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A Classic Take on America’s Favorite Food, Billy Bob’s Bar-B-Q is Celebrating 26 Years in Carrollton 

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Billy Bob’s Bar-B-Q in west Georgia has a menu that is sure to delight any fan of classic American food whether you are in Newnan, LaGrange, or Carrollton. With 26 years of experience and numerous family recipes, Billy Bob’s takes Texas barbecue and gives it a twist of southern hospitality. “We opened Billy Bob’s in October 1997,” said owner Bill Green. “My late father and I for several years talked about opening a restaurant, and right away we knew we wanted it to be barbecue along with southern home cooking and whatever else we came up with along the way.” 

“In 1997 there weren’t 130-plus eating establishments like there are today, so we really got run over when people saw we were a new barbecue restaurant. For a while it was pandemonium. We said to ourselves, ‘What did we get into?’ But once we worked out all the kinks and got multitudes of compliments and well wishes, it was definitely worth it. We have always prided ourselves on good food and good service. We still have a lot of customers who have eaten with us since year one, and we can’t thank enough them and all of our customers who have entered through these doors and spent their hard-earned money with us. God bless you!”

Billy Bob’s is truly a family-owned business that is dedicated to Bill Green’s father, Bob. Bill says, “My mother Beverly, my wife LeAnne, and I all work here. The first two years were one heck of a learning experience, especially when you are in business with your family. Once we made it past year five – and we were still a family – we knew we were blessed and we had something special. It still wasn’t easy and never has been. If it were easy, everyone would have a restaurant!”

All of the food at Billy Bob’s is authentic and tasty, but for a first time diner the beef brisket should be strongly considered. “Growing up in Texas, I was raised on beef brisket,” said Green. “That’s barbecue in the Lone Star State. When cooked right, it’s fantastic! It’s our favorite, and we were the first restaurant in Carrollton to serve beef brisket. It was an instant hit. Even though we serve more pork, our brisket has become very popular. Other specialties are our fresh hand-patted certified angus hamburgers, hand-battered chicken tenders, and home-cooked vegetables. On Friday nights you’ll find catfish and fried shrimp. Some other favorites are barbecue egg rolls, barbecue salad (pork or beef), and for dessert our homemade banana pudding. Billy Bob’s serves a daily lunch special with one meat and two veggies, bread and drink for $12.99.

We have been awarded many accolades over the years with our food. We’ve won best BBQ 15 times in 26 years, best hamburger five times, best banana pudding, and best caterer two times. We have even had Buck Lanford with FOX5 Good Day Atlanta call us after hearing from a sports writer about how good our burgers are, and he came out to do a story about it on his Burgers with Buck segment in 2016. After it aired, we had our busiest year to date.”Click here to see the FOX5 special. 

Green encourages everybody to pick Billy Bob’s for their next meal, family gathering, corporate event, or backyard cookout. “Catering has also been a big part of our business,” said Green. “We offer affordable catering for any and all events from 25 people to 1500 people. You can have a full meal catered with drinks and dessert for between $12-20 per person. Or you can have a full meal for pick-up for around $7-12 per person. Prices vary depending on what you choose. We would love to provide you with a great meal and quality service.”

Billy Bob’s is focused on being a family-friendly, family-owned restaurant; and they have stuck to those core values since the day they opened their doors. 

Call Billy Bob’s at (770) 830-1217 for your next event, big or small. Visit the restaurant at 811 South Park Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30117. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Dine in or use the drive-thru. Click here to see the menu.