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Benny's BBQ

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American, Dessert, Barbecue, Family Fare
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3044 Stony Point Road, Suite #23, Richmond, VA 23235
804-320-7447
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Our mission is to provide our customers with a delicious all naturally...
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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average at Best

Pork BBQ and biscuits were very dry. The baked beans were drowned in a sauce that tasted like a mixture of tomato soup and ketchup. The Eastern NC BBQ sauce had a mustardy taste to it. Prices were expensive for the quality of the food.On a positive note, the restaurant was clean, service was quick... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Jennifer714
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I went for the pulled smoked beef combo with slaw on top. The beef was done smoked perfectly the only complaint it needed a little bbq sauce. The sauce was superb . The sides of baked beans and slaw was just right. I will be back for more. Benny keep up the good work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We love the BBQ so much my parents come all the way from King William to eat it. There's plenty of pork on the platter. It comes with two sides and hush puppies. I usually ask for the peanut sauce to add to my hush puppies. We always start with an appetizer. Usually the onion rings which are to die... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I've Been Sampling Richmond's barbecue offerings for years and Benny's is the best I have found. I was concerned when they change locations several years ago but they've maintained the same excellent quality and service. While prices have increased a bit, portions are generous. A full service bar and an excellent selection of local beers on tap is a bonus.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Pork BBQ and biscuits were very dry. The baked beans were drowned in a sauce that tasted like a mixture of tomato soup and ketchup. The Eastern NC BBQ sauce had a mustardy taste to it. Prices were expensive for the quality of the food.On a positive note, the restaurant was clean, service was quick and staff was friendly.

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Delray Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This barbecue is the real thing ..... SLOW cooked with Hickory smoke the old-fashioned way .... slow & easy . The taste is like no other . Maybe it's the fact that they only use pork shoulders and they are never over or under cooked . If you've been looking for the Best tasting barbecue you've ever eaten ...... then... More 

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West Point, Virginia
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very tasty basic BBQ in a facility that has no ambiance at all. WE noted that they have a lot of take-out customers which goes to food quality. We tried different sauces and were generally pleased by all of them - it differentiates them. Go for the food, not so much for the ambiance even though the people were very... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Can not understand why we were charged extra to use our credit card... In this day and time... Not everyone carries cash on them,especially in that particular part of town...will never return. Also the pull pork was dry and no taste to it.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3044 Stony Point Road, Suite #23, Richmond, VA 23235
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-320-7447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Barbecue, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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