Columbus >Food & Dining > Pig Iron Bbq
Down to earth, GREAT old country BBQ! Laidback atmosphere with a "regulars" feel!. Pig Iron is a surprise in the rough! Tucked in on High St. between Clintonville and Worthington this place is definitely worth a try. Though the name sounds a bit rough, like a biker bar, its really a comfortable place with exceptional burgers and ribs. They have a nice southern BBQ menu, with many deep south favorites: fatback green beans, BBQ baked beans, cornbread, and maque croix (which is a spicy corn side common in cajun regions). The servers have always been wonderful to us, and with a full service bar, option of indoor or outdoor seating, some TVs in the bar area for sports fans, and excellent food this place can be alot of things which appeal to alot of people. Their menu is fairly well balanced with a good amount of appetizers (I like the fried mushrooms or the wings), they also offer larger salads for those interested in lighter fare (I like the Iceburg Wedgie topped with crumbles of real bacon, diced tomatoes and blue cheese), and while their entrees do lean toward southern BBQ cuisine their is enough diversity for all with delicious country fried steak, pulled pork, steaks, ribs, and burgers. If you like good burgers and a well rounded full menu and bar, you should head on over to Pig Iron.
Best barbecue in Columbus.
Everything that places like Hoggy's are not are what make Pig Iron the best in town. They actually know that it's the meat, not the sauce, that makes the barbecue tasty and appetizing.
These guys know how to smoke meat, and they do it to perfection every time. Their sauces are a good combination of Texas and St. Louis style, but they don't rely on the sauce to cover the so-so meat. In fact, you don't even NEED sauce for Pig Iron's meat - it speaks for itself.
Their pulled pork is to die for and their brisket is the cream of the crop. Their sides are also good - real picnic-style fare for real barbecue.
Great except for the service. The restaurant is placed in a old fast food joint. Decorated like a BBQ place should be. Food was outstanding. Brisket Chili, Fried Pickles, and Full Rack BBQ Babyback(once it was reheated). Best fried pickles I have had. Service was horrible, young kid, very slow. Everyone was helping him do his job. Recommend but ask for a older server.
Forget all the chain BBQ places. Pig Iron has the best flavored food. Try the 1/2 smoked chicken, the deep fried pickles and the mushrooms. Also, they have a chili mac dish that is to die for!
Do yourself a favor, run don't walk to Pig Iron.
Variety is the Spice Rub of Life!. From the variety of appetizers to the main courses, just a great barbecue spot. Ribs are some of the best ever. Pulled pork, brisket, lamb, all terrific. And much better than the other barbecue chain in the city. Side dishes are original and outstanding. And a great bar to boot. Thumbs up on the deep-fried pickles!
Worth a try!. Believe it or not, this is one of the top 5 places we have found for fish and chips in Columbus! Their combo with ribs and lamb is awsome too. Be prepared for not real comfortable seating and lots of old stuff on the walls to look at. Everything we have tried is at least good, and somethings are very good.
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