Editor's Note: Our Sunday restaurant feature "Dining in Douglas" this week spotlights Hog Wild Barbeque on Kings Highway.

Atmosphere

The interior of Hog Wild Barbeque accurately reflects its owner.

Green walls offset by brick structures are covered in hunting memorabilia, including guns and deer heads, trophies from successful hunts.

“My goal in life was to be a hunter,” said owner Wayne Lanham. “I love hunting. I was raised with it. A lot of the customers that come in are hunters.”

The various hunting paintings complete the picture along with the earthy feel of the wooden booths and tables. Comfortable black chairs offer enough seating for 60 guests.

Customers can choose between a wide range of booths, circle tables or square tables, depending on the size of the party. Two TVs hang on opposite walls, perfecting the overall look.

Lanham claims that he owes most of his success to the owner of Hudson’s Hickory House, Buford Hudson.

“He came down here and helped me the first week I was here,” explained Lanham. “He was here the whole time. They are good people.”

Hudson even helped Lanham develop his menu.

“I picked it up from them [Hudson’s],” said Lanham.

When it comes to entertainment, Lanham is all about helping artists find their way.

“We want people that especially are struggling because we struggle,” said Lanham. “What is does is helps them; they see if they really can do it or not.”

Other forms of entertainment include karaoke nights and events for disabled veterans along with live bands and singers.

 

Menu

The vast menu covers most typical barbecue items while leaving enough room for additional items.

The menu covers barbecue plates, chicken fingers, hickory items, steaks, wings, sandwiches, children’s plates, salads and family packs. Drinks include Coke products and sweet and unsweet tea.

The daily special barbecue sandwich, either pork, beef or chicken, is complete with fries and a drink at $7.95. Lanham also offers other specials.

“Sometimes we do vegetables,” said Lanham. “It is based on what time of year it is.”

However, the most delectable part of the menu is the deep fried desserts, created from Lanham's experiementing.

“We do deep fried stuff,” said Lanham. “We deep fry about anything.”

Desserts range from moon pies to pecan pies, honey buns to Oreos.

“I do some crazy stuff with it,” said Lanham. “I get back there, I get bored and I do different things with it."

Hog Wild Barbeque does offer catering and, if upon request, Lanham can serve as well.

“They call and we given them the catering that we offer,” said Lanham. “If I serve it, I do [charge]. Serving is usually based on what [the order] is.”

The restaurant is also available to be rented out any day of the week, including Sundays, for family gatherings. Potential customers would need to contact Lanham for a price.

Overall, Lanham does not expect to go anywhere anytime soon.

“We have been here and we have been growing,” said Lanham. “It’s a hard growth. It is one of the hardest jobs I ever had in my life but God has put me here and that’s what I am going to do.”

 

Hog Wild Barbeque

Open Since: 2009

Owner: Wayne Lanham

Location: 3749 Kings Hwy., Douglasville, GA 30135

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Phone Number: 770-577-5828

Hog Wild Barbeque

Open Since: 2009

Owner: Wayne Lanham

Location: 3749 Kings Hwy., Douglasville, GA 30135

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Phone Number: 770-577-5828

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