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Best pulled pork

The pulled pork at Fox Bros. is your pick for the best in and around Atlanta. That side of collard greens is pretty tasty, too. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

The pulled pork at Fox Bros. is your pick for the best in and around Atlanta. That side of collard greens is pretty tasty, too. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

YOUR PICKS
1. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
You say, “I’ve never met a pulled Q sandwich I didn’t like….but Fox Brothers is really, really good” and “very good on a sandwich but even better as part of the Texas Fries.”

2. Pig-N-Chik
3. Sam’s BBQ1
4. Community Q
5. Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
6. Daddy D’z
7. Dave Poe’s BBQ

OUR PICKS
1. Beaver Creek Biscuit Company and Barbeque
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “The pulled pork served at Beaver Creek Biscuit Company is perfectly moist and smokey, with generous chunks of crunchy bark mixed in with the meat. When ordering the pork plate, make sure that you specify that you want it pulled and not chopped, and top it off with some of their delicious mustard and vinegar based “Seminole sauce.’”

2. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
3. Boner’s BBQ
4. Dave Poe’s BBQ/Sam’s BBQ1
5. Heirloom Market BBQ

473 comments Add your comment

Jiminy

February 14th, 2011
12:02 pm

Bub a Q in Woodstock

fes

February 14th, 2011
12:05 pm

heh. i’m still searching for some good pulled pork around here and i’ve been here for a dozen years. i’ll keep bringing pounds back from lexington barbecue #1 and freezing it until i find a worthwhile place.

JR

February 14th, 2011
12:40 pm

My favorite Q in the Atlanta area is The Old Brickpit on Peachtree Road north or Oglethorpe. Great pork with no fat and not lathered in sauce, the vinegar based sauce is added when served – or served on the side.

koko

February 14th, 2011
12:44 pm

Thrift Store Junky

February 14th, 2011
12:52 pm

I’ve never met a pulled Q sandwich I didn’t like….but Fox Brothers is really, really good……

Betsy

February 14th, 2011
12:55 pm

We’re partial to Harold’s, too.

Hog Leg

February 14th, 2011
12:56 pm

For Pulled, not Chopped; Thats’ an easy one!…….

Fox Brothers, Dave Poes, and Pig and Chick

Fat Boy

February 14th, 2011
1:34 pm

Harold’s combined with cracklin bread, cole slaw, and sweet tea. YUUUUUMMMMY

Amanda

February 14th, 2011
1:37 pm

In Atlanta: Fox Brothers.
Outside Atlanta: Crowe’s in Madison

Dennis

February 14th, 2011
2:16 pm

Boston Butt is Boston Butt is Boston Butt, anybody can cook it and pull it. IT’S THE SAUCE THAT MAKES BBQ!

Andrew

February 14th, 2011
2:39 pm

Outside Atlanta Cowboy’s on HWY 142 in Covington. Pippins in Covington.

RL

February 14th, 2011
3:10 pm

Community Q in decatur.

KEEP IT REAL

February 14th, 2011
3:43 pm

FOX BROTHERS IS THE WORST PLACE EVER FOR BARBECUE….MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE I’M BLACK, AND I KNOW WHAT REAL BARBECUE IS SUPPOSE TO TASTE LIKE…BUT FOX BROS, DEFINITELY ISN’T IT!!! I WASTED $35 THERE AND LIKE I SAID BEFORE IT WAS A WASTE…

NOW FAT MATT’S IS THE REAL BARBECUE JOINT!!!

DOB

February 14th, 2011
3:55 pm

Dave Poes Marietta!

JoeV

February 14th, 2011
4:00 pm

Jim n’ Nicks!

bbq guru

February 14th, 2011
4:00 pm

Fat Matt’s bbq pork sandwich literally tastes like the bbq you buy at the grocery store in the plastic container and reheat in the microwave at home.

Fox Bros bbq pork is so much better than Fat Matts and its not even close.

JoeV

February 14th, 2011
4:01 pm

Oh, and ‘Cue in Milton

Jimbo 24

February 14th, 2011
4:03 pm

Swallow at the Hollow is great!

Kimmer

February 14th, 2011
4:03 pm

Uncle Betty’s in Snellville

Georgia

February 14th, 2011
4:03 pm

Hometown BBQ in Lawrenceville has the best pulled pork!

Hester

February 14th, 2011
4:03 pm

Boyd’s in Statesboro

RSP

February 14th, 2011
4:04 pm

Scott’s Walk-up Bar-B-Q up in Cartersville is “to write home about.” Very good pulled pork and three kinds of sauce. It is worth the trip.

JT

February 14th, 2011
4:05 pm

Herolds still rocks… My smoker and JT’s majic rub is the best.

THEMAN

February 14th, 2011
4:05 pm

Rolling Bones on Edgewood for Pork.

BBQ

February 14th, 2011
4:08 pm

I would vote for Fox Brothers for pulled pork, very good on a sandwich but ever better as part of the Texas Fries.

kevin

February 14th, 2011
4:09 pm

Fox bros hands down and to the man who knocked it you must be out of your mind. Jim n nicks, community bbq and dillards is pretty good too. For fox bros you gotta try the sliced briskett nuff said. community bbq is all about the mac and cheese son!

GA Peach

February 14th, 2011
4:09 pm

Harolds Hands Down. Anybody who has been here all their lives will tell you. Out side of Atlanta Pooles In Ellijay is the BEST.

American

February 14th, 2011
4:09 pm

Boyd’s in Statesboro is terrible.

blacksheep

February 14th, 2011
4:09 pm

Shack on Main, across the street from the police department in East Point.

MarkP

February 14th, 2011
4:10 pm

Well’s BBQ, Burgaw, N.C. That’s eastern NC style.

weaseal

February 14th, 2011
4:11 pm

Finchers in Macon ….yeah come on !!

Bubba

February 14th, 2011
4:11 pm

Pappy Reds!!

TT

February 14th, 2011
4:12 pm

Mad Dog’s in Conyers

Huh?

February 14th, 2011
4:17 pm

Good BBQ needs NO sauce. And Fox Bros is the place to be…

Cue'

February 14th, 2011
4:23 pm

Outside Atl: Wallace BBQ in Austell
Inside Atl: Fox Bros

MattyB

February 14th, 2011
4:24 pm

Sam’s BBQ #1, no doubt about it. And I think that if anybody nominates a restaurant that serves only “chopped” pork and not true “pulled” pork, that there nomination should automatically be disqualified. Barbeque was not meant to be sucked through a straw, but unfortunately that is the consistency created when the meat is chopped up as fine as many place artound here chop it up.

hirsutedawg

February 14th, 2011
4:24 pm

Dean’s in Jonesboro.

Glenn

February 14th, 2011
4:24 pm

BBQ1 by a hair over Fox Bros . Really love Fox Bros brisket .

SJM

February 14th, 2011
4:28 pm

Fresh Air Barbeque near Jackson and Macon!!

GX

February 14th, 2011
4:28 pm

ITP: Fox Bros
OTP: Dave Poe’s (formerly Sam & Dave’s 2)

brookhaven bob

February 14th, 2011
4:31 pm

Pig n’ Chic good by me…………

three jack

February 14th, 2011
4:36 pm

#1 by far – Big Shanty BBQ in Kennesaw
#2 Fox Bros.

LooseGravel

February 14th, 2011
4:36 pm

BBQ1 is the best I’ve had. Its moist, tender and tasty. Doesn’t require sauce, but their sauce is so good you can’t help yourself. Their ribs are just as good and the beef brisket is even better!

Now I’m going to have to get some on the way home….YUM!!

heath

February 14th, 2011
4:36 pm

FOX BROTHERS

American

February 14th, 2011
4:37 pm

Phil

February 14th, 2011
4:37 pm

Intown – Fat Matt’s sandwich is amazingly good

Outside – ‘Que in Alpharetta

GT 101

February 14th, 2011
4:37 pm

Fox bro’s is great but $9 and an hour wait for dried out bbq is getting old.

Billy Jack’s BBQ and Shrimp on Collier may not be part of the hipster bbq bandwagon, but they pile their sandwich high with tangy sauces. Give it a try and then start hating.

FoodFan

February 14th, 2011
4:38 pm

Pig N Chick for pulled pork. Huge chunks, nice bark, mmm…

JET

February 14th, 2011
4:38 pm

JR’s B-B-Q on P-Tree Industrial in Norcross. The pulled pork alone is so tender, tasty and juicy. You can eat it naked or on a bun with or without sauce. It’s the best!!!

Edward

February 14th, 2011
4:39 pm

Wait a minute, are all black people experts on BBQ suddenly? But, then you invalidate that assertion by claiming superiority for Fat Matt’s, so then, by inference, because you are black you do NOT know good BBQ. See how that works? ;-)

Honky Talkin'

February 14th, 2011
4:39 pm

Daddy D’z is amazing. The OTP’ers will never go there.

Byron

February 14th, 2011
4:39 pm

‘Cue in Alpahretta/Milton is hands down the best in town. (This coming from a Memphis boy who has BBQ sauce running in his veins.)

paige

February 14th, 2011
4:40 pm

Was Harold’s recently sold or something? Younger waitresses, cash only and the food was blah when I was there last week.

Fox Bros BBQ has good pulled pork and good brisket.

Ricky

February 14th, 2011
4:40 pm

Mad Dog’s and Bradley’s, both in Conyers, are better than anything Atlanta has to offer. Fat Matt’s has a solid rib sandwich, but their pork sandwich is terrible.

Todd

February 14th, 2011
4:41 pm

Hands down Big Shanty Smokehouse in Kennesaw!

Adam

February 14th, 2011
4:41 pm

Pig ‘n’ Chik closely followed by Community Q!

Brysonsdad

February 14th, 2011
4:42 pm

no contest. Fox Brothers

Old Dawg

February 14th, 2011
4:42 pm

DarkBrown

February 14th, 2011
4:43 pm

Co-signing Edward. Skin color does not a bbq taste expert make.

Fat Matt’s is less than impressive.

Southside

February 14th, 2011
4:44 pm

Hambones BBQ in Hapeville. Best BBQ in town.

Tyler

February 14th, 2011
4:44 pm

Ware’s in Swainsboro

sammiamm

February 14th, 2011
4:44 pm

what about wyatts on memorial? no points for interior decor (no interior) but man they could slow cook a pig

Northside

February 14th, 2011
4:45 pm

Sonny’s real BBQ hands down.

JR Bob Dobbs

February 14th, 2011
4:47 pm

Wallace BBQ in Austell is the best! They also have the best onion rings in metro Atlanta BTW (sorry, the Varsity comes in 2nd, and I write that as a GT alum that makes sure to get my dose of the Varsity just about every time I visit my old stomping grounds of the ATL)…

Fish Bisch

February 14th, 2011
4:50 pm

I agree Sonny’s has the best pulled pork in Atlanta.

