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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

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3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
+1 770-499-7444
11:00 - 20:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went to this place because of the great reviews and was slightly disappointed. The meat itself was good, but the sides were very average. The mac and cheese reminds me of kraft with white cheese. The collards were bland and the Brunswick stew was delivered to the table barely warm. Maybe we hit them on an off day.

1 Thank Chris S
Atlanta, Georgia
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205 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We make a lot of day trips looking for good bbq; this gem was closer to home. The setting is appropriately casual country. The aroma of bbq that greets you in the parking lot sets high expectations, and you are not disappointed with the meal. We tried the sampler which included brisket, ribs, sausage, and both inside and outside cuts... More 

Thank 2395Deb
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

never had a bad experience...BBQ and brunswick stew can be counted on and never disappoint. it's worth a trip but it'll spoil you for BBQ forever.

Thank Hotelreviews2013
Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Everything is good......sandwiches, platters, but the Turkey Ribs are the best! Collards and green beans are not regular sides, but one of them is usually available and both are great!

Thank RickGT97
Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Small restaurant big taste.Friendly staff.I like the pulled pork sandwich and chips.If you leave hungry it's your fault:)

Thank steve36ta
Kennesaw, Georgia
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Good food but I feel like the menu, the food and the quality are not aligned. It seems as if the price points are very elevated for the presentation the food and the value Good but just an average Bar B Que with s high price point

1 Thank Tennisnut144
Kennesaw, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I really enjoyed the food. Love to see the Turkey Ribs as a permanent dish to the house menu they are always great.

Thank daredman2016
Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My family and I decided a few years ago that Big Shanty BBQ was the best in town, but we hadn’t tried their ribs until this summer. WHY??? We have MISSED OUT on years of food goodness!!! My husband and I ordered 1 rib each a few weeks ago and oh my - It was the best rib we’ve had... More 

Thank ccrich
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I frequent this place anytime I have the chance. The food is always great, and everyone working there is always pleasant. They also do some of the local community events.

Thank Katie C
Kennesaw, Georgia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The BBQ at Big Shanty Smokehouse is the authentic place to get your BBQ in Kennesaw. We have been going here since they first took over from Buckhead Burrito and dished out some generous portions of smoked meats. The side dishes are killer and if you hit it right you can get the mac and cheese before they run out!... More 

Thank Saverio P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?