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Big Art's BBQ

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2796 Struble Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45251-1124
+1 513-825-4811
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Have never eaten in the restaurant, only take-out, but it is wonderful! The cajun fries are delicious and such a nice change from fries. The garlic toast is also a nice treat. The bbq is "fall off the bone" delicious. I can't say enough good things about Big Art's. So far it is the best barbecue I have found in... More 

Thank Nattibgood
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

A family and friend favorite for years. Cincinnati has several good ribs places, but Big Art's is the king. A real gem, especially when compared to the usual national chain restaurants that surround us every where we go.

Thank markupton1947
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I've heard raving reviews by friends and family members about Big Arts for years. Since it's only about a 3 minute drive from my home I have decided to try it out not once, but on four separate occasions. Every time I returned to this place thinking it must have been a one off bad experience and have given them... More 

Thank Nati2813
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I have tried a lot of BBQ, and Big Arts is the best! Days open are kind of odd, so check first. Eat in or order out. Very popular with locals. Huge pile of wood next to it, for smoking the meat. About 1.5 miles off exit 36, on I-275.

Thank M. C
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

I was disappointed to read the previous poor reviews. I've been going to Big Arts for several years and I've always had excellent food and good service. The dining area is quite small and, well, cozy. If you're going for "fancy", this isn't it. It's a small, non-chain place where a lot of locals visit. The servers have always been... More 

1 Thank cshell2013
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We were craving bbq so we stopped by since we heard good things about the place. The woman at the register was rude it took over a half hour for our food and it was disgusting and definitely not fresh. On top of that my boyfriend had a hair in his food and my potatoe skins were burnt. I will... More 

Thank CincyChic513
Cincinnati, Ohio
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We order Big Arts about twice a month for take-out. They tend to be quite busy at times, but our order is always correct. We have had the ribs, chicken and fish. I would order all of them again, but I like the chicken and fish better than the ribs. I believe the prices are a little high. A fish... More 

Thank Morganzz
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326 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This traditional BBQ Joint is located Adjacent to a gas station at the corner of Pippin & Struble North of Mt. Heathy and is decorated in the usual no class fashion. However, the food is good and the service is excellent. BBQ Ribs or chicken are both fine with a nice tangy sweet sauce. Pork Chops or peppered pork loin... More 

Thank HazardBob
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

Came across tons of great reviews for this place and tried it out. My husband and I both got the pulled pork. It tasted like gasoline. This is no joke, it was inedible. Probably not healthy to consume meat that tastes like gas or lighter fluid. I've never written a review on anything, but felt the need to give a... More 

2 Thank sibmom510
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

One of the most family atmosphere in a restaurant I have been to! Great staff! The food is unlike anything going on in cincinnati. Homemade desserts, great hickory smells and tastes, and just overall a nice change. Get past the outside and you will be happy you chose this place for dinner.

Thank Kristina G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2796 Struble Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45251-1124
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-825-4811

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