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City Barbeque

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2111 Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-7346
(614) 538-8890
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Spring Hill, Florida
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288 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to live in Columbus and I was looking forward to eating here. It was very busy the evening we were here. We ordered the City Sampler and they were out of turkey, so we had to order extra of another meat. I thought the brisket was too dry. The pulled pork was moist and the sausage was OK.... More 

Thank Susan R
Litchfield Beach, South Carolina
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going for 10 years and the same consistent slice of heaven! From pulled pork sandwiches, French fries that are consistently fabulous! Sweet tea to make Scarlet happy and all sides that taste homemade!

Thank Betsy B
Columbus OH
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We get takeout semi frequently from here and it's always great! We love the ribs, brisket, and pulled pork.

Thank travelingpea
Winter Haven, Florida
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expect nothing less than amazing from this Columbus founded establishment. The staff at this store are dedicated to their regular customers as well as new ones, you will find that the management of this location is particularly committed to making sure your happy and smiling when you leave this amazing smelling place. I suggest the Cowbell sandwich , with either... More 

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

You are so awesome! Thank you for the amazing review. Jason & Team UA are the best :) More 

New Albany, Ohio
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Greasy bbq that is nothing special. People in the area rave about it but I think of it as chipotle bbq. Too much salt, no enough true bbq style. Lots of sauce.

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

Hey Jasson! Thank you for the feedback. Just wanted to make sure... when you say "lots of sauce," your meat did not come with sauce, correct? We do not serve sauce on anything except the pulled chicken, plus we lightly brush the chicken and ribs. Anyway, sorry you're not a big fan. If you're willing to give us another try... More 

Ironton, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

GREAT B-B-Q! Several sauce choices including a really good Carolina sauce they call 'Swine Wine.' From the brisket, to the corn pudding, to the collard greens to the service...you can never go wrong at City Barbeque.

Thank jghelton396
Champaign, Illinois
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I went here a couple of times for lunch when I was in the area for business for a week. Very good barbeque. I had chicken once and pork the other time and both were good although I thought the pork was a little better. The fries were also particularly good and plentiful. If you're in a BBQ mood, it's... More 

Thank Greg S
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We had take out from here. It was delicious. They have packaging and all the food was still hit a delicious when we got home to eat it.

Thank jlewv
Atlanta, Georgia
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115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited here with a party of 12. We ordered two family packs and made it into sandwiches at the table. The hush puppies are so flipping good. They brought out fresh cornbread to us about middle of the meal and we all managed to find a way to force it down. It was warm and almost like cake. Sweet... More 

Thank ChasingSun101
Barstow, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

For me, no trip to Columbus is complete until I eat at City Barbeque. Latest trip my BIL got takeout for a family gathering. Had a little left over so I had bonus lunch the next day.

Thank michaelbrown9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2111 Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-7346
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: (614) 538-8890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?