February 8, 2013

BBQ Review: The Butt Hutt BAR-B-Q (Athens, GA)

Butt Hutt BAR-B-Q
480 Macon Hwy.
Athens, Georgia 30605
Open 7 Days a Week!
Offers Lunch & Dinner
Sun – Tues: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wed – Thur: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri & Sat.: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Catering Available!
Other Locations, too!

Named #1 BBQ in the SEC: after our visit - we couldn't agree more!

South of the Gnat Line made a road-trip up to Athens, Georgia to stop in and have lunch at the Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q.  Its location is excellent-in, excellent-out and right on the fringe of the UGA campus on the Macon Hwy.  The intoxicating aroma of hickory smoke hits you in the parking lot even before you get out of your car!  The staff greets you when you enter the restaurant as if you’re arriving at a family gathering – they’re just that friendly!

Fried Pickles with "What-What Sauce"

The Butt Hutt BBQ offers a great lunch menu that will fill you up with great lunch portions and a price that you can easily live with.  We had the Fried Pickles appetizer basket along with our Buttwich basket and Rib basket.  Hands-down, their ribs are excellent!  They provide lots of choices for sides and since living in the Hash belt of the South, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to have Brunswick Stew!  They make their own Home. Made. Chips.  (to die for!).

The Buttwich Basket with Brunswick Stew!
Chopped Pork smoked to perfection!

Confession:  I could have eaten the fried pickles until the next day….I categorize them as “Appetizer Heaven!”

Then there’s the “What-What Sauce.”


No, you said, “What.” What? No, “What-What.”  I have no idea What is in the “What-What Sauce” but it's What to have for dipping.  With just the right amount of kick, it’s that crazy kind of good.

Butt Hutt's Ribs fall right off the bone!  Can't wait to go back to order more!
Their Home. Made. Chips. are a MUST!
Their full menu features chopped pork, chicken, turkey, ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, sides, desserts, a children’s menu and MORE!!!  Eat-in, Take-out, Tail-gating, Catering....they aim to please!  They also have a full service bar, live music and special events.

Just days before we made our visit, the Butt Hutt had a special “College Football National Signing Day” event with all the coverage and stop-in’s from those signing with UGA.  Alumni players were stopping by all day as well.  You can keep up with all their events and their schedule of live music by “Liking” their Facebook page and checking out their website as well.

Don't miss out on the best BBQ experience in the Athens, Georgia region!  The Butt Hutt is a come on in and stay awhile style BBQ restaurant; you never know just who will be stopping in and chances are, you'll know everyone by the time you leave out for home!

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