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Welcome to McGhin’s Southern Pit Bar-B-Que

“We Treat Our Customers Like Family”

McGhin’s Southern Pit Bar-B-Que is one of the most popular barbeque restaurants in the Southeast. Our business was opened in 1984 by Fred and Brenda McGhin in a small house in Sunnyside, GA. Due to phenomenal growth, Southern Pit moved to larger quarters in Griffin, GA in 1990 where it still resides today.

We Treat Our Customers Like Family:

In addition to great-tasting, slow-smoked BBQ and all the fixins, another cornerstone of McGhin’s Southern Pit Bar-B-Que’s popularity is our genuinely friendly approach to service. We know how to treat our customers so that you feel you are part of our family. The combination of Southern Pit’s award-winning food, our cordial service, and our reasonable prices turn first-time customers into customers for life.

We also attribute ours over two decades of success to our deep commitment to family and to the community we serve. We are a family-owned and -operated business. Our atmosphere is family-friendly. From our cozy décor to the signature electric train that makes its way through our dining room, the restaurant has a warm, comfortable, at-home feeling. Our goal is not just to prepare and serve great BBQ; we also seek to honor and glorify God in all that we do. Southern Pit is open four days a week, Wednesday through Saturday and never on Sunday, giving the owners and “crew” time off to spend with their families.


the fixins’ feeling

Simply ‘The Best’!! BBQ sauce I had went perfect with my chicken..Mac N Cheese slap yourself, bake beans ‘ YUM’, the best BBQ around come get cha some!!!

Tammy Patterson

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Great food and fast service. Large servings and banana pudding was excellent.

David Foy

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Excellent service. Perfect BBQ environment with great staff and delicious food.

Darrell Dudley

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Sooooo GOOD!! I had pulled pork sandwich and bought ribs for dinner the next day! The peach cobbler is amazing; not too sweet and tasted like homemade cobbler!


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