Poole’s Bar-B-Q in East Ellijay, GA
Col. Poole’s Bar-B-Q is a southern roadside barbecue joint that you can’t help but notice as you drive by. This Ellijay restaurant features a bright yellow and red building and is prominently located along GA-515.
The restaurant also includes a unique “Pig Hill of Fame” – a hill behind the restaurant that is covered with hundreds of painted wooden pigs!
Poole’s Bar-B-Q in Ellijay
In addition to the Pig Hill of Fame, there are many pig puns scattered throughout the property (pig-a-boo, pig-moby-il, taj-ma-hog, etc).
The tasty “bar-b-q” (with a choice of 6 sauces) and sides are served on styrofoam plates with disposable utensils. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Brace yourself for very heavy republican politics – the owner is a very active member of the republican party and the walls and tables are literally covered with GOP memorabilia.
Poole’s Bar-B-Q Hours
Poole’s Bar-B-Q is open for the extended weekend only (Friday – Sunday). Hours may be subject to change. Call the restaurant before making your trip to ensure they will be open for your visit – their Facebook page mentions past closings for holidays and inclement weather.
- MON: CLOSED
- TUE: CLOSED
- WED: CLOSED
- THU: CLOSED
- FRI: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
- SAT: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
- SUN: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Poole’s Bar-B-Q Cost
Expect to find filling servings of southern favorites at this Ellijay BBQ. The cost of menu items is subject to change without notice.
- Bar-B-Q sandwiches start at $5.49 and come with a choice of sauces
- Carolina tangy
- Kickin’ Korea
- Col. Poole’s Orignal Recipe BBQ
- Col. Poole’s Sweet BBQ
- A variety of southern staples are available for side items
- Brunswick stew
- Mac and cheese
- Corn on the cob
- Green beans
- BBQ beans
- Fried okra
- Cole slaw
- Potato salad
- Desserts include classic favorites
- Fried pies (apple, peach, or blackberry)
- Fudge (chocolate or peanut butter)
- Banana pudding
- No beer or other alcohol is available
Col. Poole’s Orignal and Sweet BBQ Sauces may also be purchased to take home – get a quart for $6.49 or a pint for $3.49.
Poole’s BBQ Contact Info
- Phone: +1 (706) 635-4100
- Address: 164 Craig Street, East Ellijay, GA
- GPS: 34.679513, -84.475874
- Website: poolesbarbq.com
Poole’s Bar-B-Q Reviews
Learn about recent opinions from guests from online reviews of Poole’s Bar-B-Q.
- Facebook: Poole’s Bar-B-Q is rated 4.8 with 25+ reviews and 250+ likes
- TripAdvisor: Poole’s Bar-B-Q reviews can be found on 2 accounts
- Poole’s Bar-B-Q is rated 4.0 with 275+ reviews
- The Pig Hill of Fame is rated 4.0 with 25+ reviews
- YELP: Poole’s Bar-B-Q is rated 4.0 with 150+ reviews
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This is so fun! I’m actually in the process of looking up weird and unusual places to visit in my own country in the hopes of doing a road trip one day. Little quirky gems like this are what make road trips have so much character. They’re places you just wouldn’t normally go on vacation.
Thanks for alerting us to this colourful road stop. Who knows? If I do a tour of the US one day (which I hope to) perhaps I’ll stop by for a snack!
Hi CJ, It’s certainly a unique place to stop for a bite to you. You won’t be able to miss it from the road with the huge “Pig Hill of Fame” and bright yellow and red paint!
This place seems good and those prices are actually impressive! Love how you mentioned that visitors need to brace themselves though lol. But hey, no problems because if I ever went I would just go for the food anyways. I like that that Col Poole’s offers outdoor seating because I imagine there’s nice surrounding scenery in those parts.
Hi Nate, It’s a solid place for BBQ, and it is nice to sit outside among the mountains when the weather is nice.