North GA

February 14th, 2011
4:50 pm

Two Brothers BBQ in Ball Ground, Ga

al

February 14th, 2011
4:50 pm

Sam’s BBQ-1 in Marietta.

\End of discussion

Danny

February 14th, 2011
4:50 pm

Jack’s Old South BBQ (Myron Mixon) in Vienna, GA. Absolutely the best and he has the trophies to prove it!

Mike

February 14th, 2011
4:51 pm

Hand down, Williamson Bros BBQ.

Edward

February 14th, 2011
4:51 pm

The Archie Bunker sandwich (pulled pork, mac&cheese, sauce on garlicy texas toast) at DBA Barbecue is mighty good. The pulled pork at Fox Bros. is hard to beat, though.

Served

February 14th, 2011
4:51 pm

Pig-n-Chik and Sam’s BBQ·1

Jennifer

February 14th, 2011
4:51 pm

FRESH AIR BBQ! Mmmmm!

Cymbalman

February 14th, 2011
4:52 pm

Hickory Pig on Hwy 60 still the best in Georgia! Arnold dares you to try some.

Dewi

February 14th, 2011
4:53 pm

Two Brothers BBQ in Ball Ground. Once you’ve had that, everything else is kind of “meh”.

gavannman

February 14th, 2011
4:53 pm

I can taste the unbeatable pulled pork from Pig n Chik on Roswell Rd, south of the Prado, right now! All others are just imitators.

leigh

February 14th, 2011
4:55 pm

Harold’s was good twenty years ago, but Fox Brothers is actually making good barbecue now.

Jody

February 14th, 2011
4:56 pm

LLoyd’s BBQ is the best, and you can even find it at your Grocer’s Meat department. Just microwave and serve! MMMMMMMM

Jim V

February 14th, 2011
4:56 pm

Without a doubt the best pulled pork is Jacks Old South BBQ in Brasselton == Right down the street from Chateau Elan across from Jefreys. You will love it!! Great ribs too!!

Keeball

February 14th, 2011
4:57 pm

Wallaces in Austell for pulled pork….stew is awesome too!!!

Calvin

February 14th, 2011
4:57 pm

Q for a Cause

Mongo

February 14th, 2011
4:59 pm

Fat Butts in South GA is the best!!

jimbo jones

February 14th, 2011
4:59 pm

BBQ-1 end of story.

Hog Jowl

February 14th, 2011
4:59 pm

Burt Fork BBQ in Decatur….

Jeff

February 14th, 2011
5:01 pm

Zeb Dean’s – Danielsville Ga

roge

February 14th, 2011
5:01 pm

Mine, I’ve never had a good bbq in Ga. I do mine in the crock pot and everyone loves it.

Bob

February 14th, 2011
5:01 pm

Dave Poe’s consistently the best! Not dried out and generous portions!

Tucker

February 14th, 2011
5:02 pm

Atlanta: Fox Bros.
Metro Atlanta: Wallace’s
Southeast: Ridgewood (near Johnson City, Tennessee)

4x4Tahoe

February 14th, 2011
5:02 pm

heirloom market bbq

Bubba the BBQ Expert

February 14th, 2011
5:02 pm

Best pulled pork sandwich: Fox Brothers

Best Ribs: Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

Best Overall BBQ in Georgia: Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson (since 1929)

Edo

February 14th, 2011
5:03 pm

Daddy Ds. I just visited ATL, my old hometown, and stopped by my old fave, Daddy Ds for a pulled prok plate with hot sauce. YUM!. Still as good as I remembered!

SMD Twice

February 14th, 2011
5:05 pm

Low Country BBQs pulled pork is very good as well great sauce

makes me want to de-robe

George P

February 14th, 2011
5:05 pm

Smokehouse BBQ in Oakwood, Ga. Been around for over 20 years and only open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, which just makes demand even higher. The pork is always pleasantly smoky and moist, and never fatty or greasy. As a plus, the Brunswick stew and nanner pudding are to die for.

Swiner

February 14th, 2011
5:09 pm

Firstly- Is there a more overrated restaurant in the city and possibly the country than Fatt Matts? I even heard it called out as a great BBQ spot in a movie recently. Its horrible. As someone above said- the pulled pork is like what you would get at camp out of a can. Premixed with sauce. Garbage.

Secondly- someone else commented above that they were wondering if Harolds had been sold and I had the same question when I was in there. I went there 10 or so years ago and it was delicious. I returned about 6 months ago and will never go back. The pulled pork was watery and had no flavor. The contrast was so stark I think it has to be new ownership.

Fox Bros is very good. Old Brick Pit has great ribs. Have never tried some of the other ones. I think as long as you stay away from Fatt Matts and Harolds you cant go wrong.

MrHughes

February 14th, 2011
5:10 pm

Williamson Bros is bland.
Fat Matt’s is fatty = gross.
Sonny’s is super duper gross.

My top 3 (in no particular order) are:
1) Wyatt’s Country BBQ
2) Dean’s Barbecue
3) Daddy D’z

Honorable Mention: Fox Bros (they have it at SOB every Thurs for Trivia)

Bej

February 14th, 2011
5:11 pm

Dave Poe’s in Marietta is amazing!

Foney Baloney

February 14th, 2011
5:12 pm

Anything anywhere Chateau Elan is tainted, ruined and spoiled simply by osmosis.

Matt

February 14th, 2011
5:14 pm

Vandy’s in Statesboro… Hands down.

scott

February 14th, 2011
5:15 pm

Tie between Low Country BBQ, BubACue and Swallow at the Hollow.

scott

February 14th, 2011
5:17 pm

Harold Jr. Passed last year and it has gone down the drain. I have been going there for 30 years and was appalled at the service, cleanliness, etc. The stew was as always great but it was cold. I have not been back since then.

Matt

February 14th, 2011
5:17 pm

Although I gotta give Bubba points for Open Air. I gotta lot of family from Jackson and that place has always been a benchmark for me.

Steve Porky

February 14th, 2011
5:17 pm

Fat Matt’s is the only way to go on Piedmont

kay

February 14th, 2011
5:17 pm

Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson, GA

Scrappy

February 14th, 2011
5:18 pm

Slopes in Alpharetta is my favorite for pulled pork, but you just can’t beat the brunswick stew at Harold’s!

706Dawg

February 14th, 2011
5:20 pm

In Atlanta: Harold’s

Georgia: Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson & Macon

706Dawg

February 14th, 2011
5:20 pm

Thank you Kay!

FHH

February 14th, 2011
5:21 pm

Scott’s Walk up Barbeque “SWUB” in Cartersville. Best pulled pork with three great sauces-although, I am partial to the Carolina Sauce.

Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans

February 14th, 2011
5:22 pm

I like Bilbo’s Barbecue in Bremen for all my pit-cooked-vittle needs.

Prime Rib (Saturdays Only) is terrific as well.

PingPongDawg

February 14th, 2011
5:23 pm

Rolling Bones, downtown. Amazing!!!

Phil

February 14th, 2011
5:24 pm

Love Fox-Bros, Pig N Chick, and Fatt Matt’s. One of my new favorites is Heirloom Market BBQ up in NW Atlanta. Very solid.

jimbo

February 14th, 2011
5:26 pm

BBQ1 is best, but intown snobs will never venture to marietta for it.

Mark

February 14th, 2011
5:26 pm

Pig ‘n’ Chic at the corner of Peachtree Road and Clairmont. Needs no sauce. Melts in your mouth. Mmmm.

Phil

February 14th, 2011
5:27 pm

Oooh, forgot about the DBA Archie Bunker (good call, Edward). Not an apples-to-apples comparison with some of these others, but that thing is AMAZING…

Theron Sapp

February 14th, 2011
5:27 pm

Three words. Pig. N. Chik.

Emory

February 14th, 2011
5:29 pm

The old Harold’s

tommyjack

February 14th, 2011
5:32 pm

Fox Bros and DBA BBQ have the most choices and best BBQ. Fat Matt is the best BBQ joint for music.

Not Retarded

February 14th, 2011
5:36 pm

Why do all the retarded people mention BBQ that is 100 miles from ATL, What was the question? It happens every year if you don’t like any BBQ in ATL, don’t chime in!

Michael

February 14th, 2011
5:40 pm

Williamson Bros and/or Swallow at the Hollow

toilet bound

February 14th, 2011
5:41 pm

Don’t go to Bells Ferry in Kennesaw. I had the pulled pork there and had bad diarrhea the next 2 days. All done there!

ima pig

February 14th, 2011
5:45 pm

Community Q in Decatur is the BEST!

udog52

February 14th, 2011
5:48 pm

Not only, Harold (Jr), but his wife (Frances), older brother (Don) and his mom (Mrs Hembree) have all passed away within the last 4 years. Sadly, so has the quality of the food.

RED

February 14th, 2011
5:50 pm

Pig N Chik is the best I have found. Yes, I have tried them all as I love my pulled pork. I have lived here for 18 years and I have tried them all inside and within 10 miles of 285.

Hokey

February 14th, 2011
5:50 pm

fes: give up on #1 and go to Jimmy’s; the meat is better and the hot sause is better
JoeV: who are you kidding! We are not judging the sides and the ambiance, just the meat, plus I can’t spend my whole paycheck on a BBQ dinner

Pig and Chick is good, Community Q is good, Swallow in the Hollow is good even on nights with no entertainment

kc

February 14th, 2011
5:50 pm

Scott’s walk up barbecue in Cartersville has excellent pulled pork sandwiches. Thee Brunswick stew is also out of this world good. Try it and you’ll love it!

jrich

February 14th, 2011
5:51 pm

I’m hesitant to name my favorite pulled pork place for fear it will become overrun. The best barbecue in Atlanta is Garden Produce & Country store by a long shot.

AJ

February 14th, 2011
5:55 pm

‘Cue and Swallow at the Hallow are decent, but if you want pulled pork done right, you need to cook it yourself. I started smoking pork butts at home and they turned out way, way, WAY better than anything I’ve had locally. No fat and I control the sauce. At $1.39 a pound at Kroger for a butt, you can’t beat the price, either.

Banditdawg

February 14th, 2011
5:56 pm

Praise The Lard pulled pork is the best! Currently only available catered.

Big D

February 14th, 2011
5:56 pm

Holcomb’s in White Plains on Highway 15 is the best I’ve ever had. Excellent smoked pork and a tangy vinegar sauce. Only open Fridays and Saturdays. Sawdust floor. We’ve been stopping there on the way to Athens for years. I always get two extras for a little something on up the road.

