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US$7 - US$15
American, Barbecue
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Reviewed 20 March 2021 via mobile

The BBQ was lukewarm. The green beans had more fatty bacon than beans and the coleslaw had green peppers in it, which I dislike. An overall bad experience.

Date of visit: March 2021
Rachael L, General Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2021

Hi there! I am very sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal. I would love to have you back for a redo, would you be interested? Please email me at kelsey@citybbq.com. Thanks!

Reviewed 29 June 2020 via mobile

Was hopefully but disappointed. Pulled pork sandwich was actually very good but the brisket sandwich was so fatty that I literally could not find more than two bites to eat. Has to split the meat from the pulled pork to actually have a small meal....French fries were cold, mac and cheese was so-so but pretty bland. And they forgot to give me the banana pudding I ordered. I called and notified them but ended up deciding that if the pudding was consistent with their other food it wasn’t worth the drive back to get it. Overall it was disappointingMore

Date of visit: June 2020
37samanthas, General Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2020

Hi there! I'm so sorry you were disappointed in your meal. We strive to always serve up competition quality food, but it sounds like we were off our game. Would you be willing to give us another try? Shoot me an email at kelsey@citybbq.com and...More

Reviewed 5 June 2020 via mobile

Great bbq of all kinds with a variety of sides, sauces, drinks, and desserts. You really can’t go wrong. They are fast and practice all the safe practices for Covin-19 prevention. Lots of parking. Fast in and out and pick up out front.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020

I visit with my husband on business a few times a year, we have been to city twice so far and it’s by far one of my top 5 bbq joints in the country. I even found out they have a location within half an...hour of my hometown. We will be visiting that one as well but will always visit this one when we are in town.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 November 2019

City Barbeque is a pretty killer place. If you like smoked, barbequed meets it is THE place to go. We've been to City Barbecue a number of times and have always had a good time and good service. As soon as you pull in the...parking lot you can smell the smoke, and it means you're in for something good. Inside the restaurant has a very country/down home feel to it, being decorated in a barn wood and country-type feel. You order at the counter, and the offerings range from chicken to turkey to pork fixed a variety of ways. They have sandwiches and meals with a variety of sides (I love their cole slaw), and the prices are pretty reasonable! No matter what you order you're going to end up at the sauce/condiment bar. They have about 8 different types of sauces of varying heat range (I'm all about the spiciest!), along with pickles, onions and THE BEST jalapeños I think I've ever had. (Check the picture I posted. You'll love them, too.) The service at City Barbeque is always great, and the staff seems to have the hustle on taking orders, getting food ready, and keeping the dining room clean. They even have merch, should you care to spread the word!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Rachael L, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2019

Hey there! What an amazing review, thanks so much for sharing your positive feedback! We look forward to having you back again soon :)

Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

I cant say enough how amazing their food is. I get it delivered to work every Thursday via grubhub and the entire hospital gets jealous. The pork ribs are to die for, the cornbread is amazing, I've not had one thing that I haven't enjoyed.

Date of visit: October 2019
Rachael L, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2019

Hi there! Woohoo! So glad to hear everything was delicious, we also have online ordering available through our website and app (you'll earn rewards points that way too)!

Reviewed 21 October 2019

I have been here many times and I have never been disappointed great flavor ,friendly staff and at a price that's not going to break the bank. I usually buy the city sampler for my wife and I it includes 4 different meats and two...sides plus texas toast. You will be pleasantly surprised at the portions and diverse side dish choices unlike so many BBQ places you could make a meal out of the sides. I many times add a third side to my meal because it's hard to pass them up.The corn pudding ,BBQ beans with brisket and collard greens never fail to please. Top that with peach cobbler but wait I've said what I usually do but today I was doing a quick lunch and went for the " more cowbell " sandwich may I say what a delicious choice built on texas toast a little horseradish sauce beef brisket topped with peppers,onions and smoked provolone it will be a lunch favorite for me. Looking forward to my return trip.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Rachael L, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2019

Hi there! Thanks so much for the awesome 5 star review! We're so glad to hear the More Cowbell was delicious :)

Reviewed 1 September 2019

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. After reading of the reviews I decided to try the brisket. The regular brisket had a decent taste, though the double smoked brisket was even better. I also got some pulled pork which had an amazing...flavor, especially with the bourbon barbecue sauce. Since the smoke flavor was good, I would definitely like to try the turkey and chicken here.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Rachael L, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

Hi Chris, we can't wait to have you back to try the turkey and chicken! Thanks for the awesome review.

Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Wanted to like this place, but brisket was very fatty, much more than one would expect. Ribs were ok. Slaw was delicious. The whole process of ordering and receiving your food was congested and more confusing than it needed to be. I'd would not return.

Date of visit: July 2019
Rachael L, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

Hi Dean, oh no! We're so sorry about the fatty brisket. We'd love to try to make this right for you, please email me at rach@citybbq.com when you get the chance!

Reviewed 3 July 2019

Excellent BBQ! Plenty of meat selections. A large variety of side selections. Best of all, plenty of BBQ sauce selections. I really enjoyed the pulled pork and the chicken. All of the sauces are tasty. Only advice, is pay attention to what sides you order,...as the serving sizes are very large.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Rachael L, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2019

Hey there - thank you for the awesome review! A large serving size isn't the worst problem to have ;) Hope to have you back for some more BBQ very soon.

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City Barbeque is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4