Barbecue

Find Restaurants Serving Barbecue in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

From popular local delicacies to hot new restaurants featuring gourmet takes on comfort-food favorites and fine dining for a romantic night for two, Cincinnati USA is making a name for itself as a foodie destination. USA Today even named the region one of "six small cities with big food scenes" due to the amazing revitalization of our restaurant scene, which offers plenty of dining options for every palate, including BBQ joints with finger-lickin’ good barbecue sauces!

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Swampwater Grill

East

Approximately 3.59 miles from your location

Swampwater Grill

East

Approximately 3.59 miles from your location

Authentic Cajun fare, smoked foods, breakfast buffet on Sunday

Authentic Cajun fare, smoked foods, breakfast buffet on Sunday

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Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ

Downtown

Approximately 7.61 miles from your location
Pontiac Bourbon and BBQ

Pontiac Bourbon & BBQ

Downtown

Approximately 7.61 miles from your location

A barbecue restaurant serving Texas-style brisket and pulled pork and offering a large selection of bourbon.

A barbecue restaurant serving Texas-style brisket and pulled pork and offering a large selection of bourbon.

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Eli's BBQ

Downtown

Approximately 7.81 miles from your location
Eli's BBQ

Eli's BBQ

Downtown

Approximately 7.81 miles from your location

The saying 'Necessity is the mother of invention' does hold some truth. Eli and Drew, partners in the restaurant, met roughly 10 years ago in Findlay Market. They both... Read more

The saying 'Necessity is the mother of invention' does hold some truth. Eli and Drew, partners in the restaurant, met roughly 10 years ago in Findlay Market. They both decided to travel the U.S. together, hitch hik'in it, footin it, hobo'n.During their travels, they'd eaten good food in some rough places and bad food in some... Read More

City Barbeque

East

Approximately 5.91 miles from your location

City Barbeque

East

Approximately 5.91 miles from your location

What originally started as a barbecue competition team turned into this Ohio-owned-and-operated City Barbeque restaurant. The menu items are not just confined to one... Read more

What originally started as a barbecue competition team turned into this Ohio-owned-and-operated City Barbeque restaurant. The menu items are not just confined to one region of the country, though. The restaurant draws from Carolina, Memphis, Texas and Kansas City styles of barbecue. At this location, there is a small patio...... Read More

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Montgomery Inn Fort Mitchell

South > Southwest

Approximately 11.21 miles from your location
Montgomery Inn Fort Mitchell

Montgomery Inn Fort Mitchell

South > Southwest

Approximately 11.21 miles from your location

Montgomery Inn's ribs are a Cincinnati tradition, but Kentucky folks also like to tuck in a white bib and indulge in the famous barbecue sauce from time to time. The... Read more

Montgomery Inn's ribs are a Cincinnati tradition, but Kentucky folks also like to tuck in a white bib and indulge in the famous barbecue sauce from time to time. The Montgomery Inn location in Fort Mitchell serves the legendary combos of ribs and chicken, ribs and shrimp, and more juicy and grilled items like salmon, steaks and... Read More

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Alabama Que

Uptown

Approximately 7.62 miles from your location

Alabama Que

Uptown

Approximately 7.62 miles from your location

Alabama-Q specializes in all things barbecue. The Pulled Pork Loin, Pulled Chicken Breast and Pulled Beef Brisket are smoked for hours. Meats are not boiled or baked, they... Read more

Alabama-Q specializes in all things barbecue. The Pulled Pork Loin, Pulled Chicken Breast and Pulled Beef Brisket are smoked for hours. Meats are not boiled or baked, they use the famous slow-smoked method here. The dry rub is passed down from several generations and the barbecue sauce brings in the crowd. There is a wide...... Read More

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Brickhouse Bar & Grill

North

Approximately 13.56 miles from your location

Brickhouse Bar & Grill

North

Approximately 13.56 miles from your location

The Brick House Bar & Grill prides itself on fresh food, a great dining atmosphere and at a reasonable cost.

The Brick House Bar & Grill prides itself on fresh food, a great dining atmosphere and at a reasonable cost.

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Lalo

Downtown

Approximately 7.30 miles from your location

Lalo

Downtown

Approximately 7.30 miles from your location

Creative, Asian-inspired BBQ fare is the focus of this modern restaurant with a chill vibe.

Creative, Asian-inspired BBQ fare is the focus of this modern restaurant with a chill vibe.

Velvet Smoke BBQ

West

Approximately 25.26 miles from your location

Velvet Smoke BBQ

West

Approximately 25.26 miles from your location

VS.Que is a 5-time Grand Champion competitive cooking team founded in 2009 who competes on the KCBS professional BBQ circuit and serves their championship barbeque to the... Read more

VS.Que is a 5-time Grand Champion competitive cooking team founded in 2009 who competes on the KCBS professional BBQ circuit and serves their championship barbeque to the Cincinnati metro area.

