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3758 West Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065
(614) 224-8224
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: The idea for City Barbeque was born as an invitation to all the people in...
The idea for City Barbeque was born as an invitation to all the people in the city to enjoy great barbeque- America's food.
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
VERY GOOD BBQ AND SIDES

if you want really good BBQ chicken, pork or beef this is your place. They deliver what they say they will. excellent meat with tasty sides. Some of their bigger platters for a big crowd are bargains. The picnic seating area is not always the cleanest but the paper towels on the table are very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

if you want really good BBQ chicken, pork or beef this is your place. They deliver what they say they will. excellent meat with tasty sides. Some of their bigger platters for a big crowd are bargains. The picnic seating area is not always the cleanest but the paper towels on the table are very handy.

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Powell, Ohio
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

VERY smoky inside from poor ventilation. Pork sandwiches are not as good here as they are at the other City BBQ's. I usually can't bite through the pork since it is over cooked and crusty. Staff are great usually. Prices do not reflect the poor quality of the meal. FF are great! Beans are great! BBQ sauce is great. Meat... More 

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

Hi Judy! I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience. It doesn't sound like our normal excellent standards that you are used to. I would love to make this up to you. Would you mind emailing me at jordan@citybbq.com when you get a chance? Thank you for the feedback! More 

Pataskala, Ohio
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stopped one day for lunch. The food was very good. The staff was pleasant and very patient with us because as usual with a new menu we had a hard time deciding. The menu was extensive and eclectic. I finally got the brisket with potato salad and hush puppies. It was great and I especially liked the different sauces... More 

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Powell, Ohio
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been to this establishment many times this year, most recently last week. If they can ever get the consistency down, it will easily be a •••• review. But, there are constant problems with running out of food. One night, no brisket, one night no cornbread, another night night..... And then, most recently the dreaded I got home and... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review! I am so sorry to hear about the items running out. I will be sure to notify the regional market leader so he is aware that this has been a problem lately. I would love for your next meal to be on us.. I know how frustrating it can be to not receive... More 

Merrillville, Indiana
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Their barbeque is absolutely delicious! They tend to be busy, so you may have to wait a bit, but it is worth it! Great flavors and options, great pick-up catering for parties (we've done that several times)--we'll be back again and again!

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Delaware, Ohio
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

City Barbeque offers consistent good fare. We (myself, wife and our 3.8 YO son) have been here (and other locations) several times. We are usually not disappointed. We beat any dinner rush and placed our order at the counter. Most of it was prepared and ready for pick up by the time we got our drinks. We had to wait... More 

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Powell, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Face it, food quality is not always consistent. This food "could" be all over the map in terms of temp, flavor, smoke, sauce, tenderness, but it's not. They've managed to bottle their consistent product and every time I visit the Powell location, they deliver. Great for a family of two, family of four or a carry out scenario.

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Colu,mbus, OH
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Excellent food-- every time! Great NC pork sandwich with creamy cole slaw in top. They also make hush puppies-- they are true to southern tradition-- w/ onion and crispy. Last time they were much smaller than normal, but really good. Ask for "bark" if you like the dark/burnt part in the beef brisket. It's incredible. We stop in regularly and... More 

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Ohio
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This place is a hit or miss it seems...depending on what factors I do not know. Half the time we visit this restaurant we either have good food, or lack of. Tonight they were out of ribs...really? So I asked for a substitute to the City Sampler Deluxe which I purchased and they were ok with adding additional brisket. But... More 

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Our cashier was super nice and helpful when we placed our order. However it was just ok after that. Our food wasn't very hot and the girl that gave us our food seemed less than enthused to be there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3758 West Powell Road, Powell, OH 43065
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Powell
  • Phone Number: (614) 224-8224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

The idea for City Barbeque was born as an invitation to all the people in the city to enjoy great barbeque- America's food.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?