Holy Smoke BBQ


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Dry-rubbed pork, chicken & beef crisp over hickory flames before dressing in signature barbecue sauces to fuel feasts & tailgate parties

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Promotional value expires Feb 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must order tailgating/catering options 7 days in advance. Not valid for alcohol. Not valid for daily or holiday specials. Extra fees apply for catering and delivery. Unauthorized reproduction, resale, modification, or trade prohibited. Only valid at listed location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Barbecue chefs identify themselves by the signature flavors of their sauces, which they brush onto slabs of meat and hand to police officers during routine traffic stops. Sample handcrafted piquancy with today’s Groupon to Holy Smoke BBQ. This Groupon is valid only at the Gahanna location. Choose from the following options:

  • For $7, you get a barbecue meal for one (up to a $14.97 total value). The meal includes:
  • A half slab of ribs, a half-pound sandwich, or a half chicken (up to a $9.99 value)
  • Two side dishes (a $2.99 value)
  • One fountain beverage or iced tea (up to a $1.99 value)

  • For $11, you get a Holy Smoke family pack for four (a $23.98 total value). The family pack includes:
  • Two meats and two side dishes (a $19.99 value)
  • Four dinner rolls (a $3.99 value)

  • For $49, you get an Archaic Feast tailgating or catering package for up to 10 people (a $99.90 value).

  • For $99, you get an Archaic Feast tailgating or catering package for up to 20 people (a $199.80 value).

Each catering package includes the following: * Beef brisket, pork shoulder, and chicken * Beans, slaw, and cornbread

The barbecue-savvy proprietor of Holy Smoke BBQ populates restaurant and catering menus with meticulously prepared meats, which have garnered praise from the Columbus Dispatch. Hickory-flavored flames tango around dry-rubbed beef brisket, ribs, and chicken as meats crackle and pop like a phonograph stuffed with cereal before satiating stomachs alongside mouthwatering side dishes. For family feasting, relatives dig in to pork, chicken, ribs, or brisket embankments responsible for guarding savory sides, including creamy mac ‘n’ cheese, cave beans, and hand-cut chips, from signature sauces and excommunicated second uncles.

Catering packages spin tailgater taste buds into a frenzy with a meaty mélange of beef brisket, pork shoulder, and chicken, which crowd surf atop savory beans, slaw, and cornbread. For an additional fee, catering add-ons can assist in party preparation, including delivery, dinnerware, tablecloths, and rib-bone-whittling lessons.

Holy Smoke Barbecue

According to a Columbus Alive article, Holy Smoke Barbecue owner Stan Riley is so dedicated to cooking his meats over freshly chopped wood that he has been known to haul tree trunks to the back of his restaurant and take an axe to them right there. He then puts the wood into his outside smokers. He told the magazine that the freshness of the wood was important because it determined the flavor of the smoked meats—the fresher the wood was, the more potent the flavor.

These flavorful meats include hand-carved brisket that has been in the smoker for more than 15 hours, St. Louis–style spare ribs, and smoked chicken. Signature sauces, such as spicy chipotle barbecue and sweet and smokey barbecue, finish them off. Customers can dine in a newly remodeled space complete with a full seating area and a bar.

Customer Reviews

great food and lots of it at a reasonable price
Jan B. · March 2, 2015
Ribs are good. Seasoned fries are quality. Good smoke flavor on everything.
Jonathan G. · February 25, 2015
Good food and service.
Tim M. · January 30, 2015
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    5251 N Hamilton Rd.

    New Albany, Ohio 43054

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