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“A hidden gem in ashburn” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carolina Brothers

Carolina Brothers
20702 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA
703-729-7070
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Ranked #8 of 160 Restaurants in Ashburn
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Ashburn, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in ashburn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Looks like a little cabin you would see in the middle of the woods, but has decent BBQ inside. A little pricey I think but prob the bed BBQ in Ashburn. The ribs are ok and brisket is decent. I would just get the BBQ pulled pork sandwiches with a side of potato salad and baked beans. Their beans are actually pretty good. Enjoy.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Authentic NC BBQ!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This place is great! Real authentic NC BBQ! It's certainly nothing fancy, but it hits the spot when you need some good southern cooking!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“You Can't Beat The Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Location is in the original Ashburn village. The building is next to the WO&D bike trail so it is a great stop when biking in the area. Plainly decorated, so don't expect much atmosphere but the food is great. Where can you get a pulled pork sandwich and two sides for 7.95? They also have ribs. Sometimes they have beef brisket, collard greens, or some other special for the day. The staff is friendly and the food is great. I would recommend stopping by Carolina Brothers if you are in the area and like barbeque.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Herndon, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Get ready to "fork" over some "dough" for very little.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Took the missus her for dinner one night as we heard rave reviews of this place. We both love NC BBQ and this place has it! We both had the BBQ and it was really good, pure NC BBQ. The sides weren't that great (Mac n cheese) was cold and formed into a solid brick on the plate.

Had a wide assortment of beverage's (yes Cheerwine) which was nice. They even had a sign the displayed the poor pigs name and birth town so you know who you were eating and where it was brought up.

The atmosphere mirrored that of a restaurant I go to in KDH called High Cotton. It has that old timey southern feel, very nice while eating NC BBQ.

The only issue I had was the price. A sandwich and a side was over $6, no drink included. The portioning for the sides were "ok" but the BBQ was conservative.

The price alone will keep me far from this place.

It's a shame but I'd rather spend an extra few dollars and go across the street to mediterrean breeze and get a complete meal.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northern Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best Authentic BBQ for miles and miles!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Great spot, great building, great food, great service. What more could you ask for? Prices are very reasonable and you can't beat the flavor. Beef brisket, when available, is a must try. Staff is wonderful too!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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