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Rocklands

25 S Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-778-9663
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Ranked #102 of 638 restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children
Most recent review
- Jun 13, 2012
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
Alexandria VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We just visited last week. Oh my, the BEEF RIBS are to die for. Enjoyed the pulled pork and chicken as well.

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Alexandria VA
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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Got the 3 meat platter which was very juicy and flavorful and plenty to eat. Good smoky flavor that you don't need to drown in bbq sauce Called ahead for takeout and the order was ready. It's really a take-out joint but there are tables in/lout to eat at. Some sides (collard greens, fries, mashed potatoies) are better than others... More

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We got there 15 minutes before they closed but assured us to stay and eat. The food was fantastic,hot and the amout of food for the money was more than expected.Alot of sauces to choose from which offered different taste, mild to HOT! Will go again when in the area.

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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Ok. I'm a true BBQ lover from down south. I've eaten all different kinds from around the country and this shows that, once again, DC folks will flock to mediocre 'cue joints. First, the Alexandria location is in a strange place with little atmosphere inside and limited seating. It's in some kind of office park type area in the bottom... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

If you want barbeque and the typical sides stop in. Take out or eat in. Order at register and wait for the counter staff to call you and take your food to picnic style tables. Many orders are take out. Either way have never been disappointed.

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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

I ate lunch here yesterday and recall friends using their catering services. I don't think it's as good as it once was. The pulled pork was fine, the sauce okay, but the corn pudding was a tastless mush. Cole slaw is weird; some spice I can't identify. Still, the price is right. One tip. Order one of the sandwiches and... More

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auburnyellowrose
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42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

I'm Alabama...I'm not even going to lie. Nothing is better than home. But Rocklands will set you straight between food trips home. Great sweet tea, mac and cheese, and of course BBQ chicken.

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Coeburn, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011 via mobile

The food was great. It's a small building. A little hard to find. But WELL worth it.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

yummy! love the sides and ribs

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2008

Pleasantly surprised at spicy, tingly sauces. Fried okra crisp, light and hot. Beans and greens heavy but fully and complexly seasoned. Actually, the beans were very spicy in spots, which had me wondering if maybe someone was heavy handed on some sauce (don't think i did it). And the small cup sauce stand has a posted warning about seriously hot... More

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