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The Barbeque Exchange

102 Martinsburg Ave, Gordonsville, VA 22942-9718
540-832-0227
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Ranked #2 of 14 restaurants in Gordonsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I've been before, and the BBQ was good. Ordering and food delivery in line works well. Picnic table seating and very casual atmosphere. Yesterday we stopped with a group of 6. My chicken barbeque was really not great. Big chunks of chicken as opposed to shredded. My bun was very stale. This place is always packed out, but I have... More

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Prince George, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Me and my wife were returning from Charlottesville and heard that the BBQEx was a good place for BBQ. Everything was right on par for this to be a local favorite. From the decor to the wait staff, all seemed to say "we care". Portions were generous and flavorful. We're glad we stopped and everything hit the spot. The only... More

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Delaware
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went here for lunch with friends and we were happy we stopped. The line seemed long, but moved quickly. Price was reasonable, food was great. I had chicken sandwich, hush puppies, and we tried the fried green tomatoes. The hush puppies were outstanding, ranked up there in the category of, "Best I ever had." Fried green tomatoes were good, I... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We've taken a saying from NYC, if there is a long line, get n it and you won't be disappointed! After an afternoon visit to Montpeliar, home of James & Dolly Madison, we decided to have dinner at The Barbeque Exchange that we passed at noon and it was so crowded we couldn't get in. Stand in line, select your... More

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Scottsville, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We discovered this place soon after it opened, and we were recently thrilled to see it on the Cooking Channel. We eat here about once or twice a month, and it is always great. We first noticed it because our number one rule for locating a good barbecue joint is to look for a pile of wood out back. This... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great find after a long drive! Had the sausage, baked beans, potato salad & cornbread which was amazing!! Atmosphere was very friendly and welcoming.

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virginia
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216 reviews 216 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Finally on this trip we went out of our way to pickup takeout for dinner at our relatives' house. All 6 of us feel this is the best pulled pork and fixings around this area. Not one bit of pulled pork, buns, sauce, slaw, baked beans was left when dinner ended. I reviewed this place previously and am happy to... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Barbque is so good! Several sauces available so you can flavor it to your liking. Large portions, big selection of sides to choose from. Wished I lived closer- would make this a habit!

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Having lived in the Charlottesville area for years, I have been meaning to visit the BBQ Exchange for years. Last month I finally got the opportunity. I was very excited, having heard that this was THE place to go for authentic BBQ. While I have to admit, it was a decent plate of BBQ, I have to say it was... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place was great. If you are in the mood for barbecue, make a stop here. Lots of choices and great desserts too. It's busy because it's popular but they're efficient at getting everyone through the line without feeling rushed. We will certainly return when we're in the area.

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