Popie's Rib Shack

November 3, 2009 - Popie's moves to Downtown Blairsville

Everyone's talking about Popie's Rib Shack - home of the Big Spud and great tasting hickory smoked barbeque. Owners Mike and Lavita Totherow have only been in the restaurant business for a couple of years but word gets around quickly when the subject is good food.

Formerly located on Murphy Highway in Union County, Popie's recently moved to 96 Blue Ridge Street (next to Blairsville City Hall ) in downtown Blairsville. They deliver lunch and do catering. Lavita says, "We're not changing our original recipes or raising prices since the move, but we are adding salads and hamburgers to the menu."

Mike has a smoker set up out back and prepares everything fresh daily. Hickory smoked ribs, chicken, turkey, and pork loin are house specialties. From chopped BBQ sandwiches to Popie's 4 lb. baked potato (filled with BBQ and baked beans and covered in cheese and BBQ sauce), there's something for every appetite.

The menu includes sandwich baskets, hickory smoked meats, and delicious side orders such as sweet tater fries, mac and cheese wedges, onion rings, and Brunswick stew. Family feasts are popular for eat in and take out. There are spare ribs, baby back ribs, the Big House Platter, and don't forget the Lit'l Hunnybunny Meals for the kids.

Having a party or going to a reunion? Pick up a whole rack of baby back ribs and a quart of slaw. Popie's offers whole slab spare ribs, pork loins, chopped BBQ, turkey breasts, and hot (or sweet wings) for all occasions. Welcome to Popie's in Blairsville, Georgia!