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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed March 13, 2021 via mobile

Rode over to Ellijay today in search of the South’s best BBQ and while I can’t authoritatively say this is it, it was certainly very good! I don’t understand some of the poor reviews but we had excellent service and a really good BBQ sandwich...and fries. I would definitely eat here again!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 14, 2021 via mobile

The quirky hillside of pig graves with names was cute but I feel as if they died for nothing. Very generous sized portions of food . But the bbq was so bad only a few bites was enough . Sides are typical frozen food you...find at most bbq jointsMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed December 18, 2020

I ordered 2 BBQ chicken plates for me and my hubby and was just under $50!!! I am a local and can tell you that there is nothing good about this place. The BBQ is waaaayyyy to salty. Save your money and visit another local...establishment that will not charge you and arm and leg and get bad service.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 5, 2020

This place came highly recommended but was sadly disappointed. We had the ribs and they were horrible. Worst ribs we ever had.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 19, 2020

Let me start by saying the people there are very friendly. Now for the problem we had. My wife and I stopped in for lunch and each got the pork plate. I had mine with potato salad and Brunswick stew. She had hers with mac...n cheese and Brunswick stew. I'll start with my plate. My potato salad was decent. The Brunswick stew was cold and tasted of vinegar. The pork was room temperature and had an off flavor to it. My wife's Brunswick stew was cold and tasted of vinegar also. Her Mac n cheese was cold and the cheese was hard. She said her pork also had an off taste. I did not try the Texas toast but my wife said it was very salty. We chose to leave and left our uneaten food on the table. I suppose we could have let the staff know about the food but it didn't seem like the thing to do since so much was wrong. The people were very friendly though.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch and lived the food. They have indoor and outdoor seating. I loved the beef brisket sandwich. Would stop here again!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 10, 2020

We were excited to be in town on a day Poole's is open...stood in line...nice people, very nice people, but their BBQ pork is simply average...cooked in a crock pot average...will not go back again! Save your money...go anywhere else!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 11, 2020 via mobile

Delicious BBQ. Four different sauces. Friendly staff. They are limited people inside due to coronavirus. BBQ beans were great. Pork was the best. Beef also good.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 4, 2020 via mobile

We come to the north GA Blue Ridge Mountains fairly often for summer vacation but this was our first time visiting Poole's BBQ. Due to COVID restrictions we were asked to wait outside to limit the building's occupancy, a little hot and uncomfortable but understandable....That was all quickly forgotten once owner Darvin Poole came outside to chat! Very friendly & informative and a genuinely nice guy! After just a few minutes you can tell he truly cares about his business, the community and his customers. Once we went inside we place a very larger 12 person to go order. The service was quick, friendly and best of all accurate! It would have been disappointing to get back to our cabin to find something missing but everything was there and absolutely delicious! Pulled pork, chopped beef brisket, chicken strips, fried okra, baked beans, mac'n cheese, green beans and best of all...brunswick stew! A true BBQ staple. Lastly, their homemade vinegar based sauce was the perfect balance of sweet, smokey and tangy. Don't miss this Ellijay, GA landmark establishment. It's worth every penny!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

You can’t beat Poole’s for barBQ. Always top notch and delicious with large portions of food and hospitality.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Sheila S
July 22, 2020|
Response from mikew172328 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have indoor dining but due to COVID19 social distancing requirements they're limiting the number of guests inside at any given time.
September 19, 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
November 11, 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
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poole's BBQ

  • Yes, Poole's BBQ offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Poole's BBQ offers delivery services.

  • Poole's BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4