Stix

February 14th, 2011
5:57 pm

Fatt Matt’s takes the cake…easy choice here.

GeorgiaBorn

February 14th, 2011
6:01 pm

My house! Hands down. 12-15 hours, slowed cooked on my Big Green Egg with a mildly sweet apple and cherry wood smoke. Best pulled pork I have ever tasted.

Lois Lane

February 14th, 2011
6:02 pm

Honky Talkin’ and Edo Daddy D’s does have good pulled pork. I was in the Saturday and mouse was running around in the place. If you don’t mind the mouse.

Fat Johnny

February 14th, 2011
6:03 pm

Fat Johnny sez put some SOUTH in yer MOUTH !

Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson is the REAL DEAL !

dsm

February 14th, 2011
6:06 pm

Pig-n-Chik, near PDK. Oh My! Believe it or not, Old Hickory House in near North Dekalb is good too! Great alternative when I don’t have time for Pig-n-Chik!

jullian

February 14th, 2011
6:07 pm

Old Hickory House – Dunwoody and Northlake. Servers aren’t much to look at but the Q and sides sure are good.

Pit Boss

February 14th, 2011
6:10 pm

There’s plenty of decent BBQ in Atlanta, but Hickory Pig is revelatory. It’s almost a two hour drive up to Gainesville for me… but oh so worth it.

Lori

February 14th, 2011
6:12 pm

Fox Brothers

HJones

February 14th, 2011
6:13 pm

Please note people: Harold’s has sliced or chopped BBQ.

Al - King of BBQ

February 14th, 2011
6:15 pm

Pig N Chik has the best pulled pork. Fox has the best smoked wings. Multiple places have good ribs, such as Fox and Swallow, depending on your style preference. Hard to find the best stew. Hickory House did about 20 yrs ago.

JB

February 14th, 2011
6:49 pm

Hottie Hogs….new place in the Westside……awesome!!!

Mark

February 14th, 2011
6:49 pm

harold’s definitely

Mark

February 14th, 2011
6:51 pm

good point, HJones… I was just thinking about BBQ…Fat Matts is great too!

Suela

February 14th, 2011
7:01 pm

Pippins is the best. Try the brunswick stew while you are there. Locations in Conyers and Covington!

EO

February 14th, 2011
7:09 pm

Uncle Betty’s in Snellville, GA!

Robby Monk

February 14th, 2011
8:00 pm

I prefer the BBQ that Debbie Tamplin made at MCHS……only problem is that we could only have one napkin.

kugs

February 14th, 2011
10:28 pm

JD’s BBQ on Bells Ferry Rd. in Woodstock. Best ribs and chicken too. GA is definitely the best place for BBQ. We have the rest of the world beat hands down!

Rabbit

February 14th, 2011
10:44 pm

Finchers in Macon and outer space. Also Clinton BBQ in Gray. I have had some very good pulled pork all over the southeast. The smoke taste was good, but the BBQ sauce makes the pulled pork.

Chuckie D

February 14th, 2011
11:40 pm

Wallace’s in Austell!

Jimmy Carter

February 15th, 2011
5:13 am

Southern Pit-Griffin Ga-Its better than peanuts and Billy beer.

bbqaddict

February 15th, 2011
5:35 am

Fresh air BBQ in Jackson Ga

Bill

February 15th, 2011
5:43 am

Locally – Deans Barbeque in Jonesboro, statewide – Beachcombers in St. Simons.

Grandma

February 15th, 2011
6:07 am

I agree…anyone can pull pork to make a sandwich…it’s the SAUCE that makes it, and I have YET to find a sauce in Ga. that isn’t 99% ketchup! Want REAL BBQ sauce? You’ll have to go to N.C. I still order mine by mail from them. It’s the vinegar/sugar type, and it’s MAHHHHHVELOUS! (It’s also the only place to get real corn-pone for fried cornbread. That cakey stuff isn’t cornbread.)

Ok

February 15th, 2011
6:10 am

Two places stand out to me…
1) Williamsons Bros BBQ
2) Big Shanty Smokehouse

Grandma

February 15th, 2011
6:11 am

P.S. If Scott’s in Cartersville is anything like Scott’s in N.C. or related to them, you have a treat on your hands (and face)! It’s REAL BBQ!!!

BluesDaddy

February 15th, 2011
6:30 am

I second the Mad Dogs in Conyers. And Grandma, I don’t agree that it is just the sauce that makes a sandwhich, it is a synthesis of the two – and if you haven’t found a sauce in GA that isn’t 99% ketchup, you haven’t eaten at very many places or looked very hard.

BT

February 15th, 2011
6:44 am

Carnivorous Habit, Canton Ga. I’ts wood smoked..SLOW AND LOW!!!!

Pork Snob

February 15th, 2011
6:49 am

I love the gently pulled hunks at Pig and Chick.

Fox Bros. is good too, but it can be a long wait.

Dave Poes is a great smoke but their sauce is, um,…..

Love Fatt Matts, but then again, they don’t do pulled pork.

A dad

February 15th, 2011
6:57 am

Williamson Bros.

Ben

February 15th, 2011
6:57 am

Wallace BBQ in Austell is the best is the state. The best BBQ in the country comes from Fred Cotton’s in Jacksonville. These are the facts.

Paddy

February 15th, 2011
6:59 am

Keep IT REAL….you say because you are black you know Bar-B-Que. Now that is just plain stupid. What does the color of anyone’s skin have to do with how they judge food. My mother was Irish and she was an award winning cook! GO FIGURE

Dennis your are right……..Boston Butt is just Boston Butt, but not everyone knows how to cook them. At the end the sauce is key to good pulled pork.

chkrdr

February 15th, 2011
7:09 am

if i want the best…i go to nashville tennessee and eat at “jacks” on broadway!!

Maddernheck

February 15th, 2011
7:13 am

Born in the heart of Atlanta at Piedmont Hospital and lived here all my life. I’ve seen and eaten it all – and hands down – Old Hickory House on LaVista Rd and in Dunwoody. Time tested and still the best. As far as newcomer’s go – head to dba Barbeque on Virginia Highland near Ponce. Pretty amazing for the new kid on the block.

Thoroughbred

February 15th, 2011
7:24 am

How bout Shanes rib shack. Place is great.

MisterC

February 15th, 2011
7:26 am

Community BBQ in Decatur is by far the best of the best. There may be imitators, but this relatively new place has got it right!! Pulled or chopped your choice, but mine is the beef brisket! Try it once and you will return to Community!

loves me some pork

February 15th, 2011
7:30 am

swallow in the hollow in Roswell–True pulled pork is NOT slathered in sauce, but just nice, juicy roasted pork. If you must put sauce on it, they have 4 kinds of sauces to add, including a Lexington NC vinegar sauce to keep my tarheel husband happy. And the home made banana pudding is to die for there.

wolfbait67

February 15th, 2011
7:30 am

Going to Macon for State Tournament in March…always Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson(been going there since 1960 and will be there next month; in Oakwood for BBQ it is Smokehouse on weekends……..really no-brainer for these two

Anhinga

February 15th, 2011
7:31 am

1) Smoky Pig in Columbus, GA
2) 13th St. BBQ in Phenix City, AL

Jenny

February 15th, 2011
7:35 am

Dreamland in Alpharetta

Robert Lockwood

February 15th, 2011
7:35 am

Hidden jewel is Mad dog’s in Conyers.

WP

February 15th, 2011
7:36 am

Gotta vote for Hambones in Hapeville for intown BBQ. Outside (and still in GA) would probably be Speedy Pig in Fayettville.

starry

February 15th, 2011
7:42 am

I am from NC and nothing here compares to the pulled pork in Eastern NC. I do like Fox. Bros. Never been a fan of Fat Matts. drenched in too much sauce, yuck.

The Judge

February 15th, 2011
7:46 am

It’s JD’s BBQ in Woodstock for the best smoked pulled pork around hands down.

RBM

February 15th, 2011
7:47 am

Dave Poe’s hands down!!

Dave

February 15th, 2011
7:48 am

If you’re getting cue inside or outside of Atlanta, it’s got to be Fresh Air BBQ in Athens.

cmcRoswell

February 15th, 2011
7:49 am

BBQ1 on Lower Roswell Road is the best in Atlanta. No one even comes close.

grcannon

February 15th, 2011
7:54 am

Whites BBQ in Hartwell, GA!! Yummy!

Mrclean

February 15th, 2011
8:01 am

A lot of people will never know but the best sandwich belongs to Dean’s in Jonesboro. Nobody can touch it. Has been voted the #1 sandwich in the state a few times. Worth the drive.

BBQ Consumer

February 15th, 2011
8:05 am

Back Street BBQ in Hartwell………..MMMM Good

Adam

February 15th, 2011
8:05 am

If anybody says Fat Matt’s is the best pulled pork in Atlanta obviously has something wrong with them. This place by far was the worst pulled pork sandwich I have ever had!

JT

February 15th, 2011
8:07 am

Big Shanty BBQ in Kennesaw

KNA

February 15th, 2011
8:08 am

I think it’s called ‘Where’s There’s Smoke’ in Mansfield; only open Thu, Fri & Sat. EXCELLENT pulled pork, good choice of sauces and fabulous desserts.

Tag Along

February 15th, 2011
8:12 am

SAM in carrollton

Tom

February 15th, 2011
8:13 am

Fresh Air in Jackson. If you like a vinegar based sauce, this is a great place. Just to go into that old building is worth the trip.

RRDLaw

February 15th, 2011
8:15 am

not where you’d think…New York Butcher Shoppe in Dunwoody and Alpharetta!! Owned by Native Atlantans with the best Pork and a great sauce.

Para 05

February 15th, 2011
8:15 am

Best pulled pork in ATL is Community BBQ on Clairmont. It pains me to say any BBQ joint inside the perimeter is the best but… Community is the bomb!

Que eater

February 15th, 2011
8:16 am

Fresh Air in Flovilla (near Jackson) is better than in Macon (although Macon is still VERY good), plus the Flovilla location is an expierence.

Anybody mentioned Daddy D’z in Grant Park on Memorial? While not as good as Fresh Air, it is good stuff.

Anthony

February 15th, 2011
8:17 am

Smokejack in Alpharetta. Great pulled pork sandwiches, but also great on their nachos.

Gus Mccracken

February 15th, 2011
8:17 am

By far the best pork, mainly cause of the sauce, was Chef Pete’s or AKA the Louisiana Cajun Cook, he was of winters chapel in a small building in the parking lot before they forced him out, then went on to another location off of Spaulding, BEST in TOWN, just don’t know where they are anymore????

