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City Barbeque

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2111 Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-7346
+1 614-538-8890
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brisket was very tender and flavorful. We called it in for takeout and it was ready in the amount of time it took us to arrive (approx 10 minutes), they have a separate line for carryout orders, which was awesome since there was a long line of people ordering. Obviously a local favorite from the standing room only line. Food... More 

Thank Deana C
New York, United States
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121 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This was not our first experience with City Barbecue as relatives had introduced it to us at a family event. It is so good. Wonderful ribs, brisket, and pulled port. The sides are just as yummy -- especially the corn pudding and mac & cheese. Good collards, too! This time we ate in the restaurant instead of getting carry out.... More 

Thank Susan O
Canal Winchester, Ohio, United States
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The Columbus City Barbeques add a very special treat on Fridays only during Lent. They smoke the most delicious salmon which can be ordered alone on some greens with lemon butter or as a platter with two sides of your choice. It is amazing and we go EVERY Friday during Lent. Don't miss it!

Thank Swimmer626
Hilliard, Ohio
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208 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Missus and I are avid barbecue enthusiasts, and we have spent a lot of time and treasure at barbecue joints across America. City Barbecue is right up there with the best. We've found the meats and side orders remain outstanding. What's not to like about that? The only slightly less-than-stellar item offered is, well, the iced tea. We like... More 

Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

We will gladly help you accomplish any goal you're going for ;) Thanks for the 5 star review! More 

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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A group of friends and I stopped here for a late lunch on our way home through the area. I ordered the City Sampler because I believe in myself, and was very happy with it. Everything that came with it was done right. Sides were collards and hush puppies - staples for Carolina style barbecue. Washed down with a cold... More 

Thank FourLugHero
Proctorville, Ohio
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I visited the City BBQ on west Henderson in Columbus OH and dearly wish I had not. I made a "Call Ahead" order and arrived at the restaurant approximately 10 mins after the pick up time I requested. The service was far less then I expected or had received at other City BBQs. I waited for 20 mins for my... More 

Thank Douglas W
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Oh no! That is definitely not what we want to hear. We pride ourselves on being the best bbq in the city and I apologize that this visit was not up to par. Could you email me at jordan@citybbq.com with more information? I'd love to make it up to you. More 

Colu,mbus, OH
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Always great! The BBQ boys nailed it when they put this place together. RIck Malir has made the operations run smoothly and you always get the same quality food. Love their brisket and pulled pork. The Carolina BBQ sauce is fantastic. Their hush puppies are the best you can find in OH. Ask for crispy fries and plan to share... More 

Thank mjboone
Columbus, Ohio
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Huge take out orders dominate the service line, so dine in customers and their smaller orders wait forever and a day. Thankfully the food is great once you finally get it.

Thank JRSTravel
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Oh no! So sorry about that wait! We definitely don't want one customer to have to wait longer than another when we get busy. Would you mind emailing me at jordan@citybbq.com when you get a chance? I'd love to make it up to you. Thanks so much for the feedback! More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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332 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We came here with a decent sized group, and decided to order the large platters, there were a few items they were out of, so we just had them give us a good variety (in my opinion, being out of food means they make it fresh, not just pull it from a can or freezer). Every item on the tray... More 

Thank Patrick R
Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I moved away from Columbus over a year ago, but still visit there on occasion. Three times in the past 2 months I have ordered the Judge's Sampler, and taken it back home to Indiana. We get three different kinds of barbeque meats (brisket, pulled pork and 1/4 chicken), and I select 2 different sides each time. All have been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2111 Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-7346
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-538-8890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?