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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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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
Awesome barbeque!

Moist meats, great ribs and sides. The City Sampler platter was a great place to start. A little bit of everything and nothing failed to impress. The smoked turkey was so moist and tender, the brisket had great bark, pulled pork was great tasting and the sausage was impressive. Hush puppies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Cindy G
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Wantagh
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Wantagh
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Moist meats, great ribs and sides. The City Sampler platter was a great place to start. A little bit of everything and nothing failed to impress. The smoked turkey was so moist and tender, the brisket had great bark, pulled pork was great tasting and the sausage was impressive. Hush puppies were so crisp and tasty. I could use a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Ok, first of all I am from the south and have tried all different kinds of BBQ from Memphis to NC, SC and even GA and FL. The meat was good, high quality with good flavor, but their BBQ sauces were not good at all, except for the mustard based kind which I usually do not like. Anyways, greens were... More 

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Cardiff, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Service is extremely quick. Staff are pleasant and helpful. There is a varied menu and a real sense of America in decor and menu. It is a paradise for meat eaters. As a vegetarian I was out of my element but enjoyed Mac and cheese, excellent cornbread and great fries. My companions, all meat eaters really enjoyed ribs, beefand pulled... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Wife was on a business trip and we (me and the kids) tagged along. Although it would have been nice to go into downtown Columbus to some of the spots you always here about, it is not entirely possible with two small children. So we hunted for various restaurants near our hotel. This place was one of them. A fantastic... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

First time visitor here on a Tuesday for dinner. So good we came back Wednesday for lunch just to try something else on the menu! Fantastic place to eat family-style, so that you can share and sample the many side dishes. Hot corn pudding was a hit. Green beans had alittle too much pepper kick and I love pepper. Come... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is one of many locations throughout the area but my favorite location. There is not a lot of seating but usually seating is available except during the peak lunch period. The selection of entrees is good; however, I like to mix pulled pork and beef but it is not on the menu so unless you can get a dining... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review! :) We do have a "pick two meats" option on our menu if you are ever interested! You can choose any two meats (beef and pork - woot woot) and it is served naked with Texas toast on the side. Email me at jordan@citybbq.com and your next pick 2 combo will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

City BBQ is my favorite in the state. I love the atmosphere, food, sauces, and prices. The servings are huge and the workers are fantastic. The restaurants don't have that typical permanently sticky feel and are very clean. Anytime I'm in Columbus I pick up a huge order to go and bring it home with me to north east OH.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to eat. Try the sampler if you don't know what to order, you get a variety of meats to try. So far I have loved everthing I have tried here and we continue to return. The mustard BBQ sauce is the best, I even use it on my salads. Very laid back atmosphere,... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A walk through line to get one or more of several barbequed meats. Plenty in each serving and generous portions of baked beans (with barbequed beef, not pork) and other side dishes. Got a combo platter and couldn't finish it (although I certainly tried). Strong recommend. The people were friendly and gregarious and wanted to serve us.

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

Thanks so much for the review! The baked beans are my favorite! Hope to see you in again soon :) More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very good brisket! Fried pickles are like no other. I would recommend! We will go back if I am in the area. Go hungry a lot of food!

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?