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“Liked outdoor seating - great service.....” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Q Company

The Q Company
17 Catoctin Cir SE., Leesburg, VA
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Ranked #77 of 179 Restaurants in Leesburg
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Ashburn, VA
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67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Liked outdoor seating - great service.....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Went for a lunch trip on a weekday - passed by the post office and the smell was too good to pass by. We made the mistake of ordering the stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon - they weren't great - they arrived within 2 minutes of ordering which told us that they weren't 'fresh' and the cheese was pretty much congealed and had been pre-cooked. I didn't like the stuff either - was cream cheese with brown sugar - which could have been good - but served cold - was horrible.

The pork was good - my husband thought his pulled pork was really good - mine was fatty - he had ribs - he said they were "OK' - which from him means they weren't great.

My husband loved the beans - which were almost like chili - you could make a meal fo them - my only problem with the beans is it looked liked they dumped the kitchen sink into the beans. They were very tasty tho.

Lots of options for sauces - the Carolina sauce was just like vinegar with no substance, the mustard sauce was also water, the red sauce was good - if you combine a few - you can get some good seasoning.

Cole slaw - great - perfect if you season the accompanying beef/pork/etc

I won't go back - I get the impression that these guys warmed up food from the day before. I was not impressed. would like to support a local foodery - but not this time. I gave AVERAGE rating to not pull the rating average down too far....sorry!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Good BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Liked: Baby back ribs, corn on the cob
Disliked: corn bread (just too sweet for me, almost cake); wish they had healthier side choices - small garden salad or cucumber/tomato salad would be nice.

Visited July 2013
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Northern Virginia
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“Biker bar or bbq.... What are you?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Beef rib was quite fatty,,, but i just didn't like the rub. I don't usually do sauce but their vinegary sauce really helped. Other half had the pork ribs... Wasn't a fan of those either.

The place in terms of decor is half biker bar and half bbq joint. Seemed a bit disjointed.

Visited July 2013
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Fairfax, VA
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“Best Texas BBQ I've Had Outside of Texas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Q Company is authentic Texas BBQ. I was raised in Virginia and the Carolinas but lived in Texas for four years. Texas BBQ is most differentiated from Carolina or Memphis BBQ by the way they do smoked beef brisket. The brisket at the Q Company was the best I have had outside of Texas. It was smokey and tender and you could cut it with a fork. The BBQ sauces were hot and original and the sides were delicious. Try the jalapeno cheese sticks. Unlike the breaded deep fried cheese sticks at places like Applebees or TGIF, they are fresh cream cheese and peppers pan fried in a flower tortilla. The service was great and we took home a pound of the brisket. We will be regulars at the Q Company.

  • Visited July 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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Ashburn, Virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Texas-style BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

As soon as you enter the door, if you have any Texan in you at all, you know you've happened upon a real Texas-style BBQ joint just a few hundred miles East of where it should be -- in the Hill Country of Central Texas! Unfortunately, if you've never been toTexas, you don't know how authentic this Virginia gem really is -- wide open bar room, booths with as many sauces on the table as there are ways to think about BBQ, smoky-fired grill room, and road signs aplenty. All that's missing are the long-horns, the split-rail fences, and the ice-cold "get one yerself" beer trough (hint, hint)! And, uh....oh yeah, THE FOOD. Regular plate meals just like all the Texas BBQ stalls -- brisket, sausage, and other assorted meats, sweet, strong cornbread, creamy potato salad and slaw, jalapeños aplenty, and Texas-baked beans to DIE FOR! Now, if we only had a good rodeo come into town...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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