Richard

February 15th, 2011
8:19 am

Mad Dogs BBQ on GA 20 South of Conyers

Mr. Piggy

February 15th, 2011
8:22 am

1. Swallow at the Hallow
2. Fat Matt’s
3. Fox Bros

Enough said

jpo2269

February 15th, 2011
8:25 am

Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse in Euharlee is worth the drive. The pulled pork, briskett, ribs and his chicken are amazing.

BBQ Man

February 15th, 2011
8:25 am

Anyone been to Bar-b-cutie in Acworth? It’s about as good as it gets. Cue in Milton and Cumming rocks too.

Cale

February 15th, 2011
8:27 am

1. Pig-n-Chik
2. Fox Bros BBQ

beth

February 15th, 2011
8:28 am

Fresh Air in Jackson is the best in GA. Community Q is the best in Atlanta. I have been to Fox Bros., but wasn’t impressed.

HollywoodDon

February 15th, 2011
8:28 am

I miss the Old Hickory House….but hoping the new Pig N Chick at the old Dusty’s location on Briarcliff will be good…..I can’t eat pizza & wings all the time…Enter your comments here

Meatand3

February 15th, 2011
8:30 am

Heirloom Market BBQ is as good as it gets.

Porky Ramano

February 15th, 2011
8:32 am

Community Q is the best around. So tender and juicy without needing sauce.

Nazan Yar

February 15th, 2011
8:35 am

pig n chik (plus their lemon pepper wings rule)

Nazan Yar

February 15th, 2011
8:36 am

community q is great (especially the beef rib), but their sauce is average at best. Community Q, please work on your sauce!

Stella

February 15th, 2011
8:37 am

Pig N Chick—-melts in your mouth.!

Nazan Yar

February 15th, 2011
8:39 am

also, pulled pork is different than chopped pork, FreshAir fans… This is for pulled pork presumably.

Mona-Mac

February 15th, 2011
8:40 am

Hokey

February 15th, 2011
8:41 am

Oh Hollywood! I almost forgot about Dusty’s. Hated to see it go. My son actually worked there one summer. North Carolina BBQ down to the Cheerwine they served. Hope Pig N Chick can do as well there.

Nazan Yar

February 15th, 2011
8:43 am

I was unimpressed with Fox bros, and repulsed by Swallow at the Hollow. Do negative votes count?

Galen

February 15th, 2011
8:45 am

Sorry, southerners..I am a yankee, but lived in ATL for 15 years, and though Fatt Matt’s is pretty good, you have to come to Albany, New York to DINOSAUR’s BBQ….Out-freaking-standing…2 hour wait, any day, any time, and worth every minute of it…

SaucyK

February 15th, 2011
8:45 am

Dean’s in Jonesboro…It is all about the sauce.

lomow

February 15th, 2011
8:46 am

You can’t get it but once a month, but Smokey’s is a bbq concession at Scott’s Antique Market. You’ll never get a better meat or sauce!

Fernando

February 15th, 2011
8:47 am

Smokehouse Barbeque & Catering
3205 Atlanta Hwy
Gainesville, GA 30507

curdog

February 15th, 2011
8:47 am

Sonny’s is to barbecue as McDonald’s is to hamburgers and French fries.
Don’t get to ATL, but if there’s anything better than Fresh Air in Jackson/Macon or Fincher’s in Macon I need to know!

The guy who ran the place in Beachton, GA retired and the guy who bought the business doesn’t seem to use wood.

Pulley

February 15th, 2011
8:50 am

Fox Brothers pork has a weird, liver-like taste. Maddy’s in Decatur is so much better.

Steve

February 15th, 2011
8:50 am

I live in Charotte and NC BBQ sux. Pippens in Conyers and FreshAir BBQ in Jackson. There is no brunswick stew in NC, what is that about?

curdog

February 15th, 2011
8:53 am

Oops!
I meant to say Old Clinton instead of Fincher’s. Been a while since I’ve been to Fincher’s.

Picky BBQ Eater

February 15th, 2011
8:55 am

If you can handle the drive, Mad Dog’s in Conyers is the best BBQ I have ever had and I don’t even like BBQ that much. My husband usually forces me to try BBQ but I LOVE Mad Dog’s.

If the drive is too much definitely Fox Bros or Harold’s.

Cutty

February 15th, 2011
8:56 am

Williamson Bros is the best. Fox Bros. sux, and the service is terrible.

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curdog

February 15th, 2011
8:56 am

Rolling Bones had the best brisket I’ve ever had east of the Mississippi, when I went back in ‘07.

Why do we talk about outside Atlanta?
Cause it’s never too far to look for a good pork sandwich, and some of us ride the backroads from time to time. Share the word outside 285!

K-Dog

February 15th, 2011
8:56 am

Just found My favorite this past weekend……Big Shanty Smokehouse in Kennesaw !!!!

DawgFan

February 15th, 2011
8:57 am

Slopes is best and their stew

Jasper

February 15th, 2011
8:59 am

Old South Smyrna!

Sweet Pea

February 15th, 2011
8:59 am

Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson is the BEST. Even Lewis Grizzard thought so.

Grasshopper

February 15th, 2011
9:00 am

Bub Ba Q in Woodstock is awesome!

KG

February 15th, 2011
9:01 am

Geography Lesson: Macon, Jackson, Columbus, Phenix City, Albany, etc. are not in Atlanta.

Mel

February 15th, 2011
9:01 am

Fox Bros and DBA BBQ

CommonSenseRules

February 15th, 2011
9:10 am

Fox Brothers, without a doubt!

Jean

February 15th, 2011
9:11 am

JT

February 15th, 2011
9:13 am

Let me see! Buckner’s in Jackson, GA South in Barnesville, GA Bob’s in Macon, and Rib Shack on Sweet Auburn Ave. NEED WE SAY MORE?????? :p

Dave

February 15th, 2011
9:16 am

Another vote for Fox Brothers. And I’d like to place a negative vote for Harold’s. I have never understood the appeal of their flavorless, mushy meat.

JT

February 15th, 2011
9:16 am

To KG, GEOGRAPHY LESSON: Jackson, Griffin, and Barnesville ARE considered part of the Metro Atlanta area by Geometrics!!! Check the registry at the STATE!

ABB

February 15th, 2011
9:16 am

Vandy’s in Statesboro, Ga
Fatt Matt’s is great too!

missy

February 15th, 2011
9:22 am

Hands down – Turner’s on Riverside Pkwy!!

Dauber Dybinsky

February 15th, 2011
9:24 am

McRib at McDonalds in Cumming. Hands down.

Paul From Milton

February 15th, 2011
9:25 am

Fox Brothers is as good as I have found in Atlanta

GAGirl

February 15th, 2011
9:26 am

Fresh Air in Jackson Georgia can’t be beat!!!

Sarge1

February 15th, 2011
9:26 am

Keep It Real is another ignorant racist Black who always denigrate anything NOT Black. To each his own. Great bar-b-cue is a subjective taste. Who’s to say your taste is better than mine? It’s ALL good. To inject Race into this blog defines “wrong” and tells much about about the blogger.

BigTee

February 15th, 2011
9:27 am

Dave Poe’s BBQ in Marietta has THE BEST pulled pork!

JoJo

February 15th, 2011
9:29 am

Check out Pit Boss on Virginia Ave.

Lokoweed

February 15th, 2011
9:30 am

Paul’s Barbecue in Lexington, GA is by far the best. However, they are only open on Saturday mornings. So, you have to go there at that time to get the best ever barbecue around.

Shawna

February 15th, 2011
9:30 am

Fox Bros!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ziggy

February 15th, 2011
9:30 am

Old Mcdonalds in Buford, GA by lake lanier, best there is!

clifton

February 15th, 2011
9:34 am

I’m with the lady who posted earlier: I get my barbecue shipped from eastern NC. Having lived on the NC coast for a number of years, I became addicted. The sight and smell of red sauce-drenched pork that is served in most places I’ve visited since returning home to Georgia actually makes me
feel ill.

AFO

February 15th, 2011
9:35 am

“Cue in Milton and Cumming…the best I have had in a looong time!

Stephanie

February 15th, 2011
9:36 am

I have to agree with Matt and ABB, Vandy’s in Statesboro has some pretty damn good BBQ. I used to go to GSU and that place was awesome. Man, now I’m craving some!

JoeF

February 15th, 2011
9:38 am

Wallace BBQ in Austell, for more than 20 years, BEST I’ve had. I judge all the rest based on this.

Memphis

February 15th, 2011
9:38 am

Grew up in Memphis. Since moving to Atlanta, the best pulled pork I’ve found is at Pig & Chik on Peachtree Industrial. Daddy Dz on Memorial was decent as well. Lived across the street from Fat Matts, terrible pulled pork.

jeff

February 15th, 2011
9:38 am

Fox Brothers,Dave Poe & Community Q can NOT touch Sams’ BBQ 1 on Lower Roswell Rd. in Marietta.

cheryl

February 15th, 2011
9:40 am

ZEIGLER’S BARBEQUE IN ACWORTH!!!

Jessica Stipe

February 15th, 2011
9:41 am

Mad Dog’s in Conyers. Ab-so-lutely worth the trip.

Steph

February 15th, 2011
9:41 am

FRESH AIR- Jackson, GA

Jess

February 15th, 2011
9:41 am

Enter your comments here

AT

February 15th, 2011
9:42 am

People, please, stop with the Community Q. It’s ok. It only gets great reviews by people because until Burnt Fork opened it was the only bbq in Decatur. Burnt Fork is good. Been twice since it opened in January. First time, you couldn’t taste the smoke. Last weekend, much better.

My vote is for Daddy D’s.

Lady Madonna

February 15th, 2011
9:44 am

Fox Bros? If you vote for them, y’all don’t know what’s good.

jimbarron

February 15th, 2011
9:46 am

Harold’s is the standard that all BBQ restaurants are judged by, but they don’t “pull pork”. They slice from a ham and then chop, pulled usually comes from the shoulder (called a butt) and does not have the big parts that can be sliced. The Brunswick stew at Harold’s is the best stew anywhere, but the cracklin’ bread has fallen down as of late. Still worth the drive south of Turner Field.

always high

February 15th, 2011
9:46 am

Hudsons in Douglasville is old school BBQ.

SmokeRing

February 15th, 2011
9:46 am

SmokeJacks out in Alpharetta!!!

KC Jerry

February 15th, 2011
9:47 am

Kansas City has the best Q anywhere. But down here I go with Pappy Reds, or Jim and Nicks. For a chain, Shanes’ on Old Milton is good too.

