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Sam's BBQ 1

4944 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068-4321
+1 770-977-3005
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“mac cheese” (11 reviews)
“brisket” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 19:30All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4944 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068-4321
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch and it was great! I tried the ribs and brisket and it was very good. I liked the down home atmosphere. The sides and Mac and cheese were so good!

Thank Iegep
Reviewed 13 May 2017 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...More

Thank angela j
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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 -...More

Thank identicaltwin
Reviewed 8 May 2017 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...More

Thank wadleyfla
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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...More

Thank jhunt17729
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
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...More

Thank David908
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...More

Thank Milthill
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...More

Thank Sbfranci
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
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31 January 2016|
Response from Randie C | Reviewed this property |
It's variable. The beef rib, called a short rib, is market priced. When the cut gets too expensive they don't buy 'em. Last time I was there, they only had dinner-sized cuts, so I ate a $10.25 pork rib platter instead... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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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