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Benny's BBQ

3044 Stony Point Road, Suite #23, Richmond, VA 23235
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Ranked #679 of 1,360 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Dessert, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Our mission is to provide our customers with a delicious all naturally smoked pork shoulder that is chopped to order right in font of the customer. Our appetizers, side dishes and desserts are home made fresh daily along with our signature sauces. Our business philosophy is simple: "Treat others as you would personally like to be treated and provide them with the best quality products and services at reasonable prices." Our restaurant has received the Governor Bob McDonald's award for Best BBQ in Virginia 2010, We have been featured on Virginia This Morning (WTVR Channel 6) as Best BBQ in Richmond. We are the ONLY BBQ restaurant that has been invited to the Governor's Mansion 3 years in a row (4 including this year when the event is scheduled) to showcase our BBQ. At Benny's BBQ we strive to serve you the best BBQ meal we can offer. As a rule since the original owner, Benny Gill owned the restaurant if you are not satisfied with your meal we will gladly make it right for you. All we ask in return is the opportunity to make your dining experience most enjoyable. Our servers are trained to check on our guests several times during your meal to make sure you are happy with your entire dining experience.
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30% Recommend
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Powhatan, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is my first impression and visit to Benny's and found the BBQ very, very dry. The meat had no flavor and the sides were just subpar. I was not too pleased with the flavor of any of the items and would look elsewhere for BBQ.

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Chesterfield, VA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife, daughter and I made a recent stop into Benny’s BBQ at Stony Point. What a great choice. My daughter and wife ordered the rib sampler and I ordered a pulled pork BBQ platter (sides-hush puppies, greens, mac and cheese, au gratin potatoes, coleslaw). Benny’s offers two types of sauce, one seemed to be a vinegar and mustard base... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The fries were terrible. They charged me a fee to use my credit card. Who does that? I'd never go back. The service was good.

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Richmond, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner here. They give you very generous portions and everything was very good and fresh. Everyone from the staff was quite friendly and pleasant. It is easy to feel very comfortable here, if you are a fan of BBQ or ribs you need to try this place!

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Richmond, Virginia
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208 reviews 208 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Stopped by for dinner tonight for the first time and I ordered the half rack baby back rib dinner. The seven (7) ribs had a good taste but there was very little meat on the bones. For $20 I expected to be full when I finished my meal. I was glad my wife ordered the fried chicken tender dinner so... More

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Richmond, VA
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

After hearing several people rave about this place I bought a Groupon and finally went there for dinner with my son. 1) Service: Was less than friendly. It took a lot to get the waitress and hostess to crack a smile. But I DO have to give them credit for keeping our water glasses full and checking back several times... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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208 reviews 208 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The good things about this: nice atmosphere; nice, helpful waitress; ok hushpuppies; decent microbrew selection; large portions. Despite these positives I cannot say that I particularly fell in love with this place. I got the half slab and pulled pork combo and in terms of volume was great. In terms of taste well I can indirect grill pork that tastes... More

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Richmond, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

First time we went there was when a local band was playing, my husband called ahead to ask if we needed to place reservation for that night and was told no, then we arrive there and told that we should have made reservations. Then the second time we went it was just as bad or worst, we had purchased a... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

The first time was a complete disaster but that was two weeks after it opened. Went tonight for pulled pork. Onion rings were tasty and the service was much better. I thing the food is better than average, the sides were ok, but I felt the prices were too high for a local joint. I would go back because it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

I am sold!!! The people who leave rude and disrespectful have issues! This family friendly restaurant immaculately well maintained. The food menu offers several options for excellent barbecue choices with extremely attractive prices. The kids menu includes the drink, which is often important to me. The serving size is more than adequate; I needed a take home box!!;) We enjoyed... More

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