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Big Art's BBQ

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2796 Struble Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45251-1124
+1 513-825-4811
11:00 - 20:00
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place served one of the best baby backs we ever had. Not only in the sauce, the skill of grilling the ribs to the right crispiness was just too perfect. The cod fish and top sirlion steak were also good. The sides were just as delicious. We had vegetables, bake potatoes, and Cajun fries being the best. Highly recommended

Thank Sim Y
Fairfield, Ohio
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203 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I got carry out from Big Art's for the first time. We'd heard great things about it, and were a little disappointed. The good news is that my ribs were nice and soft, literally falling off the bone. They were slathered with a thick sauce that was sort of uninteresting to me. My wife enjoyed her pulled... More 

Thank HDS1
Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a neighborhood "joint"; nothing special in the way of ambiance. Not much seating room so depending on the time, you could be in for a long wait but holy cow, the food is delicious! I had a gumbo, that was a special, that was off-the-charts! Same goes for the pork chops; lip-smacking good. In the future I'll grab... More 

Thank Sherie K
Hamilton, Ohio
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Some of the best ribs outside the state Texas! The cole slaw is simply amazing as well as the other sides offered at Big Arts. Great place to go for ribs.

Thank beckerde
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Have never eaten in the restaurant, only take-out, but it is wonderful! The cajun fries are delicious and such a nice change from fries. The garlic toast is also a nice treat. The bbq is "fall off the bone" delicious. I can't say enough good things about Big Art's. So far it is the best barbecue I have found in... More 

Thank Nattibgood
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 November 2016

A family and friend favorite for years. Cincinnati has several good ribs places, but Big Art's is the king. A real gem, especially when compared to the usual national chain restaurants that surround us every where we go.

Thank markupton1947
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I've heard raving reviews by friends and family members about Big Arts for years. Since it's only about a 3 minute drive from my home I have decided to try it out not once, but on four separate occasions. Every time I returned to this place thinking it must have been a one off bad experience and have given them... More 

1 Thank Nati2813
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I have tried a lot of BBQ, and Big Arts is the best! Days open are kind of odd, so check first. Eat in or order out. Very popular with locals. Huge pile of wood next to it, for smoking the meat. About 1.5 miles off exit 36, on I-275.

Thank M. C
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I was disappointed to read the previous poor reviews. I've been going to Big Arts for several years and I've always had excellent food and good service. The dining area is quite small and, well, cozy. If you're going for "fancy", this isn't it. It's a small, non-chain place where a lot of locals visit. The servers have always been... More 

1 Thank cshell2013
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We were craving bbq so we stopped by since we heard good things about the place. The woman at the register was rude it took over a half hour for our food and it was disgusting and definitely not fresh. On top of that my boyfriend had a hair in his food and my potatoe skins were burnt. I will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2796 Struble Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45251-1124
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-825-4811

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?