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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
+1 770-499-7444
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (34 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (15 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The BBQ is tasty and an excellent value. They know BBQ. I particularly recommend the brisket and the pulled chicken. Great place if you are in the Kennesaw area.

Thank Rod D
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thanks for your great review!

Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Family friendly. Fast. Delicious! Ordered the $20 sampler platter since it was our first time. Came with five or six meats and two sides and our kids loved all of it!

Thank Kelly M
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thanks for your great review!

Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch. Quick service. I had the smoked pork sandwich. The sauce came in the side. Deliciousness in a sandwich.

Thank khreilly2017
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Glad you enjoyed you Sandwich. Next visit you need to try our Ribs and Brisket.

Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Not sure what happened but this place kind of went down hill, not that it's terrible, just not as good as I remember. It's always a plus to go and get dog bone tooMore

Thank tavaroo
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

Sorry to hear that you feel our quality has "went downhill". We use the same quality meats and the recipes have not changed in 8 years. I would love to know what you ordered so I can keep a closer eye on the product. Thanks...More

Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Big Shanty is a barbecue joint. It's not fancy. Seating is fine but it's not a place that will impress restaurant designers. Parking is terrible. Where it will impress anyone who knows good cue is in its barbecue. Quite simply the best brisket around. Any...More

1  Thank DLGilmore
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This is a GREAT BBQ joint right in the middle of Kennesaw. We love all of the food and generally get a sampler platter and split it. Can't go wrong with Big Shanty!

Thank Chowyunfood
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious BBQ and friendly service! PLENTY of gluten free options, including their delicious Brunswick Stew!

Thank Alice T
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I'm from Ohio was heading to Florida we was looking for lunch and saw shantys so glad we did we have nothing that even comes close to this BBQ in Ohio it was so good had the ribs and Mac and cheese the Mac and...More

Thank rootster800
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Thanks for the great review! Hope you can stop back by next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Big Shanty BBQ never fails to deliver. If you live for BBQ this is a must visit when here in Kennesaw. My favorite lunch is the pork platter with 2 sides. Sauce is 2nd to None.

Thank Matthew R
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Thanks for the great review Matthew!

Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Always great! Consistent! Excellent desserts! Catering is good! What else is there to say! Service excellent!

Thank Barbara B
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

We really appreciate your great review Barbara.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Meals
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
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 St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Kennesaw
  • Phone Number: +1 770-499-7444
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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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