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City Barbeque

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2111 W Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-7346
(614) 538-8890
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 94
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  • 56
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
City BBQ - Not Charles Vergo's Rendezvous in Memphis - but fantastic for Columbus Ohio

There are 3 City Barbeques in Columbus, Ohio. One at Polaris Shopping Center, one downtown on Main Street, and the one I go to in Upper Arlington on Henderson Road. Although very similar, each one has their own 'pit boss' so they are different in the amount of fat and style and serving staff. In... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
thomasmcsweeney2014
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Chaiyaphum, Chaiyaphum, Thailand
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chaiyaphum, Chaiyaphum, Thailand
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

There are 3 City Barbeques in Columbus, Ohio. One at Polaris Shopping Center, one downtown on Main Street, and the one I go to in Upper Arlington on Henderson Road. Although very similar, each one has their own 'pit boss' so they are different in the amount of fat and style and serving staff. In my opinion the one on... More 

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Grove City, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I've tried to give this place several chances but it's just not as great as people say. The food is pretty fatty. I can't stand chunks of fat throughout my food. Average at best.

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

City Barbeque is a good place to get a good meal. I always get the beef brisket and hush puppies. Both are excellent. And you cannot forget to get the banana pudding.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I was really excited to get some good bbq. I am still looking. Very friendly staff and good service the food just needs a little attention. The brisket was good but not great and the sides looked thrown together at the last minute

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Flatwoods, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I've been here several times. The food is really good, service is fast, prices are fair. We took our church seniors for lunch in April and this place took care of us very fast. I will go back again!

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My boyfriend actually recommended this place to me while we were visiting. It wasn't the best I've ever had, but it does have some very, very tasty pulled pork! Staff were friendly; it was a cozy environment and well kept. A variety of sauces were placed on the table and everything was extremely convenient. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Quick supper stop on the way home from Dayton. Great food and friendly employees. Will stop again when in the big city might just get some to take home also!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I love this place. They have the best BBQ in town, and their side dishes are delicious. My wife loves the pulled port. I love the ribs, baked beans and mac & cheese. My only complaint is that I like to be served, rather than ordering your food and sitting down to eat. But I didn't lower their rating because... More 

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Let me start this by saying that this is not a traditional sit down restaurant. You get in line and order your food. You also get a cup & serve yourself your beverage of choice. Don't let this fool you though. The food is very good. I love the brisket and my husband loves the pulled pork. There are several... More 

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

Thanks so much for the awesome review! I am glad you always give us a try when in town. I would love for your next meal to be on us. Email me at jordan@citybbq.com and I will get you taken care of :) More 

Jackson Township, Ohio, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Trip Advisor led us here, and it did not disappoint. We both got the pulled pork sandwich, which was delicious. They had 3 different sauces to chose from and they were all yummy. Their french fries were very good too. The meat was very tender and the prices were reasonable. It is cafeteria style, and the line moves quickly. We'll... More 

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

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2111 W Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-7346
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: (614) 538-8890

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?