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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

BigLar

May 1st, 2010
7:22 pm

Dreamland BBQ in Roswell.

McLandMike

May 1st, 2010
7:29 pm

Johnnie’s in Powder Springs

Ben

May 1st, 2010
7:29 pm

Shane’s is the best! No mystery organs, just lean pork meat and veggies! Delicious!

Becky

May 1st, 2010
8:12 pm

Are there any Cook-offs for Brunswick stew? “Recreate my mother’s stew” is on my bucket list. I find texture and consistency (viscosity?) to be key factors in addition to the obvious flavor.

howard hoffman

May 1st, 2010
8:18 pm

JR’s in Norcross…

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Don

May 1st, 2010
8:25 pm

Two Brother’s in Ball Ground GA – Tried 99% of what is listed and they are the best by far.

Mr Wrestling # 2

May 1st, 2010
8:42 pm

Gordon Solie and I used to eat at MELEARS in Fayetteville, and they have BY FAR the best barbecue and brunswick stew in the world. I have been everywhere….New York, Japan, and Porterdale, and it is the best. I only wish they would open a restaurant up where I live….in Parts Unknow

MELEARS IS THE BEST!!! HIGH HIGH KNEE LIFTS TO ALL THE WANNABES!

mitzi

May 1st, 2010
8:42 pm

Uncle “C’s” in Haralson, Ga.

Chris in Decatur

May 1st, 2010
8:59 pm

All Brunswick Stews in the Metro are basically soups with chipped pork thrown in as a garnish. Real stew is what some people call “hash”. It’s beef, pork, chicken ground up and cooked down (along with some other veggies). Dean’s is the closest thing to it in the Metro. Go to Thomson (Neals / Poppa’s Best), Harlem (Neals), Crawfordville (Heavy’s) and Augusta (Sconyers) for real Brunswick stew.

Kevin

May 2nd, 2010
2:32 am

One Star Ranch in Buckhead!!!!!!
It’s got the best stew and BBQ I have had!!!!

1164mgc

May 2nd, 2010
10:45 am

Old Hickory House

Art

May 2nd, 2010
7:22 pm

Calvary Methodist Church in Durham, NC….

Ole Techs

May 2nd, 2010
10:07 pm

Wallace’s!!! Wallace’s!!! Wallace’s!!! followed closely by Harold’s. Delicious and heartburn free!!!

ann drake

May 2nd, 2010
10:21 pm

Williamson Bros, Marietta (or Canton). Megalicious.

WhoCares

May 3rd, 2010
10:17 am

Melear’s in Fayetteville, Harold’s, Fresh Air, Piggy Park in Thomaston and Deans

Stew-ie Griffin

May 3rd, 2010
11:00 am

Shane’s Rib Shack – near Galleria. Meaty, tangy… it’s the best!