About The Nest Kennesaw

Basically we are group of hard working, hard playing, highly motivated yet somewhat lazy people. 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!

2921 Cherokee St NW
Suite 101
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Daily: Monday – Thurs: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Daily: Fri – Saturday: 11:00pm – 2:00am
Daily: Sunday: 12:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(678) 903-6921

Website:
http://www.thenestkennesaw.com/

Parking Details:
Parking in back with additional parking at the church a few doors down

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Nest Kennesaw Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (5)
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Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
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Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Great Beer
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Visiting the area - took a chance at this "neighborhood" place - SO GLAD we did - Pulled pork was EXEPTIONAL - MOIST - TENDER - FLAVORFILL - Fries - great taste - Baked Beans - very good flavor - had 2 beers - Milk Stout Loved it - - Choco Pumpkin good choice also - Sat on the porch - nice evening - will make sure to stop here on the next visit to the area

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We took a 6 year old. He was handed a coloring page with a hashtag and he thought he was so cool being on the internet.
Then we ate and realized we were wasting all this important time in our lives on bad bbq. We know now how to measure.
The beer selection is great as well.
Great time.
We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 15, 2017

last August 2017 while we were there that they cud not get quality salmons special for us. Naturally we were disappointed but fish tacos were good. Others were mild spicy. Our server was awesome friendly.
I did ask first before to come over to eat cuz of dog friendly that I am afraid of dogs & rather not eat with dogs. They told me that dogs were required to be leashed all the time & outside on the porch only, no inside restaurant.
After we ordered our foods, a few minutes ago, we saw a male bringing his dog inside toward the kitchen. We were planning to tell our server to cancel the order immediately cuz we thought no dogs inside the restaurant but he left with his dog out immediately. We told our servers abt that guy with dog inside. She did tell him that he was not supposed to bring his dog inside cuz he wanted to show his cute dog inside the kitchen. that was not santisaty to have dogs in the kitchen. We appreciated our server to tell him not suppose to bring the dog inside. we enjoyed our very sweet server.
We had 2 salads with honey mustard dressing on sides, 1 fish tacos & 1 pull bbq brisket without bbq sauce due to hot spicy bbq sauces.
nice old 2 houses together with open middle porch. old fireplace.
We will not go back as we do not eat hot spicy foods.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had a party of 10 and the staff and our server treated us welcome guests rather than a burden, which large parties can be. Easy to order and food was served fast and hot. Best of all...BBQ was terrific! Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Decent selection of beers on tap, but ran out of 1st beer selection (Dry County Namesake). Shrimp taco special was bland, and the "pico" was very watery and without flavor. Ribs were way over cooked and very very dry. Sauces (especially spicy) were good. Gouda Mac & Cheese was luke warm. The smoked chicken queso was really good and the best part of the meal.

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Really good food! However, I will likely not go back until they do something about the flys. I have eaten both inside and outside and they are bad no matter where you eat at this place.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food really tasted good. Pork rinds were fantastic! One exception: the youngster with us ordered a grilled cheese that wasn't really a grilled cheese. It was two pieces of Texas toast onto which the cheese sauce they use for the mac-n-cheese had been spread. Mushy and icky. My guests got huge portions of the brisket, but I got two small slices of chicken on Texas toast for a "sandwich."

The server was pleasant but it seems like she wasn't really into serving us and the environment was dirty. Condiment bottles on the table looked like they'd never been wiped off. Squished dead fly on top of one. Roll of paper towels had countless dirty finger prints on the top from other patrons as did the beer menu. Maybe there are better ways of providing these so that customers don't have to touch something dirty. This is the third (and last) time I've been here, and every time my first choice beer is not available. And, the beer is just too expensive.

Was considering making the Monday night trivia a regular plan with friends once it starts up, but no more.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Service was horrendous. Food is very mediocre at best. Server acted as though we were invisible when he did decide to come into our area. Took forever to get drink order and even longer before he came back to take food order. Never saw him again until he brought the check.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We went on a rainy Saturday afternoon and it was quiet inside the bar area. They had tons of different beers to try and as someone who is not a beer person I found a few that I enjoyed all reasonably priced. We had a few appetizers including the smoked wings and chicken egg rolls, but the best of the bunch were the fresh pork rinds. As far as entrees go you have got to try the brisket tacos. They were absolutely phenomenal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Good smoked meats. Outdoor dinning is nice but it was too hot for us. We had a nice table inside