SCOOTERTOM

February 15th, 2011
9:51 am

It’s gotta be Dave Poe’s in Marietta.
Wallace in Austell is very good also.
Hate to say it, but Williamson Bros in Marietta USED to be good, but now it’s kinda so-so.
Also, just have to put this in…..the BEST pulled pork is at MY house.
Slow cooked for hours on my Brinkman Smoke-N-Pit smoker.
There ya go!!!!

ATLDawg, ya dig?

February 15th, 2011
9:52 am

ITP: Dusty’s, RIP
OTP: Smithfields Chicken and BBQ, anywhere they can be found in North Carolina

Matt

February 15th, 2011
9:53 am

Nowhere – I can’t find good Memphis-style BBQ here to save my life.

GroovinGarrett

February 15th, 2011
9:54 am

Bub-Ba-Q in Woodstock (and Jasper). Fantastic pulled pork, brisket, and ribs. Bill Latimer wins awards for a reason!

artyc99

February 15th, 2011
9:55 am

BubACue by far the best great burnt ends

Judy

February 15th, 2011
9:55 am

Daddy Dz, hands down!

Wanda

February 15th, 2011
9:56 am

MAD DOG IN CONYERS AND JIM N NICKS. THE BEST BQUE TO ME IS HICKORY HOUSE. I KNOW THERE MEAT IS CHOPPED BUT IS STILL THE BEST!!!

Jennifer C

February 15th, 2011
9:56 am

Jim N Nicks is by far the best but Heirloom’s is a close tie!!

Ben Chastain

February 15th, 2011
9:58 am

Harolds, outside atlants Bill’s Smokin Q in Jackson Ga

Grifter

February 15th, 2011
9:58 am

I think my cholesterol went up 10 pts just reading this schlock.

Mr. T

February 15th, 2011
9:59 am

Smokehouse in Oakwood! Also have the best stew!

Cee-Lo

February 15th, 2011
10:02 am

I’d rather eat pulled pork in New Jersey than eat at Fox Brothers.

PK

February 15th, 2011
10:02 am

Southern Soul on SSI. Best BBQ period.

Call it like it is

February 15th, 2011
10:06 am

If its a chain run away.
If its slather in sauce run away
If its cook somewhere else then delivered to the restaurant, “you know who you are” run away

Look for the smallest hole in the walls, and there you will find the best bbq.

For those that say the cooking is all the same and all that matters is the sauce, you have no idea what your talking about and should leave this blog now.

For those that say you need to go to New York for good barbeque, that noise you hear is the laughter from the rest of us.

So where is the best barbeque? Like I would tell you guys so I would have to fight the crowd everyday.

Good Luck.

Hog Leg

February 15th, 2011
10:11 am

Isn’t this a forum about “pulled pork” only? Not BBQ in general, nor places elsewhere.

Let’s concentrate on the question folks.

Who has the best “PULLED” pork in the ATLANTA, Ga area?

BBQ Lover

February 15th, 2011
10:12 am

Try North GA BBQ in Helen or Mac’s in Warm Springs. Both will knock your socks off!!!!

CH

February 15th, 2011
10:12 am

FOX BROS! I also enjoy DBA :)

Mike

February 15th, 2011
10:12 am

Places I have been to and my rankings include:
1. Fatt Matts
2. Thompson Brothers
3. Jim N Nicks
4. Dreamland

SCOTTIE

February 15th, 2011
10:14 am

HUDSON IN DOUGLASVILLE GOT THE BEST BBQ PORK SANDWICH I HAVE TASTED

Typical Redneck

February 15th, 2011
10:16 am

Fat Matt’s? hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, yeah right.

Where?

February 15th, 2011
10:17 am

I haven’t found any high quality pulled pork in atlanta yet—the best stuff is in alabama, near montgomery.

DEB

February 15th, 2011
10:21 am

slap-ya-mama good……..Poole’s in Elijay!

Mrs Buz

February 15th, 2011
10:21 am

Amos’s BBQ in Ball Ground. Best I ever had. Side items are AWESOME also. Worth the drive.

eon

February 15th, 2011
10:23 am

the best bbq is what i cook myself. so there that ends it and im not even black

blazer

February 15th, 2011
10:28 am

Mac’s in Warm Springs is good!

Go to Boswick, Ga July 4th for some Great BBQ made my the Mason club!!

Stew is great too! Outside of Madison in Morgan cty.

Sandi Acker

February 15th, 2011
10:29 am

Hog Wild in Douglasville is the BEST I’ve ever had!

BBQ Master

February 15th, 2011
10:29 am

There is not a restaurant in the state of Georgia that makes Great BBQ. That is why I make my own. Eastern NC style with a vinegar sauce.

Shannon

February 15th, 2011
10:29 am

Bub-a-Q, hands down. I will admit I’ve not tried all mentioned above, but next to the homemade stuff my H makes on his Big Green Egg, Bub-a-Q is amazing!

Deb Mac

February 15th, 2011
10:29 am

Dave Poe’s has the best of everything! Ribs, pulled pork, super crispy-skinned chicken. And macaroni & cheese so good it’ll make you cry.

D

February 15th, 2011
10:34 am

Dillards in Suwanee

heather

February 15th, 2011
10:36 am

dba in va-hi! so underrated. especially love the pulled pork sammies: the smoked reuben and the archie bunker (smoked pulled pork on texas toast w/ mac & cheese,
sweet BBQ sauce, jack and cheddar cheese)

James

February 15th, 2011
10:38 am

Ohio Hog Company Fairburn Ga

DR

February 15th, 2011
10:39 am

Speedy Pig in Fayetteville GA

Brenda

February 15th, 2011
10:41 am

Slopes BBQ in Cartersville GA

Summit Dawg

February 15th, 2011
10:43 am

Has to be “Old Brick Pit” in Chamblee on Peachtree near Lowes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Birdhunter

February 15th, 2011
10:51 am

Crowes in Madison, Fox inside 285

Show Me Kid

February 15th, 2011
10:51 am

Jim and Nicks for pulled pork.

Show Me Kid

February 15th, 2011
10:52 am

Jim and Nick’s for pulled pork.

Lebo

February 15th, 2011
10:54 am

Might as well get in on this – I hope I never find the best pulled pork because it’s so much fun looking for it! That said, my vote goes to Hambones in Hapeville and Fresh Air in Indian Springs. Someone mentioned Dreamland -seriously? The one here? I don’t think so. Now, Dreamland in Montgomery, AL, is another story…..

Black Coffee & Bourbon

February 15th, 2011
10:56 am

Boston BBQ way down in Thomas County. A Hidden gem.

Porker

February 15th, 2011
10:59 am

Very few serve pulled pork most of the ones mentioned here are chopped pork sandwiches. Go, eat at your favorite (after all even the worst BBQ is better than none) then tell the AJC.
This should give you an idea. I can not list all of them and some also have sliced.

Chopped
Williamson Brothers
Hudon’s
Wallace’s
Swallow at the Hollow
Fat Matt’s
Harold’s

Pulled
D.B.A. BBQ
Jim ‘N Nicks
Fox Brothers
DreamLand

And to “Call it Like it is” … You left out
Don’t ever trust a skinny cook. If they want eat it…well…oh my.

Scott

February 15th, 2011
10:59 am

lpw

February 15th, 2011
10:59 am

fes are you speaking of Scott’s Bar BQ in Lexington, Tenn. It is the Bomb Baby!

dan

February 15th, 2011
11:00 am

Wallace in Douglasville, best for 40 years. Clean too.

CRR

February 15th, 2011
11:01 am

ITP: Fox Bros.
OTP: Johnny’s BBQ in Gainesville, GA

Bhorsoft

February 15th, 2011
11:03 am

Bub a que in Woodstock (or Jasper). Smokey goodness!

Wilburs been smokin somethin

February 15th, 2011
11:06 am

Bub ba Q in Woodstock

And Look for Wilbur’s been smokin’ somethin’ at a BBQ Competitions this summer

RCS328

February 15th, 2011
11:06 am

Little Piggy BBQ in Forsyth, GA near the GA Public Training Center. Sauce is amazing. So are the pork chops.

Wilburs been smokin somethin

February 15th, 2011
11:08 am

Anyone who puts Shanes, Sonnys or Jim and Nicks should be kicked off the website and sent for taste bud rehabilitation.

Jackson Fam Rep

February 15th, 2011
11:10 am

Buckweat’s bbq Warner Robins,Ga is the best bbq in Ga….We cater (cook the whole hog,chicken, fish,veggies,etc as well as make our own sauce that is addictive) if you want more info email c_wreal22@yahoo.com.

Sam

February 15th, 2011
11:11 am

Johnnys in Powder Springs

February 15th, 2011
11:12 am

They have the best pulled pork and brunswick stew around. It’s cheap too! It’s been around for years.

Colin

February 15th, 2011
11:13 am

Swallow in the Hollow in Roswell is great!.

Mary B

February 15th, 2011
11:14 am

Philip

February 15th, 2011
11:15 am

I am a devote Harold’s fan…but Harolds does not have a pulled pork sandwich…I wonder if the people here know what they are talking about.

Lu

February 15th, 2011
11:15 am

White Diamond, Bonaire GA

Francyann

February 15th, 2011
11:17 am

Dreamland BBQ in Norcross, Ga

John

February 15th, 2011
11:17 am

Mo’s Ribs in Canton – On the way towards Waleska on 140. They have the absolute best BBQ anywhere. It’s a family owned place, not a chain. You can’t get this anywhere other than MO’s! I love the old store setting too.

Pit BBQ Chef

February 15th, 2011
11:19 am

If you haven’t eaten pulled BBQ pork in the Coastal Carolinas SC or NC you haven’t eaten top quality pulled pork. The yankeeized Atlanta area is the last place you’ll find even ‘good’ pulled BBQ pork.

Marla

February 15th, 2011
11:22 am

Thompson Brothers BBQ, 2445 Cobb Parkway SE, Smyrna, GA 30080, (770) 818-9098, is by far the most delicious BBQ in the Tri-State area. Whether, it’s pull, boned, de-boned w/ sauce or naked, the pork, beef, chicken or smoked sausage will tantelize your taste buds & have you thinking about the next time you’ll return. Follow the smoke to the neatly tucked away resturant in a strip mall with Office Depot. Go early to eat in or take out, or call your order in advance the line might be out the door.

