The Nest Kennesaw

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141 reviews
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We have deep Georgia roots and we are proud to be a part of Downtown Historic Kennesaw. Supporting our local charities, businesses, schools and people is an important part of how we do things. Oh, I almost forgot... we love beer! Barbecue is in our blood! Can't wait to see you!
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CH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food didn’t have much flavor . We ordered several different items and all of us were less than impressed. Wanted the banana pudding but they did not have it that night. My husband ordered ribs and was not asked if wanted any sides. The brisket tacos were bland and the mixed greens did not pair well as a topping in the taco. We tried all the sauces. I think this place is best for the many choices of beer they offered which was an extensive list.

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HK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Maybe they had an off night. We were a party of 6 and all of us had extremely dry meat. The brisket was ok in regards to dryness but not a lot of Smokey flavor. The chicken, ribs, and pulled pork was dry. Chicken wings were mixed. The collard greens were delish as were the pork rinds. The mac n’ cheese not inspiring. We were in town from NY and wanted good BBQ. Unfortunately, The Nest fell short in-spite of being rated the best BBQ.

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CH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Ran out of several food items and it took over 40 minutes to get our food.

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst $60 spent. Half the food was over cooked other half under cooked. Host was rude.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience again. Do love to take customer and friends here

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WB
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was just okay, but if you really love BarBQ you may enjoy more than I did. Atmosphere was fun, old south in what seems to be a historic building. Great beer selection.

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SV
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great first visit to this unique little find. I had the barbecue pork plat with Mac n cheese and baked beans. Sides were incredibly well done. Pork was very good (loved the spicy sauce). My wife had nachos and they were very good. We shared chicken egg rolls with our friends and they were terrific. Atmosphere is very laid back...we would visit the bar side next time we go for a little more liveliness. Beer selection is excellent...a great variety of craft beers. We will definitely be back.

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AC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing, and the service was very good. Staff was friendly, and they were able to seat a large party, containing many children, very well, and in an area where we could feel relaxed while we ate.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing!

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SE
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

"Nest of gnats"
While we enjoyed the setting, the food, and the service, our meal was plagued by gnats. I'm afraid we won't be returning unless the weather permits outdoor seating.

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food good service and beer menu is extensive. Only complaint I have is the place was swarming with gnats which was annoying and took away from the experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great BBQ place and/or a Great place to grab drinks with friends and eat some great comfort food!!! The half order of Nachos is amazing! I tried three tacos and was delicious! Will be regulars!

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Nest was great! Southern barbecue type food and it was delicious. I grew up in Georgia and The Nest very well represents the South.
Highly recommend.

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M
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

No Brisket and not communicated until we ordered. All 6 of us came for the brisket.

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WP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Great service!

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SC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were wonderful, highly recommend!

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RT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

I’ve been here more than 25 times. Worst experience so far. Beer menu had 10 tapped out stamps and then the beers we ordered had kicked. The server said she thought there were more that were tapped but didn’t know for sure and didn’t offer to find out. Very disappointing for a place I recommend and frequent. Also please work on the fly problem.

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EM
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended to this restaurant by a friend and we were very pleasantly surprised. We live near by, go into downtown Kennesaw a great deal but did not know that the restaurant was here. We enjoyed it so much we came back with a group of friends.
On a very hot day we sat outside but with the mesh shading and the misting fans blowing, we did not feel the least bit hot. It was very pleasant to sit outside and enjoy a great meal.

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I went here because it was late, we just got back from a 3 hour trip, and wanted some good food and we were not disappointed. Our waitress was so sweet and honestly amazing. We got the Whole Farm and 2 banana puddings and it was so good we ate it all. Overall, it was just an amazing time all together.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal and beer selection.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little local eatery! Love the pulled pork tacos and pimento cheese and chicken egg rolls. I like that you can order single tacos. I’ve tried them all!

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d
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow to get drinks and refills. Wings were wonderful.

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MH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Off the Brayan path, local.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for date night or a night with friends! We loved it. Cutest place

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MS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Authentic BBQ. Great beer selection. This is a place you should visit.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant! Everything we had was very good. My wife and I shared the big bbq platter that had ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chicken wings. We consider ourselves bbq aficionados as we were happy with everything. My daughter's sandwiches didn't have a chance! We will go again..

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TT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

That place was so disappointed. Even we had reservation, stuff (two girls)gave us service so rude and disrespectful. They didn't set up the table we preferred by the window, had to wait 15min and not vy the window,next to toilet. Finally set the table but they never came to get an order even they didn't give us glasses of water. The place wasn't busy at all, but food came o the table too late, waitress was bad behaviour.We will never be back for sure.

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SQ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great except it was too loud in the room to the right .

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great environment and great food. I was pleasantly surprised!

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DT
Raleigh
37 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my meal at The Nest the queso and smoked wings are things you must try!

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RH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Ribs were dry... brisket was very fatty... deviled eggs were rubbery. Service was lackluster... noted “Special Occasion” in the reservation, and there was no recognition. Date night lasted 45 minutes. Dinner out before appetizers were barely started. Very disappointing.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The pork rinds are awesome!

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TE
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best brisket and ribs. Good every single time!

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CJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Nest is a quaint little restaurant. It was too cold for outside seating but I am sure that would be a great choice if it was warmer. Food was really good. We will definitely go back!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It is a great location for Happy Hour after work. The beer selection is excellent and the appetizers are good, especially the pork rinds. However, this trip was for lunch and I was not impressed. I had the pulled pork plate and tried all the barbeque sauces. None of them had much flavor.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this for a last minute get together and couldn’t have been better! Will definitely go back just to eat and hang out. Especially in warmer months great outdoor seating and in general one of my ATL favorites!!

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L
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was okay. I was hoping for delicious!
The seating was cramped and the chairs very uncomfortable!! Was surprised that a casual BBQ place has $9 glasses of wine (all varieties)
Probably won't go back.

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SL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great. Service was good. Restaurant was more casual than I thought it would be. This is a barbecue place with paper towels and metal plates. Good beer selection. Outside bar seating area looks like it would be fun but raining when we were there.

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RD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was very happy that their handicap parking wasn't something thrown together like many restaurants in the area. I loved the ramp up and the option to take steps if needed. The deck was convenient and very well maintained. I didn't explore the inside of the restaurant, and I should have but that will be for another day. They were very quick with a response to my DM via Yelp and that to me shows attention to detail.

I guess my only gripe were the multiple dogs hanging out with their owner's. I understand its outside on the deck, but its a restaurant, not a kennel or your friend's house. If they aren't Service Animals, then leave them at home.

I will definitely be back but it will probably be at a different time.

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