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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/17/99 10:40 AM 
To: All  (1 of 39) 

Ok, folks... time to rave about the best BBQ in the south...

Where do YOU recommend?

Here are my picks:

Number 1 is easy - Sprayberry's in Newnan, GA. Since 1926 this
   legendary place has wowed folks with fork tender pork and
   a wonderful sauce with a bit more kick than traditional GA

2nd place - Maurice's Piggy Park, W. Columbia SC. This place
   is famous for a mustard based sauce.

3rd place - Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson and Macon GA. This is
   one of Georgia's few vinegar sauces - a real kick to it and
   darn good meat!

4th place - Harold's in Atlanta and Jonesboro GA - they grill
   toast and they put some good pork inside. Their sauce is
   probably one of the sweeter tomato sauces you will find

5th place - Flying Pig in Hapeville GA - this place is hidden
   behind a Wendys on the edge of Atlanta Airport and is raved
   over by Delta employees who flock there for lunch. Traditional
   Georgia sauce. Recently under new management so we'll see if
   it stays good.

Honorable mentions:

Only Way BBQ in East Point, GA - this tiny place draws a huge Ft.
  McPherson crowd. Very unique style. The meat is chopped and
  served in sauce and you can't pick up this sandwich. It's a brown
  molasses based sauce. Not the top meat but ok meat - wonderfully
  different sauce and they do a mean mac and cheese

Johnny Harris in Savannah, GA - one of the ritziest BBQ places around
  with many people showing up in suits. You can get prime rib or
  BBQ shrimp as well as traditional BBQ. Not the best BBQ but the
  best in coastal Georgia - worth a trip.

OK, folks, your picks...

Forum Manager

A note from 2017:  Johnny Harris, One Way and The Flying Pig are gone, as is Harold's in Jonesboro, but I'd add Deans in Jonesboro GA to my list...

  • Edited June 6, 2017 3:55 pm  by  Glen (GEAATL)

From: Guest8/17/99 11:09 AM 
To: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 39) 
 21328.2 in reply to 21328.1 
We have a place in our sem-rual town that is pretty good most of the time. Our part of Texas seems to be littered with Colters Bar B Q. I'm not a fan of Colters. I'd like to find a place that had good Bar B Q somewhere in Fort Worth.

From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/17/99 11:47 AM 
To: Guest  (3 of 39) 
 21328.3 in reply to 21328.2 
Chain BBQs like Old Hickory House and Sonny's tend to be disapointing
imitations of the real thing.

And once a year McDonald's does the most vile disgusting slab of
preformed fat with unimaginative sauce ever invented - that garbage
they call a McRib.

Glen, Forum Manager {<> Southern States
(go tra sou)} & {<>Law Forum(go bus per)}


From: Guest8/17/99 1:06 PM 
To: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 39) 
 21328.4 in reply to 21328.3 
My vote for best BBQ is CrossTown BBQ in Springfield Mo.
Stevie cooks the best BBQ .

From: themagpie8/17/99 1:25 PM 
To: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 39) 
 21328.5 in reply to 21328.3 
One chain I do like a lot is Corky's (original is in Memphis; others are in
the Nashville suburbs of Brentwood and Murfreesboro, also Pigeon Forge and in
Sam's Town Tunica). Other favorites of mine are Rib and Loin in Chattanooga
and Jack's in Nashville.

From: Guest8/17/99 2:21 PM 
To: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 39) 
 21328.6 in reply to 21328.3 
I say this with much, much hesitation........I kinda like the McRib. I'll run and hide now.

I have to say that it's by far not the best thing in the world, but for drive thru food; it's not the most awful thing.


From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/17/99 3:44 PM 
To: themagpie  (7 of 39) 
 21328.7 in reply to 21328.5 
I don't know if Corky's is big enough to qualify as a "chain".

Actually there are now even two Sprayberry's - the second is good but I
like the charm of the original - BBQ in a drive through still seems
strange :)

There are also I think three Fresh Airs, and there are two Harolds.

Glen, Forum Manager {<> Southern States
(go tra sou)} & {<>Law Forum(go bus per)}


From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/17/99 3:44 PM 
To: Guest  (8 of 39) 
 21328.8 in reply to 21328.6 
On 17-AUG 14:22 JLG1 said to GEAATL
   >I kinda like the McRib.
   >I'll run and hide now.

You must be the only person in America who does :)

Glen, Forum Manager {<> Southern States
(go tra sou)} & {<>Law Forum(go bus per)}


From: Guest8/17/99 4:26 PM 
To: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 39) 
 21328.9 in reply to 21328.8 
Maybe that's why they only have it once a year? lol!

From: themagpie8/18/99 1:18 AM 
To: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 39) 
 21328.10 in reply to 21328.7 
Hmm... six locations (I also forgot the one at Memphis airport, which caters
onto certain NW flights), that's borderline.

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