Beleezabubba

February 15th, 2011
11:23 am

Fresh Air BBQ, Jackson, GA

Since 1929

the mother church of Georgia BBQ

Rooter2ThaTooter

February 15th, 2011
11:25 am

If you like N. Carolina Vinegar BBQ

ITP: Old Brick Pit Barbeque
OTP: Fresh Air Barbeque

QUINTANIOUS

February 15th, 2011
11:26 am

Tomlins in Dillard is da best!

lowcountrypen

February 15th, 2011
11:28 am

BBQ1 has the most delicious. Smoky, lean, tender real pulled pieces. They also make the best brunswick stew since the old Hickory house closed. Another side that is unbelievably good is their mac and cheese. It melts in your mouth!

mojo3

February 15th, 2011
11:34 am

Old South Bar-B-Que in Smyrna, Georgia. “Yummmmy to the Tummy!”

Hmm

February 15th, 2011
11:43 am

The Party Que in Marietta used to be the absolute best before the owner let his alcoholic ways resurface & let the business go to hell in a handbasket.

BBQ LOVER

February 15th, 2011
11:46 am

Mike & Ed’s BBQ – used to be in Athens and couple in Columbus along with several in Alabama. REAL BBQ. Cooked on a REAL pit. The Athens joint rocked!

JO

February 15th, 2011
11:46 am

STAX BBQ in Smyrna. By.far.the.best.

GBD

February 15th, 2011
11:51 am

TWO BROTHERS IS THE MECCA OF BAR B.Q. IN BALLGROUND. EVERY MORNING I FACE NORTH AND KNEEL AND PRAY TO THE GOD OF PORK!

JEC

February 15th, 2011
11:52 am

SlapYoMomma

February 15th, 2011
11:52 am

She has it coming if she doesn’t take you regularly to Daddy D’z on Memorial.

Don

February 15th, 2011
11:52 am

Hambones BBQ in Hapeville, is the best

DAWGTIME

February 15th, 2011
11:53 am

A new place just opened in Zebulon right on the square called The Oink Joint. They have a really good sandwich, sides are excellent and the Ribs were amazing. It wasn’t expensive and a relaxing dinner. If you are south of Griffin youo will not be dissapointed.

Rudy

February 15th, 2011
11:57 am

Pulled pork at Scott’s Walk Up BBQ (SWUB) in Cartersville is the only real BBQ I’ve found anywhere in NW suburbs. Leaves Slope’s, Backstreet BBQ, Adams & others in the dust. Authentic, smokey, moist. Doesn’t need sauce, although he’s got three different sauces that are very good.

Try his peach cobbler topped with coconut ice cream and toasted coconut.

On Tennessee st. 1 block north of Baptist Church.

Derry

February 15th, 2011
11:58 am

Speedy Pig in Fayetteville, Ga.
Cafe Pig in Peachtree city, Ga.

Tryanon

February 15th, 2011
12:01 pm

Fat Matts is very weak tasting compared to Fox Bros. Don’t mean to disrepect anyone. Just like the Fox BBQ better. I guess taste buds vary.

But, there is one place for BBQ that is absolutely the best in the world. That’s Goode & Company BBQ in Houston, Texas. http://www.goodecompany.com/

Sam

February 15th, 2011
12:01 pm

The Pickrick on Hemphill Avenue serves great Barbeque!

Thomas

February 15th, 2011
12:03 pm

I was excited when I moved in the Ansley area near Fat Matt’s 8 years ago. Being from Alabama and living in Texas for a while, you can’t go long without Bar-B-Q, you know? All I can say about FM’s is the food wasn’t as good as I had read, and has gone down slightly since. The place is cool, but great Bar BQ? I have given up and eat it when I visit B’ham. I haven’t found it in Atlanta yet, though I haven’t been to many I see recommended here. We’ll see….

Smitty

February 15th, 2011
12:05 pm

Slopes in Alpharetta with pulled pork on Texas Toast is the BOMB, but for real BBQ got to go to Top’s BBQ in Memphis NONE better.

not sure

February 15th, 2011
12:05 pm

Jim n Nicks pulled pork was literally inedible last time I went (late January, Old Peachtree location)… tough and dry as shoe leather…so there goes their vote. Guess I’d go with Harold’s original location, but maybe its the atmosphere.

Thomas

February 15th, 2011
12:06 pm

The best place I have eaten Q in a long time is Interstate Bar B Q in Memphis…hands down the best pulled pork sandwhich I have ever had.

Randy

February 15th, 2011
12:07 pm

Fincher’s in Macon is the best ever and then for little different twist with a wonderful sauce head to Rick’s in Dublin! Both are amazing and everytime I go home from Virginia everybody here wants me to bring back the BBQ!

MrHughes

February 15th, 2011
12:07 pm

I’d like second whoever mentioned Speedy Pig in Fayetteville. That place is amazing! Their smoked wings are far better than anything at Shane’s or Fox Bros.

Paul

February 15th, 2011
12:12 pm

I would have to say the Pink Pig in Cherrylog, GA. Great sauce to go along with the pulled barbecue. Also on the menu is a wonderful garlic salad. It must be pretty good as plenty of people come for years from Atlanta and the Atlanta area to eat there.

PlumPudding

February 15th, 2011
12:14 pm

I like my pulled pork without any sauce at all. Vinegar sauces especially overpower the smoke flavor in the meat. Judge the meat without the sauce, that is the only way to compare. Then add whatever your taste requires. Otherwise one might as well cook the pork inside and douse it with sauce.

Lindsey

February 15th, 2011
12:15 pm

There’s only one – Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Mike Z.

February 15th, 2011
12:15 pm

The best pulled pork in Atlanta by far is the pulled pork off my smoker. However if I had to pick a place with good pull pork it would be any BBQ competition in the area. Thats where you will find the best BBQ. Sauce is a condiment. Sauce does not make it BBQ. The way its slow cooked and seasoned is what makes it BBQ. Not bragging, but my pulled pork does not need sauce. I’ve tried the BBQ at restaurants around town, they are good but don’t come close to some good competition BBQ. Checkout a competition this year if you want to taste the best Atlanta has to offer.

Alex

February 15th, 2011
12:16 pm

Dave Poe’s is consistently the very best and that is saying a lot since we are blessed with so many great BBQ places arount ATL

woooo

February 15th, 2011
12:18 pm

Dear Idiots (you know who you are), The question is best pulled pork in and around Atlanta. Not Texas, not North Carolina, so spare us all the great bbq stories from a gazillion miles away. Also, none of us care about how great your bbq you make at home is unless you are willing to post your address and invite us all over for dinner. That being said, in my humble opinion, it’s Daddy D’z. (ps. if you can’t find any good bbq in Atlanta then you haven’t looked hard enough.)

Froggy

February 15th, 2011
12:20 pm

Mad Dog’s
Ga 20 South of Conyers

Kate

February 15th, 2011
12:24 pm

Big Shanty BBQ in Kennesaw. The best yet!

Tarheel

February 15th, 2011
12:43 pm

To fes:
Is there any other Barbecue that you get at Lexington Barbeque?

Bob Newton

February 15th, 2011
12:55 pm

Old Brick Pit in Chamblee, absolutely hands down. The Fresh Air in Jackson.

Meghan

February 15th, 2011
12:56 pm

Fresh Air BBQ in Athens has the absolute best pulled pork I’ve ever eaten (and I’ve eaten a lot of pulled pork)! The meat is so tender and juicy that it can actually stand on its own and is just enhanced by their delicious sauce.

Jordan

February 15th, 2011
12:58 pm

I’m a Texas barbecue girl, but if I had to go with pig, it would be DBA.

schmitty

February 15th, 2011
12:59 pm

‘CUE is the jam. It’s not pulled but man it’s fantastic. They also have some of the best ribs Ihave eaten in a long time. The meat just melts off the bone

Vietvet

February 15th, 2011
1:05 pm

Johnny Nam’s in Marietta

Will A

February 15th, 2011
1:10 pm

Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell. Nothing else even comes close!!

Glenn

February 15th, 2011
1:55 pm

“The guy who ran the place in Beachton, GA retired and the guy who bought the business doesn’t seem to use wood.”

From what I understand most BBQ joints actually cook the meat on gas smokers . The best bbq I ever had a friend of a neighbor cooked on a converted 55 gallon drum smoker . Really amazing.I would have to believe the best bbq should be cooked at home if motivated.

gagirl

February 15th, 2011
1:57 pm

Not sure why people like Edward had to bring race into a discussion about BBQ but it’s completely uncecessary. Anyway, the best pulled pork sandwich I’ve had so far (and I haven’t sampled all the places) is PIT BOSS BBQ on Virginia Ave in Hapeville. Don’t go to Hambones across the street….go straight to PIT BOSS. It is delicious!!!!!!!!!!! The service is friendly as well. It’s located behind a liquor store and you can even byob.

Whoever said Dean’s in Jonesboro needs to be shot. That is some of the nastiest stuff I have ever had in my life!!!! So, so, so gross I can’t even put it into words. It’s like mincemeat with a disgusting sauce. Never again.

Guitarman514

February 15th, 2011
2:36 pm

The Iron Pig in Jefferson is amazing! Not too dry, not too moist, not too fatty, not too lean. Perfect texture and great smoked taste. The sauce is a great compliment. Takes your breath just a little as you put it in your mouth, soon after the tastes just start exploding in your mouth. Could drink the sauce by the cup fulls. Also the Brunswick stew and strawberry cobbler are killer. I drive 20 mins every couple of weeks just to eat there.

lb

February 15th, 2011
2:36 pm

D.B.A. Barbecue is the BEST!

Richard Bagge

February 15th, 2011
3:06 pm

I’m all for the AJC deleting comments that are not referencing PULLED PORK in ATLANTA. Since Harold’s is not PULLED, it does not qualify.

In the immediate Atlanta region (~10 miles of I-285), I’d go with Wallace in Austell. Wonderful sauce, too; I’ve never had anything like it.

SCOOTERTOM

February 15th, 2011
3:14 pm

Jim ‘n’ Nicks sux.

BBQ Heaven

February 15th, 2011
3:25 pm

The best pulled pork is made at my house in my smoker and oven!

BBQ Heaven

February 15th, 2011
3:28 pm

In Nicholson, Georgia, there is a small place called Cabin Creek! Best BBQ all around! Ribs, brisket, chicken, and YES, pulled pork! Only open Thursday night through Sunday Night though.

Mmm Mmm Delicious!!!

The Brantley Man

February 15th, 2011
3:38 pm

Fatt Matt’s is great!!!

Oak Grove United Methodist has a BBQ every year that is great.

Rich

February 15th, 2011
3:55 pm

Dean’s BBQ in Jonesboro!!! I haven’t had any better in all the places I’ve been here in the state.

shan

February 15th, 2011
4:17 pm

connie in houston ga there nothing like in the state of ga vote the best >>>> just come see for yourself

CEG

February 15th, 2011
4:44 pm

FRESH AIR!!! It’s sad to me that any of you could possibly think that Fox Bros could hold a candle. Let’s do a little research people!

gagirl

February 15th, 2011
4:47 pm

Yeah I also heard that Jim & Nick’s sucks. Anytime you hear about the fried catfish before the BBQ that’s a clue.

