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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
+1 770-499-7444
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (34 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (15 reviews)
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent bbq restaurant in Kennesaw. You simply cannot go wrong with anything. I enjoy the 1/2 bird, green beans and potato salad. Oh, Don’t forget to get the nanner puddin! We visit here at least once a week we love it that...More

Thank Keith M
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Keith, we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 1 December 2017

Courteous and rapid service. Ordered the sampler platter to go. Food was good, but not what I expected. Still if asked I would recommend the Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ.

Thank yogrant
Reviewed 12 October 2017

At least once a month, I go hiking in North Georgia with some other retired pals. After hiking, we move from the mountain vegetation into nearby BBQ joints. There, we practice the art of judging BBQ ribs, brisket, and turkey. Somehow, and for too long,...More

Thank Jose A
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 23 September 2017

We stopped here after visiting The General at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. An employee patiently explained the menu and ordering options to us. I ordered a beef brisket sandwich. The brisket was sliced, but you can also have it chopped....More

Thank mackeinmexico
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thanks for your review. We appreciate you stopping by.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

We always try to stop by if we are ever in the area. Just a hole in the wall but isn't that the best bbq? Priced right and great food. Chopped pork and brunswick stew are my fav!

Thank Hotelreviews2013
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This is our second trip to the Big Shanty and we have been checking some other places since our last visit. We have decided that this place has the best BBQ that we have found in the area. The people there are super nice and...More

1  Thank David B
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thanks for your review David!

Reviewed 19 July 2017

I had family coming in to town and decided to have a BBQ. Ordered my food from the Big Shanty Smoke house. i ordered ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken and brisket. This establishment smokes ALL of their meat and it is fabulous! Everyone raved about...More

Thank Precious1955
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thanks for the great review and I'm glad to hear everyone enjoyed the food!

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to see if we could find some good BBQ around our new home. This place came highly recommended so we stopped in for dinner on a Friday. It was a nice little place with that roadside cafe feel. Lots of local stuff on...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Must go to Big Shanty! The brisket is smoked to perfection! The sausage is hot but great! Love the mac and cheese. Yummy yummy BBQ. Love the pork and ribs too. Best around! Must come to kennesaw and try this place. You won't regret it!!

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We get BBQ at Big Shanty Smokehouse at least once a month. The BBQ pork is delicious and the ribs are fall-off-the-bone good. They are also a great option for gluten free diners like myself who is highly allergic to wheat and gluten. Don't expect...More

1  Thank MissMoorea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Kennesaw
  • Phone Number: +1 770-499-7444
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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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