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Carolina Brothers

20702 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA
703-729-7070
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Ranked #12 of 149 restaurants in Ashburn
Most recent review
- Jul 5, 2014
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Fort Worth, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Visiting from out of town, our friend brought us here. Kind of set up the same way a lot of good Texas BBQ joint...simple layout, simple menu. The pork was nice and tender. The dripping sauce had just enough spice and the BBQ sauce counterbalanced it well. Definitely worth the visit. Perfect lunch spot.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Very good Carolina Pit BBQ. The sides are include an excellent choice of baked beans, mac & cheese to name a few. Always fresh and tasteful. Recommends for a casual lunch by yourself or with friends and family.

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Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It has become our tradition to pick up some pulled pork and brisket (with the sides, of course) and eat under the fireworks on the 4th of July. And don't forget to get extras for the 5th of July! It's so good, I just might sell the grill! Don't miss this.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great BBQ! If you go on a Saturday, make sure you go in time to get their brisket. Delicious! Their pulled pork and ribs are great too.

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Reston, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Wife and I decided to try a new BBQ place about 15 miles from home at Ashburn, Virginia. We thought this entire area was a made-up town with suburban malls. Following the GPS we suddenly found ourselves back in time to the original old town Ashburn and there was Carolina Brothers BBQ in what must have been a 1930S (?)... More

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Reston, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Absolutely amazed, after 6 decades of eating farm-style eastern NC BBQ I was expecting disappointment for the NoVa area after all the big chains I have tried here. This is the real deal. Very mild flavor to appeal to all age groups but you can add the vinegar based sauce and assorted hot sauces to whatever level makes you happy!!!!... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I had heard good things about Carolina Brothers, that it was authentic Carolina BBQ and that it was fantastic. We had a tough time getting into the place, the parking lot was jammed. The place had a long line (we called ahead the day before, I recommend you do the same). Since it's located next to the O&D trail it... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I was actually pretty excited about trying this place - I wanted to like it - I really did. However, after ordering the brisket sandwich with the 2 sides (mac & cheese / baked beans), I was unimpressed. They were really stingy with the meat (C'mon - its a barbecue joint - load 'er up!). The meat was very tasty,... More

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Wiehle, VA
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166 reviews 166 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I'm tough to please. Especially when it comes to barbecue. And, Carolina Brothers impresses. I had the pulled pork sandwich and the baby back ribs. The sauce makes a nice complement to the sandwich, but adding it to the ribs is unnecessary. Perhaps it was because I got there just before closing, but the two sandwiches I got were overstuffed... More

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Culpeper
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258 reviews 258 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

located in the old Partlow's store building in old town Ashburn, next to the W & OD bike trail, so readily accessible to the bike/hike crowd but access by motor vehicle is a little difficult and parking is very tight. the staff is friendly and helpful, though had to call someone to answer an ingredient question (allergy concern). pulled pork... More

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