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Community Q BBQ

The large, permanent menu posted on the wall next to the counter reads like a typical barbecue bill of fare: pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs, potato salad, Brunswick stew. But the specials, scrawled on butcher-block paper next to the regular menu, reveal what distinguishes Community Q. Co-owner David Roberts worked at Seeger’s and other local fine-dining restaurants, and he slips in unorthodox sides (perhaps smoked sweet potatoes with kale or wedges of intensely perfumed Charentais melons) and desserts like blueberry bread pudding with ginger and pecans. They’re cheffy but not out of place. The Kitchen Sink salad—which changes all the time but recently included lettuce, green beans, radish, cucumber, pickled beets, and boiled egg—takes the guilt out of ripping into a half-rack of smoky pork ribs, the restaurant’s most celestial meat option.

1361 Clairmont Road, Decatur, 404-633-2080,

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  1. tamaratattles posted on 11/08/2011 04:26 PM
    Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm y'all are making me hungry! I want to try the smoked sweet potatoes with kale.... ~@tamaratattles
  2. John P posted on 12/01/2011 11:22 PM
    How does this place get so much hype?
    EVERY time I've gone the meat has been overly fatty. And their greaseboat mac&cheese is gross.

    There is a much, much better BBQ spot in Decatur called Burnt Fork.
    And much better BBQ restaurants that should be on this list, like Fox Bros.
    1. Adrianne posted on 06/11/2013 05:43 PM
      @John P Totally agree. And, what, the cost of the mac and cheese compared to the portion, what, that for 1/2 cup of mac and cheese? No way. Meat was dry, dry, dry. Bread was stale.
  3. R.Brown posted on 12/29/2012 02:37 PM
    sausage is to scream for..loved the sandwich and the ribs and the
    potatoe saalad and mac and chesse...yum!! yum!!
  4. David posted on 04/23/2013 11:59 PM
    I wouldn't rank this in the top 15 BBQ restaurants in Atlanta. I agree with previous poster- I wish their food was as good as their marketing. I'm a hungry fella and have been 3 times, but somehow leave with uneaten food still on the plate.
  5. Bonnie L. posted on 06/08/2013 04:43 PM
    You need to go early in the day, because quite often they run out of the BBQ meats!
  6. lkafsj posted on 10/24/2013 02:45 AM
    This restaurant puts a different twist on the theme restaurant by encouraging its waitstaff to be rude and joke around with customers. The menu should feature appetizer, entree and dessert names that are appropriate for the theme.
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