The Pink Pig was originally built around 1950 as a country store and grist mill. It was later purchased by the Holloway family in 1967. Pit-cooked BBQ, Bud’s Original sauce, and homemade Brunswick Stew slow-cooked in a cast iron pot, make this restaurant a local icon and tourist treasure. Founded by Bud Holloway, the tradition has been passed to his granddaughter, Samantha and her husband Jacob. “This place was my grandfather’s dream. Now, this is our, dream and his legacy. Thank you for sharing this tradition with us. We are keeping his dream alive.”
It has been said that the Pink Pig is to North Georgia what the Varsity is to Atlanta. Located between Ellijay and Blue Ridge just off Hwy 515 on the old party of Hwy 5. It is conveniently located to the
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Ask any local where to eat and they will give you directions to the Pink Pig. The fried chicken and onion rings are almost as well known as the garlic salad made with the “secret recipe”. All food is prepared to order so be prepared to wait for your fresh hamburger or steak to cook. Fresh cut Bud’s Spuds are cooked to order from “real” potatoes. The iced tea is rumored to be the best-iced tea in the world according to former Governor Zell Miller and radio talk show host Ludlow Porch.
The Pink Pig is located just off Hwy 515 in the heart of Cherry Log just minutes from both Ellijay and Blue Ridge.