Best Pulled Pork In Cleveland

May 22, 2013 8:00 AM

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There is no need to jump into the car and spend days driving to the deep south when looking for the perfect slowed cooked pulled pork for which the south is known for. The secret to great pulled pork is the combination of unbelievable texture and creative slow simmered sauces. Cleveland has brought the South to the North with the best pulled pork with special techniques and the finest picked pork. Wet your palate and satisfy a craving for great barbecue by visiting one of these favorite hangouts.

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Harry Buffalo
2120 E. 4th St.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 621-8887

Experience the most delicious, mouth-watering hand-pulled pork specially formulated at Harry Buffalo. The pork is marinated for hours in a special blend of sweet barbecue sauce and slow cooked to perfection. Enjoy the perfect sandwich topped with Swiss cheese on a soft bun or eat naked with a side of homemade coleslaw. Harry Buffalo bring the feel of the country to the big city and traditional Southern character to the North.

Big Daddy’s Cheesesteaks
16804 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 251-1000

Big Daddy’s Cheesesteaks might seem like the last place a delicious pulled pork sandwich would be simmering, but don’t underestimate this place. Owner Jason Noyes and his staff are full of surprises, including genuine Southern pulled pork. Big Daddy’s slow cooks its pork for over 14 hours with a specialized dry rub concoction and marinates it in a vinegar mixture. This small, quaint establishment is located in the Lakewood area and is a must have when in Cleveland.

Great Lakes Brewing Company
2516 Market Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 771-4404

Great Lakes Brewing Company has much more than beer, ale and great spirits. Simmered in a browned buttery sauce, the pork here is locally raised and smoked and served with an array of homemade sauces. Add a side of creamy coleslaw or top off the meal with a delicious, warm dessert. Combine the best of both worlds washing down the best textured pork with a refreshing alcoholic beverage.

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Winking Lizard Tavern
14018 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 226-6693

Enjoy the atmosphere and great food at this unique establishment. Sit back, relax and let the friendly staff serve the most moist and tender pulled pork. Whether you eat it on a warm bun or plain, it will be unforgettable. Choose from a variety of sauces, from smokey to sweet, that will compliment any perfect piece of pork.

The Rib Cage Bar & Grill 
2214 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 321-7427

You don’t make great food by slinging it out quickly. Walking up to the entrance of this establishment, your stomach will start craving meat because of the smokehouse flavors hanging in the air. Satisfy your stomach with the slow cooked and smoked pork. Supplied by local farms with the goal of raising the best, The Rib Cage has complimented its pork with an unmatched blend of sauces using mustard, vinegar and a taste of chili and sweet barbecue.

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Danielle Coots has been writing since 1996. She has published short stories and articles in many publications. Danielle loves being active in the community and providing quality information regarding current and upcoming events in the Cleveland area. Her work can be found at