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Piggie Park

U.S. Highway 19 North, Thomaston, GA - (706) 648-3330
Posted By Stan Johnson on 2/29/2008 9:01:00 AM
I grew up on Piggy Park hamburgers and BBQ. They have great Brunswick stew (there's not many other stews I eat), and great slaw dogs also. This isn't about "atmosphere" or "ambiance", it's about food.

The scramble burgers are enhanced by a special sauce: a mixture of mustard, ketchup and other ingredients. The BBQ is sliced and plentiful, cooked the old-fashioned way: slow-smoked over an oak fire. Ride around the Northside area any Tuesday afternoon if you don't believe it. The fries are the best in the area, real potatoes cut and fried. Not mushed and formed like today's fast-food McRestaurants.

Here is a bit of trivia: Wayne Cochran wrote the song "Last Kiss" while sitting in the parking lot of the Piggy Park when it was located on Highway 19 S.

Great Thomaston tradition.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Unless you state otherwise, your pork bbq sandwich will come with slaw and pickles.
"Unless you state otherwise, your pork bbq sandwich will come with slaw and pickles."
Cliff Strutz





The scrambled cheeseburger is reminiscent of a sloppy joe.
"The scrambled cheeseburger is reminiscent of a sloppy joe. "
Cliff Strutz


Brunswick stew and a Bar-B-Q Sandwich.
"Brunswick stew and a Bar-B-Q Sandwich."
Bill Golladay


This is no trick photography, the sweet potato fries really are this orange.
"This is no trick photography, the sweet potato fries really are this orange."
Cliff Strutz


The “scrambled” Cheeseburger Deluxe comes with French fries.
"The “scrambled” Cheeseburger Deluxe comes with French fries."
Bill Golladay


We've never had a frosted orange anywhere else but The Varsity in Atlanta.  Ultra-thick, with a strong orange flavor, we really enjoyed it.
"We've never had a frosted orange anywhere else but The Varsity in Atlanta. Ultra-thick, with a strong orange flavor, we really enjoyed it."
Cliff Strutz


We were impressed by how much pork was in the Brunswick stew.
"We were impressed by how much pork was in the Brunswick stew."
Cliff Strutz


What Roadfooder could resist a restaurant with a sign such as this?
"What Roadfooder could resist a restaurant with a sign such as this?"
Cliff Strutz


The Piggie Park drive-in menu in 2014.
"The Piggie Park drive-in menu in 2014."
Bill Golladay


There is plenty of parking. There are more spaces that are not shown in this picture behind the vehicles that are shown.
"There is plenty of parking. There are more spaces that are not shown in this picture behind the vehicles that are shown. "
Bill Golladay



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