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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
+1 770-499-7444
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I tried Big Shanty a few years ago for dinner and were not impressed enough to make it one of our regular joints, but we decided to give it another try and took the whole family for dinner Friday night. The dining...More

Thank StephRaeLynes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We come here every now and then for lunch and it is always a great experience. The place has really good food (also try the banana pudding) and everyone is friendly. It's a neighborhood BBQ - don't expect a fancy place, it's authentic.

Thank peach2504
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and excellent ribs. The rib sauce is good but not great for my taste however the ribs are cooked to perfection. If you are looking for beer there is none here. I shall return.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Two thick cut slices of brisket, mac and cheese white bread and potato salad. The potato salad was good, the mac and cheese was in no way creative like Poe's BBQ 1, or Grand champion just to name a few. The brisket was border line...More

Thank Bizatl
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Best local BBQ in the Kennesaw area. Don't miss this place. On business or fun. The best BBQ. You won't be disappointed

Thank Lcoleman444
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

My brother and I stopped in for a late lunch. The Sampler Special was delicious ! The banana pudding tasted the way my mother used to make it. Wonderful !

Thank Rita M
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We come to this area every Christmas to visit family, we make it a point to stop here. Good roadside find!!!

Thank kwarmbruster1s
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Thanks for the great review - see you next Christmas!

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went to this place because of the great reviews and was slightly disappointed. The meat itself was good, but the sides were very average. The mac and cheese reminds me of kraft with white cheese. The collards were bland and the Brunswick stew was delivered...More

1  Thank Chris S
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

Thank 2395Deb
Reviewed 27 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
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 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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