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We have been here multiple times and once again the service, food and ambiance were perfect. Each time we have family visiting we come here. We had the wings and egg rolls for starters and then had the brisket and ribs. Spot on. Overall this was a fantastic meal.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Beer selection is great. Food was delicious and service was wonderful. Love this place, will visit again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The nachos with brisket are wonderful, but beware they put wax paper down and it could become part of your nacho. The smoked wings, pimento cheese, and collard greens were wonderful! The ribs tasted like they had been heated up on thursday and served to us on saturday. Very dry and very dissapointing. The beer selecrion is great!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Not that we need yet another BBQ joint...but thought to try b/c of good reviews. Went on a Wednesday eve, sat on patio. We were asked to move from the table we sat at (b/c it was furthest from live music). Hum. Flies everywhere. Food was mediocre. Nothing special. Had eggrolls - overcooked. Could not taste pimento cheese inside. Had ribs - dry. Brisket - okay. Mac and cheese - underseasoned. Lima beans - overcooked. Slaw - no tang or sweetness. To top it off - their sauces are watered down. Cheap. Best part of meal was the beer! Good selection of craft beers. Would return for beer and to try their tacos.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Service was dreadful. First round of drinks came out promptly, but second round didn't come out until after we were done with our food, about 20 minutes after the owner took our drink order. They ran out of Chardonnay and one of the beers we were drinking, and didn't have any more kegs to replace them. Wasn't really a big deal but the owner said "I don't like sweet wine so I don't order a lot of it," which came off pretty arrogant.
Appetizers came out with the food, 25 minutes after ordering them. Chips for the Queso were burnt and only had enough for 2 people. Chips ran out a quarter of the way through the bowl of Queso. Chips/flatbread for pimento cheese was stale and also only had enough for about half of the cheese. Ribs were chewy, pork was chewy. Tacos were okay but pretty flavorless. Mac and cheese was worse than microwaved Kraft. We had 8 people in our group with a $230 check, all but one said they'll never be back. If you want well priced good food with decent service in downtown Kennesaw, go to Pisanos or Trackside.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Went to the nest with my father for lunch on a Saturday. Place was not super busy probably due to the holiday weekend but steady. Our waiter was friendly but not real sharp or attentive. Got our bill mixed up with the table next to us. Manager came to fix it but still couldn't figure out that I was shorted $4.00. Not a big deal by any means but was a bit surprised how he just kinda blew it off and that the waiter never came back by to apologize. So, I thought the place was a cool outdoor atmosphere but wasn't really that impressed with anything else. The BBQ was pretty similar to most BBQ places

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Service was very good. I was a server/bartender for 13 years, and I have NEVER seen a restaurant that, "new/getting its name out", charge someone "not authorized by customer" for a Birthday dessert! The food was good not great but what a disappointment on the customer service by the manager! I am disgusted at the customer service. I will NEVER be back, and the manager didn't seem too upset about it either. Good food but customer service by the manager Is TERRIBLE!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

2nd time dining here and just as the first, the food was absolutely amazing, customer service awesome... i will continue dining here. Love the atmosphere and environment. Ate on the patio, cool breeze with the fan, it was awesomeeee.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I have been to The Nest a couple of times now. The first time was during their anniversary weekend, and it was a mess. It was not the kind of visit that I wanted to base a review about. We re-visited this past Mother's Day, and all was wonderful. The outdoor seating was nice, service was outstanding, and the food was cooked perfectly. They have great BBQ and an extensive beer menu. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and I do not do that very often.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 13, 2017

This is a cute place to eat outside. Friendly, casual service. The chicken queso is very good and so are the wings and baked beans. The BBQ just wasn't my favorite. If you want a night out to share appetizers in a very relaxed outdoor setting, this is a good place to go!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 10, 2017

We had a mixed experience. We were having a group get-together and chose The Nest for the opportunity to sit outside. We didn't expect live music and, while he was very good, it made conversation all but impossible. The onion rings were doughy and our waitress was very apologetic and brought us fresh ones but they were the same way. I wouldn't order them again. The servings are ample and most everyone in my group enjoyed their food. I don't know if I'd give it another try or not.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Every time we have visited The Nest, everything is amazing. From the food, to the beer selection, to the service. It never disappoints.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The Nest is one of our favorite places to go. The food is always delicious and the beer selection is top notch. Staff is always courteous and helpful. If you like great food and great beer....this place is a must visit.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 16, 2017

They were CLOSED! We had to find a different place for 14 people on Easter Sunday! That is an impossible task.
I had even called the restaurant to ask about changing from 1:15 to 1:00, and still was not told they were going to be closed. They told me to stay at 1:15.
When I questioned the manager on Monday about receiving a list of reservations from Open Table, he said yes.
I was very disappointed that they did not call me.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We made reservations and when we arrived at the restaurant, they were closed. Four additional people had shown up with reservations too.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We made a reservation over a week in advance and arrived at the restaurant only to find the place closed for Easter. I even received 2 confirmation emails for the reservation. I don't know if open table or the Nest is to blame but regardless, this was a terrible experience. We had to wait over an hour at another restaurant because the restaurant we had reservations for was closed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The food has gone down hill in a bad way since opening last year. The pork is greasy and the sides are dry. On a good note, the beer selection is strong.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 11, 2017

My book club, The Chicks Who Get Lit, read a book called The Nest. Obviously, the perfect place to meet was The Nest! It was a first time visit for most members, and I'm sure they will be repeat customers.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Truly an awesome place. If I were to open a restaurant, I would want it to be like The Nest.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Stopped for lunch - the BBQ was good, staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the large selection of beers.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great food. Unbelievable beer list. Need to get some desserts on the menu - I'm sure they'll be great too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The food is delicious. The BBQ sauces are excellent and set it apart from most other restaurants. The menu is limited but offers many good options. The collards were tasty but way too salty. The server was very friendly. The Nest is definitely worth trying, especially if you like beer; the beer menu is extensive. It's a fun atmosphere.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Food was very average in taste but very pricy maybe next time if there is one just beer

Tags: Great Beer
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