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“Dinner”

Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ
Ranked #11 of 305 Restaurants in Kennesaw
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: A cute & cozy BBQ joint specializing in FRESH hickory smoked meats. Located just 1.5 miles from I-73, exit 273.
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Barbara B
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Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2016

We really appreciate your great review Barbara.

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Like so many good BBQ spots Big Shanty is not much to look at from the outside. I pulled up and parked and was greeted with the smell of a wood cooker sitting out front. When I first stepped inside I did not think there was much seating but they have plenty down a small set of steps. They also have a nice patio for cooler days.
The menu is straight forward. You order at the counter and they bring your meal out to you. I opted to try the pulled pork (they also offered it chopped) platter. It comes with two pieces of white bread and some pickles. You also get to choose two sides. I tried the potato salad and one of the “sides of the day” steamed cabbage. You also get a small container of sauce and there is a bottle on the table of “hot sauce”.
I tried the meat first. Not much smoke to the flavor on this day, but otherwise it was good. Not too fatty the BBQ seemed clean. The portion size of the meat was good. I was not going to leave hungry. The BBQ sauce was solid. I tend to like a more vinegar based sauce but I enjoyed theirs. The hot sauce had nice heat to it. The potato salad was great. It was yellow and reminded me of having it at home as a kid. The cabbage was good too. All in all I enjoyed my meal. I don’t know if it is destination worthy as Atlanta has a lot of other good spots all over town, but anytime I’m in the area and craving BBQ I’d be happy to go back.

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Thank soitgoes14
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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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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 the wetness from the sauce. Small area outside and screened area outside. Also, limited seating area inside. Homemade and served with love.

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Thank linda D
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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 biggest issue is that they're so slammed during lunch in work the work week that you can't find a place to sit. Order ahead of time! :)

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Thank LionsThreads
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