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Sweet Fire Donna's

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Here at Sweet Fire Donna's, we believe in the little things in life -- like smokin' hot BBQ and cool, crisp Craft Beer. Come on in and enjoy life the SFD way! Southern, Carolina-style barbecue with a full-service bar. Dine-in, carry out available with extensive catering program!
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe it's because I was in Austin a month ago, but SFD's reminded me more of a Texas BBQ joint down to the metal trays, cornbread, creamed corn, and tray of iced drinks. The only difference was SC sauce and you don't seen them cutting...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank GregCinVA
Reviewed June 1, 2019

If you have a hankering for BBQ don't hesitate to stop by Sweet Fire Donna's. It's best described as cafe style with interior and exterior seating. Ordering is done at the register and food comes on trays.They cover most bbq whether you want it in...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank OneMagicBox
Reviewed May 22, 2019

What else can I say... Excellent food, great service, nice atmosphere. And right in the middle of Alexandria VA. I lived in KY and I have had some amazing BBQ, this was every bit as good. Well done! I look forward to returning. 4 Adults,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank LastSecondTraveller
Reviewed May 16, 2019

Our meal was delicious. The Sliced brisket was cooked to perfection. I also had the pulled chicken, also delicious. My wife ordered the pulled pork, also delicious. Notice a trend here?

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 19greg62
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

Do not come here expecting an open pit. Nor should you expect white table cloths. But for what it is - a cozy, warm, easy-going purveyor of excellent South Carolina BBQ - you can’t beat it at the price or for its’ location. Brisket had...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank SGTHoepful
DonnaA2156, Owner at Sweet Fire Donna's, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback. We were so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and we hope to see you back here soon! ( We do keep that big smoker hidden in the kitchen- but...More

Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in on the way to the airport and WOW!!!! First of all the woman who took our order was soooo nice! She helped me pick my meal and it so Great! I don’t usually love BBQ, but the burnt ends and the pork...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PAJeremy
DonnaA2156, Owner at Sweet Fire Donna's, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2019

Thank you for the lovely review! We can't wait to see on your next visist to Alexandria!

Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

Small restaurant but good food. The tacos were very good and the nacho plate was plenty big. Can be a little loud with the bar so close as it is and was the night we visited.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 62mike
DonnaA2156, Owner at Sweet Fire Donna's, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Hi Mike, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We were happy to hear you enjoyed the food and we hope to see you back again soon! It sounds like you were here during Happy Hour so if you come visit...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019

I went there for dinner and a few drinks. Got the Texas Trinity which consists of 1/4 lb. Brisket, 1/4 lb. smoked pork and a sausage with 2 sides and cornbread. I was very pleased with the price for the quantity and more importantly the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank raymondbK6830AF
DonnaA2156, Owner at Sweet Fire Donna's, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

Thanks for the review! We appreciate your comments and were so happy to hear you enjoyed the food. We have worked hard on perfecting our brisket so we appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you when you are in Alexandria again.

Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

Get the bartender’s lunch deal here. I had a pulled pork sandwich, collards, and an excellent Bell’s Stout for $10. You can’t beat that. And the sandwich and collards were very good too.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank steveh46
DonnaA2156, Owner at Sweet Fire Donna's, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you back at Sweet Fire Donna's in the near future! Donna

Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

What a place for local ales on tap and great bbq. I was shocked at how fast the food came out but tasted great and beer was terrific. Sat at the bar and very impressed with the service. Definitely a return location.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mtarmygriz
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