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Belly Busters BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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1159 E Main St, Ashland, OH 44805-2831
+1 419-903-0930
10:30 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 20:30
Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't a huge selection of local dining options in the area, and it's even harder to find bbq around here. Food was good, although portions were on the smaller side. Price was fair. Staff was pleasant. Brisket sandwich was good but needed more brisket. Pass on the smoked burger - it was pretty dry. Fried green tomatoes were worth... More 

Thank Mike S
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The fish fry and hot dogs are terrific. The Wall of Fame is a nice addition. The new menu is easy to read. Will and Linda are great owners.

Thank Kathryn G
Ashland, Ohio
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I went for lunch and enjoyed the BBQ brisket sandwich basket. The brisket was so tender! There was just a hint of BBQ sauce on the sandwich, but the waitress provided a bottle of BBQ sauce that added just the right touch to the sandwich. Order at the counter, take a number, and the wait staff brings your food to... More 

Thank W5990BRmichaelh
Linda A, Owner at Belly Busters BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for coming and enjoying our food. The brisket is really catching on. I'm glad your visit was a good experience and hope to see you back. Have a great Easter with family and friends. More 

Dayton, Ohio
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Solid food. Ribs had a lot of flavor. Coleslaw was pretty good. Served with warm fairly sweet sauce which was a nice touch. Could have used a spicy version in my opinion.

Thank markbene
Linda A, Owner at Belly Busters BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. As for spicy sauce just ask at counter and we have a couple to choose from but most customers like the honey bbq with the ribs. More 

Ann Arbor
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Just finished our meal and it was delicious!!! Had ribs, brisket, chicken, fries baked beans, greens and cornbread and they were all amazing. So good we'll be stopping back on the drive home in a couple days.

Thank Jen E
Linda A, Owner at Belly Busters BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comments. Hope you come again and your visit is just good or better. More 

Ashland, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific family owned and operated restaurant. Will and Linda are are great people who are a big part of the community, and more importantly, they make some great bbq.

Thank Brian D
Ashland, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great place with great staff and awesome BBQ! Portions a large and the food is very fresh. If you like BBQ you have to make it a point to try here.

1 Thank aaron00012
Ashland, Ohio
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241 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We visited Belly Busters again recently and were just reminded of how delicious their pulled pork is. We've never gotten anything else but their pulled pork sandwich and fries. Both are amazing. They are always super friendly and welcoming to you there. Small hometown type of place. Always great!

Thank taycamsmom
Ashland, Ohio
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

BB was our meeting place for friends traveling into the area to attend an extensive at the local University. The atmosphere was conducive to our laughter (no odd stares at us) and the food was incredible.

Thank rrelam2002
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Best BBQ around! It's like driving to cleveland or Columbus but just around the corner! Fast an friendly service too!

Thank Bobaboey1221

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1159 E Main St, Ashland, OH 44805-2831
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: +1 419-903-0930

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?