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Sam's BBQ 1

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4944 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068-4321
+1 770-977-3005
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem in East Cobb. I've tried about everything on the menu. My favorites are the baby back ribs and the brisket sandwich. Their sides are even great--from homemade mac and cheese to butternut squash soup. A good value and casual atmosphere. I often visit the take-out area next door to bring things home.

Thank angela j
Marietta, Georgia
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132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have never eaten in -- only have picked up for carry-out. We always get the brisket, sausage and pulled pork. The brisket is excellent but all three are great. Wish wish wish they had burnt ends. Have never ordered any sides or anything else - just the BBQ. It's the only place we go. They are generous w/the extra sauce... More 

Thank identicaltwin
Oviedo, Florida
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288 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch. The selection is what you would expect, but nothing really unique. Our brisket was pretty lean and had flavor, but not as tender as other places. The ribs were okay, but not very tender. The mac & cheese was the best of the four sides we tried. Nothing really stood out as a reason to... More 

Thank wadleyfla
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered a meal to take home and eat and wish I had chosen anywhere else in west Cobb. I drove 20 minutes home with my order only to discover that not one item in the bag was what I ordered. I tried eating what I brought home, carefully avoiding the one item I was allergic to. The baked beans... More 

Thank jhunt17729
Roswell, Georgia
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278 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Sam's BBQ 1 has outstanding food, friendly staff, plenty of parking. Indoor seating or takeaway next door. Can be busy at times. The brisket, onion petals & mac'n'cheese are the best.

Thank smpfen
Atlanta, Georgia
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231 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Lunch of beef briquet, collard greens, fried okra, onion petals, pulled pork, pulled chicken. The brisquet was dry and boring, the pork and chicken were quite good, collard greens and onion petals were too spicy. Only two kinds of BBQ sauce; both were very watery and uninteresting. Sam's BBQ 1 is a self service place, you order at the counter.... More 

Thank David908
Marietta, Georgia
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247 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I began eating here three weeks after they opened many years ago. It was, and is, consistently delicious. Sides can be less impressive some places, but not here. Tonight my wife and I shared a full rack of baby back ribs with fried okra and mac &a cheese with Texas toast and sweet tea. The ribs were tender and delicious.... More 

Thank Milthill
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We have been going back here for about 10 years. Love the rib plate, and pork sandwich. Beef Brisket is also a good choice, very tender and moist. Favorite sides are red neck lasagna, brunswick stew, Cole slaw, fries....we usually go for lunch for the special.

Thank Sbfranci
Roswell, Georgia
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I have ordered takeout several times from Sam's. Never even knew there was a nice, little restaurant to sit down and eat. Food's very good. Glad to find a new place to go!

Thank Triplejatlanta
Marietta, Georgia
Level Contributor
247 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch yesterday. I ordered the Rib plate from the lunch menu with fried okra, redneck lasagna, and Texas Toast. All was perfect. The ribs were incredibly meaty and tender. The okra was cooked perfectly. The redneck lasagna wonderful. The Texas toast was done just right. I even enjoyed the dill pickle slices!

Thank Milthill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4944 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068-4321
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Marietta
  • Phone Number: +1 770-977-3005

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