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The Happy Hawg BBQ

1586 Highway 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2170
+1 706-896-0012
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“chopped pork” (23 reviews)
“ribs” (41 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1586 Highway 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2170
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We eat here often and their bar b q is THE BEST!! I always get the piglet combo meal, with the cinnamon applesauce.

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was delicious, staff and owner very friendly. We will definitely be back when we visit the area again!

Thank mdres0608
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is located in what was a very small house, however, the best BBQ in my opinion comes from "hole in the wall" type of places. The staff was courteous and helpful. The owner/pitmaster was very courteous and appreciated our stopping in. This was...More

Thank Wayne E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are visiting the area and have dined at a few of the BBQ places and the Happy Hawg has the best chopped pork in town. The sides are not as many as other places but everything was hot and excellent tasting.

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiny house-sized restaurant with big taste, big portions and three terrific sauces. Super fast and friendly service too. Make a point to stop here! Don't miss it or confuse this with the other bigger place with a similar name closer to Hiawassee. It's across from...More

1  Thank DealHawk2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best.Darn.BBQ.Period. Really fresh, and authentic and great sauces, and sides. The brisket was made to perfection. Portion sizes will leave you very satisfied. Locals recommend it and that speaks volumes. You will "clean your plate" or bring home leftovers...just bring your appetite! Our "go to...More

1  Thank mh3boys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here on the good reviews of TA travelers and it WAS very, very good. I had the little piglet sandwiches and they were quite tasty. Baked beans were good as well. Cole slaw was a little too sweet for my taste, and I...More

Thank Susie0052
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Hiawassee for a week and we did The Happy Hawg BBQ twice while we were there because we thought it was so good. The first night we went was for my son's 38th birthday and the food was excellent. I had the...More

Thank MrsMikeP
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Of all the BBQ experts in Towns County, Happy Hawg's cook wins the prize. Sometimes the smoked chicken is slightly dry, but overall, this is the best place to go. Sauces are wonderful as are the sides, and service is excellent. I like it because...More

Thank oscarbird2017
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My 2nd review of Happy Hog. I love BBQ,so I try all the new places. Long story made short, Happy Hog has the best pork,skip the place on the hill.

Thank ron M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1586 Highway 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2170
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Hiawassee
  • Phone Number: +1 706-896-0012
Defiantly Like Nobody else! We pull to order,then it's hand chopped! Freshness you can taste! Smoked Pork,Chicken,Turkey and Ribs! "Where the locals eat" Come See Us! We are located 1/2 Mile west of the North Georgia Fairgrounds. On the right. Heading west towards Young Harris. Seating is limited!
Summer Hours: Wednesday--Saturday. 11:00 Am--7:00 Pm Sunday. 11:00 Am--3:00 pm
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