The stretch of I-20 from Augusta to Atlanta goes through what appears to be a fairly empty stretch of Georgia pine. But, if you get off the highway, there is good food to be had.
One of the places that never seems to hit Roadfood and other such guides is Heavy's BBQ, which is a couple of miles south of I-20 on Ga Hwy 22. And that's a shame, because this stand has an excellent vinegar based sauce, a pretty (and quiet) location, and one of the more unusual bbq joint decorating schemes you will find. If you are into farm implements, old trucks, and taxidermy, this is your bbq stand.
You can take your food onto some picnic tables, or onto the benches in the old barn that provides the restaurant's seating. There are loafs of Colonial Bread and communal jugs of iced tea (good, strong, sweet) waiting for you. Don't mind the deer and owls staring at you. They're dead. During the winter, a big fireplace heats the barn. In summer, barn seems to stay cool.
Q is peppery and vinegary. Brunswick stew is good -- tastes better if you add some of the sauce. Cole slaw is a good counterpoint to the BBQ, sweet, pickly, rather than drenched in mayo.
Only open Fri-Sun.