Need more barbecue in your life?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable barbecue sources in Cleveland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.
1. Al & B's Barbeque
Topping the list is Al & B's Barbeque. Located at 15115 Puritas Road in Puritas-Longmead, the spot is the highest-rated budget-friendly barbecue spot in Cleveland, boasting four stars out of 50 reviews on Yelp. Barbecue ribs, wings and sandwiches are all on offer, as well as macaroni and cheese, baked beans and coleslaw.
Yelper Diego G., who reviewed Al & B's Barbeque on April 29, wrote, 'We had two polish boys and a polish girl with beans and mac and cheese and couldn't be happier! Delicious!'
Jose C. noted, 'Another Cleveland joint that doesn't disappoint with their polish boys. The sausage was perfectly cooked and topped with a very decorous coleslaw, fries and a sweet barbecue sauce.'
2. Kim's Wings
Next up is South Collinwood's Kim's Wings, situated at 14909 St. Clair Ave. With four stars out of 40 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score barbecue and chicken wings has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.
If you're looking for more, we found these details about Kim's Wings.
Regarding signature items, 'Experience our fresh-battered wings with Cleveland's favorite homemade bar-b-que sauce,' it notes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. 'Also try our famous ribs, polish boys and fish if you're ready to be blown away!'
3. Holland BBQ
North Collinwood's Holland BBQ, located at 772 E. 185th St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced spot to score barbecue four stars out of 13 reviews. The spot offers pork chops, ribs and barbecue chicken sandwiches. For sides, choose between fries, coleslaw and bread.
Yelper Ted Y., who reviewed Holland BBQ on Nov. 8, wrote, 'Fantastic catfish! The owner and cook was extremely friendly and even brought our food out to us in the car. Portions were large enough for lunch and dinner.'
Deion H. noted, 'Best barbecue on this side of town. Center cut ribs, OMG! And the catfish is perfect.'