Known for its railroad history, Kennesaw attracts many visitors from all over the world. With festivals and food booths, it is no wonder that this city is a popular destination for travellers. Its range of local eats make perfect pit stops for weary travellers of Georgia
and should definitely be checked out. We take a looked at the ten best local eats in Kennesaw.
Family owned and a favourite local eat in downtown Kennesaw, the menu at Trackside Grill is wide-ranging and will please your palate. The restaurant opened in 2003 and serves up classic comfort and southern American cuisine. From the menu, sample their buttermilk fried chicken consisting of Springer Mountain Farm’s boneless chicken breast, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, or wrap your lips around a succulent pimento cheese crusted filet mignon served with roasted potatoes, French green beans and a madeira wine sauce. With live music and a relaxing atmosphere, this restaurant’s food and ambiance is sure to satisfy.
Trackside Grill, 2840 S Main, St, GA, USA, +1 770-499-0874
The Rotisserie Shop
The Rotisserie Shop
Chef-driven and a producer of unique, rustic dishes, The Rotisserie Shop is a local restaurant that serves up great food to its discerning diners. Using natural and locally sourced meats in its dishes, they use the freshest and highest quality ingredients. From the menu, sample the delectable baked penne and rotisserie chicken served with San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, Parmesan cheese and pesto. Alternatively, try their veggie Panini, which consists of grilled seasonal vegetables, marinara sauce, pesto and melted mozzarella on a baguette. Their food tastes as good as it looks.
The Rotisserie Shop, 2615 George Busbee Pkwy, GA, USA,+1 678-540-8244
Bar, American, Pub Grub, $$$
Absolutely dedicated to their customers and to producing authentic American dishes with the finest ingredients available, Capers serves up delicious food at affordable prices. From the menu, sample the encrusted parmesan chicken, which is breaded and encrusted with parmesan and panko and served with a lemon caper beurre blanc sauce. Or try a delicious crab and shrimp pasta dish served with juicy tomatoes, fresh asparagus, a spicy parmesan sauce, shrimp stock and egg linguini. With a full bar that serves a refreshing range of beers, lagers and wines, this joint produces the best of eats and thirst quenchers.
Capers, Barrett Parkway Shopping Center, 1635 Old 41 Hwy, GA, USA, +1 678-594-7735
Big Shanty Smokehouse
Restaurant, BBQ, $$$
Big Shanty Smokehouse
Passionate about cooking and known for their excellent service and execution, Big Shanty Smokehouse is a family-run restaurant serving up delicious barbecue meats. Voted the Best BBQ in Atlanta by urpanspoom.com, the restaurant has received positive critical acclaim. For their mouth-watering pastries and cakes, the restaurant received the Best Dessert award at the 2009 Taste of Kennesaw and the eatery has a range of delicious foods on the menu. Sample the smoked salmon served with a dill cream sauce, or try the homemade sausage made from rib meat and brisket. The restaurant’s daily specials are equally delectable and must definitely be tried.
Big Shanty Smokehouse, 3393 Cherokee St, GA, USA, +1 770-499-7444
With a unique combination of flavors and textures served up on multiple tapas-style plates, Five40 Kitchen, boasts delectable eats and a variety of food. The place produces food from all over the world, provides something for everyone and also has a range of refreshing cocktails that should be tried. From the menu you have the delectable choice of such domestic tapas dishes as southwestern deviled eggs served with cumin, fresh cilantro, roasted corn, red peppers and pickled jalapeno. Alternatively, sample some falafel balls served with chickpeas, pita, chopped tomatoes, and dill cucumber yoghurt, and wash it down with a passion fruit mojito from their cocktail menu.
Five40 Kitchen, 840 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy, GA, USA, +1 678-290-8224
Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
Winner of the OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award 2015 and a restaurant with a wide-ranging menu of delicious eats, Elevation Chophouse satisfies its guests every time. With brunches, dinners, buffets and banquets to choose from, this restaurant has something for everyone. From the dinner menu, sample a signature steak, hand cut and served with kosher salt and fresh black pepper. Their steaks are cooked on an open pit of oak and hickory and you can opt to have a side salad or delicious baked potato. Alternatively, try a chicken parmesan dish served with applewood bacon, brushed with a homemade balsamic Dijon sauce and served with sautéed spinach and mashed potatoes.
Elevation Chophouse, 1723 McCollum Pkwy, GA, USA, +1 770-485-7469
A locally owned, family and friendly bar and grill that serves up high-quality, fresh food, Guston’s restaurant has a large menu and produces delicious eats. From the menu, try the country-fried steak, or sample their chicken and pasta served with mixed greens, tossed in a gorgonzola dressing and served with delicious penne pasta. The dish comes garnished with shredded cheese and diced tomatoes; it will make your mouth water and satisfy your appetite. From delicious sandwiches to succulent burgers to delectable soups, this place truly has something for everyone.
Guston’s, 4430 Wade Green Road Northwest, GA, USA, +1 770-429-1969
Big Pie in the Sky
Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Big Pie in the Sky
A favourite in Kennesaw amongst students and locals, Big Pie in the Sky produces big food with big flavor; this restaurant has attracted acclaim on a regional basis. Serving pizzas that are absolutely huge, hand-tossed, accompanied with the best ingredients and cooked on a stone deck oven, you will definitely not leave Big Pie in the Sky feeling hungry. With gluten-free options and other dishes such as calzones and pies, the variety at this place will satiate any palate.
Big Pie In the Sky Pizzeria, 2090 Baker Rd, GA, USA, +1 770-420-8883
Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
A producer of delicious Mexican fare and a restaurant that works hard to offer the ultimate dining experience, Las Palmas uses homemade, fresh ingredients and specialities. From the menu, sample a super burrito from their range, a dish that is served with ground beef or shredded chicken, covered in cheese sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and topped with ranchera sauce. Alternatively sample a succulent beefsteak topped with cooked onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. This dish is served with rice, beans and tortillas and is absolutely delicious. Their seafood is also delectable and the shrimp should definitely be tried.
Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant, Wade Green Crossing, 4200 Wade Green Rd, GA, USA, +1 770-795-0919
Pizza ‘N Beyond
Producing an impressively broad range of pizzas, wraps and salads Pizza ‘N Beyond serves up delicious food. From the menu, sample the chicken alfredo pizza served with a delectable alfredo sauce, mozzarella, seasoned grilled chicken breast, fresh garlic and pickled mushrooms. Or try from their range of subs a classic ham and cheese served with mayonnaise, lettuce and tomatoes. Alternatively sample a hot dog from their huge range: the mild Italian sausage comes with green peppers and onions served in a hot dog bun. With a range of options from their huge menu, this eatery will not disappoint.
Pizza N Beyond, 2655 Cobb Pkwy NW. GA, USA +1 770-675-6108