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Redmoor

East

Approximately 3.76 miles from your location

Redmoor

East

Approximately 3.76 miles from your location

The Redmoor is both music venue and event facility. The venue comes equipped with a stage for live performances and a respected chef for private dinners, weddings,... Read more

The Redmoor is both music venue and event facility. The venue comes equipped with a stage for live performances and a respected chef for private dinners, weddings, fundraisers, benefits, receptions or corporate events, all in a unique Art Deco setting.

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Just Q'in

Uptown

Approximately 6.40 miles from your location
Just Q'in BBQ

Just Q'in

Uptown

Approximately 6.40 miles from your location

Enjoy pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket with homemade sides like mac & cheese, cole slaw and smoked baked beans at this barbecue restaurant that started out as a... Read more

Enjoy pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket with homemade sides like mac & cheese, cole slaw and smoked baked beans at this barbecue restaurant that started out as a food truck. Or chow down on St. Louis-style ribs and sweet jalapeno cornbread.

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Montgomery Inn Boathouse

Downtown

Approximately 6.45 miles from your location
Montgomery Inn Boathouse

Montgomery Inn Boathouse

Downtown

Approximately 6.45 miles from your location

Family-owned Montgomery Inn serves slow-cooked, fall-off-the-bone ribs, topped with top secret barbecue sauce. This "Ribs King" restaurants offers an awesome scenic view... Read more

Family-owned Montgomery Inn serves slow-cooked, fall-off-the-bone ribs, topped with top secret barbecue sauce. This "Ribs King" restaurants offers an awesome scenic view overlooking the Ohio River and the Kentucky skyline in an upscale but not stuffy atmosphere. Keeping the same look and tradition as the original location, this... Read More

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Just Q'in

East

Approximately 2.57 miles from your location
Just Q'in BBQ

Just Q'in

East

Approximately 2.57 miles from your location

New permanent location of downtown barbecue food truck operation. This permanent location is carry-out only, and you can get pulled pork, ribs, chicken wings, brisket, mac... Read more

Enjoy pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket with homemade sides like mac & cheese, cole slaw and smoked baked beans at this barbecue restaurant that started out as a food truck. Or chow down on St. Louis-style ribs and sweet jalapeño cornbread. There is limited seating at this location, but carryout ordering is popular here... Read More

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Pickles & Bones Barbecue

North

Approximately 9.26 miles from your location

Pickles & Bones Barbecue

North

Approximately 9.26 miles from your location

Barbecue joint serving wood-smoked meat and sides made from scratch.

Barbecue joint serving wood-smoked meat and sides made from scratch.

City Barbeque

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.04 miles from your location

City Barbeque

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.04 miles from your location

Award-winning barbeque of all styles since 1999.

Award-winning barbeque of all styles since 1999.

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1 of a Kind BBQ

North

Approximately 12.06 miles from your location

1 of a Kind BBQ

North

Approximately 12.06 miles from your location

1 of a Kind BBQ has been serving up its southern-style homemade barbeque for over a decade. In the heart of Sharonville, they serve lunch and dinner Tuesday through... Read more

1 of a Kind BBQ has been serving up its southern-style homemade barbeque for over a decade. In the heart of Sharonville, they serve lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday with a variety of entrees including smoked pork, chicken, hot metts, fish and of course the signature BBQ ribs and BBQ chicken. Hey, we're cheap, so we...... Read More

Texas Roadhouse

South > Southwest

Approximately 10.87 miles from your location

Texas Roadhouse

South > Southwest

Approximately 10.87 miles from your location

Better bring a Texas-size appetite to Texas Roadhouse. The chain restaurant specializes in hand-cut steaks, chicken and "fall-off-the-bone" ribs, but also serves... Read more

Better bring a Texas-size appetite to Texas Roadhouse. The chain restaurant specializes in hand-cut steaks, chicken and "fall-off-the-bone" ribs, but also serves up heaping helpings of complementary sides like steak fries and baked beans, with satisfying appetizers like the Cactus Blossom fried onion. Wash it down with a "mug-o... Read More

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City Barbeque

South > Southwest

Approximately 16.17 miles from your location

City Barbeque

South > Southwest

Approximately 16.17 miles from your location

What originally started as a barbecue competition team turned into this Ohio-owned-and-operated City Barbeque restaurant. The menu items are not just confined to one... Read more

What originally started as a barbecue competition team turned into this Ohio-owned-and-operated City Barbeque restaurant. The menu items are not just confined to one region of the country, though. The restaurant draws from Carolina, Memphis, Texas and Kansas City styles of barbecue. The Florence location has three in-house...... Read More

