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City Barbeque

2111 W Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-7346
(614) 538-8890
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Ranked #45 of 1,971 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
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place is the best. The people are the most friendly people you will meet anywhere. Jason, the manager is the best also. He will walk around and talk to you and ask how things are. And you just cannot beat the food, regardless of what you get. And the price is not outrageous either. When you go, look for... More

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mansfield, oh
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were looking for something different while in Columbus this Sunday. I wanted barbeque so I looked on tripadvisor to get some suggestions. We had always drove by City Barbeques locations before but never stopped. I'm glad we finally tried it. It puts the rest of the bbq places to shame that we have tried. We had our grandbaby with... More

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

Thanks so much for the sweet review! I am so happy to hear your grandbaby loved it - that is great! We hope you will all come back and see us again very soon :) More

Marion
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We LOVED the food here. We aren't big bread eaters and didn't notice until we were eating you can order any of the platters NAKED ( without the bun!) Believe me you will be full and won't miss the bun! Very laid back atmosphere. You wouldn't want to go here on a 1st date- can be a little messy but... More

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

Hi Kenya! Thanks for the awesome review! We are glad you love our low & slow smoked meats, I agree - no bun necessary. And hey, if a first date can't appreciate a face full of bbq sauce, maybe they don't deserve a second date! ;) More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

All joking aside, this place has really good food. We tried the pulled pork with barbeque beans and cornbread and it was great, especially the beans. The portions are generous, and the prices are relativly cheap. I plan to return the next time I'm in the area and try the ribs or sausage. If you like you barbeque, give this... More

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

So glad you enjoyed and thanks for the review! You'll have to let us know what you think when you get a chance to try the ribs and/or sausage...in fact, email me at jordan@citybbq.com ;) More

Mt Holly
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I always frequent a good BBQ place when I can find one near my stay. While in Columbus, Ohio I went to City BBQ on Henderson Rd. and had the best Brisket sandwich. Nice place, service good, and food was great! Recommend you try it when in the area, you will not be disappointed.

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

Thanks for the review, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed and hope to see you again when/if you make it back to the area! More

evansville, in
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I read several reviews on TripAdvisor and decided to give the place a try on vacation. My husband and son shared a rack of ribs and they said they were delicious. I had the pulled pork and loved it as well. My daughter had chicken and the portion was huge. It was a little on the pricey side but that... More

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

Thanks for the review and we hope to see you and your fam next time you're in town! More

Wooster, Ohio
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad she enjoyed the ribs, make sure to check out our rib bone Tuesdays where rib bones are $1.15 each. Definitely get her the whole rack next time, those ribs are beyond addicting! :) More

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 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
78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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

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