Milford, OH – The husband and wife team of Josh and Nicole House decided as classically trained chefs there was a need to barbecue on a regular basis.

“We used to make barbecue in the backyard every one in awhile,” Josh House told Spectrum News 1. “And, quite frankly because we're chefs, we always think we can do everything better than everybody else.” House said with a laugh.

  • Opened in 2015
  • Food & Giving Back to the Community
  • Full Menu Including Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Turkey, Sausage and more (And Pickles)

The two opened Pickles and Bones BBQ in 2015 in a trailer in Milford. Last year, they opened a carryout store across the road from where it started. Now, House said, they're looking to expand with sit-down dining.

Pickles, coming from their bread and butter pickles with jalapenos – and, Bones, coming from the meat.

The barbecue joint has the a full range of food: brisket, ribs, shredded chicken, smoked turkey breast, sausage, pulled pork and others. And a full compliment of made-from-scratch sides, including: potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad, bourbon roasted sweet potatoes, collard greens, green beans, spicy baked beans, and made-to-order macaroni and cheese.

But it's not just about food at Pickles and Bones. It's also about giving back to the community, something very important to the House family.

“We're starting to achieve what we wanted to do which is be a pillar in the community and more or less set an example for everybody else,” House said. “There's always an opportunity to give back and do something else for people that our kind enough to come and patronize your establishment. There's a lot of choices out there, as we all know. For people to come in, it's important for us to continue to show them everyday that we truly appreciate their business.”

Pickles and Bones, 1149 State Road 131, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. To 7 p.m.




The BBQ restaurant also has a catering menu.