Sprayberry’s Barbecue, 1926, Newnan

One of Georgia’s oldest barbecue restaurants, Sprayberry’s association with two famous Coweta County natives has made it known far beyond Newnan. Lewis Grizzard sang its praises in his books and country music superstar Alan Jackson waited tables here as a teenager. It all began with Houston Sprayberry, who owned a gas station and sold barbecue out of the back. By 1926, the barbecue became so popular he closed the gas station and made it a restaurant. Over 90  years later, it remains as popular as ever.

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2 responses to “Sprayberry’s Barbecue, 1926, Newnan

  1. My first job after graduation from UGA was Home Economist for Coweta-Fayette EMC. You’ve hit a bunch of the highlights of my travels through Coweta, Fayette, parts of Heard and the lower reaches of Fulton Counties. Sprayberry’s is, as you mentioned, an iconic mainstay. It was a stop on the way back from HS football games with Newnan. I’m assuming they still have drive in service?

  2. Mark Helfer

    So, I’m assuming you ate some BBQ at Strayberry’s, so what did you think?

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