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Sam's BBQ 1

4944 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068
(770) 977-3005
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Ranked #59 of 599 Restaurants in Marietta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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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
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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