3 Places To Get Barbecue in Ohio

Isla Chiu

Are you looking for some delicious meat?

If the answer is yes, you should visit these barbecue joints in Ohio (this list is by no means exhaustive!).

Charlie Staples Bar-B-Q

For decades, this local favorite has been serving great barbecue. Their special sauce is made with a recipe that has gone unchanged for over a century. You can't go wrong with their signature barbecue chicken, ribs, or pulled pork. They also have a loaded baked potato that's aptly named "Big Bertha." The standard Big Bertha comes with plenty of sour cream, butter, bacon, cheese, and chives, but you could also add delicious meat like pulled pork or brisket to it.

Charlie Staples Bar-B-Q is located at 372 W Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502.

Ray Ray's Hog Pit

If you find yourself in central Ohio, you can't go wrong with this local chain. Ray Ray's has delicious brisket, pulled pork, and jerk chicken, which consists of boneless smoked thighs covered in jerk sauce and topped with pickled red cabbage and red onions. If you want a variety of meats, check out their meatsweats box, which contains their brisket, pulled pork, jerk chicken, dry rubbed ribs, and Ray Ray's hot link, their handmade smoked sausage with green chiles and American cheese. The joint has a variety of sauces, including their signature Ray Ray's sweet BBQ sauce, spicier options like jalapeno BBQ and habanero BBQ, and a Carolina vinegar-based sauce.

Ray Ray's Hog Pit has several locations in central Ohio. To look for one near you, go to their website.

Briquettes Smokehouse

You can't go wrong with this local joint if you're craving tasty meat. Customers highly recommend their pulled pork sandwiches, smoked wings, and brisket. They have a variety of sauces. Patrons particularly enjoy their maple mustard BBQ sauce, which is made with real locally-sourced maple syrup. You should also check out their famous Brunswick stew, a flavorful, satisfying soup filled with vegetables and meat.

Briquettes Smokehouse is located at 405 Morton Dr, Ashtabula, OH 44004.

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