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Cumming, GA Question

We will be visiting friends in Cumming this weekend; heading down from Pennsylvania.

Can anyone recommend any restaurants in the area?  Especially BBQ.  I want to amaze my fiends with a recommendation.

Thanks




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  • Big_Green_CraigBig_Green_Craig Posts: 1,538
    Trip Advisor named the Top Ten BBQ Joints Across the US article. Two of them will be pretty close to you: 

    Joe’s BBQ, Blue Ridge, Georgia

    Jim’s Smokin’ Que, Blairsville, Georgia

  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    I think just go to Craig's house and let him cook for you. His food looks better than most restaurant grub
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  • LitLit Posts: 6,668
    None local in cunning that I know of Those 2 mentioned above are not that close. Hour and a half each way.
  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,663
    For BBQ I'd recommend:

    Also, a few other restaurants you might consider eating at that aren't bbq:

    El Rio Mexican Restaurant
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17"
    Cumming, GA  

  • LitLit Posts: 6,668
    Please don't go to cue or jim n nicks. Both a corporate BBQ places.
  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,663
    As @Lit mentioned, they are corporate places that serve ok food. There aren't many (if any) bbq joints in Cumming that are local and have a "wow" factor. You want really good local seafood, I'd go to Norman's Landing.
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17"
    Cumming, GA  

  • LitLit Posts: 6,668
    Yeah Normans landing is one of the few good restaurants I have visited in the area. Kinda sad. @fence0407‌ you must be pretty close to me half the places you mentioned I can ride my bike to. Rethinking the first two mentioned its probably a pretty nice drive through mountains craigs probably right.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,669
    edited May 2014
    There is a Red Robin in Cumming...yummmmmm. 

    This is place is about 25 minutes away in Roswell:

    I haven't been there in years but it used to be really good. It's in a cool historic location with many other bars, restaurants, shopping.  I think they have live music most weekend nights (country/bluegrass).  That may be bonus points or a deduction depending on your taste in music ;)

    If you want to drive into Atlanta I have heard recommendations for Fat Matt's rib shack and Fox Bros. BBQ.  


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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 730
    edited May 2014
    I live in Cumming, and @fence0407 is correct - Cue is dreadful.  Some really good Cuban food can be found here which is in town - http://cocoscuban.com/ (get the pork chunks).  Another local place I really like and go to often is http://www.babasgyros.com/.

    As for BBQ, the closest place is here (http://www.heirloommarketbbq.com/Home_Page.php) and it is 1000% amazing.  Get there before noon, and you have to either take out or eat outside.  Either way,, you will not be disappointed.

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  • lecramslecrams Posts: 109
    I would second Heirloom and Swallow in the Hollow. Do not go to Cue. Jim N Nicks is good in a pinch. I would also recommend Slopes, Dreamland, Fat Matt's, and Fox Brothers. Fox Bros is the best, but is the furthest from where you'll be. The Ridge is a decent restaurant if you want to go somewhere a step above Applebee's and not drive far.
  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,663
    @Lit - I went to South Forsyth and North Forsyth High School (graduated from North). Cumming is home to my parents currently and hopefully my wife and I will be back there before too long. 

    For really cheap, quick and tasty Mexican food - go to El Rio!
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17"
    Cumming, GA  

  • DaveRichardsonDaveRichardson Posts: 2,295
    Make the day trip down to Atlanta.  Hit The Varisty and Fox Brothers.  Goto a Braves game, ride the freakin' huge new ferris wheel.....

    then hit up @Big_Green_Craig for desserts......  Had to do it, buddy!

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  • Big_Green_CraigBig_Green_Craig Posts: 1,538
    grege345 said:
    I think just go to Craig's house and let him cook for you. His food looks better than most restaurant grub
    Wow! Thanks for the compliment! 
  • EgglovinEgglovin Posts: 26
    If you manage to make it down to Atlanta, and want to spend some cash on good steaks, give Bones a try
    Grilling in Ga
  • nealcr1nealcr1 Posts: 180
    Dreamland is garbage.
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  • Big_Green_CraigBig_Green_Craig Posts: 1,538
    Egglovin said:
    If you manage to make it down to Atlanta, and want to spend some cash on good steaks, give Bones a try
    I've been to Bones. Great service! My steak was cooked perfectly, but had ZERO flavor?? For that kind of scratch, I'll do them myself. 
  • Big_Green_CraigBig_Green_Craig Posts: 1,538
    Fat Matt's Rib Shack is in ATL. 
  • FATC1TYFATC1TY Posts: 770
    If you want good Q, head down into Atlanta and go to Fox Bro's. It's the real deal, Texas style bbq. Really good food, great place to hang out and drink a bunch of beers and have a great time.


