The Go-To Barbecue Restaurant in Tucker, GA

Old Hickory House is a well-known barbecue restaurant in Tucker, GA.

Put Some South In Your Mouth!


Our Story

George Jackson, owner of the Old Hickory House in Tucker, Ga. first started serving great barbeque on Piedmont Road, Atlanta, Ga. in 1955. The recipes have been handed down from generation to generation. Our famous Brunswick Stew, sauce, in-house made banana pudding, and fruit cobblers are some of our customers' favorites! We now serve a great country breakfast with the biggest pancakes and biscuits around.

As Tucker’s best barbecue joint, we’ve been ticklin’ taste buds with our third-generation family recipes for almost 60 years. Beyond our mouth-watering fare, we are exceptionally proud of our fun and friendly team. Their loyalty and dedication have helped us become the popular barbeque and breakfast restaurant we are today. Find out why so many of your friends, family members, and neighbors keep coming back for more by visiting us yourself. We appreciate the honor of your company and invite you to “Put Some South in Your Mouth!”

Since our humble beginnings way back in 1974, we’ve been serving up the best barbecue the South has to offer. From our highly acclaimed Brunswick stew and squash casserole to our delectable ol’-fashioned banana pudding, you’re sure to leave the Old Hickory House feelin’ the comfortable satisfaction that only comes from a hearty meal served by a friend. Join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner and discover for yourself why we’re called a hometown institution by locals who know!


The family run Old Hickory House restaurants have been an Atlanta institution for more than 60 years with 4 family members operating their stores in Atlanta before closing and retiring. The old Forrest Park location was the one who had a scene in the movie “Smokey & The Bandit” filmed in 1977. This scene at the Old Hickory House had Jackie Gleason and Burt Reynolds in it. Gleason ordered a Diablo sandwich which we now serve at our location in Tucker, Georgia. Elvis Presley was another celebrity among other’s who frequented the Old Hickory House’s in the Atlanta area. The Tucker location that opened in 1974 is the only Old Hickory House standing. We plan to be serving our customers for another 60 years. Come join us and “Put Some South In Your Mouth!”


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Don’t be surprised when your mouth starts to water at the mere sight of our catering menu. We designed it to make you do just that. As Atlanta’s most requested barbecue restaurant, we’ve curated a collection of side dishes, entrees and desserts that do more than just satisfy your guests, they delight them.

Offering the same exceptional level of culinary genius as our Tucker restaurant, our catering team provides both residents and business owners with affordable dining options for a variety of events. Always fresh and made to order, your dinner and lunch options can include both new delights as well as old favorites.

From our award-winning entrees, such as ribs, brisket and pulled pork, to our world-renowned Brunswick stew and our always popular banana pudding, every dish promises tasty thrills for you and your guest. Affordable and delicious, Old Hickory House catering options take the stress and hassle out of your party and event planning.

The best in barbeque, backed with the best in guest services — you name the place and time and we’ll be there, with everything you need to pull off an incredible event. Contact our catering department now: (770) 939-8621 for more information or to “Put Some South in Your Mouth.”