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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 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE BBQ!!! So, I am always looking for BBQ joints when I travel. I prefer little local dives. however this "chain" restaurant was delicious!! I had the pulled pork, double collards, cornbread and OF COURSE - PEACH COBBLER!! OMG!!! I will visit again!!!

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

Haha! Thank you for the great (and funny) review! :) More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My 11 yr old granddaughter loves ribs! She & her daddy wolfed down a slab. My pulled chicken sandwich with sweet sauce was most excellent. A terrific selection of sides! Not a fancy place, but definitely flavorful!

Thank Ann C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This place does not deserve its four star rating. I got two pulled pork sandwiches for a friend and I as well as two orders of fries. The buns were soggy, meat was very fatty and lacked flavor, and the fries were limp / soggy. I couldn't get more than half way through my sandwich because of how much fat... More 

Thank Mynamis J
Oxford, Ohio
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is the closest that you will get to North Carolina barbecue in Ohio. Pulled pork was smoked over hard wood. There are lots of barbeque sauces: vinegar based (not identical to eastern NC but good), mustard based like South Carolina (close but not as much mustard as SC), and more sweet, molasses (or honey) based. Great hush puppies. Vinegar... More 

Thank crowdemw
Pikeville, Kentucky
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Everything about this place I liked. The bbq was delicious. I opted for a sample plate and shared with my husband. The sides were very good. Loved the corn cake.

Thank iamthebosslady
Cincinnati, Ohio
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128 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Most times we get take out. I like the pulled pork - nice smoky flavor and a hearty chop. We usually use our favorite sauce from VA (Pierce's), and the two complement each other very well. Slaw has a nice acidity. Solid BBQ.

Thank Ray B
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Delicious barbecue with fabulous sides. This location also offers fundraisers for local schools and organizations. Friendly staff, great food.

Thank 771dlh
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

More food than I could finish. I've been here before and got a great meal. Not so much this time. The pulled pork and brisket were somewhat dry and the pulled chicken too vinegary. The sides were plentiful, the fried pickles tasty (try them if you've never had them), and they have a nice selection of beers, but no wine.... More 

Thank Ron K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

First time diners! We ordered take out. Good sized portions, we ordered a 2 or 3 meat platter with 3 sides...enough food for 2 people with leftovers to spare. They also had plates and plastic wear, which is always good when you are traveling. Will patronize again.

Thank Retailpros
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We come to Cincinnati every year to visit family and really, really look forward to lunch at this BBQ joint. I say joint because despite it being a 'chain', the food really does taste like it could be a ma and pop BBQ stand or restaurant. Delicious. This place was PACKED... and I understand why. Their portions are perfect and... More 

Thank mrb2ller

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10375 Kenwood Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242-4703
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Blue Ash
  • Neighbourhood: 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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