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Kelly's BBQ

2451 Leone Avenue SW, Covington, GA - (770) 786-0585
Posted By Michael Stern on 4/16/2014 10:55:00 AM
Kelly’s is a pint-size barbecue house that serves pork with full-size flavor. You can have it sliced or chopped, and although slices allow you to enjoy the tenderness of the meat, the chopped version – mixed with only enough tangy/sweet sauce to moisten it – fairly radiates flavor. It is hacked quite fine, into shreds and chunks that are nearly as small as chili-grind beef, making a sandwich extremely hard to pick up without serious amounts of spillage out the edges. Two sizes of sandwich are available: normal, which is a quarter pound of meat on a bun that is four inches in diameter, and jumbo, which is a half pound on a five-inch bun.

Easier to eat, especially if you plan on sitting at one of Kelly’s handful of indoor tables or at a picnic table outside, is a barbecue plate. That’s meat, slaw, bread, and French fries, plus – if you order the large plate – a steaming portion of Brunswick stew. Stew – Georgians’ favorite BBQ companion – is also available by the bowl, pint, quart, and gallon.

In fact, much of Kelly’s business is take-out; so the whole menu can be bought by the pound. In addition to chopped or sliced pork, which are the meats of choice hereabouts, you can get ribs, chicken, or beef. Service at the counter is lightning fast; we watched our sandwiches assembled before we had time to reach for our wallet and pay.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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This is the BIG sandwich:  eight ounces of meat on a five-inch bun.
"This is the BIG sandwich: eight ounces of meat on a five-inch bun."
Michael Stern





Kelly's is a tiny place with small accommodations inside.  But at mealtimes, cars flock to the parking lot for to-go orders.
"Kelly's is a tiny place with small accommodations inside. But at mealtimes, cars flock to the parking lot for to-go orders."
Michael Stern


Just outside Kelly's are these picnic tables suitable for al fresco dining any time but winter.
"Just outside Kelly's are these picnic tables suitable for al fresco dining any time but winter."
Michael Stern



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