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Jim Dandy's Family BBQ

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2343 E Sharon Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241-1843
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Family owned bbq with really large portions at a low price. The chicken and ribs were great. Bread pudding good but could hsve been hotter. Quick service and family friendly

Thank gregpeter
Hanover, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The food here was fantastic, both the BBQ and the sides. Staff was very friendly, even though we came in close to closing time. I had the brisket, potato salad and bread pudding and all were great.

Thank blichlyter
Livonia, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Just not a great BBQ place if you ask me. It was fast food BBQ. Ribs were not hot and I personally was not a fan of their sauce. It was a pit stop for gas and figured let's try this place. Well I know not to do it again. I guess give it a try. But just not happy... More 

Thank Mark D
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I've visited Sharonville/Cincinnati many times for business and I just found this place. What a find! I had the half of St. Louis ribs and was not let down! These things fell off the bone. The sides are fantastic also! I had the potato salad and cole slaw; Absolutely fantastic. On top of this, they serve bottle of beer to... More 

Thank Chris K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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: 15137714888
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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