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The Barbeque Exchange

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102 Martinsburg Ave, Gordonsville, VA 22942-9718
540-832-0227
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 200
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best BBQ in Virginia and thats saying a lot

Heck I did not even know Gordonsville, Virginia existed until I had to go pick up a car in Mineral. I've been back twice and have to say this is some excellent BBQ - order the pork platter and sample their sauces (which I think they make too). The potato salad is homemade and so is the corn bread... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
scott s
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Fairfax, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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323 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Heck I did not even know Gordonsville, Virginia existed until I had to go pick up a car in Mineral. I've been back twice and have to say this is some excellent BBQ - order the pork platter and sample their sauces (which I think they make too). The potato salad is homemade and so is the corn bread ~... More 

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Paris
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I drive all the way here for BBQ from Charlottesville and have many friends who do so. The BBQ is so so so excellent and worth the drive.

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Sarasota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed delicious pork BBQ sandwiches with tasty coleslaw. I had fresh collard greens (as good as I've ever had) and my husband had nicely seasoned fries with his sandwich. The restaurant is small, spotless and efficient in fulling orders. We look forward to our next meal at the BBQ Exchange so we can try some of the other items... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We've had dinner here a few times when passing through town. Loved it. Plenty of food on their platters. Love the casual atmosphere. Meals were delicious. Desserts are very good. All platters reasonably priced.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a small, fast-paced eatery which serves a variety of Barbecues and also Brisket, in very generous portions and with sides that are prepared in-house. When I was there, the place was filled with old and young, police officers, farm hands, and people who were stopping in for lunch break from offices. In other words; anyone and everyone liked... More 

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Charlottesville
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We swung through Gville in a roundabout trip back to Cville and decided to try this reputed restaurant. It lived up to the hype and boldly. We both ordered the pulled pork platter. In several other occasions when I've been to an alleged bbq spot where they smoke their meats, the meats have proven too dry. There was one in... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We live in Richmond--almost an hour away--but have become regular visitors. The food is delicious, staff is fast and courteous, prices reasonable, and the whole place is very clean. The Fu Q, barbecue-flavored tofu, means even the vegetarian in our family is a fan.

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Tampa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Decided to try this place as it was featured on some TV Food show. 1st time experience as we were passing thru just before lunch. Serving staff was rude, put-out and somewhat upset because we took our time reading the menu to see what we wanted to order. NO STAFF took the time to explain anything (just a "hurry up... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had just visited James Madison's Montpelier, were headed back to Richmond. The GPS took us through Gordonsville. Glad it did. Unpretentious place but I was there for the food and it didn't disappoint. My wife had the pulled pork, I had the sliced brisket and both were great. The place made us fans of collard greens too. No line... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The exterior is unpretentious but the BBQ is wonderful. We both had pulled pork. It was moist without being fatty. Other BBQ restaurants have trouble getting the balance right. BBQ Exchange doesn't. The collard greens were also excellent. Unless you like heat, I'd recommend against the spicy slaw. My wife said the regular slaw was very good. For lunch, get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 Martinsburg Ave, Gordonsville, VA 22942-9718
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Gordonsville
  • Phone Number: 540-832-0227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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