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Choo Choo's BBQ in Georgia

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kaydee Aug 13, 2008 10:08 AM

I heard that Choo Choo's barbeque at Exit 26 (1-95) is closed. Does anyone know the status of the restaurant................it was always one of our favorite stops.

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    crewsweeper Aug 13, 2008 11:32 AM

    according to several posts on other sites and a Google search, appears that it is indeed gone to pig heaven.

    1. grpecan Jan 14, 2009 06:27 PM

      I was there today and sadly it is closed.

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        tommy3 Jan 18, 2009 09:01 AM

        Go 3 exits south and try the Georgia Pig. it is rustic, and the Q is great

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          alkapal Jan 18, 2009 10:05 AM

          georgia pig: it is rustic, but the Q ain't great. i'd go to a sonny's before i'd go to georgia pig again.

        2. Buddha49 Jan 18, 2009 09:26 AM

          I can't recall ever eating at ChooChoo's (although I must have at some point), but tommy3 is correct that the GA Pig is a good choice.

          Down in that same general area but a little north is Twin Oaks BBQ at 2618 Norwich Street in Brunswick, GA. However, it's not on the interstate. You'd take exit 36A or 36B, depending on how you're coming, and go into town (east) a couple of miles on 25/341, and then left on Norwich for a few blocks. Been there a loooong time.

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            beteez Jan 19, 2009 03:08 PM

            Go 1 mile west of Ga Pig to Nicky Lees it is superior.

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              Jgannon87 Feb 13, 2009 10:33 AM

              Gary Lee's Market 3636 US Hwy 82. Just two miles WEST off of 95 at the Southern Brunswick exit. Its on the right and you can't miss it. Very easy off/on.

              I ate there today and would say that it is a little better than Twin Oaks. Though, I would eat at Twin Oaks any time. Pork was the best that I have had anywhere. Gary makes brisket and has beef ribs in July. Chicken, links, pork chops. No slaw (no call for it in this region) but the potato salad was OK. He told me that he spends his vacations driving around looking at regional BBQ places.

              The place was full of locals from all walks of life. In particular I noticed the guys from the car shipping port who had driven past Georgia Pig to get to Gary Lee's. I have not been to Georgia Pig yet.

              No decor to speak of but this is just right for a BBQ lunch or takeout place.

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                beteez Feb 13, 2009 10:48 AM

                If you like Brisket try Allen's either on Cypress Mill or 341 in Winn Dixie Shopping Center. Its the best briskett in town. Southern Soul on St Simons has the best pork in my opinion. Twin Oaks is godd also.

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                  Jgannon87 Feb 15, 2009 11:32 AM

                  I tried GA Pig today. Sorry to say that I am not a fan. Nice people, but the 3 minute drive west at the same exit for Gary Lee's is well worth it.

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                    beteez Feb 15, 2009 03:23 PM

                    I have never understood the love that the Ga Pig gets on this board. It is not from locals, because very few eat there as you noted Gary Lees is not too far & better. I have heard there is a place frther out 82 near rhe race track that is supposed to be good, but I have not been out to look for it yet.

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