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2312 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 822-5699
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Today
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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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

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 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
Wonderfully Delicious!

I decided to give this place a whirl solely based on the fact they offer a $7.95 lunch special with a drink included. I'm glad I did! The pulled bbq sandwich was moist and delicious and the variety of sauces truly complimented the meat. I also had the pleasure of sampling the mac and cheese and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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Washington DC
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Washington DC
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I decided to give this place a whirl solely based on the fact they offer a $7.95 lunch special with a drink included. I'm glad I did! The pulled bbq sandwich was moist and delicious and the variety of sauces truly complimented the meat. I also had the pleasure of sampling the mac and cheese and it was delightful! I... More 

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Harker Heights, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Pulled pork sandwich was awesome. Get in here early, or stop by a little later so that you can get your order fulfilled more efficiently. This place gets busy, and the manager decided to have only one register open when we stopped in last week.

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northern virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Tuesday is half-price rib night - but at 6 PM, an hour after the start time, the bartender had to check to see if they were ready ?? That was after she ignored us for a long time...finally we flagged down someone else to take our orders. This is a great local bar...atmosphere is welcoming, several big TVs for sports,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Small and can get crowded, but thats the only bad. Staff is great and meat is top notch. Very well smoked dont need to drown in sauce like some places in the east. Cant wait to bring the family. I had brisket and pulled pork I can recommend both.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Wow! Great barbecue and amazing cornbread. I really enjoyed my meal here. Very laid back and service was friendly, so I'd recommend it.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My son loves pulled pork sandwiches....I can do without the bread/bun. This place offers both and I will tell you there's not a lot of "smokey" flavor, but the tenderness and juiciness of the pork was fantastic! The home made cole slaw is also great and not filled with a lot of mayo/juice/sugar....the real deal. My son who doesn't eat... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Once again, I wanted to give this lovely restaurant a try but came away disappointed. The space is fabulous, with an upscale urban look but the food and service just does not add up. I ordered a 1/4 pound beef brisket which was quite tasty but the accompanying Texas Caviar was way over salted (and I usually do add salt... More 

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DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The pulled pork and brisket sandwichs and choice of many bbq sauces is delicious - as is the mac n cheese side. Wish they had fries as an option though! The only negative is that the prices have recently gone up so you can't really get two meals there without paying almost $25 The bar is also a nice place... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Really great selection of BBQ choices from pork, chix, beef and sausage. The collards are the best and don't miss out on the great selection of beer.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The pulled pork is good, and you have several sauces to experiment with. Great stop for an early lunch--good mac 'n cheese and other sides.

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Additional Information about Pork Barrel BBQ

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

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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
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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