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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 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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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 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

Thank Tennisnut144
Kennesaw, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 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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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Great prices here!!! The bbq is pretty good. Loved the coleslaw. Loved the banana pudding!! It's a tiny shanty, really!

Thank Lisathompson5
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! In addition to our small dining area you saw there is also a climate controlled sun room that seats 35+. A lot of people never realize it's there. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
American, Barbecue
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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Kennesaw
  • Phone Number: 17704997444
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?