We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 50 Centerville Restaurants

City Barbeque

5 E Franklin St., Centerville, OH 45459
(937) 312-1350
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Centerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Write a Review

68 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    35
    26
    5
    2
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This Ohio based chain of restaurants serves consistently great barbeque. RIbs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, southern style green beans, corn pudding and seasonal sides are served up quickly to dine in or carry out. It's become almost a weekly ritual for me.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! More 

Centerville, Ohio, Usa
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you like real barbeque....smoked meat, sauce on everything, sticky fingers when you're done.....this is the place for you. There's nothing fancy here, just delicious food. Order your food from the counter, take it to a picnic table that has a variety of excellent sauces (my favorite is the mustard based, or what I call "Carolina gold"), and dig in.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

You are awesome! Thank you for this incredible review. It's really going to make our teams day! Email me at jordan@citybbq.com with your mailing address and as a thank you I will send you a voucher so your next 2 sides are on us - free beans woo hoo! More 

North Vernon, Indiana
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The atmosphere is really cool. When you first walk in there is a large ice filled tub with bottled pop just like you would have at a home BBQ. The pulled pork was good, but not great. There wasn't a lot of flavor and I didn't really care for any of the sauces. Maybe I am spoiled because we make... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were driving to Dayton and got hungry for BBQ when we saw the roadsign for City BBQ. The staff were great in making recommendations to us "first timers" and we were not disappointed. All the food is homemade and tastes that way. The BBQ was amazing but so were all the sides. Next time we drive past we will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for the amazing review! See you next time you're in Dayton :) More 

Dayton, Ohio
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very casual (sandwiches served on paper wrapping) but the food is almost southern comfort good food. Seasonal sweet potato casserole is very good as is the corn pudding (rich and creamy) . I really like the self serve pickles, too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Have you tried our FRIED pickles?! My favorite! Email me with your mailing address at jordan@citybbq.com and I will send you a voucher to try them, on us :) More 

Centerville, Ohio
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A bit pricey for a "fast food" atmosphere, but the food is good. Barbecue can be a little fatty, but unless you make your own, that's what you'll get. The restaurant folks will not take the time to trim off the fat the way I would at home. Many sauces to choose from, too, so every visit can be different!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Centerville, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First time I have been there in awhile. Not bad, but not the greatest. Not cheap but not the most expensive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

We truly appreciate all feedback- if you have any specific items that could help us improve, let me know jordan@citybbq.com. Thanks! More 

Centerville, Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The food is good and prices are reasonable. The sweet tea is delicious, and my husband loves the corn pudding. Their sauces are very flavorful and meat is good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I'm kinda new to the whole American BBQ style (I'm an Aussie) but this was a great experience. I loved the flavour, it had good atmosphere and the decor suited the establishment perfectly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Hey Adam! Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your first American 'Que experience. I would absolutely love to send you a free meal voucher to welcome you to the neighborhood :) Please send your mailing address to jordan@citybbq.com Thanks again, we really appreciate your comments! More 

Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We bought the family pack (I believe it serves 6) recently with the beef brisket, two sides, buns, any and all of their three bbq sauces, and cornbread. What a deal! The sides we chose were redskin potato salad and green beans, but I've had them all and they are all delicious. The brisket is so tender, and not fat--really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed City Barbeque also viewed

 

Been to City Barbeque? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about City Barbeque

Address: 5 E Franklin St., Centerville, OH 45459
Phone Number: (937) 312-1350
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Centerville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from City Barbeque staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?