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City Barbeque

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$$ - $$$
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2111 W Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-7346
+1 614-538-8890
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Colu,mbus, OH
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always great! The BBQ boys nailed it when they put this place together. RIck Malir has made the operations run smoothly and you always get the same quality food. Love their brisket and pulled pork. The Carolina BBQ sauce is fantastic. Their hush puppies are the best you can find in OH. Ask for crispy fries and plan to share... More 

Thank mjboone
Columbus, Ohio
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Huge take out orders dominate the service line, so dine in customers and their smaller orders wait forever and a day. Thankfully the food is great once you finally get it.

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

Oh no! So sorry about that wait! We definitely don't want one customer to have to wait longer than another when we get busy. Would you mind emailing me at jordan@citybbq.com when you get a chance? I'd love to make it up to you. Thanks so much for the feedback! More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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312 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We came here with a decent sized group, and decided to order the large platters, there were a few items they were out of, so we just had them give us a good variety (in my opinion, being out of food means they make it fresh, not just pull it from a can or freezer). Every item on the tray... More 

Thank Patrick R
Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I moved away from Columbus over a year ago, but still visit there on occasion. Three times in the past 2 months I have ordered the Judge's Sampler, and taken it back home to Indiana. We get three different kinds of barbeque meats (brisket, pulled pork and 1/4 chicken), and I select 2 different sides each time. All have been... More 

Thank shar_right
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Great as always! Brisket sandwich, corn casserole and sweet potato casserole. Love it, best brisket anywhere. I wish I had room for chocolate sheet cake. I wish we had city BBQ where I live. Definite repeat visit.

Thank Bernice G
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480 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We stop in for lunch periodically. I have found it to be hit and miss, with more misses in the last year or so, but the pulled pork and brisket one day this week were the best I have ever had here. The flavor and texture were great. I hope it's a trend.

Spring Hill, Florida
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300 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 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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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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 W Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-7346
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-538-8890

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