Made famous by owner Gordon Pirkle, the pool room offers a family atmosphere and is filled with an interesting collection of history and memorabilia on Bill Elliott’s NASCAR career and early moonshine runners. The menu includes the famous made-from-scratch Bully Burgers and fresh cut fries and they are open daily for lunch and dinner. The Dawsonville Pool room is legendary for its auto racing theme, memorabilia, and burgers. It has long been the unofficial auto racing headquarters. The Pool Room is covered with racing memorabilia from Bill Elliott’s illustrious NASCAR career, and also features artifacts from the early days of auto racing, which originated with the North Georgia moonshine runners.
The Pool Room has operated for many years on the town square in Dawsonville. It was made famous by Bill Elliott and owner Gordon Pirkle, a walking encyclopedia of unofficial racing and NASCAR history Dawsonville is recognized as the unofficial birthplace of NASCAR, and the Dawsonville Pool Room is “ground zero” for auto racing. It is a must-see for racing fans and history buffs. The casual, fun atmosphere is very comfortable, and the “Bully Burgers”, sweet tea, and hand-cut fries are legendary. More recent, The Pool Room is known for sounding the “SI-REEN” for every Elliott victory since 1983.
“While on vacation in the Georgia mountains, we took a side trip to the Dawsonville and to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (Excellent!) and then to the famous “Dawsonville Pool Room”. We had the great pleasure to meet Mr. Gordon Pirkle, the colorful proprietor. But the real highlight of the visit was the hamburger, The Bully Burger. Simple, balanced, an old fashioned work of art. Well worth the trip just for the burger. This is definitely one of the best burgers I have ever had!! Don’t miss the Pool Room for it’s racing history and one great burger.” – Chef Dave Del Rio