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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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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    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
Favorite BBQ in Ohio, hands down.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Megan B
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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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Canton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Went here with work. The service was outstanding and made us feel really welcome. It was the first time one of my coworkers had been there - they gave her a free drink and dessert for her first visit. Had the ribs, which were good, and the pulled chicken, which was also good. Hands down, the corn pudding is the... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The atmosphere was nice. The staff was very nice. The food failed. I'm not a barbecue snob thinking just because this place is a chain it's not real barbecue. No...it just wasn't good. The sausage is probably the best thing on their menu. It had snap. I just didn't care for the flavor and that's a personal preference on my... More 

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

Thank you so much for the feedback! I am so sorry that these items were dry, I will reach out to the location and see what might have gone wrong here. I can assure you this is not normally the case. If you would be willing to give us one more shot (I hope you will!) please email me at... More 

North Las Vegas, Nevada
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We visited this place while in Columbus on vacation and we were really surprised. They have a very nice place, good prices and excellent barbecue. It is some of the better barbecue outside of Texas that we have had. The brisket was moist and very tender. The smoked chicken and turkey were wonderful also. The ribs were outstanding. We highly... More 

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

Thanks so much for the review! So glad to hear you think we have some of the best bbq :) Hope to see you next time you're in town! More 

Columbus, Ohio, United States
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I am from Kansas so I am very picky about BBQ. For a chain restaurant the bbq is very good. Generous portions. My favorites are the brisket and sausage

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Chaiyaphum, Chaiyaphum, Thailand
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 978 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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

Hey Thomas! Thanks for the great review. We actually have 8 locations in Columbus :) Hope to see you again next time you're in town! More 

Grove City, Ohio
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Address: 2111 W Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-7346
Phone Number: (614) 538-8890
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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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, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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