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The Dip

North

Approximately 18.15 miles from your location

The Dip

North

Approximately 18.15 miles from your location

It's a nice day and you're looking for a lite meal. Well, come down and take a 'dip' (oh, bad pun). This neighborhood eatery serves all-American food along with a... Read more

It's a nice day and you're looking for a lite meal. Well, come down and take a 'dip' (oh, bad pun). This neighborhood eatery serves all-American food along with a delicious selection of ice cream. The ocean theme makes you feel like you're having a day at the beach (these puns just don't stop). And if you want to bring along... Read More

Jim Dandy's Family BBQ

North

Approximately 12.44 miles from your location
Jim Dandy's

Jim Dandy's Family BBQ

North

Approximately 12.44 miles from your location

Proclaimed by many to be the best barbecue in Cincinnati, Jim Dandy's in Sharonville lives up to expectations. Their motto is "spiced and smoked, not boiled and soaked,"... Read more

Proclaimed by many to be the best barbecue in Cincinnati, Jim Dandy's in Sharonville lives up to expectations. Their motto is "spiced and smoked, not boiled and soaked," and their tried-and-true methods hold true to that statement. They stay away from any artificial ingredients, use only wood firing (never propane or gas, and... Read More

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Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.00 miles from your location

Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.00 miles from your location

Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que is legendary. The walls are littered with the detritus of the automobile era - maps, gas cans, road signs - and each table is set with a roll of... Read more

Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que is legendary. The walls are littered with the detritus of the automobile era - maps, gas cans, road signs - and each table is set with a roll of paper towels and a "six-pack" of their signature barbecue sauces. The sampler platter is a big favorite, as are the pit-smoked ribs, which include corn bread... Read More

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Hebron Grille

South > Southwest

Approximately 18.08 miles from your location

Hebron Grille

South > Southwest

Approximately 18.08 miles from your location

Hebron Grille is a contemporary, clean, suburban sports bar for the whole family. They offer ribs, gyros, sandwiches like the Rueben, Philly cheese steak, BBQ bacon... Read more

Hebron Grille is a contemporary, clean, suburban sports bar for the whole family. They offer ribs, gyros, sandwiches like the Rueben, Philly cheese steak, BBQ bacon chicken sandwich, and burgers like the jalapeno burger with pepper jack cheese. Taco Tuesday features $1 tacos and $2 margaritas.

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Texas Roadhouse

East

Approximately 10.42 miles from your location

Texas Roadhouse

East

Approximately 10.42 miles from your location

Better bring a Texas-size appetite to Texas Roadhouse. The chain restaurant specializes in hand-cut steaks, chicken and 'fall-off-the-bone' ribs, but also serves... Read more

Better bring a Texas-size appetite to Texas Roadhouse. The chain restaurant specializes in hand-cut steaks, chicken and 'fall-off-the-bone' ribs, but also serves up heaping helpings of complementary sides like steak fries and baked beans and satisfying appetizers like the Cactus Blossom fried onion. Wash it down with a 'mug-o... Read More

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Yardbirds Southern BBQ

North

Approximately 27.12 miles from your location

Yardbirds Southern BBQ

North

Approximately 27.12 miles from your location

This joint never stops rocking. Live music of the country or rock variety fills the air on Friday and Saturday. Then on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, you get some... Read more

This joint never stops rocking. Live music of the country or rock variety fills the air on Friday and Saturday. Then on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, you get some acoustical blues, country and karaoke. A nice way to be served a good meal and a good drink. Come down with friends to be entertained for a night.

JB's Bar and Grill

North

Approximately 12.02 miles from your location

JB's Bar and Grill

North

Approximately 12.02 miles from your location

JB's has multiple personalities - part cozy corner bar, part neon-lit reception hall, part no-frills neighborhood bistro and, depending on the night, part sports bar.... Read more

JB's has multiple personalities - part cozy corner bar, part neon-lit reception hall, part no-frills neighborhood bistro and, depending on the night, part sports bar. Despite the diverse decor, the atmosphere is laid-back and welcoming. In the way of food, beyond the usual burgers and wings, JB's offers steak, fish and chicken... Read More

Hooligan's Pub & Eatery

North

Approximately 5.78 miles from your location

Hooligan's Pub & Eatery

North

Approximately 5.78 miles from your location

A favorite of Pleasant Ridge residents and those in their delivery area alike, Hooligan's is a fun neighborhood eatery. Breakfast is served all-day, every day; or try... Read more

A favorite of Pleasant Ridge residents and those in their delivery area alike, Hooligan's is a fun neighborhood eatery. Breakfast is served all-day, every day; or try their award-winning ribs with a signature tangy sauce. Then work up a sweat during their popular spring volleyball leagues.

