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Hot Sauce Williams Barbecue

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7815 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103-4903
+1 216-391-2230
00:00 - 23:59
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Hot Sauce Williams through a best of Cleveland eats tourist book. The food--beef ribs, fries--everything is coated with their special sauce. It is delicious! Though we had many choices for food, we came back to this restaurant several times during our stay in Cleveland. Great food and great service at a very reasonable price.

Thank Drb90
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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294 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Cleveland classic. The chicken was delicious as was the pork shoulder sandwich. The Service was friendly prices were average.

Thank Christopher F
Painesville, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Your mouth starts watering as soon as you enter Hot Sauce Williams! The rib dinner is more than one meal!

Thank rich_crepage
Oberlin, Ohio
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111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've driven past Hot Sauce Williams about 100+ times, in a hurry to get home, and always wondered if it would be worth a visit. After seeing a story in a magazine of top eats and that they had a great polish boy, I decided to give it a try. Sorry to say it was pretty much a huge disappointment.... More 

Thank Matt A
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered a Polish Boy Combo and wasn't disappointed. Terrific staff, with the owner coming around and chatting to the customers.

Thank Chris H
Chesterfield, Virginia
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Ribs were good, but I almost didn't go in, bldg looked old & abandoned. Took a while for someone to come to the register & no customers. My 1st time there but I was rushed to order, think I was told hey were closing soon. Got a slab to go, but side dishes weren't appealing. I recommend visiting before dark... More 

Thank Mandarinlady
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Excited to take our son to a "Man versus Food" stop, after attending his first professional football game, but place was run down and food was disappointing.

Thank janetdrums
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I just recently stayed in Cleveland and a friend took me to Hot Sauce Williams BBQ and I really enjoyed the fried chicken. Check this place out if you ever near it.

1 Thank BWMansfieldOhio
West Frankfort, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing, but unfortunately the staff attitude almost completely ruined my enjoyment of it. Ordering process/pick up/waiting line are not very well thought out. More than three patrons waiting at a time causes a bit of a cramped space. And the wait is long, as the employees seem to just be genuinely uninterested. My husband and I... More 

3 Thank MetalSpine
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Visiting Canton for Football Hall of Fame and Cleveland for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Wanting to try something of local cuisine, and read about Polish Boy sandwich, which is a polish sausage, with French fries, cole slaw and hot sauce on a bun. I know, healthy food. Through trip advisor, decided on Hot Sauce Williams. Arrived and the... More 

2 Thank MacungieJohn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7815 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103-4903
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-391-2230

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?