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Jim Dandy's Family BBQ

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2343 E Sharon Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241-1843
+1 513-771-4888
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here with my business people, and we all enjoyed old fashioned BBQ. The building itself is kept as old and the tastes was also good, not too strong, but still has its character. I am only concerned about the cleanness of the restaurant. The dust was all over the place.

Thank John P
Lake Orion, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The food was very good. They had a variety of sauces so I was able to tailor the sandwich to my taste. The sides were delicious as well.

Thank Drawalrat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Just getting out of my car and being hit with the aroma of the smokers makes me hungry for a BBQ! Offering a casual atmosphere and a friendly environment, Jim Dandy's is a place where families, friends and even solo diners enjoy. The food is delicious and priced reasonably. Certainly, this is a spot where locals return over and over!

Thank Deb022
East Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Our group stopped here for lunch on Saturday. Everyone loved their meals; Pulled Pork, Baked Chicken, BBQ Beef. Delicious Cole slaw. Homemade Chips.

Thank ShelleyBeanie
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227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Great food at affordable prices in a charmingly casual and a bit rustic setting...what could be better. This place is good for couples, family, business lunches, friends and they also cater. The star of the place is the barbecue meats, but they've also got kids meals, platters, a nice array of side items, and a carry-out selection that allows buying... More 

Thank magsdj
Cincinnati, Ohio
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Sometimes the best is easily described, as is Jim Dandy's. Best BBQ chicken around! Definitely in my top-3 BBQ chicken. Ribs are excellent. Love them. My preference is a dry rub. The side dishes -wow. All are super good. I love the green beans. And their coleslaw. The greens are out of this world. You know, I could make a... More 

Thank CJ5687
Toledo, Ohio
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176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

In Cincinnati for a water Polo meet and got some to go barbecue. Tasty food served by nice people but small portions. I'd definitely go again but be aware the portions aren't very large.

Thank Anthony H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I was in town for work, and as usual I search TripAdvisor to find the best of the best! The rave reviews weren't lying, Jim Dandy's has great BBQ. I BBQ just about every other weekend and roll smoke on Brisket and Pork for approx 20 hours. From the great texture, smoke ring and smoke flavor, undoubtedly Jim does the... More 

Thank James M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Most tender pulled pork and brisket i have had in a long time. 4 different sides were all excellent with generous portions.

Thank Jim L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I was in town in business and wanted some good local food. I came across Jim Dandy's BBQ and it was awesome!! I got the Dandy special which included the pulled pork sandwich, two sides and a drink for $11. The food was delicious and the service was great. I will definitely be back when I'm in town!!

Thank 116junkie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2343 E Sharon Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241-1843
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-771-4888
In true Cincinnati fashion, at Jim Dandy's Family BBQ we make a BBQ that's all our own: fresh meat, never frozen, cooked low and slow over a wood fire. From our roadside roots to our warm, welcoming atmosphere, Jim Dandy's Cincinnati Slow-Fired BBQ is authentic, traditional, one-of-a-kind good. You're gonna love it like a local.

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