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City Barbeque

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5 E Franklin St., Centerville, OH 45459
(937) 312-1350
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Texas BBQ in Dayton...

BBQ North if Texas. Yep.. and absolutely as good if not better. Pefect burnt ends, huge sides of greens and corn pudding. Had to top it off with chocolate cake. All in all a filling meal that I enjoyed every bite of. Will be back whenever I am in area..

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Glenn55Southlake_TX
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Treasure Island, Florida
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Treasure Island, Florida
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ North if Texas. Yep.. and absolutely as good if not better. Pefect burnt ends, huge sides of greens and corn pudding. Had to top it off with chocolate cake. All in all a filling meal that I enjoyed every bite of. Will be back whenever I am in area..

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Thank Glenn55Southlake_TX
Norton Shores, MI
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

My husband and I usually follow TA for recommendations when we are on the road. We are definitely BBQ snobs and always spend at least two or three nights out to a BBQ joint per week. We arrived on a Saturday and decided we had better go early. That was the tip from reviewers. We arrived about 4:30 p.m. and... More 

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Thank LizNortonShores
Prescott, Arizona
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is the best BBQ I have ever eaten. There were several adults so we ordered a pound of the brisket and a pound of pulled pork plus two sides. The potato salad and the beans were delicious for the side order. It was the meat that was so outstanding. It had a wonderful smoke flavor as will as the... More 

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Thank Barbara P
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

We can't wait either! Thanks so much for coming in, hope to see you all again soon! More 

Dayton, Ohio
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342 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I am a barbeque snob. Been there ate that. So there. That said, City Barbeque can just about duplicate the best of all the styles with their perfectly cooked meats and wide variety of sauces. Open a discussion thread and give your input. I visited recently and had the Lo Lo's Pulled Pork sandwich. With the Swine Wine vinegar sauce,... More 

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Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

The turkeys for thanksgiving are phenomenal. Their family size meals are great! Love their greenbeans abd mac n cheese. Their pulled pork and pulled chicken are always juicy, tender, and full of flavor.

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Thank Momof2boys11
ohio
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

City barbecue never disappoints! The food is always delicious and the staff are so friendly. My family and I love everything from the pulled pork to the turkey cuts. The Mac and cheese to the green beans are perfect. Could eat here everyday!

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Thank scott16
Centerville, Ohio
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The food here is normally very good but often not very warm. Can't get better smoked meat anywhere near here. Just wish it was warmer. Rarely can see steam come off the food. Smoked turkey is most days a 10.

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Thank Ilovefood45459
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are so glad you love our turkey - we are so proud of it! I am disappointed to hear that your recent experiences have not have steaming hot food. We do thank you for that information, as we are always looking to improve! Our team will definitely look into it right away. Please email... More 

Kansas City, Kansas, USA
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253 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The atmosphere bespeaks BBQ, which means the food is what one goes for. The award-winning BBQ is definitely worth a visit. My friends ooh'ed and ahhh'd over the brisket. I had chicken with a rib (Tuesdays are $1.25/bone rib night). The rib was very good (I've had better, but this was definitely wonderful), but the chicken was tender, juicy, and... More 

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Thank DRWMETMAN
Dayton, Ohio
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Finally, after hearing people at our church rave about it, we tried it. My husband and I both had the pulled pork sandwiches with potato salad and green beans. The potato salad is the best we have found outside my mother's kitchen! It was great. The beans, too. The pork was tender and tasty; sauce was wonderful. It is very... More 

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Thank GrandmaCRH
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! We are so glad you decided to give us a try. See you next time! More 

Fairfax County, Virginia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Overall pretty good BBQ. I tried a sampler plate of pulled pork, brisket, sausage, and turkey with TX toast and 2 sides...I chose slaw and baked beans. The brisket was my favorite meat...the beans were fantastic! They put chunks of brisket in them. I did think their spicy BBQ sauce could've been hotter...but it was still tasty. I was kinda... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 E Franklin St., Centerville, OH 45459
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Centerville
  • Phone Number: (937) 312-1350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?