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City Barbeque

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8026 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042-1232
+1 859-818-0003
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a typical BBQ chain but has small portions that are over priced. The food is good but you feel like you are getting nickled and dimed for everything. For the money you spend here you could go to a much nicer resturant. But if you have to meet here for an event it is a serviceable restaurant.

Thank Bryan R
Grand Rapids
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since this was the #1 recommended restaurant in Florence and we were close we decided to try it. Glad we did. Food portions were generous. Service was friendly. Prices were reasonable. Worth the stop.

Thank Don D
Bridgeport, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Wow, great food!! I had the half rack of ribs and it was a gigantic plate of food! The ribs were delicious, melted in your mouth! Hubby loved his pulled pork sandwich. The hush puppies were great also, and the green beans DELICIOUS!

Thank tina b
Youngstown, Ohio
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the recommended of a friend. So glad we did. It was rub Tuesday and they were great. The BBQ sauces were not my favorite but everything we ate was great. Even my kids are very good. I wish that we had one closer to us.

Thank bukifan75
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

What an efficient operation! During a one night motel stay in the area we got takeout dinner at City Barbeque. It was Friday night at 6:30; the order line was long. We almost turned around and left. I am so glad we didn't. It only took us 5-7 min to place our order, and 5 min tops to receive the... More 

Thank Linda P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The lady taking orders really knew the menu and was happy and helpful. Food was good and it seemed like a popular place. They have amazing hush puppies!

Thank Julie R
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We spent 2 nights in Florence and wanted to try City BBQ based on the reviews.We placed our order at the counter and within 5 minutes we had our order. My wife had a pulled chicken sandwich and said it was delicious. I had a full rack of ribs. The ribs were tasty but just seemed a little dry to... More 

Thank RDWLouisville
Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Fantastic selection of BBQ meats and homestyle sides! I especially enjoyed the pulled pork, cukes & onions salad and their swine wine sauce! Visited multiple times over the summer and always had a great meal and excellent service!

Thank Amander11
Hillsborough, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This place has excellent BBQ. The ribs were large and meaty and needed no sauce. The portions were large and the sides were very good, (I especially liked the vinegar slaw) and reasonably priced. If I'm back in the area I'll stop by again.

Thank haroldrg2016
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We flew into Cincinnati late but were able to catch them before closing. Unfortunately they were out of brisket which meant no cowbell sandwich, but the pulled pork was fantastic. The staff were super friendly and my wife really enjoyed her corn pudding. Great place for food!

Thank checht96

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
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: 8026 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042-1232
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +1 859-818-0003
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?