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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

michelle

April 26th, 2010
3:27 pm

Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson, Georgia! The best barbecue and brunswick stew you’ll ever eat! Mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm

southern hope

April 26th, 2010
3:28 pm

I’ve got to go to this Harold’s place.

Near where I am, Fat Matt’s!!!!

Lucia

April 26th, 2010
3:29 pm

Fresh Air BBQ Jackson, GA

El

April 26th, 2010
3:29 pm

Zeb’s BBQ in Danielsville -around for 50 years! I have tried a lot of Brunswick Stews but nothing compares to Zeb’s. Every time we go from Gwinnett County to Zeb’s we bring home a gallon of stew to freeze.

J-Dub

April 26th, 2010
3:29 pm

Cabin Creek BBQ in Nicholson has the best stew in the state, not to mention their great smoked pork, ribs, brisket. All around the best BBQ joint in the state.

doubledawg

April 26th, 2010
3:32 pm

HAROLD’S hands down. Go down Captiol Ave past Turner field, take a left on McDounough, about a half-mile on the right.

Say What

April 26th, 2010
3:33 pm

Harold’s is the best I have had in this area by far. Love Old Hickory for breakfast, but their stew is way too sweet and strange consistency (abc).

Col. Reb is cryin'

April 26th, 2010
3:37 pm

Poole’s in East Ellijay has good stew, but Harolds is the best. Fresh Air is a joke, Cassleberrys out of the can is better than that. Shanes / Fat Matts / Sonnnys, etc. These are yankee transplants responses who have no idea what que is.

A...Blank

April 26th, 2010
3:39 pm

Country’s BBQ in Columbus, Ga. , Mac’s in Warm Springs Ga. ,

F-105 Thunderchief

April 26th, 2010
3:39 pm

Wallace’s in Austell.

Spartacus

April 26th, 2010
3:41 pm

Piggy Park – Thomaston, GA

WHITNEY

April 26th, 2010
3:42 pm

Daddy Harry’s Ribs & Q Chula
Got it going on!!!!!!

jammer

April 26th, 2010
3:43 pm

White Diamond BBQ in Bonaire Ga or Scotts BBQ in Cochran Ga.

Dawgs30-tech24

April 26th, 2010
3:44 pm

This one’s easy, hands-down the winner is Williamson Brothers!

Second place goes to Pappy Red’s in Cumming

Smokewagon

April 26th, 2010
3:46 pm

Gotta place my vote for Roger and the gang at Dean’s in Jonesboro. Rogers dad taught them well.

Doug S.

April 26th, 2010
3:46 pm

Zeigler’s BBQ in Acworth

mark

April 26th, 2010
3:48 pm

Five Star BBQ! that’s some tasty stew!

Ash

April 26th, 2010
3:48 pm

Dean’s BBQ in Jonesboro has had the best brunswick stew since 1947!!!

David

April 26th, 2010
3:49 pm

Hands down, best taste, best quality and always consistent, Wallace’s, Austell, same for their BBQ chopped pork.

Bar-B-Cue lover

April 26th, 2010
3:51 pm

Harold’s and D&D Bar-b-cue on Sylvan Rd.

Get Real

April 26th, 2010
3:52 pm

OLD SOUTH IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST!!!!

Stewie

April 26th, 2010
3:53 pm

Slope’s BBQ

Mark

April 26th, 2010
3:54 pm

Cafe Pig in Peachtree City

Tony

April 26th, 2010
3:54 pm

I’ve tried most of them, and the Brunswick stew at 5th street ribs, right on GT campus, is exceptional.

Phil

April 26th, 2010
3:55 pm

DBA in Va Highland or Fox Bros.

Al

April 26th, 2010
3:55 pm

Dreamland in Norcross makes yummy Brunswick stew.

reservoirDAWG

April 26th, 2010
3:56 pm

Sorry, I got off track. Harold’s and if it has potatoes in it, it is not brunswick stew.

Natalie

April 26th, 2010
3:57 pm

Wallace’s BBQ. They supply brunswick stew to many of the other bbq restaurants in Atlanta.

Angela

April 26th, 2010
4:02 pm

Fresh Air Barbecue, Jackson, GA

TroyGlausFan

April 26th, 2010
4:03 pm

For my money it’s Sonny’s, Slope’s and Pig-n-Chik in that order.

Katie

April 26th, 2010
4:04 pm

Is Macon/Jackson too far? If not, Fresh Aire!!!!

If too far, Old Hickory hands down.

john

April 26th, 2010
4:04 pm

The original Shanes on Hwy 155 Mcdonough

The bomb

April 26th, 2010
4:05 pm

Mrs. Ts is a caterer out of Norcross. It has also won awards at the Brunswick Stewbilee in Brunswick. http://www.mrstsbbq.com Everyone else is playing for 2nd place

artyc

April 26th, 2010
4:08 pm

CUE BARBECUE IN ALPHARETTA

artyc

April 26th, 2010
4:09 pm

SONNY’S IS A JOKE

Outside Observer

April 26th, 2010
4:09 pm

Shane’s? Heck no. Southern Pit BBQ in Griffin, GA has the best stew I have tasted in Georgia.

Michelle

April 26th, 2010
4:09 pm

Shane’s is HORRIBLE, it’s like meat and corn in BBQ sauce, terrible. I like Old Hickory House best.

h.r.

April 26th, 2010
4:09 pm

Flatrock Q&stew

zoofest

April 26th, 2010
4:10 pm

Like Grizzard, I’ve tried ‘em all…and there is only ONE.

Harold’s.

Period.

Donna F

April 26th, 2010
4:11 pm

Zeb’s, Danielsville GA absolutely the BEST!

Slick

April 26th, 2010
4:11 pm

LMAO at you kids that say Shane’s! That might be the nastiest stuff on the planet. Fresh Air in Jackson (or even Macon) is the best anywhere.

PaulHewson

April 26th, 2010
4:11 pm

I agree that Sonny’s is a joke and so are the GT fans on this forum trying to talk smack to Dawg fans.

You can Win with Wren

April 26th, 2010
4:13 pm

Where is Harold’s? I love Old Hickory House’s stew, but I am going to put it to the test.

Also,
Shane’s stew might as well come staight out of a can. Not even close.

Clevis

April 26th, 2010
4:13 pm

I like bannanner puddin’

Rick

April 26th, 2010
4:13 pm

Harolds,BBQ house on Thorthon Rd. There I’d also a place in Carrolton call Walker Foods which sells to restaurants. It is great!

Chris A

April 26th, 2010
4:13 pm

Harolds! Hands down! Whoever said Shane’s isn’t eating real BBQ!

USN7579

April 26th, 2010
4:13 pm

Harold’s hands down; Holcomb’s in Greensboro has the # 2 spot locked up.

Paul (you doesn't have to call me Johnson)

April 26th, 2010
4:15 pm

Fresh Air Barbeque in Jackson, GA. Come on Brunswick, GA. You guys invented this delicacy. I’ll bet you Mack’s or Drake’s is probably the the best but I have never eaten at either one.

Chipper J

April 26th, 2010
4:15 pm

Who ever said Shane’s or Sonny’s oughtta be ashamed, that’s like saying Troy Glaus is the best player on the Braves!

Edward

April 26th, 2010
4:17 pm

Fox Bros. is the best I’ve tasted anywhere around here. There is NOTHING worth eating at Fat Matts.