15 Awesome BBQ Joints In Virginia


1. Acre 121, DC


1400 Irving Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010
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Acre 121 is the newest edition to Columbia Heights’ bustling bar scene. Their barroom and low country bistro brings the full flavor of southern barbecue to the eclectic nightlife of DC.

2. BBQ Exchange, Gordonsville


102 Martinsburg Ave, Gordonsville, Virginia 22942
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The Barbeque Exchange in downtown Gordonsville VA features hickory-smoked and slow-roasted pork shoulders and spareribs. The meats are dry cured with secret ingredient rubs and then cooked in a specialized wood-burning cooker, but don’t leave there without trying some of their homemade sauces!

3. Ace Biscuit & Barbecue, Charlottesville

711 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Ace Biscuit & Barbecue has an oak hickory smoked brisket that’ll delight any BBQ lover!

4. Due South BBQ, Christiansburg


1465 Roanoke St, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
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Stop in and enjoy the Due South BBQ taste and experience! Due South BBQ has a rich homemade taste and a great live music scene.

5. Pork Barrel BBQ, Alexandria


2312 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22301
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Pork Barrel BBQ’s fresh, barbecued meats are dry-rubbed and slow-smoked using their in-house smoker. They use a mix of oak and hickory logs to smoke the meat, which gives it a deep, robust smoky flavor that leaves you wanting more.

6. Alamo BBQ, Richmond


2202 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
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Alamo specializes in authentic Texas style BBQ, including their award winning beef brisket. They also offer rich comfort food and fresh Tex-Mex like fish tacos and grilled burritos.

7. Frankie’s Ribs, Va Beach


5200 Fairfield Shopping Centre, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Frankie’s offers some of the best ribs and home cooked dishes in the Hampton Roads area. They also have homemade cornbread and angus steaks!

8. Blues BBQ Co., Roanoke


107 Market St, Roanoke, Virginia 24015
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Blues BBQ Co. doesn’t smother their BBQ in sauce, they complement it with sauce. At Blues BBQ Co., the flavor of the meat is paramount.

9. Butcher Block Buffet, Stephens City


131 Town Run Lane, Stephens City, Virginia 22655
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Butcher Block Buffet features Traditional Southern and American comfort foods. They have a carving station offering hand carved ham, turkey, roast beef and brisket, and their Southern American Bar features pot roast, fried chicken, pork loin and stuffing, chicken livers with onions, St. Louis ribs and many other delicious eats.

10. Jakes Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Va Beach


1784 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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There’s no cookin’ like slow cookin at Jake’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que in Virginia Beach. Their great barbecue comes from hours of slow cooking over a real hardwood fire which creates that unique mouth watering flavor. Go and taste for yourself why people from all over the Hampton Roads area rave about the barbecue at Jake’s.

11. Log Cabin Barbecue, Elkton


11672 Spotswood Trail, Elkton, Virginia 22827 | 1011 Port Republic Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Log Cabin Barbecue serves down-home food with exceptional quality and southern hospitality. They pride themselves on delivering outstanding barbecue with their own original sauces, fall-off-the-bone ribs and large portions of homemade sides to fill the hungriest of customers.

12. Dixie Bones BBQ Post, Fredericksburg


1917 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
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Dixie Bones BBQ Post’s real pit barbecue, homemade fries, coleslaw, baked beans and fresh brewed iced tea make it a BBQ lover’s dream.

13. Buttz BBQ, Charlottesville


17 Elliewood Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Buttz BBQ is not your traditional Memphis, Texas, North Carolina or Kansas City BBQ. In fact, they’ve combined the best of all regions into their BBQ.

14. Cupid’s BBQ & Grill, Lynchburg


2912 Old Forest Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
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Cupid’s BBQ & Grill is a nice warm, cozy feeling restaurant. The food is outrageously good and the prices are superb.

15. Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que, Williamsburg


447 E Rochambeau Dr, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
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Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que has been a Virginia tradition for almost 44 years. Try one of their homemade desserts!

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Judah Witkower

Judah Witkower was born in Southern California and attended USC and SCAD before settling in CVille in 2002. He loves good books, great food and walking around town with his dog, Liza Bean.