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Rocky Mount BBQ

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10113 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23605-1046
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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190 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Went for the She Crab/Lobster bisque which is still on the menu but no longer served. Ugh. Got a crab cake sandwich and coke slaw and tea for $10. No garnish or sauce for the sandwich and it was small, which worked for my appetite but don't expect a lot. Coke slaw was finely chopped and sweet - mayo based.... More 

1 Thank Filipendulous
stafford, va
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Stopped here along Rt. 17 and it has a nice old-fashioned southern homestyle atmosphere. fast friendly service and good value; great hushpuppies as appetizer. notable for NC BBQ - I took some home to a native north Carolinian and she said it was better than most in NC. also took home a dozen deviled eggs - where else can you... More 

Thank johncatworth
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We stopped here on our drive home from Newport News and were very glad we did! The barbeque and sides were delicious, and the hot hush puppies as soon as you sit down were an unexpected bonus. We tried the saucy pulled pork, sweet potato casserole, deviled eggs, onion rings, and lemon pie for dessert. We ended up getting a... More 

1 Thank va_owl
San Francisco, California
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Rocky mount, named after the same place in NC. Their BBQ is of the same style. With chopped or pulled pork in a slight vinegar dressing. Classic. Good value with their family packs for about $20 you can feed 2 hungry adults. Try the collards and fried okra sides too. And ask at the counter about the fried pork rinds!... More 

Thank SometimesFlyer
Newport News, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

The food is fabulous and there is a great variety. The employees are very friendly and outgoing. The service is great. I would advise people to go and try it!

1 Thank AM0515
Hampton, Virginia
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81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Best BBQ around! I've been coming here, since childhood and never been disappointed. Great staff and service!

Thank FieryLilRedhead
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Looked for BBQ in Tripadvisor and let the GPS steer us to this place. The drive there was a little dodgy but was more than rewarded once we got there. Great food (did not know there was a difference in NC and other BBQ - NC was good and a nice change). Good service and non-touristy prices on the menu.... More 

1 Thank Onslow K
rockymount1, Owner at Rocky Mount BBQ, responded to this review

I am happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service at Rocky Mount BBQ! Thank you for your review and I am glad you felt at home! We hope you come back to see us on your next trip to Virginia! ~Marcie Martinez More 

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117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Introduced to this joint several years ago by my wife's best friend, we have visited every time we get to the neighborhood . . . they specialize in plain down home cooking and friendly service.

1 Thank 1oldseagull
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a family friendly restaurant, The food selection is good for BBQ lovers, chicken, and vegetarians eaters. They have a large selection of vegetables to chose from that are all very tasty. I also love the warm hush puppies you get a soon as you sit down. The prices are very reasonable, a nice dinner for $10 or under.... More 

1 Thank robinclair
Yorktown, Virginia
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It's hard to find BBQ in this area so this is a welcome stop. It's good eastern style NC que. They also have very good homade deserts.

Thank LouMacnabb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10113 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23605-1046
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: 757-596-0243
Rocky Mount BBQ has been serving delicious meals since we opened our doors in 1953! We are known for our family friendly service and for our traditional N.C. style BBQ and our incredible variety of 30 sides that are available daily; Monday thru Saturday that is because we are closed on Sunday. Other favorite dishes include Fried or BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Hamburger Steaks, Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders or Chicken Sandwich, Fried Chicken Livers, Chicken and Dumplings, Crab Cakes, Hand breaded Flounder, home made soups including Brunswick Stew, Vegetable Beef, Chili, Chicken Noodle and homemade Desserts specifically our Banana Pudding! We offer Dine in, Take out, Delivery and Catering Services. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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