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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

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3393 Cherokee Street NorthWest, Kennesaw, GA 30144
+1 770-499-7444
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Nashville, Tennessee
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172 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

This was a ma and pa type place that has taken pride in cooking BBQ. Not far from the Southern Civil War and Locomotive Museum. Place was really enjoyable and the food was super good. For those for Gluten Free this is a Gluten Friendly place. If Iam around the area again I will stop.

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Thank roy1916
30144
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

This place is incredible. .I have ate here twice. The beef brisket sandwich was out of this world. So tender and a lot of meat.

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Thank Clay C
Kennesaw, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Excellent flavor, good prices, and serving size was more than ample. This is our favorite place for BBQ - better than any other place we've eaten at! Check their hours before you go because they're not open every day.

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Thank mamalu934
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review - we really appreciate it! More 

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Great friendly service and delicious southern food. They close early, so make sure you arrive in time.

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

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

...and, I've had a lot over the years. The owners (Chic, Sissy and Shannon) as well as their staff do an incredible job of making everything on the menu really very delicious. My favorites are the pulled pork and the ribs, but other items I've tried are also terrific. The food, the atmosphere and the friendliness cannot be beat!

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Thank BartB30144
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and great review! More 

ACWORTH
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

The customer service is great. The food is good; their bbq sauce has a bit of a kick to it which makes it unique from the average. Great place to eat if you're looking for a little, informal eatery. "Hole in the wall" type dining so you know it's good.

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Thank NFrank82
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking time to write a review for us - thanks! More 

Kennesaw, Georgia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The food overall is excellent. We ordered the barbecue chicken, pulled pork and Brunswick stew. It was very good! I would give a rating of 4.5 only because the chicken was a bit spicier than what we thought barbecue should be. Do not get me wrong though. It was very good. We always get the pulled pork and Brunswick stew... More 

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Thank Laneyster24
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. Next time please try the "chicken on the bone" available as a 1/4 or half bird. I think you would find it juicier and less spicy than the pulled chicken. It's one of my favorites. More 

Kennesaw, Georgia
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136 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Got the outside chopped pork sanwich. Bbq sauce is awesome. Plenty of meat in the sandwich. Mac and cheese was good. Sides are different every now and then. Always clean. Staff is always nice. Tv in dining area. Best bbq around here.

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

Thanks so much for your review! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

The have the best bbq ever. Gluten free option galore. I am never disappointed when I come here. They also did an awesome job catering my rehearsal dinner for my wedding. Fantastic customer service.

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Quincy, Illinois
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300 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

My wife and I ate at Big Shanty on a recent visit to Kennesaw. The high ranking on Trip Advisor really got our hopes up. I think it is a bit over rated. I had the brisket plate. It was nicely trimmed and well smoked. The collard greens were very good too. I also had the coleslaw which was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
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
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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