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City Barbeque

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Blue Ash
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10375 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
+1 513-257-0362
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time diners! We ordered take out. Good sized portions, we ordered a 2 or 3 meat platter with 3 sides...enough food for 2 people with leftovers to spare. They also had plates and plastic wear, which is always good when you are traveling. Will patronize again.

Thank Retailpros
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to Cincinnati every year to visit family and really, really look forward to lunch at this BBQ joint. I say joint because despite it being a 'chain', the food really does taste like it could be a ma and pop BBQ stand or restaurant. Delicious. This place was PACKED... and I understand why. Their portions are perfect and... More 

Thank mrb2ller
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The restaurant is awesome! They have great food portions and its very quiet and clean! I will definitly stop here again!

Thank alexissweet2
Proctorville, Ohio
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

When we visit Cincinnati, we have to make sure there is time to stop by City Barbeque. Excellent food in a great atmosphere.

Thank Douglas W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Can't tell you a single thing that stood out. This is a very ordinary bbq chain. I would look for other local one off options.

Thank Aaron Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Visiting Cincinnati and came across this place. Really good. Hubby had beef brisket sandwich, fries and Cole slaw. All were excellent. I had the smoked Turkey salad. Equally good. We are BBQ experts and this one is excellent

Thank joyj401
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

The worst part of my experience was the pulled pork was VERY dry. I had to totally saturate every strand in the sauce--not necessarily a bad thing to do. After that the sandwich was good. I'm from the south where a pulled pork sandwich has coleslaw on it, and this one could have benefitted from it. Three sauces--original, sweet, and... More 

Thank dsdmd
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I love good BBQ. I've eaten it in Texas, Mississippi, the Carolinas. I've had the best and the worst. City BBQ ranks as one of the better joints I've eaten at. Brisket is my thing. City BBQ smokes it right - a generous helping of great smoke flavor with ring and moist; they serve it with 4 different types of... More 

Thank Cincybearcatfan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We really liked this place for barbecue! My one complaint is that the cornbread was dry, however, the food in general was just excellent!

Thank William C
Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Our group of six went here for a late lunch and we all were very happy with our meals. The staff was extremely friendly as well. Probably our favorite meal experience of our stay in the area.

Thank Susan M

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10375 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Blue Ash
  • Neighborhood: Blue Ash
  • Phone Number: +1 513-257-0362
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?