Nothing beats a hearty barbecue sandwich when you’re hungry for big flavor and smoked meat. Thankfully, Ohio is home to several delicious barbecue joints that serve up exceptional sandwiches. From sliced brisket sandwiches to smoked pulled pork, here are 11 of the best barbecue sandwiches in Ohio (listed in no particular order) and where to find them.
1. B & K Smoke House (Columbus)
You can't go wrong with the brisket sandwich (pictured), pulled pork and even smoked turkey sandwich at B & K Smoke House. You'll find it at 1114 E Main St., Columbus, OH 43205.
2. Great Lakes Brewing Company (Cleveland)
While this popular eatery features a wide variety of exceptional cuisine, you'll find a few barbecue options that are downright mouthwatering. We recommend the pulled pork sandwich with house-made tater tots (pictured.) Great Lakes Brewing Company is located at 2516 Market Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.
3. Seven Miles Smokehouse (Chillicothe)
With slow, southern cooked meats and sides made from scratch every day, this family owned and operated smokehouse serves up some exceptional barbecue. Pictured is "The Mad Dog" with pulled smoked chicken, beef brisket and pulled pork, topped with grilled onions, sauce and creamy signature cole slaw. Seven Miles Smokehouse is located at 285 E 7th St., Chillicothe, OH 45601.
4. Shorty's True American Roadhouse (Toledo)
If you enjoy an extra hearty barbecue sandwich, you'll want to try the Boss Hog (pictured.) It's deliciously piled high with barbecue pork, bacon and slaw. Shorty's True American Roadhouse is located at 5111 Monroe St., Toledo, OH 43623.
5. Deet’s BBQ (Maumee)
This family owned and operated barbecue joint also operates as a mobile catering company, based in Maumee. Some local favorite dishes include their sliced brisket sandwich (pictured) and slow smoked pulled pork. Dee's BBQ is located at 1385 Conant St., Suite D, Maumee, OH 43537.
6. Kennedy’s Bar-B-Que (Canton)
For an exceptional pulled pork or ham sandwich, head over to Kennedy's Bar-B-Que, located at 1420 7th St. NW, Canton, OH 44703.
7. Grillin' Dave-Style (Zanesville)
With a fall-apart brisket sandwich and mouthwatering pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, you basically can't go wrong with any sandwich you order from Grillin' Dave-Style. It's located at 1612 Linden Ave.,
Zanesville, OH 43701.
8. Eli’s BBQ (Cincinnati)
In 2016, Business Insider ranked "The 50 best barbecue joints in America," and Cincinnati’s very own Eli’s BBQ ranked as #3 on that list. Brave the possibility of a long line at Eli's BBQ. It's located at 3313 Riverside Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45226.
9. Rudy's Smokehouse (Springfield)
A popular go-to for Rudy's Smokehouse regulars, the pulled pork sandwich is out-of-this-world good at this barbecue joint. It's located at 2222 S Limestone St.,
Springfield, OH 45505.
10. Boathouse BBQ (Marietta)
With picture perfect views of the Ohio River and amazing barbecue options, you'll love this southern Ohio eatery. The pulled pork sandwich and beans are a classic you have to try here. Boathouse BBQ is located at 218 Virginia St., Marietta, OH 45750.
11. Angry Barbeque (Canton)
Sandwiches here come piled high with onion rings. Order the pulled pork (pictured) or chicken barbecue sandwich and thank us later. Angry Barbeque is located at 4640 Belden Village St., NW
Canton, OH 44718.
Have you been to any of these restaurants before? Where’s your favorite place to grab a barbecue sandwich in Ohio? Let us know!