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“Great Barbecue!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ
Ranked #10 of 284 Restaurants in Kennesaw
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A cute & cozy BBQ joint specializing in FRESH hickory smoked meats. Located just 1.5 miles from I-73, exit 273.
Kennesaw, Georgia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Barbecue!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you want great barbecue, this is the place. The ribs were delicious and the brisket was fabulous. It's got a very casual atmosphere. Worth the trip wherever you live.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Level Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Won't be back”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We wasted $55 on a terrible BBQ meal and threw most of it away. The pulled pork was sitting in sauce like a cheap Buffett and the ribs were tough and dry. The sides were not good either and the service was non-existent. It almost seemed as though they were annoyed that we were there. In the south with amazing BBQ I am surprised this restaurant is still open.

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Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
Level Contributor
47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great BBQ in Kennesaw”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is one of the best BBQ joints around the Kennesaw area. Great, smokey flavor -- the way BBQ should be! Casual atmosphere, nothing fancy. I wish that their mac n cheese was offered as a side more often than just the weekend (especially for picky kids who don't eat BBQ!). And fries are not on the menu, only bags of chips among other sides. Still worth the visit due to the top notch BBQ -- pulled or chopped!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christine P
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is the absolute best. Not fancy just great BBQ. Pulled pork outside cut. Great. Always friendly. Always have some great specials

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Thank darencouch
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GA
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155 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“No return visit”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

Got a to go order of a slab of ribs. For $20, it was a total waste of money. Oh well, you win some and you lose some.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank letsgoeat
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