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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

Uncle Tug

April 27th, 2010
6:11 am

Wallace’s BBQ in Austell GA.
My mother craved this stew when she was pregnant with me. I’m know 54. Mrs. Wallace would bring her some almost every day.

Richard

April 27th, 2010
6:11 am

Harolds, hands down!

Anne K

April 27th, 2010
6:12 am

Mad Dog’s BBQ, Conyers, GA. Not only the best brunswick stew, but the BBQ in town!

Sushimama

April 27th, 2010
6:20 am

wallaces barbeque in austell…go swing by and try it 4 lunch today. Then come back and cast your vote!

EdibleEddie

April 27th, 2010
6:21 am

WALLACES IS THE BOMB! yuuuuuuummmmmmy!

TASTEEGIRL

April 27th, 2010
6:22 am

Austell/Lithia Springs GA….Wallaces Brunswick Stew..I totally agree

carrol

April 27th, 2010
6:25 am

Fresh Air, Jackson, Georgia

Punkin

April 27th, 2010
6:26 am

Wallace BBQ in Austell, GA.

Mac

April 27th, 2010
6:31 am

City Slickers in Conyers is the best

marv

April 27th, 2010
6:33 am

what is this brunswick stew i live in TEXAS ,also what does it has in it and how do you make it

KG

April 27th, 2010
6:35 am

Fox Brothers- the best there is.

missy

April 27th, 2010
6:38 am

fresh air in jackson- yummy!

jjcpa

April 27th, 2010
6:41 am

Dubs in Calhoun GA

Jack

April 27th, 2010
6:51 am

My momma’s.

danny c

April 27th, 2010
6:52 am

Any Slopes, any time

Lula

April 27th, 2010
7:03 am

Shug’s BBQ in Eastman

Daryl-Atlanta

April 27th, 2010
7:10 am

Pig-N-Chic on Roswell Road.

Charlie the "Q" Man

April 27th, 2010
7:13 am

Old Hickory House has had the best stew since I was a little boy back in the 1940’s, much better than these other places, and I’ve eaten at most of them. Another good stew is at J.R.’s on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. In the final analysis, though, it’s all a matter of taste and preference.

McGhin’s Southern Pit Bar-B-Que

April 27th, 2010
7:15 am

CW

April 27th, 2010
7:24 am

Sprayberry’s hands down. Harolds is a close second

TERRY

April 27th, 2010
7:28 am

billy bob’s in carrollton is excellent stew. shanes rib shack stew sucks.to much like vegestable soup.

Steve

April 27th, 2010
7:36 am

Harold’s with cornbread on the side
Closest receipe to mom’s

jetlagjim

April 27th, 2010
7:37 am

The Old Hickory House Tucker GA

John

April 27th, 2010
7:39 am

I have a place called the Blind Pig near Stark close to Jackson Lake. I stopped there by chance and had the bestI have ever had. Before then I was a Fresh Air in Jackson or Mad Dogs in Conyers. Give yourself a treat and try it.

The Truth

April 27th, 2010
7:40 am

Around the metro area, several mentioned are all very good. But I have always thought that Williamson Brothers had the best with Wallace a close second. But the best I ever had was at the Blackwater Grill in St. Simons Island. It was what you want out of stew….chunky, tangy and has that rip of tomato that turns it up a notch.

KZGuy

April 27th, 2010
7:41 am

Harold’s, without a doubt.

Tom

April 27th, 2010
7:41 am

Fincher’s Barbecue Restaurant. Macon,Ga

RobertC

April 27th, 2010
7:42 am

HAMBONES off Virginia Ave IS da bomb!

Sherry

April 27th, 2010
7:43 am

Fresh Air BarbeQue In Jackson – the original Fresh Air!!!!!! The other 2 (Macon & Athens) second!!!!

Marc

April 27th, 2010
7:43 am

The Old Hickory House in Tucker. I think I’ll go there today!

Big George

April 27th, 2010
7:44 am

WHAT’S the matter with you people….Swallow in the Hollow at Roswell is by far the BEST (except for mine)

Van Jones

April 27th, 2010
7:44 am

There is a lot of good stew out there and I can’t tell you who has the best… but I can tell you who has the worst: Shane’s Rib Shack. I don’t know what he serves but it is NOT Brunswick stew.

kds

April 27th, 2010
7:45 am

Dean’s BBQ in Jonesboro. hands down.

pygmy pork lover

April 27th, 2010
7:46 am

Old South in Smyrna

JJsMom

April 27th, 2010
7:50 am

Slopes in Cumming!

Portia

April 27th, 2010
7:51 am

The Old Hickory House……..and The Old Hickory House!!!

MCM

April 27th, 2010
7:52 am

Old Hickory House in Tucker – yum!

LT

April 27th, 2010
7:52 am

Old Hickory House – either location

mmmm, stew

April 27th, 2010
7:54 am

Goodfriend’s Grill in the Jewish Community Center. Amazing stuff!!

Pity

April 27th, 2010
7:55 am

Fresh Air. It’s the only stew I will eat.

Phil

April 27th, 2010
7:55 am

Harold’s, hands down the best!

LT

April 27th, 2010
7:56 am

& very sorry to all the others, but *do not* get the obsession with Harold’s for anything (incl. brunswick stew & cornbread). Went once, won’t go back.

Billy Bee

April 27th, 2010
8:01 am

The very BEST stew ever is in Statesboro @ Vandy’s also the BBQ AWE-SOME…go to the cinder block building one block off main. You can smell their butt’s all over town!

Cheryl

April 27th, 2010
8:03 am

Have to agree with Paco. Heavy’s BBQ in Crawfordville ( I-20 east towards Augusta) is the best ever. Family owned for decades. Only open Friday thru Sunday. They know how to do stew!

Mike

April 27th, 2010
8:04 am

Fresh Air BBQ in Macon then Old Hickory House

Richard

April 27th, 2010
8:08 am

Brick Pit, in between Chamblee and Brookhaven on Peachtree..

Bob Petty

April 27th, 2010
8:11 am

New place .All food great. Best stew ever.

Moderate

April 27th, 2010
8:11 am

Old Hickory House in Tucker

rick

April 27th, 2010
8:13 am

Harolds BBQ is the best along with their crackiln cornbread!

J.R.'s Loghouse

April 27th, 2010
8:14 am

Yum — J.R.’s Loghouse on PIB in Norcross.

Yuck — Old Hickory House is too runny.