Carnivores from around the city turned out to vote in the 2018 ColumBest reader poll to determine just which BBQ joints around the city smoke ’em up best.
Sauce mustaches are back in this season so ditch the napkins and enjoy some laughs with friends over grub from these top three barbecue places.
#3 Barrel and Boar
6.5% of 12,469 votes
121 Mill St Suite 130, Gahanna
8 N State St, Westerville
59 Spruce St, Columbus
#2 Ray Ray’s Hog Pit
23.7% of 12,469 votes
5755 Maxtown Rd, Westerville
424 Town St, Columbus (Land-Grant Brewing)
2619 N High St, Columbus (Ace of Cups)
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#1 City Barbeque
37.3% of 12,469 votes
2261 Stringtown Rd, Grove City
108 S. Stygler Rd, Gahanna
2111 W Henderson Rd, Columbus
5979 East Main St, Reynoldsburg
600 South State St, Westerville
8491 Sancus Blvd, Columbus
With a convenient number of locations, a surplus of items for catering, and that old fashioned barbecue edge, City Barbeque has been with us since the beginning.
We have wiped away our tears with their delectable brisket and our meat sweats with their moist towelettes for two decades.
Despite the fierce competition, City Barbeque are the originals, with enough bark (and bite) to beat out the competition.