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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

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3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
17704997444
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Kennesaw, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the food. Love to see the Turkey Ribs as a permanent dish to the house menu they are always great.

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Thank daredman2016
Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank ccrich
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Katie C
Kennesaw, Georgia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Saverio P
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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 

Atlanta, Georgia
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The BBQ is tasty and an excellent value. They know BBQ. I particularly recommend the brisket and the pulled chicken. Great place if you are in the Kennesaw area.

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

Thanks for your great review! More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Family friendly. Fast. Delicious! Ordered the $20 sampler platter since it was our first time. Came with five or six meats and two sides and our kids loved all of it!

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

Thanks for your great review! More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch. Quick service. I had the smoked pork sandwich. The sauce came in the side. Deliciousness in a sandwich.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed you Sandwich. Next visit you need to try our Ribs and Brisket. More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Not sure what happened but this place kind of went down hill, not that it's terrible, just not as good as I remember. It's always a plus to go and get dog bone too

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

Sorry to hear that you feel our quality has "went downhill". We use the same quality meats and the recipes have not changed in 8 years. I would love to know what you ordered so I can keep a closer eye on the product. Thanks for your business! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Big Shanty is a barbecue joint. It's not fancy. Seating is fine but it's not a place that will impress restaurant designers. Parking is terrible. Where it will impress anyone who knows good cue is in its barbecue. Quite simply the best brisket around. Any meathead can smoke pork butts, but it takes a great deal more skill to consistently... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
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
Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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