BBQDawg

February 15th, 2011
5:21 pm

Rick’s BBQ in Dublin, GA is the best in the state

g

February 15th, 2011
5:45 pm

OLD HICKORY HOUSE IS STILL KICKIN NEAR LAVISTA…….PULLED POK GOOD BUT I PREFER THEIR GOURMET PORK SANDWICH, SLICED AND WITH A LITTLE BIT OF OUTSIDE CUT…….

soasas

February 15th, 2011
6:29 pm

I just wonder if anyone voting for Harold’s has eaten there lately.

Mark

February 15th, 2011
7:35 pm

Hey Real, Maybe it’s because you’re black, but you’re the only one so far that feels the need to type in ALL CAPS. CAN’T YOU SEE HOW ANNOYING THAT IS? There’s a little key on the left side of your keyboard marked “Caps Lock”. Please press it once, then you’ll be able to type like a normal person. As for BBQ, I haven’t been to all the places mentioned, but I do know JR’s is excellent. Col. Poole’s in Ellijay is good too.

Edward

February 15th, 2011
8:01 pm

gagirl, I can tell you’re from Georgia because your reading comprehension is sorely lacking. My post was a critique of a previous poster who introduced the “race card” to the discussion. I was merely using sarcasm to counter his idiotic diatribe. Maybe you could add some more exclamation points to really give your ramblings some pop.

Paddy

February 16th, 2011
6:46 am

I just knew that someone would mention Sonny’s. That right there should close this blog down. Wed special at Sonny’s; Bar-B-Que Cardboard, all you care to eat for only $11.95

Paddy

February 16th, 2011
6:47 am

gagirl…….Edward did not introduce race to this discussion. You need to go back and re-read the comments. You got it all backwards, girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Samuel

February 16th, 2011
8:48 am

The only place I go to eat pulled pork and it is by far the best
SONNY’S

Robert

February 16th, 2011
8:49 am

I’ve always liked the pulled pork at that little shack in Stone Mountain. Maybe called Crazy Ron’s. Been there for years. Just a little trailer with a couple of outdoor picnic tables and Ron (I guess that’s his name) is a really nice guy.

Loi

February 16th, 2011
9:09 am

My neighbors have the best! They cook it on “the big green egg”.

Typical Redneck

February 16th, 2011
9:40 am

Mark, you lose all credibility by mentioning Col. Poole’s. That place is awful. Take my word for it, I cook competition BBQ.

Confused BBQ Lover.

February 16th, 2011
10:45 am

Ok, so your all a bunch of illiterate people that have very little taste and think chain restaurants are the BOMB! (Not all of you, You know who You are) This is a blog about the BEST OF BIG A!!! Not Best of Big Ga or Big South!! Step it up people! For those of you that think sauce makes the BBQ, I am sorry but sauce only covers up poorly cooked meat! Pulled pork should have a nice smoke ring (pink color) and a nice bark.

I will show you the way to:

Community Q!!!

Natalie

February 16th, 2011
12:01 pm

Hottie Hawg’s BBQ!! It’s delicious, best BBQ in Atlanta! Located in between Buckhead and Smyrna, down Bolton Rd.

KG

February 16th, 2011
1:19 pm

FLIP and Yeah Burger

Paul

February 16th, 2011
1:28 pm

Jennifer

February 16th, 2011
3:01 pm

I love the pulled pork sandwich at DBA Barbecue in Va-Hi. Mmmm …

pbred8

February 16th, 2011
3:02 pm

Go to Sprayberry’s in Newnan and order the Lewis Grizzaed special. You get A huge pulled pork sandwicj, stew, onionrings. Ah, heaven

pbred8

February 16th, 2011
3:05 pm

If in the Griffin area, try Alvin’s on the southside. Southern Pit, or Leon’s. All 3 are really good

Stdennis

February 16th, 2011
4:26 pm

Why is it that race is always a factor?? Very inappropriate!

BassMaster BBQ

February 16th, 2011
4:28 pm

No competition here. Sonny’s is king of all things BBQ, including pulled pork sammys.

Anna

February 16th, 2011
4:37 pm

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q! Pulled pork + those cheese biscuits…oh man!

cheepfoodie

February 16th, 2011
4:45 pm

Old Brick on P’tree Ind. Hometown in Lawrenceville Fresh Air in Jackson…and yes, Lexington #1 in N.C. is the best I’ve ever had

BFellows

February 16th, 2011
4:54 pm

Dave Poe’s has the best Pulled Pork in the metro area, hands down. It’s better than Fox Bros. If only Poe’s were ITP and served Booze….

BLACK BEE

February 17th, 2011
2:43 am

The best pulled pork is at BIG SHANTY’S in Kennesaw, trust me!

Green Hornet

February 17th, 2011
11:11 am

vonnsy

February 17th, 2011
3:00 pm

Pippin’s in McDonough, but the best in the state is Smokey Pig in Columbus and the best plate is Country’s in Columbus!

Demetrio

February 17th, 2011
11:38 pm

Vonnsy, I own know but I blee you been smokin dat smokey pig yo own sef. But I sho lubs me some Contrys!

Maddernheck

February 18th, 2011
9:42 am

For all you folks that think Old Hickory House is gone – WAKE UP!!!

Old Hickory House 5490 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road Dunwoody, Georgia 30338 (770) 671-8185 AND 2202 Northlake Parkway, Tucker, GA 30084 (770) 939-8621

IT’S STILL THERE – AND STILL THE BEST!!

Biff

February 18th, 2011
10:03 am

Bar-B-Cutie and Dave Poe’s are the best. Most of the ones mentioned on this blog are not pulled pork. Alot of them are chopped and you know wht they say about chopped. “Chopped is cheating”.

kenny

February 18th, 2011
10:45 am

Harolds bbq is sliced or chopped,not pulled, i think.. But since Harolds lost Harold it hasn’t recovered totally..still good but those young folks just haven’t gotten it quite right yet..earlier venter is right..Next generation just isn’t the same..

sr citizen dawg

February 18th, 2011
11:28 am

Deans BBQ in Jonesboro

Kim

February 18th, 2011
3:00 pm

Wallace’s in Austell, that is why they always have a packed house

Ossie

February 18th, 2011
4:57 pm

pig n’ chick in brookhaven

E

February 18th, 2011
5:25 pm

I’m from Memphis-home of the international BBQ cook off. Go to SLOPES for pulled pork. Yummmm

Susan

February 19th, 2011
5:30 pm

Pig n Chick all three locations wonderful bbq the best worth the drive.

d winters

February 19th, 2011
5:39 pm

BBQ-1 in marietta on lower roswell is really great ! and the sides are just as good.

WallyWoo

February 19th, 2011
6:03 pm

Old Ephraim”s on the square in Marietta…yum! & don’t forget the raspberry lemonade.

Once a week

February 19th, 2011
8:33 pm

Harolds is great BBQ. But they don’t even offer PULLED pork. Only chopped or sliced.

Carla

February 19th, 2011
9:11 pm

grk245

February 19th, 2011
9:15 pm

Hands down, Fox Brothers BBQ.

SlawDog

February 19th, 2011
9:20 pm

Whitt’s Barbecue, Athens, AL

AnnaO

February 19th, 2011
9:48 pm

Fox Bros BBQ. Period, the end. :)

bronco

February 19th, 2011
9:51 pm

Definately the “Pig and Poke” on the Westside.

thewyzyrd

February 19th, 2011
9:58 pm

Hands down! Melts in your South!!! StaQs 2559 S Cobb Dr SE in Smyrna

BBQ Nut

February 19th, 2011
10:02 pm

even though the AJC doesn’t give a crap about the south side of town they do offer 2 of the best:

Pippins in McDonough and Southern Pit in Griffin. BUT to make the AJC “north of I 20 crowd” happy Rolling bones is outstanding as well.

My Two Cents

February 19th, 2011
10:02 pm

Get Tyler Florence’s recipe for Oven Baked Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Use the dry rub and the NC vinegar sauce recipes and cook the butt on a smoker . You won’t need to be going to any BBQ restaurant as you will be cooking the best pulled pork in Atlanta. Don’t forget to stock up on dill pickles! Yummo!

BillinGA

February 19th, 2011
10:36 pm

So far in GA, and I have eaten at Dave Poes, Sonny’s, Wallace and Williamson Bros, I would have to say The Rib Ranch in Kennesaw. Decent food, huge portions, great staff, interesting decor. IE The total package. Along with the Rib Ranch, Pooles in Elijay. Man, that sauce is out of this world!

Barry

February 19th, 2011
10:44 pm

Thompson Brothers on Cobb Parkway. Get the greens too. Best in Metro Atlanta!

69hotrod

February 19th, 2011
11:24 pm

Saw no credit to Mr D’s in Austell near Cobb HS. best sauce to be had. I drive past wallace’s to get there. worth the trip!!!

Bob

February 19th, 2011
11:49 pm

If it needs sauce, it ain’t worth my time.

USMC DAWG

February 19th, 2011
11:51 pm

Hudson’s in Douglasville

zeke

February 20th, 2011
12:07 am

NONE IN ATLANTA! Lived there for about 10 years in the 80’s and 90’s and still visit relatives regularly, but, have not found BBQ worth eating! When I lived there, every time I went back home I bought large amounts of Maurice’s, Wise’s and Shealy’s good old midlands of South Carolina mustard-vinegar-butter BBQ sauce pork and chicken to freeze and bring back to Atlanta so that I could enjoy REAL BBQ!
CANNOT BE BEAT!!!!

Eric

February 20th, 2011
12:07 am

Johnny’s in Powder Springs has some of the best barbecue in the metro area.

Drew

February 20th, 2011
2:05 am

Community makes the best pulled pork I’ve had around here. Pig’n'Chik is close, but Community’s is better and as sandwiches go, their Texas Toast makes a big difference to me. I’m so sick of lazy old white bread at BBQs.

And chopped pork is what you do when you didn’t smoke it well enough to pull.

Patk

February 20th, 2011
2:25 am

Moved from Columbus, GA to Atlanta in 1995… Yet to find anything that resembles good BBQ in this town. I’ve tried just about every place I’ve heard about in hopes that it will fill the void, but BBQ in ATL is BAD.

James

February 20th, 2011
4:35 am

Wares in Swainsboro.

