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Hot Sauce Williams Barbecue

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7815 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103-4903
+1 216-391-2230
00:00 - 23:59
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were in town for Mother's Day weekend and drove by the restaurant looking for our first meal of the day. We noticed Hot Sauce Williams right away because the BBQ was smoking in the back. Since it was Sunday they didn't open until 12pm and we were surprised a Mother's Day buffet was being offered. Everything I wanted to... More 

Thank NewAmerican
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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418 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I have been here several times. the food is great, the ambiance leaves much to be desired and the organization is awful. There menu is somewhat random and unorganized. Its listed on a board and sheets of paper. The cashiers are extremely slow. The food, most of which is pre-prepared still takes ages to package for consumption. Most people take... More 

Thank Christopher F
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We found Hot Sauce Williams through a best of Cleveland eats tourist book. The food--beef ribs, fries--everything is coated with their special sauce. It is delicious! Though we had many choices for food, we came back to this restaurant several times during our stay in Cleveland. Great food and great service at a very reasonable price.

Thank Drb90
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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418 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A Cleveland classic. The chicken was delicious as was the pork shoulder sandwich. The Service was friendly prices were average.

Thank Christopher F
Painesville, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Your mouth starts watering as soon as you enter Hot Sauce Williams! The rib dinner is more than one meal!

Thank rich_crepage
Oberlin, Ohio
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114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I've driven past Hot Sauce Williams about 100+ times, in a hurry to get home, and always wondered if it would be worth a visit. After seeing a story in a magazine of top eats and that they had a great polish boy, I decided to give it a try. Sorry to say it was pretty much a huge disappointment.... More 

Thank Matt A
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered a Polish Boy Combo and wasn't disappointed. Terrific staff, with the owner coming around and chatting to the customers.

Thank Chris H
Chesterfield, Virginia
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Ribs were good, but I almost didn't go in, bldg looked old & abandoned. Took a while for someone to come to the register & no customers. My 1st time there but I was rushed to order, think I was told hey were closing soon. Got a slab to go, but side dishes weren't appealing. I recommend visiting before dark... More 

Thank Mandarinlady
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Excited to take our son to a "Man versus Food" stop, after attending his first professional football game, but place was run down and food was disappointing.

Thank janetdrums
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I just recently stayed in Cleveland and a friend took me to Hot Sauce Williams BBQ and I really enjoyed the fried chicken. Check this place out if you ever near it.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7815 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103-4903
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-391-2230

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