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Piggie Park

U.S. Highway 19 North, Thomaston, GA - (706) 648-3330
Posted By lele82722 on November 30, 2012 7:36 PM
The food is great but the service sucks. They do not show any kind of training in customer service. They need to remember that we are the ones keeping them going for all these years.
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Posted By Stan Johnson on February 29, 2008 9:01 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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Posted By dan johnson on July 21, 2004 9:52 PM
Growing up near T'Town( B'ville) found me eating here often. It is such a treat to hop in the car and drive the 60 miles(From Atlanta) to enjoy some of the best and unique food you will find anywhere. I have traveled many a mile in my life and tried many types of Brunswick stew but let me say, you will never (I mean never) find a better product than PP stew. I try to make the trip at least every 4 to 5 weeks for a gallon of this liquid Gold. This is given to only my special friends( Boy,would i love to have this recipe ) Do your self a favor if you are in the area and visit PP. Don't forget the scrambled burgers(You won't find these often). Thanks for the chance to offer my 2 cent's worth. P.S.- I went tonight for a gallon of the Gold. It's gonna be a good weekend. DJ from Hampton,Ga
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Posted By Al & Janet Bowen on March 23, 2004 9:23 PM
I have to add a Piggie Park story to this review.
As we approached Thomaston,GA last Fall heading for a stop at the Piggie Park, we came over the crest of a hill doing about 75mph----in a 55mph zone. Naturally there was a cop with radar sitting on the median who caught me in the act. When the officer asked me why we were in such a hurry, I honestly said we were very hungry and were headed for the Piggie Park. I then asked her if she could give us specific directions to the place, as we only the generalities found in a BBQ guidebook. Instead of the ticket I deserved she gave me a written warning which said If I was stopped again within 12 months I would get a double fine, and NO LUNCH...her words!! She then led us at the LEGAL speed thru town to the Piggie Park and told us the Pulled Pork was "Pretty Good"
It was quite good...the place is/was a dump to look at, but the Pulled Pork Plate and the ribs were fine and the courtesy of the lady officer was "An Affair to Remember".
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Posted By Bill Golladay on March 15, 2004 11:25 PM
Piggie Park is a fifties-style drive-in. The road sign in front has a big pink pig and says “since 1950.” While this small town setting may be nostalgic for some, the reason that most people come here is strictly the food.

The barbecue sandwich of chopped pork is very flavorful. The sauce has a tomato base and is mildly hot. Brunswick stew is sold as a main course and not as a side dish. This stew is any excellent representation of this traditional Georgia dish.

The cheeseburgers are another good choice. At one time in the past, you would have to ask to get a “scrambled” burger at Piggie Park. Now, however, if you order a cheeseburger, it comes “scrambled.” But the regular hamburger will be just a normal hamburger patty.

The home-style fries are small-cut and have a good potato flavor. There is one caution on the size of the soft drinks. The small drink is a child-size and may be too small for most adults.

The menu at Piggie Park is limited, but very enjoyable.

Note: This Piggie Park is NOT affiliated with Maurice’s Piggie Park in South Carolina and the barbecue sauce is not a mustard-based sauce.

Note: Closed on Monday.
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