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City Barbeque

10375 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (Central Business District)
+1 513-257-0362
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Ranked #51 of 1,725 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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. Our award-winning barbeque is made with only the highest quality meats and served with our signature sauces on the side. Huge smokers are loaded daily to guarantee the very best hickory smoked, juicy, tender meat anywhere. So if an authentic barbeque experience is what you're after, look no further. Small groups of folks like us still believe in honoring quality, generations of tradition and true service. Whether you call it barbecue, Bar-B-Que, BBQ, or barbeque - we've got what you are looking for! Our menu boasts premium smoked meats such as Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, All Natural Turkey Breast, Texas Smoked Sausage, St. Louis-Style Ribs, All Natural Chicken. Pair any smoked meat with our delicious City Sides for a true 'que meal! City Sides include baked beans with brisket, mac & cheese, corn pudding, green beans with bacon, fresh-cut fries, mixed greens with pork, potato salad, hand dipped hush puppies, side salad, gumbo and corn bread. Finish it off with one of our made-from-scratch desserts: peach cobbler, triple chocolate cake and banana pudding. We proudly dedicate our lives to the pursuit of barbeque and happiness (yes, in that order)!
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Good local bbq, varied menu, can serve a lot of tastes. Many items gluten free and allergy free food for most diners.

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Sunman, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We tried a sample of the Spare Ribs,Pulled Pork,Pulled Chicken,Brisket,Smoked Sausage,and the Smoked Turkey Breast. The Ribs,Pulled Chicken,Brisket,and Smoked Turkey Breast are absolutely fabulous. The Pulled Pork and Smoked Sausage even though they had great taste was a little dry. Overall I definately plan on going back again. Pretty darn good BBQ in a town well known for its Chili... More

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Samantha S, Marketing at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We pride ourselves on serving folks the very best barbeque, and your comments made our day! :) I am glad you got to try most of our meats, and I would love to send you a voucher so that your next sandwich is on us! Please emailing me your mailing address to jordan@citybbq.com and I... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I had the lunch special , which was a mini sandwich w/ 2 sides next time I would order a reg sized sandwich as it was good but sort of left feeling hungry sweet tea was great the sauces are plently and all had great flavor as I tried several I would def go back again!

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Columbia City, Indiana
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Loved the choices - mix of Texas, Midwest, Southern, and Southeast BBQ styles. We had the pulled pork and brisket. All three BBQ sauces were excellent - a fourth one (Carolina style) was available on the table, but it didn't grab me as much. Their corn pudding, hush puppies, green beans are great - other sides looked good. Loved it... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We have eaten BBQ all over the US, including many, many restaurants in TX and City BBQ comes closest to always delivering a great product (without going to TX). Their ribs, pulled pork, sausage & brisket are all consistently good. A dinner with sides & a drink can get a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. I... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you like brisket, you'll love this one. Had the Texas toast with it and the hot sauce, dribbled all over it.

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Springfield, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I recently dined at City Barbeque in Blue Ash, OH and chose the North Carolina pulled pork sandwich. Oh my goodness...it was incredibly delicious! The serving size was enormous and the cole slaw and vinegar dressing were a perfect compliment to the savory and tender pork. I was also impressed with the young lady who took our order. We had... More

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Milford, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have tried being patient with City BBQ; I have now been there about three or four times. Believe it or not the time before this on a Friday afternoon at 5:00 they were out of ribs!! At any rate every time I eat here all the meat has dried out. This time I had the sampler plate. The sausage,... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten BBQ at restaurants in NC, OK and TX but have to say that City BBQ is right up there! We stopped for a quick lunch and had brisket and smoked sausages. What impressed me were the sides - crisp coleslaw (nice to get oil and vinegar), mac 'n cheese (that was cheesy and not pasty) and crisp... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

I am a Southern BBQ snob and this was excellent! Our experience started with a very helpful server who helped us navigate the menu. We were even able to sample meats before ordered. We had the brisket and pulled chicken with a side of green beans like my grandma used to make and corn pudding. It cost us $31 for... More

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