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Big Chow Grill

156 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Birthdays (6)
  • Great for Lunch (6)
  • Casual (5)
From Red Restaurant Ventures and the original founder of The Real Chow Baby, Big Chow Grill is the next step in the evolution of American Stir-Fry. Big Chow Grill offers more fresh vegetables, more seafood options and more local ingredients. Same great value, same great service, just more healthy choices. We feature over 70 fresh ingredients, including fresh butchered meat and seafood and all of our signature sauces are MSG-free. Our Asian inspired appetizer menu is prepared with heart-smart canola oil and features favorites such as Egg Rolls and Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Relax at our full service bar and enjoy one of our signature “Big Cocktails” or a “Skinny Sip” made with less sugar. With value priced unlimited trips to our market fresh stir-fry bar and complimentary valet parking, Big Chow Grill is the perfect place for a healthy lunch or a lively night out with friends. This is BIG!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Asian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Indian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(770) 405-2464
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Blake Dunn
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Private party facilities
We offer semi-private dining space with seating for up to 100 guests. Please contact the restaurant for additional information.
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Private party contact
Mike Blum: (770) 405-2464
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Our catering menu is available on our website at Please call the restaurant for additional information.
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Cross street
Cobb Parkway
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet at front entrance. Ample self parking is also available.
Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 156 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We happened to be attending an event at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and Big Chow was close so we thought we would try it. We arrived around 5:30pm, and there were very few people in the place considering it was Valentines Day! The place is very large and open. We didn't realize how casual it would be (very!) at all. Our waiter was very attentive and his only faux pas was that my husband ordered unsweet tea and he was given sweet but in the South, this happens all the time. The process is to go up to the line of raw foods and pick out what you want and put in a little bowl and then drop it off to be cooked. The selection of ingredients was decent and our food was back out to us in 10 minutes. It tasted great! The only issue I has was the food area was a mess and not clean so I was little put off by that. Other than that, for $14 a person, I can't complain really.

Shaun (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The bar tender had a section and the bar he didn't do well at all managing both. Thank God I have been here before and know the service is usually better. The food was good but took forever for no reason. I was a bit disappointed for a week day visit.

Jani (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

A family get-together - birthday party - 9 people. - an annual family outing. The service was so poor - terribly slow - the server was inattentive, to say the least. It took forever just to get drinks. We needed more napkins, and requested them, but eventually one of our group had to go to the counter near a big tub of silverware - an employee area- to get some. Lots of examples like that. We were done eating and asked for the birthday cake, which we had brought and given it to someone at the front to be refrigerated. Were told there were too many dishes on our table, it would be perhaps ten minutes to get them cleared to make room for the cake. Ten minutes? Asked for small plates and silverware - got the small plates - had to ask again for forks. Had nothing to cut or serve our cake with, went to the employee area where the silverware was and was told there was nothing they had that would help service.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Will definitely be back! There was a dumb alarm that was going off the entire time for one of the vents that was REALLY annoying and pretty loud, but we could still talk and hear each other. The food was great, brought out to the table fast! The variety was great. For some reason our waiter couldn’t figure out to split the check two ways when there were four of us (two couples). He was thoroughly confused when it came to which card went to which.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Tasty food based on your own seasoning that you’re able to add...loved the variety of rice and different noodles. Also loved the variety of protein like chicken, beef, fish, shrimp, and calamari. Based on the rice, etc bowl and the tiny bowl for meat, etc., the amount of food looks sparse but once stir fried, you end up with a really good sized white bowl. Very filling! My only peeve was that an employee kept trying to clean around the containers that held all of the ingredients that customers were trying to dip into. She was getting in the way and slowing down the line. Other than that, loved the food and we’ll be back since my son loves the concept of picking his own food😀👍🏾

TinyTee (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

It’s not the same as it was when it was called The Real Chow Baby. I miss the location that was on Howell Mill Rd. The selection was a little better, they offered salmon as well as the shrimp being a little bigger. Some of the sauces were missing also.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

I am Disgusted. Went with my family for my birthday I did not receive my food At All..... Anna the manager on duty who Needs to be FIRED!! Does not communicate properly. I WAITED 2 F@#%$ HOURS for my food to arrive. I am still waiting for my food. I was literally disappointed, all she had to say was that the kitchen mixed up my food and for me to remake my bowl. She kept saying " your food would be out soon" . The disappointment was so real.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Good as always. We made reservations for 5:30 on a Thursday evening because we had tickets for a 7 p.m. show at the Cobb Energy Center. I usually go here for lunch and it is almost always packed. Did not need reservations for that early - at least during the week. Upside was that it was nice and quiet for conversation and no lines for the food. Can't think of a downside. The crowd had started picking up when we left. Note - put at least twice the amount of sauce on your food as you think you need.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

We arrived right at 11am, best time so far, by 1130 you couldn't hear yourself think almost every table was filled great lunch spot!!! Service is great out waitress (Alissa I believe) was great didn't rush us and came around just often enough. The place was packed by the time we asked for our check, she was busy but cashed us out in a timely manner. I love this place it's my husbands and I's go to day date place.

Neet (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Big Chow Grill is a great place for get togethers! The ambiance is great for groups and the cheesecake is to die for!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

The whole experience was amazing!!! The food of course, the service, everything... Will definitely visit again!!! 😁

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

The server was great and the food as well

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

My boyfriend and I were in Smyrna to attend a seminar and I wanted to surprise him with a vegetarian spot. My Google search suggested this restaurant. I'm glad I followed the suggestion,
the food was great. This restaurant reminded me of the old "Chow Baby" that was on Ponce.
My Boo was delighted also because is pallet was tantalized with all of the veggie the selections too. The best part was it was all you can eat!!!
I made reservations thru "Open Table' which was not necessary on our Thursday night visit.
I will go again and will recommend this to everyone!

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

It took over 40 minutes to bring out the food. And, there were times when we could see that nothing was on the grill. During the wait, the background was noisy and frenetic. The manager on duty did what she could to expedite matters and even gave us a credit on our bill. It’s too bad because the food was good.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Had an amazing time staff is always friendly and food is always great!