BBQ Restaurants in Kent


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  • Kennedy Barbecue
    Over the last nine decades, Kennedy's BBQ has been smoking, slicing, and piling turkey, ham, and pork on sandwiches seasoned with top-secret ingredients. This smoke shack's meat masters start with premium protein, pit-smoking the savories in an on-premise smokehouse to infuse succulent juices. Then, soft buns are laden with ham, turkey, beef, or pulled pork ($4.75 each), slathered with barbecue sauce, and generously dolloped with a house-made cabbage relish concocted from a secret recipe. Sociable sandwiches can pal around with a bowl of hearty chili or smoky bean soup, studded with tender chunks of pit ham and cornbread crumbles ($3.50 each). Desserts such as homemade cookies ($0.75), milkshakes ($3.30), and Troyer's Home Pantry pies by the slice ($2.60) finish off a decadent meal more sweetly than a nuzzle from a candied teddy bear.
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    1420 7th St NW
    Canton, OH US
  • Two Fat Guys Bar-B-Q
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Two Fat Guys Bar-B-Q, a down-home barbecue joint in Canton. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at Two Fat Guys Bar-B-Q just as much as mom and dad. At Two Fat Guys Bar-B-Q, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated. Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Two Fat Guys Bar-B-Q. The dress code at Two Fat Guys Bar-B-Q is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. Can't stay long? Not a problem with the restaurant's take-out and delivery options. Catering services are also available. If preferred, visitors can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Two Fat Guys Bar-B-Q, so plan your budget accordingly.
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    4859 Tuscarawas Street West
    Canton, OH US
  • Hog Heaven
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Hog Heaven, a down-home barbecue joint in Canton. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Hog Heaven's extensive drink list. Take the kids along too — Hog Heaven is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Hog Heaven. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Hog Heaven also offers catering. You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant. Hog Heaven is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Hog Heaven since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    2730 Cleveland Ave NW
    Canton, OH US
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit Medina
    The Dickey’s Barbecue Pit sign may be ubiquitous today as a spot for good ole’ Texas barbecue, but when Travis Dickey first opened his Dallas shop in 1941, the sign had to share space with advertisements to help pay rent. In the 70 years since then, the Dickeys have done well for themselves, with their initial store spawning a slew of franchises throughout the country. Though the barbecue at each outpost is no longer under the hand of one of Dickey’s descendants, each shop still smokes their own meats in-house to create the signature Texan flavor that infuses their briskets, pulled pork, and fall-off-the-bone ribs. Meals can come in any size, from the a la carte sandwiches to platters that incorporate a chosen number of meats with a buttery roll, a pickle, two homestyle sides, and free ice cream. Whether serving up their dishes in the dining room or packing them up for take-away or catering, the staff ensures that each client gets a taste of Texas home cooking without the hassle rubbing every dish on a campfire crock-pot.
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    960 N Court St.
    Medina, OH US
  • Hot Sauce Williams
    Meet a reality TV darling... Hot Sauce Williams may sit in an unpretentious storefront, but its hot sauce-doused fried chicken, rib dinners, and perch by the bucketful have a national profile; the restaurant has appeared on Man vs. Food and No Reservations. ...with humble beginnings... The Williams family, led by the five Williams brothers, first opened the spot in 1964. Not only did they have no experience in the restaurant industry, they also had no official hot sauce recipe, and no name for their new business. Lemaud Williams joked that hot sauce-making was an instinct that ran in the family. The moniker "Hot Sauce Williams" only materialized when customers decided they had to call the sign-less eatery something. ...and not-at-all humble hot sauce. That spiced condiment remains the restaurant's signature, a zesty blend that's not so dangerously hot that geckos who eat it become dragons. Try it as Man vs. Food's Adam Richman did?on a kielbasa sausage heaped with fries, slaw, and a generous dousing of sauce.
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    7815 Carnegie Avenue
    Cleveland, OH US
  • Pacers
    Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Pacers, a down-home barbecue joint in Lakewood. Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at Pacers, a local favorite. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Pacers. Pacers' happy hour is filled with food and beverage deals. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Pacers. Pacers is well-known for being able to seat large parties. Free wifi is available as well. Pacers has live DJs spinning some evenings. If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the restaurant, it's best to reserve a table before heading over. Put the suit away when heading to Pacers — dress is casual, as are the vibes. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Street and lot parking is simple near Pacers. The average check at Pacers will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
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    14600 Detroit Ave
    Lakewood, OH US
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