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Fred's Bar-B-Q House

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541 Thornton Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122-1517
+1 770-941-1155
10:30 - 21:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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209 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great local family run institution the barbecue is amazingly great as is the sauce. But the big surprise for us was how awesome the yellow jacket hotdogs are. A hotdog where the bun is lightly toasted with great chili on it is an absolute must try - so good in fact we ordered extras. But what's really... More 

Thank JeffBreedlove
Suwanee, Georgia
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have been going here for years and the food hasn't changed. My most favorite item is the Brunswick stew - finely chopped with bits of corn and bbq - I don't like the chunky Brunswick stew. I also love the hotdogs...the footlong with everything is the bomb! My whole family loves the chopped pork. If I'm ever passing the... More 

Thank tmaxian
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151 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Varsity and Yellow Jacket hot dogs are favorites of any Atlanta native, but the Varsity is a long way off. Fortunately, Fred’s is nearby and does the Yellow Jacket hot dog the way it was always done at the actual Yellow Jacket: toasted buns and good chili with the right trimmings. The onion rings were crispy and tasty (and hot)... More 

Thank Rosson45
Cleburne, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Doesn't get better than this. Not fancy, just tasty. Had a Texas BBQ sandwich, selected the sliced beef option.

Thank KSCatNAC
Atlanta, GA
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place has amazing food and is run by great people. I eat here whenever I get the chance. I love the Yellow Jackets. They are delicious and if you haven't had one you really need to try it. The people are very friendly and the prices are reasonable.

Thank zcar690
Lithia Springs, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food here is really good, it's a lot like the Varsity in Atlanta, the chilli burgers are wonderful, foot long slaw with chilli is delicious and the barbeque is tangy and just a little hot.All the food is something you would want again.

Thank joydeal
Lithia Springs, Georgia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food at Fred's is good, but not as good as the food served at Wallace BBQ located a short distance away on Bankhead Hwy. Fred's doesn't serve mustard based sauces which a lot of BBQ fans love and their indoor seating area is quite small. If you have a craving for barbequed pork and delicious sides (stew, rings, fries)... More 

Thank mikefrance99
Mableton, Georgia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I love freds bbq, have been eating it since i was a kid, the place just feels like home. Love their sweet tea too.

Thank princesswoo
Mableton, Georgia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016

best bbq, most friendly staff, has been here since I was little, love this place, has such a friendly, family environment, food is greatr.

Thank princesswoo
Jackson, Tennessee
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291 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The first reason I knew we were in the right place...there were tons of cops taking their lunch here. I always believe wherever local law enforcement is taking their lunch has got to be pretty good. I wasn't disappointed. The meat didn't have that strong pork/ smoke flavor I love. Still it stood on its own. It was moist and... More 

Thank Scott P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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: 541 Thornton Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122-1517
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Lithia Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 770-941-1155
The next time you're craving the smokey taste of great barbeque, come to Fred's Bar-B-Q House where we have been cooking up the best barbeque in Georgia since 1983! We offer friendly service, quick serving, and great food with affordable prices. With our dine in, take out, and drive-thru menu, we let you decide where to enjoy our great barbeque selections. Don't forget to try our famous Yellow Jacket Hotdog and Fred's Brunswick Stew. Our portions are sure to fill you up, but if you have an appetite that doesn't quit, be sure to ask for extra meat for a small extra charge. Here at Fred's Bar-B-Q House, we want to put some South in your mouth!

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