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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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
This pig did not die in vain!

City BBQ offers some of the BEST pulled pork I have ever eaten, and I have sampled BBQ pork from many restaurants and private entities. I was surprised with the taste, and the three sauces are all very good. The vinegar cole slow separates itself from others', and they overload you with delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
636jeff
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Fredericktown, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fredericktown, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

City BBQ offers some of the BEST pulled pork I have ever eaten, and I have sampled BBQ pork from many restaurants and private entities. I was surprised with the taste, and the three sauces are all very good. The vinegar cole slow separates itself from others', and they overload you with delicious fries if you choose that for a... More 

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

Thanks so much for your kind words! See you next time! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a wonderful and flavorful experience is to eat here. The portions are well priced, nice and fast service. "The meat seems to melt in your mouth"

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Hilliard, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Going to City Barbeque is a real treat! The food is prepared on site and it is delicious. The restaurant does not "cut corners" in the quality of food that is prepared. The food is consistently good all the time. The beef brisket is "out of this world"! During Lent this is the place to go for catfish! Outstanding!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having tried this a couple times, I'd say I can give an accurate review: to start, the quality of their meats is great! Very tender, thoroughly cooked, and well-seasoned! The sides that I have had, including Mac and cheese, hushpuppies, baked beans, coleslaw and so on, have been consistently good (the hushpuppies are always fresh and hot!). Now I'm used... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

City BBQ is a chain of barbecue restaurants with locations primarily in Ohio and a few in other states. I've been to several of them and the Henderson Road location is generally the same as what you'll find at the other locations. Their brisket is quite good and probably what I would recommend of their meats. Their whole and half... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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129 reviews 129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The pulled pork was an outer piece so had blackened skin and a bit dry and chewy. The brisket was soft and tender. Ice cold beer and good side dishes. Mac and cheese was great. Gumbo was delicious although a bit unusual in that it was mostly solid. Very affordable and friendly staff.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

What can I say! This was the BEST barbecue my wife and I have ever eaten--bar none! If you want authentic smoked brisket; ribs; smoked chicken and smoked turkey, this is DEFINITELY e place you want to go! This location, their first, is a true BBQ joint. Smokey, rustic, well appointed, clean, well lit, and the staff...OUTSTANDING! This was our... More 

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

Thanks so much for the great review! We really appreciate all of your kind comments. I forwarded them to our Arlington team and they are so happy they helped give you two a great anniversary. I would love for your next piece of that Chocolate cake to be on us :) Email me at jordan@citybbq.com when you get a chance! More 

ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Cafeteria style bbq but don't let that fool you. Very reasonable prcing even had a lunch special. Very good beer selection. Make sure to try all of the sauces

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

All I can say about this place is the food is great. Quick service, staff is nice and friendly. Nice menu, alot of food to try. Each time I go I tell myself that I will try something different, but I don't because what I always get is so good I can't change up. All I can say is try... More 

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

No YOU are the bomb! Thanks so much for the nice review! I would love for your next sandwich to be on us :) Please email me with your mailing address at jordan@citybbq.com. Thanks again! More 

Middletown, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was by far the best and cheapest barbecue i have ever had in my life! It was savory and juicy and I got the two sides, macaroni and french fries. The macaroni was by far amazingly cheesy and the french fries were salty and perfect. I will so go here again soon!

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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