East Ellijay, Georgia: Poole's Bar-B-Q "The Pig Hill of Fame"

3,000 pig cutouts create a giant pig on a hillside behind a BBQ restaurant, and their number is increasing.

Colonel Poole's Real Pit Bar-B-Q

Address:
164 Craig St., East Ellijay, GA
Directions:
At Poole's Real Pit Bar-B-Q . Take Hwy 515 into town, turn east at the McDonald's onto Maddox Drive, then immediately turn left (north) onto Craig St. Poole's will come up on the right.
Hours:
Th-Su, also Memorial and Labor Day (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
706-635-4100
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Col. Poole's Bar-B-Q

Poole's BBQ "The Pig Hill of Fame"

Col. Poole's Bar-B-Q is right off the main road, and full of little pig signs!

[EC, 06/12/2020]

Pig Hill of Fame.

Poole's BBQ "The Pig Hill of Fame"

The Pig Hill of Fame has become a legend and a North Georgia landmark and world famous Bar-B-Q shack in East Ellijay, Georgia. The owner started with about 300 pigs cutouts on the hill (there are now over 3000!). Colonel Poole's internationally known Bar-B-Que restaurant is truly a modern day explosion - a prime example of SMALL BUSINESS in America.

Known around the world as the PIG HILL-OF-FAME, Oscar and Edna Poole began their business in a roadside shack in 1989 on Ga. Hwy. 515 in East Ellijay. GA., 75 miles north of Atlanta, with a borrowed capital of $3500.

The original roadside shack has been replaced by a modern cabin structure next door. It has been deemed the "TAJ-MA-HOG" with a room added to one side called the "HOG-ROCK-CAFE".

Besides keeping up with an eight year "expansive-explosive" mode, Col. Poole finds time dabble in politics. He serves as the local chairman of the Republican party and has represented his party at all convention levels. Colonel Poole is a full-fledged Kentucky Colonel, receiving his title from the Governor of Kentucky.

[mark jett, 09/18/2003]

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