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Sam's BBQ 1

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$$ - $$$
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4944 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068-4321
(770) 977-3005
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Canton, Georgia
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190 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really like barbecue. And I have given this place multiple chances. It's not that it's bad, please don't take me the wrong way. It's just there is a lot better barbecue in other places around Atlanta. Good but not awesome.

Thank GSU320
Paris, France
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Ordered for a large group and only heard rave reviews all night. The meats were all perfectly cooked and juicy. The sides were also really nice. A great place for tasty catering.

Thank NA294
Roswell, Georgia
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305 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I usually have a good experience here but stopped in for lunch and ordered turkey sandwich and coke slaw Coleslaw old and tasteless Turkey was so salty... Guess you have to stick with beef or pork and other sides

Thank AnnaB1952
Atlanta, Georgia
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313 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I had heard about this restaurant from a fellow BBQ Judge as I am KCBS Master BBQ Judge. We compared favorites and this was one of his. There are two locations but the one we chose was the original, on Lower Roswell Road. This location has two entrances. One for takeout and one for dining inside. The takeout also offers... More 

Thank Flylowe
Marietta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

The food is wonderful! I am from Chicago, not crazy about "Bar-B -Que" but Sams changed my mind! The eat in is good, too, kinda love the bare bones but clean, efficient atmosphere, I just get the pork, no bun, and sides.......fab! The carryout has saved me from cooking for a big...or small, groups. I couldn't create this. Like today,... More 

Thank lvitt
Atlanta, GA
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92 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

I'm not a fan of the order-at-the-counter, take-your-seat and we'll-bring-your-food-to-you style of dining. That said, 5 of us had lunch here recently and we were mostly pleased. We started with two orders of wings - one sweet, and one spicy, but the waitress couldn't tell us which was which when she brought them to the table. Not an auspicious start.... More 

Thank Catwoman62
Elkin, North Carolina
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We had dinner at Sam's BBQ and chose to do so because of the reviews. It was not very busy so our we got our food very quickly. I had the smoke sausage and it was very flavorful. The mac and cheese, one of my fav foods, was a little disappointing. It lacked flavor. I had to keep putting salt... More 

Thank Angladie55
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Brisket. Both sandwich with 1 side or lunch plate with 2 sides are excellent. Great sides. A little pricey for lunch but great food quality.

Thank Hammond R
Atlanta, Georgia
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Had the Brisket plate and 2. The brisket was perfect. Nice smoke ring, tender, thin slices and not over seasoned like many other BBQ restaurants. The brisket was great on its own. Both sauces were great. Cucumber Salad was one of the best i have had. Just enough red pepper! Baked beans were great. Restaurant was clean! This is not... More 

Thank Steve L
Georgetown, Texas
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142 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

I had lunch here and ordered the brisket with sides of slaw and Brunswick stew. The list of sides is impressive. As my Daddy used to say, "you could make a meal out of it". The brisket was very good and the atmosphere Spartan. This place is worth a return.

Thank John C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4944 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068-4321
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Marietta
  • Phone Number: (770) 977-3005

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