Swallow at the Hollow
1072 Green St.
Roswell, GA

Website: www.theswallowatthehollow.com

Unmarked building is popular Swallow in the Hollow restaurant
Hidden deep in the backroads of Roswell, Georgia is a barbeque restaurant where the barbeque isn't the only attraction, entertainment is also a draw.

Swallow at the Hollow is a pretty unique restaurant, at least in our book. Finding it was a bit of a challenge, since the name of the restaurant is not on the street, and its off the beaten path in old Roswell. You'll just have to guess which building it is, but its right across the street from Greenwoods, which has the same owner and does have a sign on the street.

Rustic, both inside and out, Swallow in the Hollow reminded us of some of the more rural barbeque places at which we have eaten. Our orders were taken quickly and served promptly and hot, right down to the french fries (no Atkins dieters tonight). The pulled pork was only lightly covered with sauce, but there were three sauces served with dinner, a hearty, sweet sauce, a tangy hot sauce, and a mustard-vinegar sauce. Both the pork and beef were excellent, with a moist, full body flavor. Ribs were also available, but nobody in our party ordered them. Sides were pretty much standard fare, with cole slaw, barbeque beans, brunswick stew, and macaroni and cheese being the most popular at our table.

Group at Swallow in the Hollow
On the night we visited, the entertainment was couple who performed acoustical forty-something hits. The selection was great--they were hits everyone knew but hadn't heard in twenty or so years, ranging from the Grateful Dead to Dan Fogelberg. Groups appearing change on a regular basis.

Each person in our party of four enjoyed both the food and the music, and would recommend a return trip.

Roadside Georgia tip:This is a popular place with the local crowd, so plan on getting there early or waiting for 1/2 hour or more at peak times.

Open: Lunch and dinner Wed. through Sat.
Dinner Sunday
Cost: Inexpensive
Alcohol: Beer and wine

Location: Old Roswell just west of Canton St.
Directions: Take GA 400 North to exit 7B (Holcomb Bridge Rd.) The exit makes a 270 degree curve. At the end of the circle you are on Holcomb Bridge Rd. Travel 1.8 miles to Alpharetta St. and turn left. In 1.0 miles Cherry St. is on your right. Turn right and make the immediate left onto Green St. Continue to the unmarked Swallow at the Hollow on the right, less than .1 miles
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Date added: January 28, 2004
Last update: February 15, 2004

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