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Kiser's Barbeque Express

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1002 E State St, Ste 14, Athens, OH 45701-2149 (Formerly Kiser's BBQ Shack)
+1 740-594-7427
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As usual, Kiser's did not disappoint! I've eaten at Kiser's dozens of times while in school at OU, but I had never had their catering until the day of our wedding rehearsal. Everything was just as delicious as when you eat in the restaurant. They were professional & on time. Couldn't ask for much more.

Thank Christina W
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Been there a few times and never dissapointed. Over the weekend I had the pulled pork w/carolina vinegar, side of grilled veggies and a mint green tea. I've never had a bad meal there.

Thank Dennis C
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This small mall in Southeastern Ohio's college town of Athens has surprises wherever you lock. What would you expect to find to eat in a mall? Kiser's will satisfy your every craving for really good barbecue. The menu is extensive (now includes local craft beers) and has some inventive ways to indulge ... their stuffed grilled cheese sandwich goes way... More 

Thank Terri L
Gallipolis, Ohio
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127 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

A casual place with such a huge variety! And such great prices. We do our own bbq'ing, and we loved this place. We had loaded potatoes with chopped brisket and nacho cheese. Huge servings. It cost a total of $14.87. You can get pork, chicken, brisket, turkey breast and Texas style sausage. All of which come as a full meal,... More 

Thank blgpts
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Their food used to be very good, but it is now just "okay". The prices are not outrageous but they're not great. The service is OK too. We'll return, but it's not our first choice.

Thank beachlover0608
Warrenville, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Had the chicken and ribs sampler. Good variety on menu. Very good BBQ. Awesome bourbon lemonade! Beans and sausage side was great. Locally sourced ingredients. FYI, knives are a bit hidden behind the fork and spoon bins.

Thank Jerry P
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Everytime we go to Athens we always stop by. Love the BBQ here! I think the sauce is called Sweet Red, it's my favorite. A little pricey but so worth it

Thank Kpoe42
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of our family favorites. We eat here about twice a month and it's always really good. I have tried about 40% of the menu and it has all been fantastic. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Thank Justin S
Albany, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! Great food, and sides, pleasant atmosphere, all materials used to serve products are biodegradable.

1 Thank Rebecca H
Columbus, Ohio
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here several times and I was so disappointed yet again that I thought to myself, I've had enough, this time I'm writing a review. It's terrible bbq, just awful. I have tried the pulled pork, the brisket and most recently the smoked sausage. There is no taste of smoke anywhere to be found, there is a discernible... More 

Thank 333meg
Sean K, Owner at Kiser's Barbeque Express, responded to this review

Simply WOW! I think you left no room for apologies or ability to correct your numerous issues you had at my establishment (on several occasions no less!) So, when I respond, it is not to you 333meg, but to others who may read the disinformation you wrongly posted...first and foremost, our meats are 100% wood cooked and wood flavored. We... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1002 E State St, Ste 14, Athens, OH 45701-2149 (Formerly Kiser's BBQ Shack)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 740-594-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?