Bar J Chili Parlor

Bar J Chili Parlor

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Hours
Sun
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Is this a Mexican restaurant?
CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles84 reviews
Excellent
30
Very good
34
Average
11
Poor
7
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Thomas M
Park City100 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
I enjoyed my first Bar J Chili Parlor meal in 1984 and ate at it quite frequently in the 80s. Every visit to Northern Virginia since has always included a stop at the Bar J, but not sure if future visits will. While the food is as good as I remember, the service has definitely gone down hill and during this visit the bartender had absolutely no idea what he/she was doing. Ordering off their own "drink menu" - both drinks ordered were absolutely terrible and they were not consumed. The bright point is that they were not charged either. However, the wait for undrinkable cocktails was over 20 minutes which is unacceptable. Still love the Mexican Hot Burrito - and this time around it was as good as it always was, although it could have been a bit hotter (temperature wise). Again, it just may have been a lack of actual "service" that caused the meal to be on the cooler side than normal.
Written May 24, 2021
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William K
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Met my sister and her husband who drove from Mt. Airy, Maryland. We drove from Hanover County, VA. Opened at 11 am, very friendly lady met us and served drinks and took order. Short 15-20 minute catching up news and our lunch was there. Ticket for 4 was $70, we tipped $15 and left. Tour our neat little town on the Occoquan Creek. Plan another visit.
Written October 19, 2023
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Karen M
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
The chili was not very good. Very greasy. The chili was just beef even though I asked for beans. No sauce at all. The service was okay kind of slow I don’t think I would go again.
Written June 17, 2024
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mikeusahill
Chantilly18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
My family and I visited Bar J on a sunny Sunday afternoon looking foward to a cool beverage and a nice meal to celebrate my birthday. We waited at the hostess stand for about 15 min before we were seated. There were only 2 tables occupied and maybe 7-8 open (all in their outdoor space), so we couldn't really understand the wait and speculated maybe there was a lack of staff due to the covid problem. There was one person who dawdled around half-heartedly wiping tables (but paid us no attention either before or after we were seated). Once we were finally seated, we again waited 10-15 minutes for someone to take an order. Again we speculated on why service was so slow but after someone from our party returned from the bathroom, he explained why...there were 8 or 9 people sitting around tables playing on their phones! They were sitting there when he went to the rest room and had not moved by the time he came back. Out visit to Bar J was highly disappointing. Other than one young lady who moved with purpose and seemed to be working hard to serve her tables, service from the rest of the staff could not have been worse.
Written August 3, 2020
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Joe M
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 family
Extremely disappointing restaurant. The location and setting is very nice. The food is simply terrible. The ingredients weren’t fresh or high quality and the recipes were just plain bad. We ordered mostly the texmex dishes and nothing was satisfying. I really wanted to like it but it just isn’t good.
Written February 13, 2021
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Yankeehoya
285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
I had not been to Dos Amigos in 3-4 years. I met a friend there for lunch on Thursday and then returned on Sunday with my neighbors. I was very happy to see the quality was still quite high.
Written December 11, 2022
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shipwreckedonbeach
Washington DC6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 friends
Always welcoming and friendly, the staff are excellent and the meals are just simply mouthwatering and satisfying! My favorite burritos, especially the Pollo Loco chicken burrito 😋. They just don't make them any better anywhere!
Written December 11, 2022
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TroisChatsLies
Kinshasa4607 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
My friend got the cheeseburger and I got the Pollo loco. Both were tasty! service was good. They have a waterfront patio.. Which we couldn't enjoy because it was too cold.
Written February 17, 2020
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Bill D
Woodbridge375 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 couples
We had lunch here and the weather was nice so we sat outside. The view of the water is pretty good and we were even visited by some ducklings. We tried the nachos supreme and a chili dog. The dog itself is very tasty and has some very nice mustard on the bun. It is topped with very good chili and onion. We added the cheddar cheese as well but I think it would be better with the cheese sauce used on the nachos. The nachos were also very good and have spiced ground beef, onion, and scallions. They have a good selection of beers on tap to boot. Service was outstanding and we will definitely be back.
Written May 22, 2019
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Bob N
Woodbridge33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 friends
We had a group lunch, great Mexican type food and fantastic drinks outside on the Occoquacon River, beautiful view.
Written May 7, 2019
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chickiebabie
Manassas167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 couples
My husband and I went here a few weeks ago for the first time and it was nice. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. The service was also very good. The atmosphere was nice. I would dine here again.
Written February 5, 2019
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LuckyMan66
Springfield39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 family
When I first moved to the Ft Belvoir area, Bar-J was located on US Rte 1 in Lorton and was a great place to get exceptional food for lunch at a reasonable price. They moved a few times, but never saw the success as their Lorton location. From what I understand, the original owner's daughter is running the place in Occoquan. All I can say is the food is as good (if not better) than it was years ago. The portion size was exceptional, the service was attentive (but not smothering), and the quality of the food served exceeded expectations. The lettuce and tomatoes on my Chimichanga were crisp, fresh. My wife's dinner (an off the menu special for vegetarians: a baked potato with vegetarian chili) was outstanding, and my brother-in-law's 'wet burrito' (beef burrito with cheese sauce) was tasty and more than he could eat. Our server was friendly and attentive. All-in-all, I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys Tex-Mex food. Although it is located a bit far to come here for lunch from work, I will find a way to add it to my routine.
Written January 30, 2019
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Matt P
Gainesville1341 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 family
Good food not great. Service was just okay. If you like chili and / or chili mac this is a good place for you. We stop at Bar J while exploring the town of Occoquan.
Written January 14, 2019
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Nick K
Manassas72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 family
Bar J was our hangout years ago when it was in Woodbridge. They closed for a long time but it's awesome to see them back up and running in a cleaner, friendlier environment. This is the perfect place for some good, hot chili. During the summer, sit outside right on the river. Pokemon Go Trainers can catch plenty of Magikarp here!
Written December 28, 2018
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David G
Lorton53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 solo
If you like chili and / or chili mac this is the place for you. Bar J is a nice place to grab some lunch while exploring the town of Occoquan.Chili is the star at Bar Js but hot dogs burgers and other favorites are also available.Grab a cold beer and chili dog before you continue on your adventure through Occoquan.
Written December 11, 2018
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