City Barbeque

Went to City Barbeque today, for the first time, and had lunch. They are a casual barbeque restaurant founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1999 by Rick Malir. As of February 2019 they were in 6 states with 46 locations.

This was the Kirkwood location, 2511 Blackmon Drive, Decatur Georgia 30033. They have pretty good Covid-19 precautions, marked places to stand for social distancing while waiting in line to order. I didn’t notice if they required masks, but all the employees were wearing them while several people, standing, waiting on their order did not. The employees seemed nice and the menu had the typical barbeque restaurant fare. I’ve included a PDF of the menu below.

I ordered the chicken leg and thigh and got two sides (if you get two you receive $1 off), baked beans and cornbread. They have bottles and canned drinks including Nehi grape and orange, tea, water and Pepsi products, not my favorite, in a self serve fountain machine. The tables are spaced nicely apart and they have TV screens to watch. I got my unsweetened tea, Splenda, and sat down to wait for them to call my name. The barbeque chicken was excellent, you could taste the hickory smoke and it was falling off the bone.

They have several barbeque sauces, that come on the side, and I tried the Original which was very good. The baked beans include brisket, molasses and were very thick and sweet. I didn’t realize that the chicken came with Texas toast which was good but the cornbread was a surprise. While it was the texture of the sweet cornbread it had the taste of the old fashioned type. Very good, I’ll definitely get it next time. Overall I enjoyed my meal but it was a little pricey for lunch at $12.59 including tax.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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