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Pork Barrel BBQ

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2312 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 822-5699
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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 9
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 5
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The barbecue is good, but the sides are lacking.

As a fan of pulled pork barbecue, I was excited to see a barbecue place come to Del Ray. When my family visited, the pork barbecue itself was quite good; however, the sides were not to any of our liking.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a fan of pulled pork barbecue, I was excited to see a barbecue place come to Del Ray. When my family visited, the pork barbecue itself was quite good; however, the sides were not to any of our liking.

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Springfield, va
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was told there is no good BBQ anywhere within 100 miles of DC. They LIED! If you want really good eats, this place is worth finding. Try the 3 meat plate and get the burnt ends, beef brisket and pork ribs. Greens were outstanding! Cole slaw had some onion that really added a good flavor. Cornbread? Yes, please! A... More 

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Thank thomas B
Millersport, Ohio
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We tried the beef brisket.... excellent...tasty; the pulled pork... excellent; the beef brisket tips.... some of the most tender and tasty we have ever eaten and the texas sausage.... which my son thought was excellent and I thought was just good. The mac and cheese had quite bit of bite to it.... I thought it was too spicy. . the... More 

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Thank TeresaOH04102
USA
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Had a pulled pork sandwich and some spicy mac and cheese. The mac was awesome - cheesy, a little bit of bite, and a good portion size. The pulled pork sandwich was also good, but no better, no worse than most BBQ joints (which is a good thing I guess). The assortment of BBQ sauces was good and allowed you... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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176 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

we moved here a 1 1/2 yrs ago and finally got around to dining here. The menu has a lot of choices and takes a while to read when you don't know what you want. Some of the sides have tang to them which I like but Honey doesn't. The pulled pork and brisket were juicy and there are sauces... More 

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Thank tctommy
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279 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I've learned to lower my expectations for bbq outside of the Deep South. The brisket has good flavor but I didn't like that the bun was cold. I like their sauces too. So say we all.

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Thank Scrappleking
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This was a great place for a quick meal. Burnt ends were not dry at all which was a pleasant surprise. The brisket was quite tasty and the creamed corn was phenomenal. The ribs were good too but certainly not as great as you can get at other bbq joints. Overall, great place to eat!

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Thank Fatima D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Good BBQ for reasonable prices. Tons of hard to find sodas in the bottle. Different BBQ sauces so you chose your own flavor sauce to add on. Good side dishes too.

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Bryans Road, Maryland
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A coworker recommended this place for lunch. Upon arrival,I was impressed with the atmosphere. Very clean and inviting. Service was prompt ad friendly. I checked out the menu, numerous items to choose from. I chose the burnt ends with two sides of macaroni and cheese and corn. The burnt ends were tasty, a good smoke flavor and well seasoned. The... More 

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Thank tryto82
Virginia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had a recommendation for this while stopped in a tiny BBQ dive near Richmond. "Award-winning" we were told. So off we went one weekday afternoon. Had to circle the block and luckily found parking in the rear. Ordered pulled pork and brisket. Loved the brisket (the moist stuff, not the dry pieces that we also received), which had some smoke... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2312 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: (703) 822-5699

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 am

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