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Jim Dandy's Barbecue

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2343 E Sharon Rd, Cincinnati, OH
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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Not Much Better

I travel to Cincinnati several times a year for work, and I always make sure to stop at Jim Dandy's for my BBQ fix every time I'm in town. There are a lot of great BBQ places all around the country, and Jim Dandy's is one of them. You can look far and wide to find something better, but I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim B
Commerce Township, Michigan
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Commerce Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel to Cincinnati several times a year for work, and I always make sure to stop at Jim Dandy's for my BBQ fix every time I'm in town. There are a lot of great BBQ places all around the country, and Jim Dandy's is one of them. You can look far and wide to find something better, but I... More 

Thank Jim B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

YUM! This isn't a fancy place, but the barbecue is fabulous and the service is friendly. The aroma hits you as you exit your car, causing the stomach to growl. Dining is on picnic benches inside, though I typically get carry-out - a ribs dinner usually makes 3 meals for me. Ribs, pulled pork and chicken are the mainstays, with... More 

Thank Deb022
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

In Queen City apartment hunting with our son. We met his new boss here for lunch. Not a chain but well known and loved Cincinnati eatery and well deserved. Ribs are out of this world - all meats are smoked over wood - unbelievable food - price is great. Ohio folks love and know how to cook their meats!! Can't... More 

Thank Louise D
Palmdale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

it's already cooked and in the case, kinda like a salad bar, except they put it on your plate...,the mac and cheese was good and so was the pulled pork, put if you want a cooked sausage it takes time and the flavor just wasn't there

Thank Annette H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My family enjoyed several different items. A nice selection of sauces and very flavorful food. We go again.

Thank Dadof3girls
North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Jim Dandy's cooks their pork over a wood fire, so it tastes pretty good, however portion was pretty small considering the above average cost for a BBQ pork sandwich plate. The experience left me thinking it doesn't measure up to the BBQ joints in the deep south.

Thank workin4theman
Central Pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

If you're looking for tasty pulled pork this is the place for you. Be careful with the jumbalaya, however. It is really really hot. Very friendly staff. We didn't care that much for the Saratoga chips but the baked beans were delicious.

Thank taxmanken
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We visited the first time and it was after lunch time so it was only a couple people eating in. I like to see a crowd which is a good indication that the food is good. My son recommended it and he likes it...I think he said the pulled pork is what he likes best. I got an order of... More 

Thank FayeCincinnati
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

The food is just above average for barbq in fact most of the staff is really great until the older lady who believes that she's the owner comes up to the front then everyone's mood changes. For good reason she is not at all nice In fact she has no business talking with people at all. An she over charged... More 

Thank Joseph E
Walt Disney World, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Some of the best BBQ I have ever had. MY wife is a writer so we stopped by for a conferences and I was a stow away on a trip. I read some good reviews and stooped by. great ribs real good pulled pork. At the end of our meal jim stooped by to check in on us super nice!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2343 E Sharon Rd, Cincinnati, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-771-4888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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