
2:35 pm

Harold’s by the bowl, pint, quart or the gallon, but I get mine to go along with the cracklin corn bread. This is like down home Mississippi.

Louis

May 1st, 2010
2:40 pm

definitely Harolds. For over 50 years……….

Louis

May 1st, 2010
2:41 pm

and yes I forgot to mention the cracklin cornbread – makes it finer….

Michael

May 1st, 2010
2:44 pm

d.parsh

May 1st, 2010
2:53 pm

Glens barbque in Conyers, Ga has the best stew. But don’t tell anyone it is a secret.

BOB

May 1st, 2010
3:00 pm

LITTLE BARN IN LAWRENCEVILLE.

trw

May 1st, 2010
3:19 pm

Harold’s is THE best, but FreshAir and Hickory House are close!

Big Bill

May 1st, 2010
3:24 pm

Amos BBQ on 369 near ball ground. The stew is a meaty meal unto itself.

Jenny

May 1st, 2010
3:31 pm

‘Cue in Alpharetta

Brad

May 1st, 2010
4:25 pm

The Old Hickory House in Tucker is hands down the BEST BBQ in Atlanta…if you haven’t been just stop talking about good BBQ because you don’t good BBQ!

I'm hungry now

May 1st, 2010
4:31 pm

Bar H in Royston Georgia!

Dave

May 1st, 2010
4:37 pm

Hugh Thompson in Thomaston, GA makes the best stew. Head and shoulders above anything else you will ever have or have had.

Robert Groome

May 1st, 2010
4:41 pm

GORDON

May 1st, 2010
4:53 pm

With it’s balanced list of ingredient’s and cracklin cornbread Harolds wins hands down.

Tony

May 1st, 2010
4:57 pm

Fresh Air near Jackson, GA. period. and I’ve had better stew at sonny’s then at Fox bros. sheesh man.

Tony

May 1st, 2010
5:00 pm

must be a bunch of shane employees with computer access because no one who didnt work there would claim shanes as best stew

Unreasonable

May 1st, 2010
5:17 pm

I agree with Tony.

Lots of girls on that string of posts. Customers must be waiting extra long for their “food.”

Todd

May 1st, 2010
5:22 pm

Rodney’s BBQ in Dallas and Hiram !!!! Best Brunswick Stew ever !!

james

May 1st, 2010
5:28 pm

there might some there that think they found the best.i make my own and it take about all day .so how many bbq places would that time to make a good brunswick stew. think about that.

thechief

May 1st, 2010
5:31 pm

somebody finally got it right, Melears is the best stew, Hudsons is the best bbq

Tony

May 1st, 2010
5:38 pm

nothing better than making it yourself james, it always taste better. i must retract my fresh air claim and replace with it another that i somehow neglected. Pace Masonic Lodge 663 of Porterdale, GA. the best. a bunch of guys up all night with four massive pots and boat paddle stirrers, all for helping kids. and the stuff taste amazing too.

Ken Payne

May 1st, 2010
6:08 pm

Georgia’s Best Stew is at Zeb’s BBQ in Danielsville, Ga. Of course they’ve only been making stew for the past 75+ years, but it’s the BEST/

Donna

May 1st, 2010
6:34 pm

Southern Pit BBQ in Griffin, Ga.

Qxpert

May 1st, 2010
6:39 pm

Eter your comments here Heavy,s Bar BQ in crawfordville,ga will make your tongue reach back, and slap your brain

old fart

May 1st, 2010
6:41 pm

Add Pippin’s in McDonough to Conyers and Covington

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

May 1st, 2010
6:44 pm

At my house throughout football season. I cook it myself in multiple crock pots (I have 8 children and 12 grands).

Go Falcons!!!

Keith

May 1st, 2010
6:58 pm

You’ll have to drive to Jackson for FRESH AIR BBQ

Julie

May 1st, 2010
6:59 pm

Piggy Park in Thomaston

Marcus

May 1st, 2010
6:59 pm

Harolds Bar B Que and cornbread,what a meal.

Lt. Dan

May 1st, 2010
7:07 pm

Mine I make at the Firehouse

Judy

May 1st, 2010
7:13 pm

JR’s Log House in Norcross. Much closer to the original (on the corner of Northside Drive and Deering Road) Old Hickory House than anyone else.