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Kenning's Circle K Restaurant

West

Approximately 15.42 miles from your location

Kenning's Circle K Restaurant

West

Approximately 15.42 miles from your location

A fine dining experience in Bridgetown with great variety on the menu, from homestyle to high class, like a traditional Kentucky hot brown to crab-crusted salmon in a... Read more

A fine dining experience in Bridgetown with great variety on the menu, from homestyle to high class, like a traditional Kentucky hot brown to crab-crusted salmon in a roasted pepper cream sauce. Don't miss the barbecue ribs slathered in their signature sauce or the daily drink specials. Kenning's caters especially to private... Read More

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Smoke and Grits

North

Approximately 15.54 miles from your location

Smoke and Grits

North

Approximately 15.54 miles from your location

Owner Davidson Muldrow brings smoked ribs, shrimp and grits and fried chicken to the West Chester area. Muldrow uses applewood to smoke ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken... Read more

Owner Davidson Muldrow brings smoked ribs, shrimp and grits and fried chicken to the West Chester area. Muldrow uses applewood to smoke ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken and jerk chicken. He also offers fried chicken, cod and catfish, flat iron steak, rotisserie chicken and southern side dishes and five different sauces for...... Read More

Silver Street BBQ

North

Approximately 25.13 miles from your location

Silver Street BBQ

North

Approximately 25.13 miles from your location

Laid-back, family-friendly, country-infused restaurant serving a variety of wood-smoked pork, chicken, brisket, ribs and barbeque wraps. All barbeque is smoked outside in... Read more

Laid-back, family-friendly, country-infused restaurant serving a variety of wood-smoked pork, chicken, brisket, ribs and barbeque wraps. All barbeque is smoked outside in a massive, competition-level rotisserie smoker. Silver Street is known for Southern Style BBQ out of the south. Choose from ribs, chicken wings, brisket and... Read More

Fins Feathers & Bar-B-Q

Downtown

Approximately 7.47 miles from your location

Fins Feathers & Bar-B-Q

Downtown

Approximately 7.47 miles from your location

This small take-out restaurant has big flavors. Favorites include ribs, pulled pork, and the extra spicy hot sauce.

This small take-out restaurant has big flavors. Favorites include ribs, pulled pork, and the extra spicy hot sauce.

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Eli's BBQ

Uptown

Approximately 3.94 miles from your location
Pulled Pork Sandwhich at Eli's BBQ

Eli's BBQ

Uptown

Approximately 3.94 miles from your location

Eli's BBQ started small: a booth at the Fountain Square Tuesday Market, then a weekday stand, then Findlay Market. Now they have opened a permanent location. Elias... Read more

Eli's BBQ started small: a booth at the Fountain Square Tuesday Market, then a weekday stand, then Findlay Market. Now they have opened a permanent location. Elias Leisring owns Eli's with Drew Simmons. Though in their previous stands, they did only pulled pork sandwiches, with or without coleslaw, in this spot they also offer... Read More

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Chung Kiwha Restaurant

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.89 miles from your location

Chung Kiwha Restaurant

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.89 miles from your location

At most Asian restaurants, the only relationship you have with your dinner is plate, buffet, fill and back to your table. At Chung Kiwha in Florence,the buffet's still... Read more

At most Asian restaurants, the only relationship you have with your dinner is plate, buffet, fill and back to your table. At Chung Kiwha in Florence,the buffet's still there, but you bring morsels such as beef short ribs, squid, chicken and clams back to your table to cook yourself in a metal wellfilled with real wood charcoal... Read More

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Avril-Bleh & Sons Meat Market

Downtown

Approximately 7.47 miles from your location

Avril-Bleh & Sons Meat Market

Downtown

Approximately 7.47 miles from your location

Avril Bleh Meat Market is one of Cincinnati's best butcher shops and proudly sets up shop right outside to sell their meats cooked from April to October. The market grills... Read more

Avril Bleh Meat Market is one of Cincinnati's best butcher shops and proudly sets up shop right outside to sell their meats cooked from April to October. The market grills metts, hot dogs and brats. It also grills vegetables such as peppers, onions and even cucumbers. Perfect for a tasty lunch between meetings.

York St. Cafe

South > Riverfront

Approximately 6.37 miles from your location
York Street Cafe

York St. Cafe

South > Riverfront

Approximately 6.37 miles from your location

Located in an 1880's-era pharmacy, York St. Cafe has your prescription for a great night out: It's a romantic restaurant, lounge, live music venue and art gallery all in... Read more

Located in an 1880's-era pharmacy, York St. Cafe has your prescription for a great night out: It's a romantic restaurant, lounge, live music venue and art gallery all in one. York St.'s Mercantile sells art, antiques and collectibles. It's open Wednesday-Saturday, noon-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.

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