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“Good Barbeque, great value” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Smokin' Ox
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Oxford, OH
Level Contributor
105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Barbeque, great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Smokin' Ox is a nice neighborhood kind of place. They have a great food at lunch, a good beer and surprisingly good wine selection. The food is always very good and there is a lot of it, I never finish the fries and usually get the great slaw. It is certainly worth the visit

Visited October 2012
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Thank Jack026
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24 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Cincinnati
Level Contributor
36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great BBQ joint!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

I cannot say enough good things about their food - pulled pork, beef brisket and dry rub ribs are all AMAZING. The Colossus is probably my favorite sandwich on their menu, but you can't go wrong with the BBQ. They also have several different types of BBQ sauce you can use to flavor as you like.The side items are hit-and-miss, but I hardly ever get those.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MaximilianRockefellr
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Ohio
Level Contributor
181 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
“Good BBQ options”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

In the context of other choices in Oxford, Smokin' Ox stands up pretty well. There are a number of BBQ meat selections, and the side dishes are pretty good. You may wind up sitting underground, but the atmosphere is just fine.

Their options for kids are rather limited - so do check in advance if you have picky eaters in your crowd.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank jeffsm5111
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Hamilton, Ohio
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Horrible ribs and food.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

If you like undercooked ribs and microwaved sides this is the place for you. Our party of 7 did not have one meal that was edible. The ribs were way undercooked and cold the sides were microwaved and nasty. The cole slaw was spoiled. The worst Father's day dinner ever!!!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Suthien
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Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

Hidden in plain sight in uptown Oxford, this little gem is worth a visit if only for the smoked beef brisket. They serve great BBQ pulled pork and pork ribs, both dry rubbed and braised.
Sides include a nice vinegared bean salad, sweet potato casserole in addition to the expected BBQ sides, and of course, corn bread. The atmosphere when we have eaten there has been quiet but I suspect it becomes quite energetic as the students arrive later in the evening.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Flopalopagus
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