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Walt's Barbeque

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6040 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45239
(513) 923-9800
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I like it a bit inconsistent though

I have gone to Walt's many times and generally like the food.Yesterday was a Monday and hardly anyone there.Service was good and food offerings were good.I have been there when they were busy and service and food suffered.Like cold fries and can't find any waite help.I will continue to give them a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
Bob W
,
Hamilton, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Cincinnati
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

To quote Toby Keith, "I ain't as good as I once was - I got a few years on me now But there was a time.." Unfortunately, this sentiment echoes through other reviewers writings and my personal experience, just this past week. Tried Walt's BBQ for the first time, last week and was thoroughly disappointed. The place was empty when... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place used to be really good, I even had my wedding rehearsal dinner here. but in the past few years, it has slipped in quality and value for the money while raising prices. Go to Eli's instead, or one of the many newer BBQ establishments.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have gone to Walt's many times and generally like the food.Yesterday was a Monday and hardly anyone there.Service was good and food offerings were good.I have been there when they were busy and service and food suffered.Like cold fries and can't find any waite help.I will continue to give them a chance once in awhile.

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Mason, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My first experience with Walt's Barbecue was exactly what everyone had told me to expect. It truly was one of the best barbecue restaurants i have ever visited, and considered their food to be in the Top 5 of any i had tasted. This was about 1-1/2 yrs. ago and remember it like it was yesterday. Unfortunately this is no... More 

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Chicago
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was just ok. Think we ordered the wrong stuff. My boyfriend and I shared the nacho - which was actually chips with nacho stuff on it. A warning would have been nice. They we shared the beef brisket, which was VERY tender and juicy, but we could have been given like 20% more BEEF. Sides were fries and collards... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I had my share of barbecues and Walt's have finger licking good stuff. I went with 8 other friends and this place did not disappoint, I had their signature BBQ Ribs, Spicy smoked sausage link, mac n cheese and ohhh that sweet potato casserole ( that has pecans)! Also try their sweet tea, I promise you will love it! The... More 

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Shelby, North Carolina
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We decided to give Walt's a try after looking online. It was worth the stop. I had a combo platter with sausage, brisket, and chicken. The portion sizes were large and filling. The sides were given as much attention as the main dishes. We had a great waitress that never let the glasses get empty the entire night. They also... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Ever since Walt sold the business and retired, the prices have gone up and the food quality has gone down. The new corporate owners are not holding their employees or food to Walt's standards. The servers are still as friendly and prompt as before.

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Sunman, Indiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The ribs are still excellent,everything else though has went down hill. A place that at one time served some of the best bbq in the Greater Cincy area is just now average or below at best.I think they are experiencing some upper management issues with the place and thats causing there quality of food in general to suffer. I will... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This was an awful experience. Showed up at 6:30 for dinner, was seated at 7:15, offered drinks at 7:45 and did not have food at 9pm. Ended up leaving without food at 9p. Waitress did an awful job of letting us know what was going on. Waitress brought out cold appetizers, and then when asked about where the food was,... More 

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Additional Information about Walt's Barbeque

Address: 6040 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45239
Phone Number: (513) 923-9800
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6040 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45239
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: (513) 923-9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 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?