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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
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Really wish this place was better

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
Alexandrian1026
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Alexandria, Virginia
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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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1,316 reviews 1,316 reviews
609 restaurant reviews
376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
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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165 reviews 165 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a perfect spot to get your bbq fix. Your order at the counter and take a seat. I ordered the nachos with pulled pork and had a minute of "ordering remorse", but they were delicious. You wouldn't think that the toppings would go well on nachos but it was a great combination and I'd get them again. My... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My sister n law knew that I love bbq so when visiting in D.C. she took us here. It was a good atmosphere with plenty of tvs for sports and a full bar. The food was good not great I enjoyed my pulled pork/sausage/coleslaw infused sandwich. What really got me excited were the sides there bbq mac n cheese and... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We arrived at the restaurant at 11:45, and the doors were locked. The website and sign on the door listed an 11:30 opening on Sunday. Rather than walking away, we called to check if there was a problem or if they would be opening later. It turned out that no one had bothered to unlock the front door. Bad first... 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
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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