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Blue's BBQ

107 Market Street, Roanoke, VA 24011
5403444227
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Ranked #20 of 403 restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Roanoke, Va
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Good food however a bit overpriced especially mixed drinks. If there in the evening and they have live music very difficult to hear your party.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Unfortunately, I just don't have a great deal to say that is positive other than the grit cakes were very good, however, a little disappointed with the sauce. I'm sorry BBQ chef Ranch dressing doesn't go with everything and this is a prime example of it. Please rethink the dipping sauce for these yummy crunchy treats. Perhaps jalapeño jam or... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Because they are amazing. Best we've ever had. Scallion hush puppies with peach butter. The scallion taste bring a zippyness and the peach butter a hint of sweetness. Would come back for those alone.

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Brewer, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We really liked this place! Had a fun atmosphere...good food...good drinks and the people that work there were so friendly and fun! We will go back when we are in town again!

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Oyster Bay
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Was in Roanoke for a softball tournament and went here for dinner. If you are one of those people who considers themselves a foodie and are into atmosphere then Blues BBQ is not for you. It is a bar/pub that just happens to serve really good BBQ at reasonable prices. It is on Market Street but tough to spot because... More

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Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Have ate at this restaurant several times and each time the meal has been pretty good. Not quite on the beaten path in the downtown area but at the outskirts. They do have live bands every now and then also.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food here is great. Burgers and BBQ have such good flavor. My husband loves the okra and there is even food for the little ones. The Blues Traveler is a yummy burger and the plate is piled high!

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Watchung, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The hush puppies are to die for. The Bar-B-Q is a nice mix of Carolina and other styles. The brisket was nice and the fries were well seasoned and cooked to perfection. Music selection was good as well.

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Kensington, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We went there this weekend while we were in the downtown area and could not have been more disappointed. The place was busy, but not so busy that the 3 of us couldn't get a table as soon as we walked in. It's not a very big place anyways, so the 3-4 servers they had working the dining room should... More

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Chilhowie, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I can not say enough about the bbq and beef brisket! Excellent food with excellent service and great atmosphere! We make a two hour drive just to go! So good!

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