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Sprayberry's Barbecue

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229 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263
+1 770-253-4421
10:30 - 21:00
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Newnan, Georgia
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant only because there were so many cars in the parking lot. I have no idea why there were so many cars there because the food wasnt good at all. Our waitress was so old she couldn't hear what we were trying to order. My son ordered a kids cheeseburger. Once the food came she made it very... More 

Thank Johnna M
Donald S, Owner at Sprayberry's Barbecue, responded to this review

We are sorry that your experience at Sprayberry's was not what you expected. Ironically, that waitress that "was so old she couldn't hear" is a favorite with many of our customers. Nan has been here for almost 19 years and is a fixture at Sprayberry's (almost as much as the family), despite being a little slower and hard of hearing.... More 

Newnan, Georgia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I've been eating at Sprayberry's for over 40 years. Five years ago, It went south and I didn't think it could get any worse. We haven't been since and don't know of anyone who has. Went there over the holidays and wow, what a shocker! The pig must have died of old age and left to rot before anyone got... More 

Thank etjons
Donald S, Owner at Sprayberry's Barbecue, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear that you didn't care for your barbecue. We DO promise that your meat was fresh and cooked on our pit right outside the restaurant. The sauce is still made by the exact same recipe and with the exact same process that it was made in 1926. Houston Sprayberry, the current owners' grandfather, taught them... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Our visit was ok. The service was great but we like the smokey flavor Bbq with thick, smoke, sweet, and tangy sauce. If you like a vinegar based thin sauce, this might be your place. My daughter enjoyed the Chilli Cheese Hot Dog.

Thank Jan F
Donald S, Owner at Sprayberry's Barbecue, responded to this review

We are so glad that your service was "great" as well as your daughter's chili cheese dog. We understand that our original, vinegary sauce is not for you, but we do have a mustard sauce which you may like. It is somewhat tangy, but not as much as the original. We also have non-barbecue items (like hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks,... More 

Ellijay, Georgia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in Sprayberry's Whitley traveling along I-85, knowing nothing about the food. I ordered chopped pork with Brunswick stew. The pork was chopped in chunks which the meat was dry (over cooked) and the BBQ sauce was like water. The stew was bland and Luke warm. My daughter said her chicken taste like they bought it... More 

Thank Jerry1542
Donald S, Owner at Sprayberry's Barbecue, responded to this review

We are so sorry that our barbecue and stew were not to your taste. Our sauce is a thin, tomato and vinegar based sauce which is considered common place for Georgia regional barbecue. Your stew should have been hot and your server should have replaced it with a hot bowl. We are sorry for that but happy to hear that... More 

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I'm from Georgia and have eaten a lot of good barbecue. On a recent trip from FL to GA I stopped at Sprayberry's for a quick sandwich. I ordered outside chopped. I got the sandwich and jumped back in the car to continue my trip. The sandwich was awful. I even added all of the sauce that came with the... More 

Thank richarda49307
Donald S, Owner at Sprayberry's Barbecue, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you were disappointed with your barbecue sandwich! The outside meat really does come off the outside of the ham, so it is crunchy and crispy. Lots of people love this but it may have been extra crispy that time. If you try us again and we hope you will, maybe ask for "some outside meat."... More 

Newnan Ga
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

They have really good onion rings. The Lewis Grizzard special is really filling and a great favorite with our family. They also have family meals you can get to go. At lunch during the week they have a different traditional meat and vegetable lunch special which is a lot of food for the money and a good meal. My husband... More 

Thank avery59
Donald S, Owner at Sprayberry's Barbecue, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review! Our lunch special is really popular. Everyone has their favorite day (is it meatloaf or country-fried steak?). The special includes a meat, 2 vegetables, salad, bread (usually corn sticks) dessert and drink. Lots of people walk out with leftovers too! Thank you for being such a good customer. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Newnan, Georgia
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The BBQ itself was pretty good (not the best I've ever had, though). I had heard great things about their onion tangles. I thought they were pretty bland. I was also a little disappointed that they didn't have a variety of bbq sauces. I'm not a fan of the thin, vinegar style. Most other BBQ places I have been to... More 

Thank Megan B
Donald S, Owner at Sprayberry's Barbecue, responded to this review

We know that barbecue is a personal taste and very regional. Our original sauce is a vinegar based red sauce. We do have a mustard based sauce that is relatively new which you may want to try. We do not leave sauce on the tables. We prefer to serve it warm and your server will be happy to bring you... More 

Marietta, Georgia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Newnan and eating BBQ at Sprayberry's. Locally and family owned, it's a great place to catch up with old friends! I have been going there for 60 years!

Thank Sndra K
Donald S, Owner at Sprayberry's Barbecue, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the 5* review!! We are so glad that eating at Sprayberry's Barbecue is like going home, even after 60 years. This review reminds us of the great privilege we have to serve people for so many years, 90 to be exact! Please come back soon. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great Bar b Que!!! Nothing fancy just great food at a good price. Onion rings are the best! Handmade very lite batter. Service is always great Owners would have it no other way. A must try for great smoked Bar B Que no sweet or heavy sauce.

Thank Daniel B
Donald S, Owner at Sprayberry's Barbecue, responded to this review

THANK YOU so much for the great review! You hit the nail on the head when you said "Nothing fancy just great food at a great price." We try as hard as we can to keep our products the same as they have always been. We make all of our sides in our kitchen the way your grandmother and/or mother... More 

Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I like to consider myself a BBQ expert. My job takes me all over the country and BBQ is just my thing. My dad had the best ever. BBQ is supposed to be smoked. I can assure you the slab of ribs we had has never ever seen the inside of a smoker. This was boiled and completely flavorless. The... More 

1 Thank Emilee M
Donald S, Owner at Sprayberry's Barbecue, responded to this review

We can promise you that our "pit" is not for show. All of our Barbecue Pork Hams, our Beef, our Chicken (both boneless breasts and 1/2 chickens), Baby Back Ribs and Chicken Wings are cooked on the pit. They have NEVER been boiled! After 90 years in business using the same recipes that my grandmother and grandfather used, we also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Newnan
  • Phone Number: +1 770-253-4421
Family-owned and operated since 1926, Sprayberry's Barbecue serves up slow-cooked barbecue and American favorites in Newnan, GA!

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