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Benny's BBQ

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 12
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    Very good
  • 15
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good BBQ and service but a couple negatives

Benny's serves very good BBQ which is prepared fresh, on site. The service is fine with a very friendly wait staff. Not too fancy here, more of a casual atmosphere with country style wooden tables and chairs and, booths. Pricing of entrees, sides, etc is a bit on the high side for similar BBQ... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
Stephen G
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Richmond, VA, United States
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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Visited Benny's BBQ for an afternoon lunch because we had never been there, we love BBQ and Jeff Katz recommends it on a daily basis on WRVA. The overall impression -disappointment. The staff is friendly & talkative -we learned all about our waitresses back pain and the atmosphere is nice, but the food left us wanting. We did have problems... More 

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1 Thank Johnathon C
Richmond, VA, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Benny's serves very good BBQ which is prepared fresh, on site. The service is fine with a very friendly wait staff. Not too fancy here, more of a casual atmosphere with country style wooden tables and chairs and, booths. Pricing of entrees, sides, etc is a bit on the high side for similar BBQ establishments. The restaurant is clean and... More 

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1 Thank Stephen G
Midlothian, Virginia, USA
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I tried to take my 95 year old mother here for a barbecue not long ago. We sat down and were served drinks, but then the waitress completely forgot about us. We literally never saw her again. We waited about 20 minutes before finally getting up and leaving.

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2 Thank Teresa H
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I stopped in Benny;s twice recently, both times for lunch. Their pulled BBQ sandwich is smokey ands flavorful and contains a generous serving of meat. The bun was toasted and yummy. On my second visit, I ordered a rib platter which was good, but, the portion was more than I could consume. So, I took the rest home for later... More 

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Thank RetiredIam
Richmond, Virginia
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Tried upon recommendation. Had the rib sampler platter: 4 ribs, 2 sides, biscuits. Companion had chopped pork BBQ sandwich combo with 2 sides. Ribs were tender, moist, easily pulled off the bone, with definite smoke flavor in the meat and a light Texas sauce. The collards were delicious, cooked with pork and not at all greasy. The potato salad was... More 

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Thank EKP2013
Ashland, Virginia
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our local talk-show hosts have been talking about Benny's BBQ for years now, and thanks to a good deal on a Groupon, it was time to see if their raves were authentic. A storefront in a strip center on the south side of Richmond, Benny's BBQ appears to be a small, neighborhood joint where people come to chew the fat... More 

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Thank Sue D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

A perfect BBQ and sauce. A little pricier that some but watching the process of roasting the pork in the toaster and then being chopped or shredded to your liking makes your mouth water! Good bar---onion rings are good too!! Their own BBQ sauce is delicious and a must buy to have on hand!

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4 Thank Judi W
Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had the pulled pork sandwiches with cole slaw on top. I had hush puppies and potato salad. My husband had green beans and baked apples. I brought half of mine home. The food was fine. An interesting sight and another table was a bbq burger. It was about 8" high. Alternating hamburgers and bbq. Must have been good as... More 

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Thank Noreen B
Chesterfield, Virginia
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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1 Thank Tom O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

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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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: Barbecue, American

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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