Sometimes you try a new restaurant and think to yourself, why did I try this place? That is not the case with Mission BBQ that we went to in Parma, Ohio.
We drove about a 1/2 hour to try this place from Brunswick, Ohio. We are so glad that we did.
I was not paid or compensated for this post. No free food was given for my opinion. This review is solely a result of us visiting Mission BBQ and wanting to share our experience and why we will be going back.
Note: I would love to become an ambassador for Mission BBQ here on my blog Help me do that by commenting on this review and sharing it on social media. Thanks. ~Tom
Mission BBQ was more than just a place to eat for me. It was an experience. It was something that I enjoyed and am looking forward to soon in experiencing again.
What makes it an experience? It was a combination of the food, the atmosphere, and the staff.
Whether you are tasting for Brisket, Pork, Ribs, Turkey, or Chicken. Mission BBQ has the variety that you are craving. You can choose to make it a sandwich or just get the meat on a tray. Making it a combo is easy, and they have a few sides that all can enjoy.
I got fresh cut fries with mine. I love fresh cut fries. The only complaint I would have about the experience is that they seemed a little dark and overcooked. I like my fries on the lighter golden brown side of things.
I got the brisket. They ask you if you want it lean or not. I chose to get it lean being the first time I had it. The brisket had an amazing flavor. You can taste the smoke from the bbq and it goes through the entire brisket. Next time I think I am going to get it the normal way as I think the fat would make it less dry than mine was. The meal also came with a piece of cornbread. When we ordered, I asked if it had real corn in it. It doesn’t and I am glad for that. I don’t like actual corn in my cornbread. Just my preference.
I also bought the “The Hometown Heroes Cup” as the cup for my drink. You can bring it back and refills are only .99 cents. $2 goes to local military and first responder agencies to benefit those who need assistance the most to do their jobs better.
The Hometown Heroes Cup
$2 will be donated to support the meaningful
work of nonprofit organizations in Our Community
and Our Country
While it is a place for everyone to enjoy a fantastic meal at. Mission BBQ is a destination for someone like me in mind.
You can read about Mission BBQ’s story here. When you see the outside of the building the first thing you see is a prominent United States Flag furling in the sky.
Let’s talk about the inside of Mission BBQ. I am assuming it follows the same guidelines as all the other locations. When you walk in you can see a United States Flag hanging from the ceiling along with the POW/MIA Flag as well.
In addition to the above, all the walls are adorned with patches, pictures, uniforms, and more of the Military and First Responders like EMT’s, Paramedics, Fire Fighters, Police, and others.
I am a veteran of the U.S. Army myself, served in Desert Storm and a former 24-year EMT and Paramedic with various hospitals and services in the Northeast Ohio area. I worked for Cleveland EMS (still miss it every day) for 5 years and found our patch hanging on the wall as well. In the entrance, we found our city of Brunswick Hills patch too.
How do you complete a trifecta for a good place to have a meal? That’s right. The Staff. From the moment I walked in I felt like I mattered there. I felt like I was important, and everyone was more than accommodating to my questions. From the cashier to the people prepping the food, and even the person taking care of the dining room everyone was more than helpful and courteous.
Summary of Mission BBQ
In the mortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger. “I will be back!”. When we visited did you know at noon that they play “Stars and Stripes”? The staff stops take off their hats or visors and everyone stood as we heard them play our national anthem. It really sent goosebumps through my body and I know that might sound silly, but it is rare these days that a business who supports the military and heroes, it’s first responders, and it’s customers exists. The food was excellent, the staff was great, the atmosphere brought me such joy. How can I not go back?
I can’t wait to go back soon, hoping the fries are a little less over cooked, but other than that, more than looking forward to the return.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
LeAnn Harbert says
I have never heard of this place before. It sounds like it would be really good
laurie emerson says
I wish we had one in our area. I love the sound of the food and the atmosphere. As the wife of a Army Vet I really like how they respect and appreciate the military and country.
That sounds delicious! I’m like you – I like my fries on the light side. And the brisket sounds amazing!
Lily Kwan says
This restaurant sounds very nice. I haven’t been there yet but would like to try it out.
kathy pease says
I wish we had one in our area, They sound great and this is the first time I have ever heard of Mission BBQ.
