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  • Burbank's Real Bar-B-Q

  • 3.0 stars
    (4 reviews, average rating: 3.2/5)
  • Cuisines: Barbecue
  • (513) 771-1440
  • 11167 Dowlin Dr Cincinnati, OH 45241
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reptar5
7 Reviews
2008/11/29
  • An unexpected trip to Cinci on the day after...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 4
  • An unexpected trip to Cinci on the day after Thanksgiving led us to lunch at Burbank's. It has been years since I have been there and just the thought of going back made me think of the hot cornbread and the ample portions of pulled pork. I was surprised to see how rundown the parking lot was. It was noon on Friday and we were one of 4 sets of people in the restaurant. Our service was fine. I was looking forward to the cornbread but it no longer comes with your meal; it is on the appetizer menu for $1.75 for 4 pieces. It wasn't warm either like it used to be served to you. 3 of us got the pulled pork sandwiches with side dishes. All of the buns came to us grilled but burnt. The one who got the garlic smashed potatoes said they were good until he got a glob of garlic. I got the sweet potato casserole and it was great. The pork was awesome. Being from Dayton, it was a big deal to drive to Cinci to go to Burbanks, now I'll just go to Smokey Bones in town. Overall, the food was still good but not like it used to be.

  • Order: Pulled pork sandwishes, side dishes: garlic smashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, coleslaw, basket of cornbread
 
sal
2008/11/07
  • Inconsistant....now consistantly bad.
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • This place seems like it is just weeks from closing. The location is worn down, sign is broken, parking lot about to be turned back to mother nature. The walls and floor and booth have a stickieness from lack of cleaning.

    I love barbq, and used to love this place, but now even the food has become warmed over, stouffers, applebees version of barbq. The cornbread used to be amply provided soft johnnycake, and now is like day old yellow birthday cake from a discount grocer.

    It was a nice run, but it looks like burbanks is done.

  • Order: ribs, pulled chicken, app sampler,
 
Coach Bill
2008/05/11
  • It was a quiet Monday night and our food came...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • It was a quiet Monday night and our food came quickly and was quite tasty. The beer was cold and the portions were ample. Overall, it was a pleasant experience worth repeating.

  • Order: ribs, chicken, pulled pork barbeque, beer on tap, mashed potatoes
 
Amy
2008/05/09
  • The pulled chicken is out-of-this world good...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • The pulled chicken is out-of-this world good. Seriously. It almost makes up for all the off-colour jokes, etc. in the menu. The mashed potatoes and cornbread are good but not great... i swear the cornbread used to be much better than it is now! Then again, it wasn't very hot when it was brought out to us, so i'm sure that could have something to do with it. The grilled potatoes were delicious. Very very good. Hostess was friendly, service was adequate, prices were a bit steep in my opinion.

  • Order: cornbread, pulled chicken with mashedpotatoes and cole slaw, pulled chicken with mashed potatoes and grilled potatoes
 
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