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“Good BBQ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of City Barbeque

City Barbeque
1356 S. Rangeline RD, Carmel, IN
+1 317-660-8369
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Ranked #12 of 211 Restaurants in Carmel
Cuisines: 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. 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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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)!
Cloverdale, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went there with my wife for lunch. We both had the lunch special. Not a bad price for a sandwich and 2 sides. The sandwich was the size of a slider. The price was around $7.99. The pork had a good flavor. They had several BBQ sauces to choice from and the ones we tried were good. I like the fact they didn't add sauce to it. I had the vinegar based slaw and it didn't have much of a tang to it. The thing I missed about the whole thing is there was no real BBQ smell. When you drive up it should smell like Barbecue and most of these new barbecue restaurants don't. The restaurant was clean and look the BBQ part. Overall we enjoyed it.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Very good in all respects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I have eaten at 3 of the City BBQs since Feb of this year. At all 3, the food is generous, delicious and reasonably priced.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Mostly disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Pulled pork was under seasoned and over-cooked. To be clear, I mean that the pork had little to no salt (and therefore no flavor) and that its texture bordered on mealy. The brisket wasn't bad, but nothing to write home about (or even text a friend!). Sides were good. It's disappointing when the best thing served at a barbecue joint is the hush puppies. The peach cobbler was inedible. I'm guessing they used very cheap cinnamon. 'Very unlikely I'll go back. How hard is it season meat correctly?

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Quality BBQ in a clean and friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We went on April 17th with daughter's family and we all were pleasantly surprised at the quality and quality of food. They got the dinner for 4 & I got the beef brisket sandwich combo. My only complaints are having to wait at the counter for our food as they worked on a large carry-out that was be fore us & that the brisket was chopped instead of sliced(Just my Texas type preference).
The BBQ, Sauces, Sides, Condiments were all top notch. My daughter wasn't to sure as we were going because "It's a chain restaurant dad" but we were all happy we found it

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We've gone at least 6 times. Love their greens, their fries, and their brisket. My wife gets their pork ribs. Meat is as good or better than any place around. For us, their sides shine - for example they make greens that taste good (lots of pork helps). Busy, but the line to pay moves pretty fast. Then wait for food to be served up at the counter. When the weather is good, we usually eat in the covered area outside.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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