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“Great Staff, Above Average Eats” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Urban Bar-B-Que Restaurant & Catering- Ashburn

Urban Bar-B-Que Restaurant & Catering- Ashburn
44050 Ashburn Shopping Plz Ste 151, Suite #151, Ashburn, VA (Formerly Urban Bar-B-Que Company)
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Ranked #65 of 150 restaurants in Ashburn
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Ashburn, VA
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Great Staff, Above Average Eats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

They have another joint near where I work and it was good so I took the family to the Ashburn location closer to home. We got ribs, pulled pork with a bunch of sides. For starters, the young lady at the counter helped me naviagate the menu and where the sauces were. Even helped carry my food over to the table. The Ribs were smoky and just right. The Pulled Pork was tender and their array of sauces were great with the pulled pork. Like a little kid, I tried each one and kept changing up the rotation. The sides were just okay, nothing really stood out to me. We'll be back...probably this weekend as I'm starting to get the itch already and it's only Tuesday!

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Finally Some Decent 'Q' in Ashburn and across Northern VA in general”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

You will like this food. Offering a great selection of chicken, pork, beef, and sausage, there is something for everyone. Good sides too, like beans and mac n cheese, plus a hearty corn bread. Meats are nicely smoked and not overdosed with sauce, so you can fix it up with one of self-service sauces just the way you like it. Fries are tasty too, very close to those numbered burger guys quality. More tables than most BBQ joints and very clean plus good classic rock music in the background. And they have sweet tea - true to a good 'Q' joint - sweet enough you may want to temper it with some of the unsweetened peach tea for a nice blend. My wife (BBQ is *not* her favorite food group) even liked the steak (brisket) salad. You order at the counter and pick up your food when they yell out your name, so consider that you may not be the only person with your name in the place and keep an eye out for your food - or give them your Facebook alias...

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Tasty bbq served by friendly staff in a unique atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Urban BBQ is one of the best local chains in the DC area. They offer pork, chicken and beef BBQ along with four different sauces. They offer the usual sides -- cole slaw and potato salad, along with more "southern" sides -- mac and cheese and greens. In addition to soft drinks, they offer beer, wine, special root beer and some really good peach iced tea. The atmosphere is great, with multiple TVs for game watching and a decor that feels like Texas, but pays homage to local teams/schools. The counter staff is super friendly and recognizes repeat customers.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ashburn, Virginia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

I have written a very bad review for the most popular BBQ place in Ashburn but in my book this is some real good Q. I have enjoyed the ribs and side. The wife likes their brisket. Have also tried their Frito Pie and chili, both are excellent. This review makes me hungry so I am going to take my own suggestion and head that way right now, YUM.

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“The Aroma in the Air Didn't Lie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

About 9:30am I arrived in the Ashburn Shopping Plaza on business and smelled the BBQ aroma in the parking lot as I got out of the car. The Urban BBQ wasn't open till eleven but I figured I had to return for lunch.
The help was enthusiastic and very helpful with whats favorite and special on the menu. Smoked pork plate was good portion and you could add your favorite sauce. Corn bread had - you guessed it, Corn in it!
Informal, polite, and good.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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