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Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ

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3393 Cherokee Street NorthWest, Kennesaw, GA 30144
+1 770-499-7444
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Lisathompson5
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

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. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The BBQ is tasty and an excellent value. They know BBQ. I particularly recommend the brisket and the pulled chicken. Great place if you are in the Kennesaw area.

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

Thanks for your great review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Family friendly. Fast. Delicious! Ordered the $20 sampler platter since it was our first time. Came with five or six meats and two sides and our kids loved all of it!

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch. Quick service. I had the smoked pork sandwich. The sauce came in the side. Deliciousness in a sandwich.

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

Glad you enjoyed you Sandwich. Next visit you need to try our Ribs and Brisket. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Not sure what happened but this place kind of went down hill, not that it's terrible, just not as good as I remember. It's always a plus to go and get dog bone too

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

Sorry to hear that you feel our quality has "went downhill". We use the same quality meats and the recipes have not changed in 8 years. I would love to know what you ordered so I can keep a closer eye on the product. Thanks for your business! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Big Shanty is a barbecue joint. It's not fancy. Seating is fine but it's not a place that will impress restaurant designers. Parking is terrible. Where it will impress anyone who knows good cue is in its barbecue. Quite simply the best brisket around. Any meathead can smoke pork butts, but it takes a great deal more skill to consistently... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This is a GREAT BBQ joint right in the middle of Kennesaw. We love all of the food and generally get a sampler platter and split it. Can't go wrong with Big Shanty!

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Thank Chowyunfood
Rome, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious BBQ and friendly service! PLENTY of gluten free options, including their delicious Brunswick Stew!

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

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Vandalia, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I'm from Ohio was heading to Florida we was looking for lunch and saw shantys so glad we did we have nothing that even comes close to this BBQ in Ohio it was so good had the ribs and Mac and cheese the Mac and cheese is the best as well if ur in the area and u want some... More 

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Thank rootster800
Chic D, Owner at Big Shanty Smokehouse BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Hope you can stop back by next time you are in the area. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Big Shanty BBQ never fails to deliver. If you live for BBQ this is a must visit when here in Kennesaw. My favorite lunch is the pork platter with 2 sides. Sauce is 2nd to None.

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

Thanks for the great review Matthew! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?