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I had been barbecuing for years and was always the one doing the grilling or smoking at family get-togethers. Eventually, that led to cooking for friends and an annual hog roast. It was never a burden or inconvenience for me, I just loved to do it. I guess you could say it is a true passion of mine which has developed into a full time job.  
Dave Sholler, Owner

Dave Sholler, Owner


Everyone loved my BBQ and said I should go into business selling it. After all of the backyard cookouts, sitting around with friends having a few cold beverages, always discussing BBQ, I finally decided to start my own catering business that focused on serving the best BBQ experience, with food and service that each customer will never forget.

I’d have to say first, that I had no idea what I was getting into. I bought a Lang Cooker from Georgia and it has proven to be the best smoker I’ve ever used! It uses indirect heat, and with the help of hickory wood and charcoal, I can cook everything from a hotdog to a whole hog on that thing! The cooking part came easy, but I owe a lot to my sister Carole, who helped me with the business side of things, and also helped develop my menu. Thank you Carole! With her help, I started Buckeye Boys BBQ in 2003, and every year it has grown bigger and better. I have never advertised – everyone who tries my BBQ advertises for me. After all, word of mouth IS the best advertising!

I would also like to thank my daughter, Alyssa. She’s only eleven years old, and though you don’t see many children her age interested in helping BBQ, she is always eager to help! (BUT, her labor doesn’t always come cheap)! Thank you to all of my friends and family who have helped me and given up a lot of sleepless nights. I cannot thank you enough!

17 responses to “ABOUT

  1. Angie Meeker

    My family LOVED the BBQ Beef and Chicken this weekend at my daughter’s birthday party! Everyone was asking where we got it! YUM-O!

  2. Go Buckeyeboys! BBQ looks great!
    We added y’all to our links page!

  3. Sandy Lentz

    I sat through about 4 hours at Wapak’s Wing Fest. I think you were no doubt the busiest and probably the most successful vendor there! Your food rocks! If you want it done right, go to Dave!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Cathy Bullen

    Working with you this past weekend was quite an experience, (As always!) we were so busy that I think that I wore out the soles of my shoes. (You owe me a pair of shoes by the way…lol) We were busy and stayed that way until we ran out of wings, (Over 3000 wings! Whew!!!!) but it was fun as always working with you and the crew! I can’t wait to EXPERIENCE working with you again! Love you, Cathy

  5. Sheree


    Had your Brisket at the Parkway during March Madness 2010, the best I have ever had, melts in your mouth! Lived in Texas and nothing I had there can touch your BBQ!

  6. Maggie


    Just wanted to thank you again for the AMAZING job you (and your daughter) did with the food for my wedding on June 20th!!! My husband and I could not have been happier with the food or the service! The brats and pulled chicken were both fantastic (we’re still enjoying leftovers :-)) and the sides were *delicious*.

    We got SO many compliments on the food and how much better it was than most wedding catering. It really was a pleasure doing business with you; you were prompt, professional, and reassuring — pretty much everything a bride could want in a caterer. Could not have asked for a better experience and it was worth every cent (and was still less expensive than other BBQ places and tastier!).

    Hope the rest of your summer goes well!

    Many thanks,
    Maggie Starr

  7. That is some great looking grilling! Love the pics, makes me hungry! From one cooker to another!

    BBQ brad
    BBQ catering in Dallas Texas and fort worth

  8. Aaron Murphy

    Everything on the menu is great. If you haven’t yet, check out Friday rib night at Largos Pub. Highly recommended from my friends and I. Keep rockin it down Dave!

  9. Steve

    My favorite…..the wings!! Smoked wings are the way to go, with the dry rub topping the list of my all time favorite chicken wings!!

  10. Vickie

    Thank You!! So much for 2 wonderful events. Our wedding last year and our family get together last weekend. The food in both cases was excellent!!! Everyone commented on how good everything was!!! Whole hog was awesome for our wedding reception and the Tri Tip and Chicken was most excellent!! Thank You Sooooo Much!!! See you next time!!
    Vickie & Steve

  11. Sally


    You and your crew were outstanding for our wedding. The food was perfect, and your service was unbeatable. Throughout the entire process of planning, you were helpful and kind. We think that really means something that you truly cared not only about the food, but also about our happiness in the process. We could not have had better food or a better caterer on our special day. Anyone considering BBQ for any occasion should look toward Dave and Buckeye Boys BBQ.

    Thanks again,

    Sally Blechschmidt and Dave Pelot

  12. Jeff & Jill Boll


    Excellent job at our fifth annual Boll Pong Tornament!!! We definitely turned it up a notch having the Buckeye Boys BBQ smoking it up.

    Ribs, brisket & wings where superb. A+

    Great set up. Count on next year and many new customers.

    Jeff & Jill Boll

  13. diane lloyd

    Can’t thank you enough for the wonderful job you and Darcy did catering Audrey and Chad’s wedding. All of the food was awesome! Everyone commented on how great the food was…”Best brisket I’ve ever tasted”, “Mac& cheese was to die for” and so on. Not easy to feed 180 people, but you did it with ease! Thanks again for all of your hard work and for helping to make the day so special!

    Diane Lloyd

  14. Rohn & Rachel

    My husband & I booked a hog with 4 sides for our wedding, and it was AMAZING. Our guests’ kept coming up to me to rave about the food! They kept telling me sit down and try the pork, and I’m glad I did. It was awesome, and so were the sides! I’m so glad he catered our wedding. I would love to have him cater an event for us again. Thanks guys!

  15. Mandy Henning

    Thank you so much for catering our wedding on 9/27/14! We got the full hog with Hawaiian fruits (which was BEAUTIFUL!), 2 absolutely perfectly cooked briskets, 3 delicious sides, buns, and sauce. We literally couldn’t stop eating the leftovers, I would drink that hot sauce (I may have actually, but no witnesses!). We heard from multiple people that this was the best wedding food they’ve ever had, and we couldn’t agree more. Thanks for working with our tiny budget, we’d recommend you guys to anybody, your food and service was amazing 🙂

  16. Rikki & Pat

    Dave and Buckeye Boys BBQ just recently catered our wedding of about 120 people, and everything was excellent! I think that everyone at the wedding asked where the food came from. We had originally wanted City BBQ, but Buckeye Boys BBQ absolutely knocked it out of the park! No way i’d go back to City BBQ now. Dave had everything ready to go on time, and you couldn’t meet a nicer guy! 🙂

  17. Dan

    Dave and Co. provided some of the best BBQ we have ever eaten for our wedding. The brisket is the most tender and juicy we have ever eaten. The mac and cheese is out of this world. We ordered extra and still completely ran out of food. I couldn’t recommend anyone more delicious and professional. Please give these guys a try!

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