Good BBQ is in the mouth of the beholder. That’s the opinion of the master of great BBQ: Jim Guess of Jim’s Smokin’ Que on Route 129, just south of Blairsville, GA.
Folks say their BBQ is the best. That was hard to believe, so I went to Jim’s Smokin’ Que myself.
My mouth is still watering from their delicious ribs, homemade beans and coleslaw, and real banana pudding. I devoured my meal as if I’d been lost in the woods for a week.
Jim and his beloved wife, Donna, know BBQ.
Jim’s Smokin’ BBQ (ready?) smokes the ribs to perfection with local cherry wood and a time-tested rub of salt and pepper. Every table has three types of tasty homemade sauces too.
This isn’t fast food. It’s fabulous pork, chicken and ribs prepared low and slow.
Yes, you have to stand in line to order and it takes some time to be served, but you’ll be among folks who are happy to chat in the meantime.
Health inspectors gave them a perfect score of 100, but there’s one thing that isn’t perfect about Jim’s Smokin’ Que.
They’re only open from 11 AM until 8 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday.