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Poole's BBQ

164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
+1 706-635-4100
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunswick stew” (38 reviews)
“pork” (32 reviews)
“ribs” (49 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

i was drug back inside this decrepit bbq joint to witness the pathetic dog n pony show. the food is awful! service is almost nonexistent and they keep trying to sell me something other than iced tea and lunch. the bbq is greasy, miserly doled...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We tried Poole's on a weekend getaway. We were really anticipating great barbecue because of all the hype. My significant other and I both ordered the chopped pork plate, brunswick stew, I had the potato salad as my side and hubby had the green beans....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank YankeeMiss
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This is my second time visiting. Don't let the outside decor deter you. It's worth going inside. We stopped here for dinner after picking apples at Mercier Orchard. The pulled pork sandwich, ribs and brisket are very good. The BBQ sauces are excellent too. If...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bdherr
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The good reviews lead my family to this BBQ place and it did not disappoint. Very friendly service and the BBQ pork was awesome. My family is very picky about Brunswick Stew, and they loved this restaurant’s stew. That’s saying a lot. I would definitely...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lookinthrualens
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

What a quirky place, from the decked out card in the front to the Pig Wall of Fame. A must have if you are driving through Ellijay

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank douglasbZ2885KL
Reviewed 3 August 2018

I was looking for a place in Elijay and ran across this restaurant from TripAdvisor, and found it to be very good. The inside is pretty Spartan, and you order at the counter -- it is reasonably cheap, very good barbecue. Several types of barbecue...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Steve M
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a must if you are in the area, don't let a great thing pass you by!! If you want good BBQ, this is the place to go!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Large BBQ sandwich had plenty of "chunky" meat, very flavorful. Also liked the fact that they had at least 5 different homemade sauces to choose from. The roasted chicken was "fall-off-the-bone" tender. There was a line outside when we left and there was an employee...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Love the bbq, ribs, and sides. Add in the uniqueness and it was a great experience. I have been several times. I saw someone suggest Shane's over the Colonel and all I can say is they obviously dont know bbq or the work for Shane's

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank BoB2090
Reviewed 3 July 2018

When it comes to BBQ, always look for the small, hole-in-the-wall place with lots of cars and smoke from the chimney. THIS is that kind of place. This historic, family owned restaurant can't be missed - the Pig Hill of Fame can be seen for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank FinFanAtl
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19 September 2018|
Response from rustybob64 | Reviewed this property |
Not inside but there are covered tables out front where I have seen customers with dogs. Great bbq
Gwendolyn B
11 November 2017|
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Response from MariefromGeorgia | Reviewed this property |
YES! I just called Savannah at Poole's BBQ and she said Yes from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Just remember that they are closed Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesdays. Phone # is: 706-635-4100
31 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 164 Craig St, Ellijay, GA 30540-8110
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Gilmer County  >  Ellijay
  • Phone Number: +1 706-635-4100
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