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Chophouse of Hiawassee - CLOSED

625 Hwy 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2150
+1 706-896-3200
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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625 Hwy 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2150
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Great BBQ meal! Multiple bbq sauces to. Choose from! Great view on outside porch! Great music! Reasonable prices and lots of choices.

Thank rcdxer
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The owner is the same good chef as The Chophouse but the menu and name changed to Hawg Wild. Very popular, but I miss a more upscale menu. If you are into healthier choices, the smoked turkey or brisket is what I would recommend.... They...More

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James R, Owner at Chophouse of Hiawassee, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to post a Trip Advisor review of my newest restaurant, Hawg Wild BBQ and Catfish House. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. If you still crave that great Chophouse cuisine, please visit Murphy's Chophouse or The Chophouse...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

It used to be a Shoney's, and the food was better . Took 10 minutes for Maitre-de to acknowledge our existence, even though there were very few patrons. Saw 3 patrons sent back some sort of fish special, it taste funny, is what I heard....More

2  Thank steve d
James R, Owner at Chophouse of Hiawassee, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Dear Steve, The Chophouse of Hiawassee has been closed for 4 months. I have since opened Hawg Wild BBQ and Catfish House in that same location. It has been a big hit with our guests. Please give us a try. I think you'll enjoy it....More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

I always enjoyed the chop house food and now will have to go to Murphy if I want to eat at Chop House.

1  Thank Carolhayes
James R, Owner at Chophouse of Hiawassee, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Carol, Thank you for post a Trip Advisor reveiw. You can always visit us at Murphy's Chophouse in Murphy, NC or The Chophouse at LaPrade's on Lake Burton for the same great food and Chophouse service!

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Do not plan to eat at the chop house. It has become one of four barbecue restaurants in the small town of Hiawassee. We will miss it as there are a number of options in town for good barbecue.

Thank ShelleyCB
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The key to a successful business is to find a niche or need. I guess the owner missed that memo. It's now Hawg Wild BBQ and joins a multitude of other BBQ joints. Yeah, the interior is nicer than most BBQ joint. Just pass it...More

1  Thank starketcher
James R, Owner at Chophouse of Hiawassee, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Dear Starketcher, Thank you for posting a Trip Advisor review on my newly opened restaurant, Hawg Wild BBQ and Catfish House. We appreciate all customer feedback and use it as means to improve. We are a full service restaurant and offer a lot more than...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Had a very pleasant dinner tonight at the newly opened Hog Wild BBQ (the old Chophouse). Best hushpuppies ever! I ordered the 1/2 chicken dinner which had a deliciously flavored rub, very good, I highly recommend! Very (new) comfortable atmosphere and nicely deorated. (NOT a...More

1  Thank swimmypool
James R, Owner at Chophouse of Hiawassee, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Dear Swimmypool, Thank you for your recent Trip Advisor post for my restaurant "Hawg Wild BBQ and Catfish House". I'm very glad you enjoyed your experience with us and gave us a 5 STAR review. I hope to welcome you back very soon!

Reviewed 5 March 2017

So sad they closed this place and turned it into another BBQ place. This WAS the nicest restaurant in the area but now it is gust one of six BBQ houses within a mile or two.More

Thank TLinATL
James R, Owner at Chophouse of Hiawassee, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Dear TLinATL, Thanks for taking the time to post a Trip Advisor review. I changed the Chophouse of Hiawassee into Hawg Wild BBQ and Catfish House. We've recently opened to great reviews. It's a full service restaurant that offers not only BBQ but seafood, salads,...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

Second time this has happened. The service was poor, the food was only lukewarm when it was served, and it was only so-so. I HAVE had good meals there, don't get me wrong, but they don't seem to be able to do special events.More

Thank jeanadrienne
James R, Owner at Chophouse of Hiawassee, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Dear Jean, Thank you for taking the time to post a Trip Advisor review for The Chophouse of Hiawassee. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your NYE dinner. The restaurant is currently closed and under renovation. The new restaurant is going to be Hawg Wild BBQ...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017

We vacationed in the Hiawassee area after Christmas. We chose to go to the Chophouse on New Year's Eve because it seemed like it would be a great dining experience. It wasn't terrible but it was definitely not up to the level that they sell...More

Thank Maxine L
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Hwy 76, Hiawassee, GA 30546-2150
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Hiawassee
  • Phone Number: +1 706-896-3200
This place is temporarily closed due to renovation. It will reopen in Spring 2017.

The Chophouse of Hiawassee will be closed beginning on January 2nd for renovations. Chef James will be introducing his new concept "Hawg Wild BBQ and Catfish House" sometime in early spring. This will be his 4th such restaurant with the other locations being in Clarkesville, Commerce and lake Burton, Georgia. The renovations will include a redesign of the dining room and kitchen areas, covering the front lakeview patio and building a new smokehouse. Hawg Wild BBQ and Catfish House is known for it's authentic BBQ and the freshest catfish available. We look forward to welcoming you to the new restaurant this spring!
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