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bobstripower Jul 8, 2011 04:32 PM

Ive had a hankerin for great BBQ, and tried Dreamland last week,which was a total bust.Been meaning to go to Pig N Chik for a while and went tonight.The owner Bill was there and my wife and I had pulled pork sandwich and ribs, with sides of hush puppies,cole slaw, potatoe salad and okra--everything was very good.Pork and ribs were both tender and moist,with a nice taste to them.Service was oustanidng. Place is very clean and well maintained--menu is very complete.Hes got 3 locations in area Casual family spot was pretty full on a friday night,lots of parking

  1. ted Jul 12, 2011 05:58 PM

    Which one did you visit?

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    1. re: ted
      bobstripower Jul 13, 2011 06:37 AM

      the one on Pechtree Industrial, near Clairmont. Bill, one of the 2 owners is usuall there--hes a car guy like me, and will have his white shelby parked out front if hes there.He told me they just opened a new place near Briarcliff and hes sending some time there getting it started

      Clairmont Cafe
      1800 Century Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

      1. re: bobstripower
        bobstripower Jul 15, 2011 06:14 AM

        PS went there for lunch yesterday---usually i go later---got there at noon and they were packed--all the inside tables werefull, and there were10 people in front of me on the orderline..So id suggest getting there at 11:30 or 12:45 for weekday lunch.It was still great BBQ

        1. re: bobstripower
          ted Jul 15, 2011 10:31 AM

          I'd forgotten that they're going into the old Dusty's location on Briarcliff. Honestly, if I'm going that way it's only slightly further to Community Q. But I still like what they do a lot and have used them to cater lots of lunch sessions and meetings over the years.

    2. jboeke Jul 15, 2011 10:15 AM

      We go to the one on Roswell Rd. as our standard BBQ spot. My husband loves their fried okra and garlicky broccoli. They're a great deal for takeout too.

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        fishbio444 Jul 16, 2011 04:36 PM

        We tried them today, mainly because I was craving hush puppies. I thought it was good, not as good as Dusty's though. I wish they didn't go out of business. :( I think Smokin PO Boys BBQ in Winder is better overall.

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        1. re: fishbio444
          bobstripower Jul 16, 2011 06:33 PM

          glad you tried/liked it--winder is too far for me,but if im int area ill try it.I have been to Wallaces in Lithia springs--theyre pretty good too--no hush puppied there though

          1. re: fishbio444
            jmcarthur8 Sep 11, 2011 03:10 PM

            Just went to Smokin PO Boys BBQ today. Loved it. Great smoked chicken. Great baked beans. Nice staff.

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            sugarcity Jul 21, 2011 11:39 PM

            best place in atl for great barbecue, and an all around great eating experience is foxx brothers barbecue

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            1. re: sugarcity
              Clarence Odbody Jul 27, 2011 02:50 PM

              Correct. It's Fox Brothers followed by 'Cue and Swallow at the Hallow. Dreamland is terrible and Pig n' Chick meh.

              1. re: Clarence Odbody
                jboeke Jul 28, 2011 05:07 AM

                I don't think anyone would argue you on that, but sometimes you can't drive across town for BBQ, so it's not bad to have reviews here on the lesser-but-closer options.

                1. re: jboeke
                  bobstripower Jul 29, 2011 10:06 AM

                  BBQ is like pizza, everyone has their personal taste requirments--i hate Chicago (thick) pizza because i was raised on thin crust in the Bronx.Same with BBQ--as they say differnt strokes for different folksBased on crowds at PigNChik, id say hes got himself a good product for the market who like his style

                2. re: Clarence Odbody
                  freakerdude Sep 22, 2011 09:42 AM

                  Haven't been to ATL in 4 years but Fox Bros, SWATH, Hometown, Dusty's, and Spiced Right have always been my favs. Pig N Chik has great pulled pork sandwiches though.

                  Dreamland and Fat Matt's were way below average

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                Milt Jul 30, 2011 03:51 PM

                Bub-Ba-Q, 10020 Hwy 92, Woodstock - just west of Canton Road in the Ingle's Shopping Center is very good. Swallow at the Hollow on Green Street in Roswell is also worth a visit.

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