Poppa's PTL Club

February 20th, 2011
7:10 am

Anyone who says Fatt Matt’s should be banned from ever commenting on anything BBQ ever again. Why do you think their “pulled pork” consists of 2/3 pork and 1/3 sauce? Because it’s not very good to begin with and they drown it in sauce so people who put ketchup on everything will think it’s acceptable. Funny name and a great location is all that keeps them in business

Little great pulled pork in GA, Hickory Pig is good, but inconsistent and often too smoky. I’ll have to vote for the defunct Garden Produce and Country Store in Stone Mountain. It’s a shame they closed down late last year.

Poppa's PTL Club

February 20th, 2011
7:13 am

PS to Dave, chopped pork is just a different style, I will chop pork after pulling sometime because that’s what some people want. Some people don’t want their pork done to the level of pulling and prefer the firmer texture of pork cooked cloer to 180 instead of over 195 (not my preference, but it’s only a preference).

rb

February 20th, 2011
7:37 am

I don’t understand how anyone can say Harold’s. The place is filthy. Who could eat the BBQ when there are roaches crawling around? Does anyone know how to sweep and clean a place?

Max

February 20th, 2011
8:46 am

Bub b que – jasper

Patty

February 20th, 2011
8:52 am

Theres a little place on N129 called roadside Grill…They smoke the meat on a wood smoker…The flavor is incredible…They also make their own sauces…a NC mustard, sweet & mild and hot…Now thats good eats..I have tried it naked, on a bun and with/without sauce…Its the best.

Nancy

February 20th, 2011
9:24 am

Barbeque is regional. People from Memphis, St. Louis, Alabama, NC, etc., will prefer barbeque from their own area. My personal favorite is Gibson’s in Alabama; however, for this area, the pulled pork and brisket at Bub-A-Q in Woodstock are yummy!

Christi

February 20th, 2011
2:06 pm

Smokehouse BBQ in Gainesville Georgia. Best ever!

74 Dawg

February 20th, 2011
2:10 pm

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74 Dawg

February 20th, 2011
2:12 pm

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linda

February 20th, 2011
2:18 pm

Williams Bros. in Canton is far better than any that I’ve tasted and the stew is out of this world. I live down the road from Smokehouse BBQ in Gainesville and I would travel 50 miles for some good BBQ and stew…

df

February 20th, 2011
2:22 pm

Wallace’s in Austell is by far the best, and puts anything in NC, including anything from Lexington, to shame.

Jay

February 20th, 2011
2:28 pm

Heirloom BBQ on Akers Mill Rd….

Like My 'Que

February 20th, 2011
2:35 pm

Went to Fresh Air in Jackson for the 1st time ever, last Saturday. Been eating BBQ all my life and Fresh Air’s pulled pork was blah—- not bad, not good, just plain ol’ blah. Gotta keep comparing all ‘cue to the Hickory Pig in Gainesville. There’s a reason why it was voted #1 in Atlanta Magazine—- it’s really the best and nothing else comes close.

Jimmy John

February 20th, 2011
2:36 pm

Shanes Rib Shack!!!

Jim

February 20th, 2011
3:13 pm

Fox Brothers or my house off the Big Green Rgg

transplant

February 20th, 2011
3:13 pm

df is absolutely correct. We are native Georgians and been in the Carolinas (East and West) for 30 years. Wallace’s in Austell is the best. Family members heading this way bring us a pound a pork and two quarts of stew. Don’t even order stew in North or South Carolina — it looks and taste like vegetable soup. It’s all in what you get used to, and the mustard and vinegar base here is good, but be careful that you don’t get the barbecue slaw slapped on your sandwich. Plates come with hushpuppies and slaw. We’ve had barbecue all over the Carolinas, tried all the chains (Sonny’s and Jim & Nicks, Sticky Fingers, Maurices, and every wide place in the road between Atlanta and Greensboro) and nothing compares to the smoked, trimmed, seasoned pork at Wallace’s, swimming in that tart sauce. Who cares about the sides??

Harold

February 20th, 2011
3:20 pm

Dickies Barbecue Pit..white people love our pulled pork. Too lazy to eat off bone! LOL We also enjoy boneless wings.

KCBS Judge in Canton

February 20th, 2011
3:32 pm

Pig and Chick, ‘Cue, Swallow are all great. Bubba Q is about the worst pulled pork, hands down. His contest ‘cue is awesome – but you won’t find that in his restaurants.

Jeff

February 20th, 2011
3:34 pm

Bubba

February 20th, 2011
4:01 pm

Wallace’s in Austell , worth the ride , and the stew is great !!

Bub

February 20th, 2011
4:10 pm

Community Q!!!!!!!!!!

Bobby Cue

February 20th, 2011
4:14 pm

Worst -1) Melears in Fayetville – Pork flavored sawdust.
2) Sprayberry’s in Newnan – Proof that Lewis Grizzard knew nothing about BBQ.
3) Fresh Air in Jackson – Further proof that Lewis Grizzard knew nothing about BBQ
4) Dreamland in Alpharetta – Tastless hype.

Best – 1) Sam’s BBQ-1 in Marietta
2) Pig N Chick on Roswell Road
3) Bub ba Q in Woodstock* – *Can be spotty, when it’s good, it’s very good, but sometimes it’s just OK.

PJ

February 20th, 2011
4:21 pm

Not sure if Dawsonville is off the table from being too far out, but Big D’s has some super yummy pulled pork.

scott

February 20th, 2011
4:29 pm

Hickory Pig BBQ Gainesville Ga

Mac.

February 20th, 2011
4:32 pm

Like folks, BBQ joints have good and bad days. I have my own sauce and cook mean BBQ. But now and then I get tired and eat out. To be on the safe side I eat at Harolds. Yes, they have good and bad days, just like the rest. So folks, enjoy your BBQ.

USMC dawg

February 20th, 2011
4:51 pm

Fox Brothers: Little Five Points; Everything here is Great, Ribs, pulled Pork, Brisket, sides
Williamson Bros.: Marietta; EXCELLENT bbq pork shoulder
Wallace BBQ: Austell; Ribs are exceptional; Brunswick stew is great
Pig N Chick: Sandy Springs; Pulled pork is outstanding
Jim N Nick’s: Gwinnett county; pulled pork is great

Fat Matt’s: Ribs are good

Molly

February 20th, 2011
5:05 pm

Hometown Barbecue in Lawrenceville. Hands down the best I’ve ever tasted!

Woodframes

February 20th, 2011
5:33 pm

Best Pulled Pork in town is Fox Brothers, Pig N Chick on Roswell road is 2nd. I normally vote for Harolds in the top 3 but they don’t offer “pulled”. Best in the rest of Ga. is Pooles in Elijay, hands down the best of the rest. Still need to try Heirloom.

Anyone who posts that chains like Shanes or Sonny’s are the best, don’t know pulled pork. There are others in-town that consistently get voted for that I don’t understand, places like Fatt Matts, DaddysZ or Rolling Bones. All three serve pulled pork that looks and tastes like if just came out of a plastic tub from your microwave.

Catfish

February 20th, 2011
5:35 pm

Harold’s in Atlanta and Mad Dog’s in Conyers. Now I have to go get some BBQ.

Lugnut

February 20th, 2011
5:54 pm

Fresh Air near Jackson and Indian Springs. Hands down – and to heck with all this franchise based, committee decided so-called BBQ. The man (or woman) that owns the joint has to work the joint. Fresh Air is the “man”, and in the words of the immortal Mr. Flair, if you want to be the man, you got to beat the man.

dawg1967

February 20th, 2011
6:00 pm

Suzannas Kitchen ask Brad Howard and they make their own sauces to go with their slow cooked butts with hickory fire wood. A long time family tradition.

Vivian

February 20th, 2011
6:01 pm

Fresh Air, the best hands or pigs down!

JJohnson

February 20th, 2011
6:10 pm

Wallace Bar-B-Que in Austell, Ga

Steve

February 20th, 2011
6:10 pm

BBQ1 END OF STORY

Scotty77

February 20th, 2011
6:16 pm

Swallow in the Hollow on Green Street in Roswell

JJohnson

February 20th, 2011
6:18 pm

Oh, I forgot Daddy D’s in downtown Atlanta and Fincher’s in Macon, Ga, are great 2nd and 3rd choices too.

Matt

February 20th, 2011
6:18 pm

Cue in Alpharetta!

JC

February 20th, 2011
6:19 pm

Dave Poe’s

Jmoney

February 20th, 2011
6:23 pm

Jack’s Old South in Flowery Branch.

Vince

February 20th, 2011
6:29 pm

You guys ask this question about twice a year. Why? Your paper is in more trouble than I thought.

Gainesville Ray

February 20th, 2011
6:33 pm

Smokin Gold BBQ in Dahlonega- The best brisket you will ever eat!!!!

Robert O'Brien

February 20th, 2011
7:10 pm

Bub-a-Que in Woodstock has the best pulled pork in Atlanta and awesome sides (macaroni, green beans, sweet tea)

Michael

February 20th, 2011
7:36 pm

Pig ‘n Chick in Chamblee

TBM

February 20th, 2011
7:38 pm

Sam’s BBQ1 in Marietta…period.

tim

February 20th, 2011
7:42 pm

To poster robert o’brien….must be an employee of bub a que cuz everytime I’ve been there the pork is dry at best. the “macaroni” is made on top of the stove, the beans have been cooked for seems like weeks and gee, who can screw up tea.

The place gets bad reviews.

M

February 20th, 2011
7:51 pm

Fox Brother’s is amazing.
Community BBQ in the Emory area is delicious also.

katie

February 20th, 2011
7:53 pm

Burnt Fork in Decatur

Rick in East Cobb

February 20th, 2011
8:00 pm

Have had great pulled pork at Pig and Chick a few times and BBQ1 lots of times as it is very near where I live, but I believe the best I’ve had is at Wallace BBQ in Austell. Silky smooth, smoky, and absolutely succulent! Needs no sauce, but they have several good ones. Look forward to trying the others.

Lisa

February 20th, 2011
8:14 pm

Stonewalls Barbeque in Braselton, GA.

Elvis

February 20th, 2011
8:23 pm

Harolds has too much delicious pork for just one fork!!

Matt

February 20th, 2011
8:47 pm

Butt Hutt’s in Athens! sooooo gooooood.

NorthGwinnett

February 20th, 2011
9:08 pm

I had the best pull pork at the park, that’s right, My boys play ball at George Pierce Park in Suwannee and the park has the best smoked hand pulled pork anywhere. I think it’s named Lone Wolf BBQ. Try it and love it.

David

February 20th, 2011
9:13 pm

Your right NorthGwinnett…….. The BBQ at george pierce is the best I have every had. Its smoked right at the park and man is it good.