Hesper Fry says
Unfortunately I haven’t seen this restaurant before by me. I would love to go and try the food. The food selections sound great!
Holly Thomas says
I live in Florida so I probably won’t make it there, it is a shame as my husband is a veteran and would love the atmosphere. I hope they open them in every state!
Tom Shewbridge says
There are 9 locations in Florida. None of them are near by?
wen budro says
Unfortunately- I have not had the opportunity to visit and eat there. I do love BBQ and their food sounds super delicious. I love that they honor our awesome soldiers and first responders. Best of luck in becoming an Ambassador!
BBQ is awesome! Thank you for your service.
CHERYL EVERITT says
Mission BBQ sounds like the place for awesomeness! Thank you for sharing.
I’m a veteran.too. I think I would like this place. Too bad it is located so far from me.
Sue E says
This place sounds like an American Mission! I love places that give back and this place does that and more! It serves my kind of American food. BBQed ribs, chicken, pork, etc. and I even like my fries cooked both ways. Our military and other groups deserve more thanks! This definitely was pin worthy! I also shared on Facebook! Thank you for sharing this awesome place
Cheryl F says
Mission BBQ is fantastic! I love the food and atmosphere. You’d be a great Ambassador for this establishment!
Tom Shewbridge says
I appreciate it. I wish they felt that way about it! ~Tom
Yes, I actually have been to this place. We have one here in town, the food is excellent. Love their food.
Nancy P says
We don’t have Mission here but I am going to Sonny’s BBQ tomorrow. Their babyback ribs are amazing. I love BBQ so much, that if you need me to sign a petition for you to get free food…you can count on me. lol Good luck!
Tom Shewbridge says
There is no petition but thank you! Enjoy.
Monique S says
Wish I was closer. This looks like a great BBQ joint
If you ever come to the Houston TX area we will take you to some real BBQ everyone knows TX has the best BBQ loo
Tom Shewbridge says
Sounds good sir. Would love to try it!
I’m all about the BBQ! I’ll have to put this on my radar for sure. Sounds awesome.
katrina kroeplin says
you had me at BBQ! i haven’t been to a Mission but i would def love to try, looks great.
Ruth I says
Looks like you had a great experience there. I really hope they will notice you and be their ambassador!
Jennifer Sikora says
I love finding new places to eat to share with my followers. This sounds like an excellent place. Wish I was closer!
I love that this restaurant supports the military and first responders. My husband is in the Canadian military. If I am ever see one of these restaurants when I visit the States I will be sure to try it out.
Give me all the BBQ! Sounds like this is the perfect place to get my fix. Thanks for the recommendation.
That place sounds awesome. I wish I had this near me. It sounds like they have a great choice for food. I love the support they give too. That’s amazing!
Amy Desrosiers says
Mission BBQ sounds delicious! I am a golden brown, crispy outer, and fluffy inner fry lover. Fries are my fave side dish to BBQ!
Tara Pittman (@momknowsbest15) says
My husband loves barbecue. We need to check out this place for some good eating
Mama to 6 Blessings says
I have never heard of this restaurant before. Sounds like they have a delicious selection. I will have to see if we have one local.
That sounds like a great restaurant. I’m a huge barbecue fan, and I think this one would fit the bill for me perfectly. They should definitely make you an ambassador. You’ve sold me!
Tammy Puralewski says
Phenomenal place to eat!!! Have only been once but the food, the staff and the way they treat people was impressive!!!!
Looking forward to going again!
Sounds like a great place to go. Love the fact that EMT and Paramedics are included as first responders because in so many places it seems they only think of fire men and police as such.
ellen beck says
Sounds like a good place to eat! How are their prices? I wouldnt mind stopping at one if there is one around when we take road trips now I have read about them.
I like it supports veterans in particular. Hubby is a Marine (would say former but once a Marine always a Marine!) and I know he would surely go there as they help.
Nice post! Gave it a share in a couple places, I hope you do become an ambassador!
Tom Shewbridge says
Medium range on prices. $9-$12 on average. A little more depending on what you get. Thank your Hubby again. It is just a great atmosphere.
I hope to become an ambassador. Thank you!