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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%
  • Average8%
  • 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 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....More

1  Thank 2395Deb
Reviewed 28 September 2016

never had a bad experience...BBQ and brunswick stew can be counted on and never disappoint. it's worth a trip but it'll spoil you for BBQ forever.

Thank Hotelreviews2013
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Everything is good......sandwiches, platters, but the Turkey Ribs are the best! Collards and green beans are not regular sides, but one of them is usually available and both are great!

Thank RickGT97
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Small restaurant big taste.Friendly staff.I like the pulled pork sandwich and chips.If you leave hungry it's your fault:)

Thank steve36ta
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Good food but I feel like the menu, the food and the quality are not aligned. It seems as if the price points are very elevated for the presentation the food and the value Good but just an average Bar B Que with s high...More

2  Thank Tennisnut144
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I really enjoyed the food. Love to see the Turkey Ribs as a permanent dish to the house menu they are always great.

Thank daredman2016
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My family and I decided a few years ago that Big Shanty BBQ was the best in town, but we hadn’t tried their ribs until this summer. WHY??? We have MISSED OUT on years of food goodness!!! My husband and I ordered 1 rib each...More

Thank ccrich
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I frequent this place anytime I have the chance. The food is always great, and everyone working there is always pleasant. They also do some of the local community events.

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The BBQ at Big Shanty Smokehouse is the authentic place to get your BBQ in Kennesaw. We have been going here since they first took over from Buckhead Burrito and dished out some generous portions of smoked meats. The side dishes are killer and if...More

Thank Saverio P
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Great prices here!!! The bbq is pretty good. Loved the coleslaw. Loved the banana pudding!! It's a tiny shanty, really!

Thank Lisathompson5
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thanks for your review! In addition to our small dining area you saw there is also a climate controlled sun room that seats 35+. A lot of people never realize it's there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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