Food & Menu

When we opened the first City Barbeque in 1999, the star of the menu was our national award–winning brisket… and when we say “national award,” we mean “first place in the American Royal World Series of Barbeque Invitational.” Twenty years (and 44 restaurants) later, we can’t think of a better way celebrate our 20th anniversary than with the brisket that started it all: for the first two weeks of August, we’re cutting prices on our fan-favorite brisket to say thanks for 20 incredible years! August 1–28 only*, enjoy brisket sandwiches for $7.49, lunch brisket sandwiches for $5.99, even brisket by the pound for $15.99.

Hand-rubbed with our signature dry rub, slow-smoked over local hickory wood for up to 18 hours, carved to order… this brisket is award-winning for a reason, and trust us when we say we’ve spent the past 20 years perfecting it. Follow your nose to your local City Barbeque joint, order up some brisket, and help us celebrate!

*A lil’ fine print: offer only valid on orders placed and fulfilled August 1–28, 2019. Valid for dine-in, carry-out, and delivery orders.  

We want to help you celebrate your mom, stepmom, grandmom, any mom! Bring her in on Mother’s Day for the city’s best barbeque, and we’ll treat her to a piece of our triple chocolate cake, on the house.*

And that’s not all: our mamas taught us that giving is better than receiving, so we’re giving away a $100 gift card! Just share a selfie of you and your special lady enjoying some City Barbeque and you’re entered to win. Just be sure to tag #citybbq so we see it!

(Don’t do social? No sweat! Just email your selfie to to enter.) Winner will be randomly chosen and notified on Wednesday, May 15.

Pro tip: if you’re looking for another way to treat that BBQ-loving mama of yours, don’t forget: for every $30 in gift cards you buy, we’ll throw in a $5 bonus card for your next visit!**

* Free cake available with any purchase on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

** Bonus card offer valid through June 16.

“Not burnt,” “meat candy,” “little chunks of heaven”: burnt ends can be a little hard to describe. But why waste time talking about them when you could be eating them? And you can eat them starting today at City Barbeque!

Our burnt ends are double-smoked cubes of brisket with a sweet homemade glaze and a little char. If they didn’t sound good enough on their own, we serve them up by the half-pound (!) over a piece of garlic-buttered, griddled Texas toast and toss a couple of our incredible pickles on the side. These burnt ends are rich, indulgent, and smoked in super-small batches… which means we sell out nearly every day.

Want to get your hands on some? Get in early: due to limited supply, we’re selling Burnt Ends in-store only (no online orders) for $11.99 at participating locations. And while you’re getting here early, get here often—this meat candy’s only available for a limited time!

It was a tough job, but someone had to do it: we tasted so many macs, with so many different combinations of cheeses, before we found one that was just right. And boy, did we find one: we cannot wait for you to taste our new Jacked Mac! *

Available at participating locations, our scratch-made Jacked Mac is straight-up overflowing with Monterey Jack, Cheddar, and Parmesan cheeses. We bake the whole thing until it’s golden brown and gorgeous. And if that weren’t enough, you can take the whole thing right over the top—literally—with a topper of smoked bacon or brisket. What more could you want?

Oh, you want a whole bowlful of Jacked Mac? We figured as much, which is why you can get your Jacked Mac as a side ($2.99, add bacon or brisket for $1) or as a whole dang bowl ($6.99, add bacon or brisket for $1). But hurry, this mac won’t be jacked forever: it’s only available for a limited time!

* Big fan of our classic creamy mac? No worries, it’s not going anywhere: both macs will be available at the same time. Grab one of each and have a good ol’ mac showdown!

Class of 2019…Congratulations on one of life’s greatest moments: Graduation! No doubt you’re looking to celebrate the occasion (woop! woop!) and we’d love to help!

Our catering experts can handle everything from food to set up to full-service catering for your special day. All you do is decide on the menu and how you want it served, and we take it from there! You get to relax and enjoy the moment while your guests enjoy the best bbq around!

Click here to contact your local catering team to get started or schedule a free tasting consultation.

Would you rather just pick it up from your local joint?

No problem, our party packs are perfect for parties small and large!

Click here to order online or call your local joint for help planning your shindig… we are  here to help!

We’ve been helping grads throw killer parties for years and here are a few tips from our experience:

  • Whatever you do, don’t run out of food- for a meal we suggest ordering 1 pound of meat for every 3 to 4 people and figure 5oz. of each side dish per person.
  • Finger foods help promote socializing…our Sandwich Packs make 12 quarter pound sandwiches and come with pickles, pickled onions, buns and sauce.  Stock up – your guests will want more than one!
  • Reduce costs by joining forces with other graduating friends. Chances are, your guest lists are similar, so your dollars will go further if you combine all the individual celebrations into one big one.
  • Delegate to others so you’re free to mingle with guests…our catering staff can do more than just serve food- they’ll help you set up the buffet, clean up, etc. Just let us know what level of service you’re looking for and we’ll handle it! Or I’m sure Cousin Eddie would be happy to refill drinks 🙂

Check out our Graduation Board on Pinterest for some party inspiration and ideas for easy, DIY decorations and games!

We look forward to helping you throw a party you’ll be proud of with food people talk about!

“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose!” -Dr. Seuss


We know what your Easter table needs: one of our artisan-cured, bone-in, hickory-smoked hams! Easter’s not until April 21, but you might want to call to reserve your ham today: quantities are extremely limited, and we sell out every year.

Each ham feeds 10 folks (with plenty of leftovers!) and costs $79. While you’re ordering that ham, don’t forget to round out the meal! Green beans with bacon, corn pudding, potato salad—we’ve got you covered.

All City Barbeque locations will be closed on Easter; hams will be available for pickup April 13–20.

Kids, grab your grown-ups: it’s the best day of the year! All City Barbeque joints will celebrate “Family Time” on Sunday, February 24—which means. kid’s meals are free with an adult meal purchase all day long! You don’t need a coupon or anything, either—just tell us you’re here for “Family Time” when you get here and you’re good to go!

And if you’re in the mood for some homemade Triple Chocolate Cake, we’re sweetening the deal for Family Time. City Barbeque will donate $1 of the sale of every slice of cake on February 24 to local children’s hospitals:

Akron and Cleveland joints: University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Cincinnati joints: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Columbus joints: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dayton joints: Dayton Children’s Hospital

Toledo/Findlay joints: ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital

Indianapolis joints: Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health

Chicago joints: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Lexington joints: Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Louisville joints: Norton’s Children’s Hospital

Charlotte joints: Levine Children’s Hospital

Raleigh joints: Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center

Atlanta joints: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Plus, every City Barbeque joint will have some family-friendly surprises going on… you’ll have to stop in and see!

So what’ll you get for your free kid’s meal? A lil’ brisket sandwich and some creamy, curly mac and cheese? A perfect chicken drumstick with green beans? Slow-smoked turkey and crunchy, chewy, healthy Superfood Slaw? Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’re excited to celebrate with you!

A little fine print: Adult meal purchases $7 or more are eligible for a free kid’s meal. One free kid’s meal per adult purchase.