Our team

Rusty Sage

Co-Owner/ operations manager

Kris Sage

Co-Owner/ operator

RaKs BBQ is a family-owned business est. 2019. We have a passion for bringing the authentic flavors of Texas BBQ to Northeastern Ohio. Our commitment to using locally sourced ingredients and our method of wood fired off set smoking ensures that every bite is bursting with flavor.

Our Misson

When it comes to barbecue, Texas is known for its mouthwatering flavors and unique cooking techniques. For those living in NE Ohio, experiencing the authentic taste of Texas BBQ might seem like a distant dream. However, Raks is here to change that!

Raks is a culinary venture that brings the true essence of Texas BBQ to NE Ohio. With a team that has a combined 30 years of living in central Texas and a deep understanding of the culinary arts, Raks is dedicated to delivering the most flavorful and authentic Texas BBQ experience.What sets Raks apart is their commitment to using the finest ingredients and traditional cooking methods. They have perfected their recipes through years of culinary education and hands-on experience, ensuring that each bite of their BBQ is packed with the rich and smoky flavors that Texas BBQ is renowned for.

At Raks, the menu is carefully crafted to offer a wide range of options that cater to different tastes and preferences. From tender and juicy brisket to succulent ribs and mouthwatering sausages, every meat is cooked to perfection. The flavors are enhanced with their homemade rubs and sauces, which have been meticulously developed to complement the natural flavors of the meat.

One of the highlights of Raks is their use of traditional smoking techniques. They take pride in slow-smoking their meats over a combination of Cherry, Oak and hickory wood, allowing the flavors to develop gradually and infuse into the meat. This results in tender, flavorful, and melt-in-your-mouth BBQ that will leave you craving for more.

Not only does Raks focus on the quality of their food, but they also prioritize providing an exceptional experience. Their friendly and attentive staff ensures that every customer feels welcomed and well taken care of. Whether you're having RaKs cater or visiting the Foodtruck, Raks aims to create a warm and inviting atmosphere where you can enjoy your meal to the fullest.

So, if you're in NE Ohio and craving the authentic taste of Texas BBQ, look no further than Raks. With their dedication to quality, passion for culinary excellence, and years of experience, they are sure to satisfy your BBQ cravings and transport you to the heart of Texas with every bite.

Your taste buds will thank you.