    -FATC1TY
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  • SmyrnaGASmyrnaGA Posts: 435
    Try Korean-Mexican fusion @ http://www.hankooktaqueria.com. I went there after seeing it on food Channel recommended by Alton Brown. I love their basic beef or pork taco while SHMBO likes the "fancy" shrimp tacos and daily specials (tempura fried avacado and tempura fried portobello are 2 of her favorite when they got it).

    The decor won't win any awards, but, I'm just there for the food.

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  • GaBGEGaBGE Posts: 363
    If your going to be in Atlanta you should try Harold's BBQ. It's a good BBQ joint and they serve cracklin cornbread with every plate.
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 4,429
    edited May 2014
    Hickory Pig on Thompson Bridge Road. Place is great!! Amazes me no one else from up this way has mentioned it. This is the type of place I think of when I think of true Georgia BBQ.
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  • Cymbaline65Cymbaline65 Posts: 800

    One place near me that has not been mentioned is Atlanta Highway Seafood Market: http://atlantahighwayseafood.com/

    I know, it's not BBQ per the original request, but hear me out...

    It's a fresh seafood joint that specializes in Cajun dishes. It's in a crappy area of town (don't be surprised if you see chickens running around some of the homes that surround it) but the food is awesome. Get there no later than 5:30p as the line will go out the door. I occasionally buy my fresh seafood there. It's a diamond in the rough.  It's an easy drive from Cumming. (I live between Cumming and Gainesville.) This is NOT fine dining but oh so good...

    In the  Hinterlands between Cumming and Gainesville, GA
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  • Big_Green_CraigBig_Green_Craig Posts: 1,538
    GaBGE said:
    If your going to be in Atlanta you should try Harold's BBQ. It's a good BBQ joint and they serve cracklin cornbread with every plate.
    Last I heard, they closed??
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 4,429
    edited May 2014
    Not sure about Harold's.
    “Eighty-eight percent of my stories are true and the rest are embellished" 
                                                                -Col Bruce Hampton Ret.
    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • GaBGEGaBGE Posts: 363
    @Cymbaline65‌, I will second that suggestion of Atlanta seafood market. It's as good of fresh seafood that you expect from the coast. I ate there about a month ago. For you NASCAR fans, Bill Elliot was in there eating.
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    +1 on Hickory Pig. Great BBQ. The owner is a great guy. Was rated #1 BBQ in Atlanta a couple of years ago.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • HicHic Posts: 350
    edited May 2014
    +1 for Swallow at the Hollow. There's also a place in downtown Dahlonaga that was pretty good but I can remember the name. The guy was super nice and he cooks on BGE's.

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  • mmundy81mmundy81 Posts: 36
    My wife and I live in Cumming. I was kind of hoping to discover some new places from this thread as well. The Alpharetta/Milton area is pretty close. There is a Grand Champion there. It is excellent. You could also try Milton's Cuisine in the same area. It's not BBQ, but its a somewhat upscale place that serves great souther food.
  • mmundy81mmundy81 Posts: 36
    Smokin Gold is the name of the place in Dahlonega.
  • Cymbaline65Cymbaline65 Posts: 800
    Historic downtown Dahlonega is a really nice place to take visitors. The chow on the square is pretty good and the scenery is beautiful. Downtown Gainesville has some excellent options and it's a shorter drive than Dahlonega. No, I don't get compensated by any of these merchants. ;-)
    In the  Hinterlands between Cumming and Gainesville, GA
    Med BGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Joe, Brinkman Dual Zone, Weber Genesis Gas Grill and portable gasser for boating
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