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Old Clinton BBQ, Gray GA


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Old Clinton BBQ, Gray GA

RibDog | Aug 9, 2004 11:03 PM

I and three other friends stopped in to OCB last Thursday night on our way up to Dillard for a que contest. While it was the first time for two of us, the other two have been there a number of times over the years. And it was described to me that when they use to stop there, they would get the que and take it outside to eat on the lid of the car so they could have a brew with it. Since OCB does not sell any beer.

As we pulled up, there it was on the sign. "Best barbeque in GA." That is a mighty tall order to live up to!

OCB has about 10-12 tables inside and maybe four picnic tables outside. The food is served on a cafeteria line setup. The choices were chopped pork, pork ribs and chicken. Sides are potato salad, cole slaw, and brunswich stew. I think they might have had beans also. This is the first time I have ever been offered the choice of white or rye bread with my que though.

I made the faux paux of asking if they had a combo plate. Nope. So I went with the chopped pork dinner with slaw and stew. I first tried the stew which I was a little uncertain of. It looked like it someone used one of those hand-held blender sticks on it. While the flavor was okay, I prefer to see some chunks and know what is my stew.

The chopped pork had been very well chopped. It seemed to be a little dried out in my opinion but had reasonable flavor to it. The slaw did not make it with me due to my sweet tooth. It was a little too bland.

While my review does not sound overly exciting, one of my companions kinda summed it up with "I would not go out of my way for this but would stop if I was in the area."

With all that said, I have only touched the food side of the OCB. The atmoshpere was excellent and very much worth a visit if for nothing else. Many que establishments around the country may not have the finest product but they exist to remind us of where que came from. And for that, I say you should stop in at least once in a lifetime.


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