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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

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3393 Cherokee Street NorthWest, Kennesaw, GA 30144
+1 770-499-7444
11:00 - 20:00
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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

So this place has super good Barbecue! Also most all of their sauces are gluten free! They have a gluten free bread that they give you. Pretty much their whole menu except the normal mac-n-cheese and such are gluten free. Love them!

Thank hihimynameis3
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I tried Big Shanty a few years ago for dinner and were not impressed enough to make it one of our regular joints, but we decided to give it another try and took the whole family for dinner Friday night. The dining areas were pretty empty, which was good for my family of 6, as most people... More 

Thank StephRaeLynes
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We come here every now and then for lunch and it is always a great experience. The place has really good food (also try the banana pudding) and everyone is friendly. It's a neighborhood BBQ - don't expect a fancy place, it's authentic.

Thank peach2504
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and excellent ribs. The rib sauce is good but not great for my taste however the ribs are cooked to perfection. If you are looking for beer there is none here. I shall return.

Thank Paul S
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124 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Two thick cut slices of brisket, mac and cheese white bread and potato salad. The potato salad was good, the mac and cheese was in no way creative like Poe's BBQ 1, or Grand champion just to name a few. The brisket was border line inedible, no where near melt in your mouth, just dry and tough. One sauce, take... More 

Thank Bizatl
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Best local BBQ in the Kennesaw area. Don't miss this place. On business or fun. The best BBQ. You won't be disappointed

Thank Lcoleman444
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

My brother and I stopped in for a late lunch. The Sampler Special was delicious ! The banana pudding tasted the way my mother used to make it. Wonderful !

Thank Rita M
Fenton, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We come to this area every Christmas to visit family, we make it a point to stop here. Good roadside find!!!

Thank kwarmbruster1s
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review - see you next Christmas! More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went to this place because of the great reviews and was slightly disappointed. The meat itself was good, but the sides were very average. The mac and cheese reminds me of kraft with white cheese. The collards were bland and the Brunswick stew was delivered to the table barely warm. Maybe we hit them on an off day.

1 Thank Chris S
Atlanta, Georgia
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203 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

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

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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
US$7 - US$15
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, 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 Street NorthWest, Kennesaw, GA 30144
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Kennesaw
  • Phone Number: +1 770-499-7444
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?