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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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Bowling Green, United States
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had passed City Barbecue dozens of times but didn't go there until last weekend. The food was excellent and the service was quick. We got a family pack for four adults and a child and there were a few leftovers. Actually enough for another lunch. It will be a meet-go place on future trips.

Thank Robert A
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in an order to pick up BBQ and sides for a business luncheon. They were timely in having the order ready, packaged nicely for travel and seemed to be s big hit among the group

Thank Bertie L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a very big BBQ connoisseur and am not usually happy at many BBQ restaurants. With that being said, every time I leave city BBQ I am satisfied. The only complaint I have is a lack of consistency sometimes with there ribs. But when they do their ribs right they are really right!!!

Thank Kenny M
Montague, Michigan
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love briskit or pulled pork BBQ, and appreciate REALLY GOOD BBQ sauce - this is your place. These folks know how to slow roast meat. Their side dishes are also great. The prices are very reasonable, and portions are generous. If I lived close enough to one, I'd eat there every day.

Chciago, United States
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stopped here for dinner four years in a row as part of our road trips. We no longer consider anyplace else. In fact, we book our hotel in Florence just to be sure.

Thank George G
Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks so much, George! We hope to see you next time you're in Florence! More 

Milford, NJ
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in the mood for BBQ and just picked this place off of waze app. Wow, what a lucky pick. The pulled pork was so flavorful and the brisket was moist and very tender. The wood smoke was perfect, not her does but present in every bite. Wished we ha this place where I live!!! Oh and the collard green... More 

Thank Delakid
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great deals in family meals and an affordable lunch menu. Love the corn bread and potato salad. The brisket is yummy. Good rewards program. Quick service.

Thank Maritza O
Williamstown, Kentucky
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 14 January 2017 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
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

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

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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