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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

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Iceberg Wedge
Smoked (Buffalo) Chicken Wings
Smoked Turkey Ribs
Served with 2 sides
Boneless Rib Platter
Served with 2 sides
Homemade Sausage Sub
Our newest batch on a warm hoagie roll topped with pepper and onions with chips
Collard Greens
Mac and Cheese
Banana Pudding
Peach Pie
Carrot Cake
A cute & cozy BBQ joint specializing in FRESH hickory smoked meats. Located just 1.5 miles from I-73, exit 273.
$9 - $20
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Barbecue
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

I had a to me combo with ribs and pulled pork and it was very good. The sauce is an interesting Fusion between Carolina vinegar in Kansas City Style. Mac and cheese was very good as was the Brunswick Stew.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TimT449
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

I always felt you could really rate a bbq place by it’s ribs or chicken. In this case I had the ribs and they were off the chain! Smoky yet not dry... I’m not a fan of the “meat fall off the bone” ribs that...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PattyABell
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2019

Thanks for your review! I think you will be equally impressed with the Smoked Half Bird.

Reviewed January 17, 2019

The small main seating area is expanded with an air conditioned porch. Authentic barbecue, smoked on site and always served fresh. Plates and sandwiches are good values. Pulled pork is my perennial favorite, and brisket is outstanding, though everything I've had here is excellent. I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank deanland22
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2019

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

We were delighted to find a gluten free restaurant near the interstate. The proprietors could not have been nicer. The helpings were large and reasonable and very good. I know, we only rated them 4 out of 5... we are KC BBQ fans first. Don't...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cathy M
Reviewed September 12, 2018

They had a tent at the recent Pigs N Peaches event. My son & I got a BBQ sandwich that was YUMMY! That's why we went back last night. We had a meeting in Kennesaw & wanted to try their restaurant. Even though it was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank patsy1581
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thanks for the great review Patsy! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 1, 2018

We have been eating here occasionally for several years - since shortly after they opened. My wife ordered the pork platter with potato salad and green beans. She was very pleased with each. My choice was the homemade sausage platter with green beans and grilled...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Milthill
Reviewed July 3, 2018

This had to be the worst BBQ we ever had. The ribs were fatty, greasy and hardly any meat. The sides of potato salad were so sweet, could not eat them and so expensive, 3.75 for each one and about a half cup serving. Could...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kentaatlanta
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Are you sure you were at Big Shanty Smokehouse? In the last 10 years I've never heard our Ribs described as "fatty, greasy and hardly any meat". Our Potato Salad is one of our most popular sides and is $1.95 for a 5.5 ounce portion.

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for barbeque. Not a fancy place but great food. I go there sometimes once a week for lunch with coworkers.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

Excellent ribs and pulled pork - great mac & cheese and a unique style of beans you’ve GOTTA try!! The carrot cake and banana pudding are worth the trip on their own.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

Lots of choices but I still like Big Shanty the best. Love their chopped brisket, sides are always fresh. Staff is very friendly. Can’t go wrong here for BBQ in Kennesaw

Date of visit: June 2018
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