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City Barbeque

2111 W Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-7346
(614) 538-8890
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Ranked #37 of 1,973 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery
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89% Recommend
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English first
Marion
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We LOVED the food here. We aren't big bread eaters and didn't notice until we were eating you can order any of the platters NAKED ( without the bun!) Believe me you will be full and won't miss the bun! Very laid back atmosphere. You wouldn't want to go here on a 1st date- can be a little messy but... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Hi Kenya! Thanks for the awesome review! We are glad you love our low & slow smoked meats, I agree - no bun necessary. And hey, if a first date can't appreciate a face full of bbq sauce, maybe they don't deserve a second date! ;) More

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

All joking aside, this place has really good food. We tried the pulled pork with barbeque beans and cornbread and it was great, especially the beans. The portions are generous, and the prices are relativly cheap. I plan to return the next time I'm in the area and try the ribs or sausage. If you like you barbeque, give this... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed and thanks for the review! You'll have to let us know what you think when you get a chance to try the ribs and/or sausage...in fact, email me at jordan@citybbq.com ;) More

Mt Holly
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I always frequent a good BBQ place when I can find one near my stay. While in Columbus, Ohio I went to City BBQ on Henderson Rd. and had the best Brisket sandwich. Nice place, service good, and food was great! Recommend you try it when in the area, you will not be disappointed.

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed and hope to see you again when/if you make it back to the area! More

evansville, in
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I read several reviews on TripAdvisor and decided to give the place a try on vacation. My husband and son shared a rack of ribs and they said they were delicious. I had the pulled pork and loved it as well. My daughter had chicken and the portion was huge. It was a little on the pricey side but that... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and we hope to see you and your fam next time you're in town! More

Wooster, Ohio
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Second time I've eaten at a City BBQ. Really good brisket and ribs. Does tend to be a little on the pricey side but the food is delicious. My wife practically inhaled her ribs and said if she had known they were that good she would have ordered a whole rack. Give it a try sometime, there are several in... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad she enjoyed the ribs, make sure to check out our rib bone Tuesdays where rib bones are $1.15 each. Definitely get her the whole rack next time, those ribs are beyond addicting! :) More

Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Why would a rib place be out of ribs at dinner time? "We are busy". OK, I will have pulled pork, watching a cook pull Saran Wrap off a "warm"smoked pork roast. Do you have a fork? "No, here's a little plastic one." Was my visitor from GA impressed? Incredulous is a better description. Would I bring an out of... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. I sincerely apologize for everything! We never want an uphappy guest! We do unfortunately run out of ribs, as they are smoked low & slow and so once we are out - new ones are not ready for 12-16 more hours. I will make sure the manager is... More

Youngstown, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We love bbq! At first we had a difficult time choosing, but it was made a little easier when we found out that they were out of ribs (huge bummer to the person that originated the stop for that very reason). Good excuse to go back though ;) Three of us had the pulled pork and really enjoyed it-loved how... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! Glad you enjoyed your visit :) Cherry Cobbler is brand new and TO DIE FOR. I just tried it the other day and now I am addicted! Be sure you try our hand-cut fries next time, they are one of my favorites. I always add cheese and bacon and it's perfect! Maybe not suuuuper... More

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My first time at City BBQ and actually had lots of trouble choosing what I wanted. I ended up choosing the pulled pork sandwich. The meat was very tender and juicy. This is actually the first time where the meat was not already sauced. I chose fries and mac and cheese as my 2 sides. The fries were pretty good,... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Our fries are to die for when you add cheese & bacon on top... I have been craving them all week! I am glad you enjoyed your first experience with us. Hope to see you soon! More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Came in for the first time and was warmly welcomed by the cashier who gladly proceeded to explain their menu and offered some samples! Absolutely great service! Ordered the sampler which was certainly enough for 2 people. The food came out hot and delicious! The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because of the sauces. I LOVE... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks so much for the great review! We have some great BBQ sauces, next time try the "gold" mustard sauce, it's my favorite! I would love to send you a voucher for your next sandwich to be on us, that way you can try the sauce with no risk :) it goes GREAT with our turkey. Please send your... More

Hurricane, West Virginia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Stopped in after our trip at the zoo... Food was good and staff were extremely friendly. No real complaints.. The meat was really good, but wasn't too fond of the different bbq sauces. Regardless, a good trip and would return!

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