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Sam's BBQ 1

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4944 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068
(770) 977-3005
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Today
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hidden Barbeque in a strip mall.

Very delicious Barbeque and sides for families or singles. Owner greeted us and told us about the specials for the night. Smoked pork chops were the special with apricot sauce. Yummy! Even if you don't eat meat, many meatless sides to order. Smoked on the premises. Highly recommend you try this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
linda D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very delicious Barbeque and sides for families or singles. Owner greeted us and told us about the specials for the night. Smoked pork chops were the special with apricot sauce. Yummy! Even if you don't eat meat, many meatless sides to order. Smoked on the premises. Highly recommend you try this place.

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a family lunch here last Sunday. Ordered Ribs and Brisket. Brisket was as dry as it could be (despite ordering - requesting moist) and ribs seemed refrigerated and microwaved leftovers from previous day. To be honest, we have eaten some pretty good BBQ here in the past, but the poor quality this visit as stated above was disapointing.... More 

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Atlanta
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

A friend brought us there, but I wasn't impressed. The brunswick stew was soupy with little meat or vegetables. I also had the fried okra which came out hot but overcooked. Maybe we just caught them on a bad day.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We ate a takeout family meal from this location and it wasn't very good. We had pork which had a lot of fat in it, beef which was tough with hard edges. The potato salad was ok but had some uncooked potatoes in it. The cold slaw was not good at all. The baked beans were just average. Their BBQ... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've ordered take-out from Sam's many times before but this was the first time I've eaten in the restaurant. Definitely a no-frills establishment. Don't come here expecting great ambience. It's strictly a place to eat good BBQ. For the meats, I highly recommend the pork and the sausage. As for sides, the fried okra and the Mac and Cheese are... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a solid BBQ restaurant but it is like a lunch place for the local workers. Not at all fancy (I'm being nice here) but the food is clearly comfort level. As there isn't another BBQ place in the area they can remain in that location but they'd sure do better were they to move onto Johnson's Ferry and... More 

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Atlanta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great tasting BBQ. The place has received a number of awards. The prices are a bit high. Best options is to order take out. The restaurant can get REALLY busy on holidays and on Sunday.

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Marietta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This BBQ cook-off champion has opened a to-go storefront and a restaurant. Ignore the ambience. Go for the ribs, the fried okra, the specials, the Brunswick stew. AND the Mac and Cheese. OMG. The Mac and Cheese is the BEST I've ever had.

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Marietta, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Visited Sam's BBQ for the first time. Previously tasted their food at a neighbors who loves Sam's BBQ. Stopped in for lunch and had a wonderful experience. Wife had the ribs, mac and cheese and collards. I enjoyed the brisket, baked beans and homemade cole slaw. We used an excellent Kansas type sauce, which was terrific. Have sampled BBQ in... More 

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Last night my husband and I had to run errarnds and stopped in at Sam's BBQ-1's West Cobb location. I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. The flavor of my bbq pork sandwich (without bbq sauce) was phenomenal. I added the Kansas style sauce and it was perfection. The pork had the exact smokey flavor you hope for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4944 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Marietta
  • Phone Number: (770) 977-3005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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