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Reviewed July 16, 2020

Well although many restaurants are now open, having the BBQ truck coming right to your door definitely beats the hassle of dining out in these COVID times. Rocklands BBQ truly rocks! Ordered the 2-meat platter with cucumber and potato salad sides plus cornbread. Generous portions...- and the meats - chopped pork and beef brisket - are super tender and flavorful, delicious salads and the honey jalapeño corn bread is one of the best I'd ever had. Excellent deal - at $15 one platter is enough for two relatively light eaters.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 2, 2020

The barbecue here is excellent. I have ordered delivery from here many times and it is always good. The chopped pork sandwich is excellent and I also love the three meat platter (pork, beef, chicken). Their baked beans, potato salad, especially the mac and cheese...are all delicious sides. I highly recommend this place.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

Ordered brisket, pulled chicken and pork to-go and all were very good. Mashed potatoes, corn pudding and coleslaw were excellent. I hate typical heavy coleslaw from restaurants but this is tangy with very light amount of mayo, some purple cabbage and peas. We hadn’t been...here in a few years and it is still just as good as I remember.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019

Want to come to a cozy restaurant where locals go for BBQ? Then Rocklands it is. There are three locations. Carlos the manager at the Washington DC location was so assisting. You walk along a sidewalk after parking in the back parking. Pass the World...headquarters officer of Rocklands and then enter the restaurant. There are two parts. Order from the main room. There is a large menu you look up above eye level. You are given a small sign on a metal stick and go to the adjoining room to await your meal. Ready for this? They have a large barrel of peanuts. Dip in with a small container, go back to your seat and enjoy the dry roasted peanuts until your food is delivered. The food is well prepared and tasty. There are different BBQ sauces on the table to add to your meal. Grab your utensils and Bon Aperitif!!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

So nice to have a local place that caters for parties and can drop in for a wide range of delicious food Glad they have opened up more seating too.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

I ordered take out from Rocklands and it was a big disappointment. First, there was no flatware or napkins in the bag. How is one supposed to eat messy bbq with no napkins and no fork or knife? Second, the roll was far too small...for the sandwich. I get trying to pile on the meat, but this is ridiculous, especially with no flatware. Third, the coleslaw was cubes of vegetables. How on earth is that supposed to work on a sandwich? A very disappointing visit.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

Grilled just right! A tasty barbecue sauce. You gotta try them! Prices are very reasonable. Ribs were falling off the bone good! Don’t wait! Head there now.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

Rave reviews! Our party of 100 was so impressed with the food, I wish I could have taken credit for making it. Delivery was on time. Order was accurate. More than enough food. And each contact that I had with the catering department beforehand gave...me confidence that we would have a great event with no hassles. We did! Pulled chicken was very moist. Texas corn pudding was a favorite. Potato buns were great. Coleslaw was different than my usual and really good. Chopped pork - yum. Sauce was just right. Looking forward to returning to DC and getting some Rockland's take out.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

My family had lunch at Rocklands and it was ok, no real complaints, however it just didn't quite satisfy my barbecue needs, though the beer was good. With so many terrific barbecue spots in the area, I doubt I will return to this one.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

Coming from Texas, I know what BBQ should look and taste like and this place was not it. I was really hoping for something good as I approached the restaurant and I could smell the pits smoking. The food was not good at all. The...brisket was to thinly sliced and looked more like roast beef instead. I had to ask the staff if it was brisket and told them I only got to little slivers. To their credit they did offer me more at no cost. The sausage is pork and they did not have a beef sausage option. The sauce was not bad. The sides looked pretty good in the pictures they had on the counter, unfortunately I never tasted them because they were out of most of them by 6PM on a Friday night. Never going back and would not recommend. Damn shame too, because I love a good BBQ.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Yes, Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company offers takeout services.

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5