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City Barbeque

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Blue Ash
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10375 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-4703
+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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Proctorville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this place, as I normally don't do chain BBQ restaurants. I would definitely go back for more of this! I enjoyed their ribs, which were quite tender and very fresh, fast service, friendly workers. I ordered to go and did not have to wait more than a few minutes to have my order bagged and... More 

Thank cledoc23
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

During a recent visit for the 2016 Western & Southern Tennis tournament, six of ate here for dinner twice during our stay. The usually assortment of pulled and picked barbeque. I really liked the home-style feel of the restaurant. The brisket was tender and mild. The smoked turkey is tasty. Our party was equally pleased with the pulled pork sandwiches.... More 

Thank 1stserve
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We are accustomed to Four Rivers Smokehouse in Florida. This restaurant would be able to compete no problem. The food was reasonable and very tasty. We enjoyed the Judge's Sampler Platter which had barbecue ribs, chicken, brisket and 2 sides plus garlic bread and cornbread. The restaurant was clean and the staff was very friendly.

Thank Tracey D

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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 45242-4703
  • 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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