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BBQ Revue

4725 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227-1425
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Ranked #143 of 1,728 restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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14 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

One of my favorite foods is beef brisket, and BBQ Revue has the best brisket I've ever had....hands down! I think their barbecue sauce is too spicy--it overpowers the taste of the meat. Their brisket is so tender and flavorful, that it doesn't need sauce, anyway. Anyone who enjoys barbecue must try this place. It is much more reasonably priced... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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125 reviews 125 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My son lives in the area and wanted me to experience some good barbeque. He was right; it was darn good. I had the brisket sandwich and cole slaw and sweet tea. The meat was cooked just right. This is a low overhead joint with self serve counter service but I'll be back for some more of this fine food.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

BBQ Revue has been my old standby for years - easy carry out on the way home from work. I particularly like their brisket and barbecued chicken and only treat myself to their ribs on special occasions. Their barbecue sauce is distinctive and I happen to prefer theirs to some of the bigger names in town. This counts as a... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Stopped in while looking for the Cincinnati Dinner Train, and we were delighted! Great food, definitely will go back!

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Hebron, KY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We came across this place by accident after getting lost in the Fairfax area. With a hungry family in the car around lunchtime we simply couldn't pass by the huge pink statue of a pig outside a smoking place. OK, you don't go in there for fancy dining. No table cloth, no table service, a layout and decor mired in... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

By far the best hardwood smoked BBQ in the greater Cincy area. Beef Brisket, Pork Loin or Chicken you pick all are excellent. The sides are great. I recommend the Mac&Cheese although all are great. This place is a definite must try if you want real BBQ

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157 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Hardwood smoked BBQ done the right way. It has the red smoke ring deep in the meat ie not preboiled and reheated like some other popular places. Love the smoked brisket--less greasy than City. You can sit but mostly takeout with good prices. We call ahead and buy in bulk for family get togethers.

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19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We picked up a huge order-chicken, ribs, Mac and all the fixins. The place has a unique feel as well as outstanding ribs this side of the ohia river. I would recommend a stop at this BBQ pit, especially after bowling a strike next door.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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202 reviews 202 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011 via mobile

BBQ Revue has ok food but the atmosphere, service, and all the other pieces are not good. If you go here, get take out.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

I eat there at least once a week and love their ribs and brisket. I highly recommend them to anyone that likes bbq.

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