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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

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
It's that good!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
corkscrewd
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Va
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very good Q. I have had quite a few pounds of the chopped pork and it is really very good. Low fat, nice hickory smoked taste, a little pink. The sauces are very good - I like both the "original" spicy and the South Carolina mustard style. The ribs are excellent. Again, not fatty, nice and pink inside, required the... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The food is average, but the layout is good. If I was in the area I would stop by but im from Fairfax so I would not be traveling here just for a beer or bbq.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?