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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
+1 770-499-7444
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (34 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (15 reviews)
“banana pudding” (10 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This had to be the worst BBQ we ever had. The ribs were fatty, greasy and hardly any meat. The sides of potato salad were so sweet, could not eat them and so expensive, 3.75 for each one and about a half cup serving. Could...More

Thank kentaatlanta
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Are you sure you were at Big Shanty Smokehouse? In the last 10 years I've never heard our Ribs described as "fatty, greasy and hardly any meat". Our Potato Salad is one of our most popular sides and is $1.95 for a 5.5 ounce portion.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for barbeque. Not a fancy place but great food. I go there sometimes once a week for lunch with coworkers.

Thank Mr S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent ribs and pulled pork - great mac & cheese and a unique style of beans you’ve GOTTA try!! The carrot cake and banana pudding are worth the trip on their own.

Thank SupermanK409
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Lots of choices but I still like Big Shanty the best. Love their chopped brisket, sides are always fresh. Staff is very friendly. Can’t go wrong here for BBQ in Kennesaw

Thank frase31
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We were on our way back to WI and looking for some good Southern BBQ — not one of those chain restaurants. Not only did we find good BBQ, but super nice people too. BBQ sauce with a tang, homemade sides and fast service. From...More

Thank gerbera73
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I don’t know how they’re still in business. Ordered pulled pork platter x 2 with 2 sides each. The pork was heavily loaded with spices- couldn’t identify the flavor but tasted awful and VERY dry. Green beans tasted similar to the pork seasoning- 😝how can...More

1  Thank Keekee123
Reviewed 5 March 2018 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 8 March 2018

Thanks Keith, we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 2 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 13 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.

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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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