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Sam's BBQ 1

4944 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068
(770) 977-3005
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Ranked #41 of 601 restaurants in Marietta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Atlanta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Huntsville, Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

pretty good bbq. three of us had different plates. brunswick stew and pork were very good. wife raved about the butternut squash soup, friend loved the mac and cheese. really enjoyed the baked beans. sausage was fair. want to try other offerings. staff this day were wonderful. we will come back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I have been to BBQ-1 in Marietta many times. I have been to other BBQ restaurants in Atlanta and while traveling around the southeast. BBQ-1 continues to be the Gold Standard by which I compare all other BBQ. The ribs are perfect. When you bite into them, the meat doesn't come sliding off the bone. You can see where your... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I have been there twice in the past two weeks. The smoked wings are amazing, great flavor that kicks in at the back of the palate. The Ribs alone are awesome, the sauce selection are good but I wish they had one that was a little sweet and heat. The Fried Pickles are good but needs just a little sprinkle... More

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Atlanta, GA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Eat in or take out Sam's is super. Sam also runs, or did run, a BBQ school at his place in Cobb County. He is an award winning BBQ chef.

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atlanta
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Let me start this by saying I used to LOVE this place. I actually was the 2nd person in line when Sam and Dave opened it. Sam once told me a great thing about BBQ joints. "If you pull up in the parking lot and don't smell smoke...move on” But, I digress, I had to have a BBQ fix on... More

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Decatur, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Sam's has incredible BBQ. Hands down! I judge at KCBS competitions, and his pilled pork and sliced brisket is as close to competition quality as you can come. Another item to try when it's on the menu is the smoked chicken salad sandwich. It's not always there, but when it is, it's a great value and delicious.

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