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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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Williamstown, Kentucky
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been going to this place for 6 years now. Food is consistently good. I would say it's the best BBQ in the Florence area. I like that it's not a full service restaurant and got more of a true BBQ joint feel than either Smoky Bones or Famous Dave's. Brisket is top notch, and their sides are amazing. Fries... More 

Thank Jordanyosh
Petal, Mississippi
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Absolute BEST BBQ EVER!! Hands down the Best Brisket! They sure do know what they're doing! Best Sweet Tea North of the Mason Dixon! You won't be disappointed if you are looking for a true BBQ experience! City Barbecue has you covered!

Thank tinimark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food self serve quick clean easy access from highway Reasonably priced BBQ fresh and sauces on tables Has carry out

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Verona, Kentucky
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It might not be as cheap as other places but you get plenty of food and the menu is great. I love the pork!

Thank Dana O
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting restaurant in that it is sit down but you bring the food to the table! Saved us time on our long drive. Tried the judge sampler and it fed my family of five with leftovers for around $30 with drink. Great stop!

Thank Ashley F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
63 restaurant reviews
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 12 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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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?