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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 - 20:30
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We really enjoy the bbq and side dishes offered. Because I am health conscious, I would like to see a few more healthy side options. Also, cornbread instead of,a,piece of loaf bread.

Thank Cindy1957clt
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Love this Barbeque. It is a small place, but delightful staff and good tasting food. Chicken, pork, or beef. Sandwiches or plates. Catering too! Good sides, like collards green, beans, coleslaw, green beans, potatoes salad, and more. I got a half chicken and it was smoked perfect. Came with sauce on the side, which I love! That was you control... More 

Thank linda D
Kennesaw, Georgia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

My husband and I absolutely love this restaurant and have been coming for years. It's easy to pass up as a great place to eat because it's so humble, but they definitely put all of their effort into their amazing food! Great side items and desserts that change frequently, and of course, the sweet tea is off the chain. The... More 

Thank LionsThreads
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a must visit if you are a BBQ fan. I have been visiting Big Shanty for years and grow the enjoy the ribs, brisket and sausage. If you are lucky enough to see the smoked duck dinner, don't hesitate, order for your meal or Togo, but order the duck!

Thank Cannonballrunfromsf
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124 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The barbecue is tasty, I'm kind of disappointed they only have one sauce. I really don't understand that. The portions I've got to say are small. The brisket is actually delicious, but darn it I can't believe how thin he slices it and how little you get. I got a side order of green beans and it was four beans.... More 

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

Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience. We only have one sauce because we focus on the quality of our meats (which really doesn't need any sauce). This also allows us to serve it warm with each plate. Very surprised to hear you disappointment with the portions we serve. A large portion of our guests request to go... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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172 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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.

Thank roy1916
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

Thank Clay C
Kennesaw, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

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 25 February 2016 via mobile

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

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

Thanks for the great review! More 

Kennesaw, Georgia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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!

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

Thanks for your kind words and great review! More 

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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, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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