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City Barbeque

2111 W Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-7346
(614) 538-8890
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Ranked #34 of 1,967 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
Restaurant details
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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  • English first
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English first
Wooster, Ohio
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Mundelein, Illinois
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food was solid. I wasn't terribly hungry but I needed a quick bite and the City Barbecue turkey sandwich was delicious. They also sell a bunch of craft root beers as well. This place also has solid FREE Wi-Fi as well. I was able to sit and work while eating my sandwich. I have been here a couple other... More

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Samantha S, Marketing at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! I would love to send you something special to enjoy during your next visit. If you wouldn't mind, please email me your mailing address to samantha@citybbq.com Thanks again! More

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great options for everyone in the family! My favorite menu items are the brisket sandwich with the corn pudding!

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Utica, New York
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218 reviews 218 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Just came in from Texas and the bbq at City is just as good as anything we had in Austin or Dallas. Had two different kinds of sandwiches when we stopped in and they were delicious. Great sauce, meats cooked well and the servings aren't skimpy. We'll be back.

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Got sampler pack ribs chicken pulled pork, brisket,sides bread around 24 feeds 2 best value. Then under 10.00 get sandwich. 8 out of ten ribs off dry over under cooked 2 out of 30 times were good not great. Best has been pulled pork great mostly then chicken 50/50 great or dry. Brisket 10% good 90% bad, breads good, hit... More

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