Cleveland’s expansive culinary scene forgets no cuisine, and that includes finger-lickin’ barbecue. From ribs to chicken and pork to brisket, these restaurants are Cleveland’s barbecue favorites.
Hot Sauce Williams
7815 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
Located in an unmistakable blue building with pink trim, Hot Sauce Williams is a well-known Cleveland barbecue restaurant that specializes in soul food and barbecue. The landmark eatery was featured on Food Network’s “No Reservations” with Anthony Bordain in 2009. The menu features classic barbecue items such as po-boy sandwiches, barbecued ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens and everything else soul. Barbecued items are slow-smoked in the restaurant’s huge smoker to make them extra tender. Hot Sauce Williams is open Sunday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 4 a.m.