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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
+1 770-499-7444
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (34 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (15 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
11:00 am - 8:30 pm Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Must go to Big Shanty! The brisket is smoked to perfection! The sausage is hot but great! Love the mac and cheese. Yummy yummy BBQ. Love the pork and ribs too. Best around! Must come to kennesaw and try this place. You won't regret it!!

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We get BBQ at Big Shanty Smokehouse at least once a month. The BBQ pork is delicious and the ribs are fall-off-the-bone good. They are also a great option for gluten free diners like myself who is highly allergic to wheat and gluten. Don't expect...More

1  Thank MissMoorea
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The lady and I noticed this small, shack of a building off the side of a cut through road with a BBQ sign. We live in Atlanta so one would think we get good "southern BBQ" all the time. Wrong! Good BBQ is as hard...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is hands down the best traditional barbecue in Cobb County. Probably OTP. Heck, probably in all of Metro Atlanta. Everything is delicious, the folks who work here are nice and helpful, the price is right, the ambiance is everything good Southern barbecue should be....More

Thank kakiru
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Thanks for the great review!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Pulled pork average to above average. Ribs above average. Chicken average. Beef way above average. Good choice of sauces on the table. Standard selection of sides and most are average to above average. So, BBQ is such a personal taste thing and I get that....More

Thank mrdriggy
Reviewed 7 March 2017

So this place has super good Barbecue! Also most all of their sauces are gluten free! They have a gluten free bread that they give you. Pretty much their whole menu except the normal mac-n-cheese and such are gluten free. Love them!

Thank hihimynameis3
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thanks for your great review!

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I tried Big Shanty a few years ago for dinner and were not impressed enough to make it one of our regular joints, but we decided to give it another try and took the whole family for dinner Friday night. The dining...More

1  Thank StephRaeLynes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We come here every now and then for lunch and it is always a great experience. The place has really good food (also try the banana pudding) and everyone is friendly. It's a neighborhood BBQ - don't expect a fancy place, it's authentic.

Thank peach2504
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and excellent ribs. The rib sauce is good but not great for my taste however the ribs are cooked to perfection. If you are looking for beer there is none here. I shall return.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Two thick cut slices of brisket, mac and cheese white bread and potato salad. The potato salad was good, the mac and cheese was in no way creative like Poe's BBQ 1, or Grand champion just to name a few. The brisket was border line...More

1  Thank Bizatl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Kennesaw
  • Phone Number: +1 770-499-7444
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A cute & cozy BBQ joint specializing in FRESH hickory smoked meats. Located just 1.5 miles from I-73, exit 273.
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