Our goal is to carry on the Tradition of Excellence set by our original location in Jackson GA, which opened in 1929. Jackson was named "GA's Best BBQ Restaurant" in 1984 by WSB TV Viewers and "The South's Best BBQ Restaurant" by Southern Magazine in 1988. The Hull Road location was opened in September of 1997 and the Atlanta Highway location in July of 1998. Athens' Awards include "Athens' Best BBQ at the First Annual Athens Cook-Off" in 1999 and the "Best BBQ" by the Athens Banner-Herald.