Best BBQ in the Cleveland/Akron area?
Hook a brother up. Even better if they can cater.
If you're looking for BBQ'd ribs the first place I think of is Hot Sauce Williams on Carnegie Ave. in Cleveland.
Pulled pork and brisket are rare in Ohio but the Old Carolina BBQ in Akron and Canton do a good job and they do cater. Try their Brunswick Stew because it's very good.
Hot Sauce Williams
12310 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
Unfortunately, we are not known for good BBQ in this area. I've seen recommendations for some places but all are lacking in some way - service, quality, consistency of the product. Really nothing I can recommend in this category, sorry.