Admittedly barbecue is not at the top of my list when looking for places to have lunch or dinner.  I can say that I probably have barbecue maybe four times a year.

And so it was, that on a sunny, fall day, after leaving a doctor’s appointment with my dad, I asked him if he would like barbecue for lunch.  He replied yes, a bit shocked, as he knows that’s not a usual choice in my repertoire of places to eat.

We feasted on some amazing food at ‘cue barbecue in Cumming.  From brisket and veggies to a succulent cherry cobbler, these folks may have just changed my mind about eating barbecue more than four times a year.

Their menu includes starters, salads, sandwiches, platters and sides, as expected.  What is different is the taste and variety.  And the sauces.  Customers have four sauces to choose from – vinegar-based, mustard-based, regular and spicy.   To this barbecue novice, the vinegar-based and the regular where the best.

Now back to the brisket; chopped and cooked to mouth-watering perfection.  That’s the best description I can provide.  It truly didn’t need any sauce but I added a bit just because it was somewhat expected.

The fried okra was awesome as were the bacon beans.

No outing with my dad would be complete without dessert.  The man has a sweet tooth like no one else I know.

The waiter told us we had one choice – cherry cobbler.  And what a great choice it was!

Don’t know how to describe cobbler so I’ll keep it simple – it was delicious.  And the “wicked big scoop” of vanilla ice cream topped with homemade whipped cream…magnificent!

A Kid’s Menu is available and includes macaroni and cheese (yep, I tried it and liked it!), bologna and cheese sandwich (I’ll try the bologna sandwich on the regular menu at my next visit), grilled cheese and sliders.

After tasting ‘cue’s great food, I am sure I’ll add them to my list of go-to places.

As for their slogan, “…homemade everything, y’all” – it fits them perfectly.


‘cue barbecue

Cumming: 1370 Buford Highway

Miton: 13700 Highway 9N

Peachtree Corners: 5260 Peachtree Industrial Blvd