Pig-N-Chik – Atlanta, Georgia – Martin Key

Pig N’ Chik


Well McCaig did not disappoint with his recommendation of the Pig N’ Chik as some damn good BBQ.  We had a good grouping of people for lunch last week – Jason, Laura, Justin, McCaig, D’elia, D’elia’s friend (I’m bad with names), and me).  These guys cook some good meat and I would highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t had the opportunity.  So far, this is the best BBQ place we have been to (for meat and sauce, I’ll get into the side in a bit).

Meat: great smokey flavor, nice consistency, tender and pulled just right.  The sauces were great – a spicy vinegar sauce that is exactly what I want on my Q.  I tried the milder more tomato sauce and the mustard sauce, but neither is my style – so I won’t comment on them.  My only beef with their Q is the size of the portion, downright small.  In comparison to other places for about the same price, this was definitely a disappointment.  So much so that some of us had to go and order gigantic slices of chocolate madness cake to fill us up (that did the trick for sure).


Now let’s move on to the sides.  For the life of me I can’t understand how a BBQ joint can put out such a fantastic product as their Q and just flat out ignore the quality of their side items.  The mac and cheese might have come from kraft and they didn’t offer greens.  The slaw did get good reviews and the stew was quite nice.  So sides are about a 50/50 split – with a little more effort here, they could be the hands down winner.  As a comparison, the sides at BBQ1 were outstanding and helped justify a trip there – not so for Pig N’ Chik.


I was a little disappointed that I had to go back to work after lunch because the web site of Pig N’ Chik boated a gallon of beer for $12.95 – that’s a hard offer to refuse.  Stack that up with some good desserts and friendly folk and you have a great place to eat some Q.  Great job on the atmosphere and service.

4920 Roswell Road Fountain Oaks Shopping Center

5071 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.


3050-A Windward Plaza Dr.
Alpharetta , Ga 30005

Have you been to Pig-n-Chik  in Atlanta?

2 Responses to “Pig-N-Chik – Atlanta, Georgia – Martin Key”

  1. on 28 Aug 2009 at 5:17 pm Kerry Wilson

    Unfortunately, ignoring side items tends to be a very common problem with barbecue joints. Did you guys try the brunswick stew? My wife’s family lives in the area and would love to try this place out.

  2. on 29 Aug 2009 at 12:02 pm Robyn Medlin

    Pig N chick is my absolute favorite!! I’ve gotten them for take out plenty of times for a various crowd of different tastes and backgrounds and no one is EVER disappointed. Whether you like a rich tomato based Memphis style sauce or more of a vinegar based style, they have a little of everything! With this bargeque it’s hard not to go back for seconds!!

    Wish we had one in S. Florida!!


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