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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
+1 770-499-7444
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (30 reviews)
All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3393 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-1905
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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

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

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

We really appreciate your great review Barbara.

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...More

Thank soitgoes14
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
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank linda D
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...More

Thank LionsThreads
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank Cannonballrunfromsf
Reviewed 23 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...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...More

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...More

Thank roy1916
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 7 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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 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.