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10113 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23605-1046
757-596-0243
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Rocky Mount BBQ has been serving delicious meals since we opened our doors...
Rocky Mount BBQ has been serving delicious meals since we opened our doors in 1953! We are known for our family friendly service and for our traditional N.C. style BBQ and our incredible variety of 30 sides that are available daily; Monday thru Saturday that is because we are closed on Sunday. Other favorite dishes include Fried or BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Hamburger Steaks, Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders or Chicken Sandwich, Fried Chicken Livers, Chicken and Dumplings, Crab Cakes, Hand breaded Flounder, home made soups including Brunswick Stew, Vegetable Beef, Chili, Chicken Noodle and homemade Desserts specifically our Banana Pudding! We offer Dine in, Take out, Delivery and Catering Services. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
What else hasn't been said about this excellent BBQ?

Rocky mount, named after the same place in NC. Their BBQ is of the same style. With chopped or pulled pork in a slight vinegar dressing. Classic. Good value with their family packs for about $20 you can feed 2 hungry adults. Try the collards and fried okra sides too. And ask at the counter about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
SometimesFlyer
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Rocky mount, named after the same place in NC. Their BBQ is of the same style. With chopped or pulled pork in a slight vinegar dressing. Classic. Good value with their family packs for about $20 you can feed 2 hungry adults. Try the collards and fried okra sides too. And ask at the counter about the fried pork rinds!... More 

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Thank SometimesFlyer
Newport News, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

The food is fabulous and there is a great variety. The employees are very friendly and outgoing. The service is great. I would advise people to go and try it!

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1 Thank AM0515
Niedermohr, Germany
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Best BBQ around! I've been coming here, since childhood and never been disappointed. Great staff and service!

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Thank FieryLilRedhead
Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Looked for BBQ in Tripadvisor and let the GPS steer us to this place. The drive there was a little dodgy but was more than rewarded once we got there. Great food (did not know there was a difference in NC and other BBQ - NC was good and a nice change). Good service and non-touristy prices on the menu.... More 

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1 Thank Onslow K
rockymount1, Owner at Rocky Mount BBQ, responded to this review

I am happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service at Rocky Mount BBQ! Thank you for your review and I am glad you felt at home! We hope you come back to see us on your next trip to Virginia! ~Marcie Martinez More 

Old VIRGINIA
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Introduced to this joint several years ago by my wife's best friend, we have visited every time we get to the neighborhood . . . they specialize in plain down home cooking and friendly service.

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1 Thank 1oldseagull
crittenden,virginia
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a family friendly restaurant, The food selection is good for BBQ lovers, chicken, and vegetarians eaters. They have a large selection of vegetables to chose from that are all very tasty. I also love the warm hush puppies you get a soon as you sit down. The prices are very reasonable, a nice dinner for $10 or under.... More 

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1 Thank robinclair
Yorktown, Virginia
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It's hard to find BBQ in this area so this is a welcome stop. It's good eastern style NC que. They also have very good homade deserts.

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Thank LouMacnabb
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69 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Food was great and service and staff were quick and friendly. We just wished we got more for what we paid for, we got the large saucy BBQ, didn't seem like a large at all. They gave you a good portion of sides just not enough BBQ. As much BBQ I've eaten at other places this was the smallest portion... More 

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Thank UNSEEN01
rockymount1, Owner at Rocky Mount BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your dining experience at Rocky Mount BBQ. Any comments, good and bad, are appreciated because it helps us better our performance. We aim for highly satisfied customers whether that be through dine in, take out, delivery or catering each and every time. It seems that you really enjoyed the... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant had good food. The fried fish was fresh, the fried chicken was crispy and the chopped nc style pork was on point. It had the proper amount of flavor but did not overpower the flavor of the pork.

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Thank Jose V
rockymount1, Owner at Rocky Mount BBQ, responded to this review

I have read about your dining experience at Rocky Mount BBQ and I want to thank you for being a customer. We have been in business since 1953 and it is because of diners just like you! We hope to see you back in soon and keep us in mind for your holiday meal - we have delicious sides and... More 

Newport News, Virginia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

You can go online and check the menu out or just go there and have a family day out with great food.They make their Collard Greens and all the veg there and it is real food not frozen or store bought and served to you. THEIR BBQ,,CHICKEN..STEAKS.. SANDWICHES AND RIBS AND ASST. COMBOS you can mix. They have catering also... More 

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1 Thank Linda R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10113 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23605-1046
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: 757-596-0243

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American, Seafood, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Rocky Mount BBQ has been serving delicious meals since we opened our doors in 1953! We are known for our family friendly service and for our traditional N.C. style BBQ and our incredible variety of 30 sides that are available daily; Monday thru Saturday that is because we are closed on Sunday. Other favorite dishes include Fried or BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Hamburger Steaks, Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders or Chicken Sandwich, Fried Chicken Livers, Chicken and Dumplings, Crab Cakes, Hand breaded Flounder, home made soups including Brunswick Stew, Vegetable Beef, Chili, Chicken Noodle and homemade Desserts specifically our Banana Pudding! We offer Dine in, Take out, Delivery and Catering Services. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?