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Ridge View BBQ

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5010 Fairlawn Ave, Dunbar, WV 25064-3506
+1 304-400-4650
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Charleston, West Virginia
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416 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time eating at this restaurant and must say it's very good. Didn't realize this hidden BBQ place served such tasty food. It's located across the Main Street from WV State University in Institute, WV but really don't see it driving past. But, it colorfully and cleanly decorated, has a much larger dining room than expected and the service is... More 

Thank dafacct
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We had previously tried Ridgeview BBQ during a summer event (a vendor spot) but decided to stop in at the physical location after hearing about their "Ramp It Up" limited-time option via the Charleston Gazette newspaper - check out the article to learn more! Ramp, a native onion plant to West Virginia, tastes like a cross between garlic and a... More 

Thank reebee2727
Hurricane, West Virginia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Ridgeview BBQ is a great lunch place. Parking is my least favorite part, but it is free. The menu is filled with choices, and while I might have ordered more of the robust items (Porky Cheese Fries) when I was younger and more adventurous, I am quite satisfied for a lunch of the pulled pork sandwich, dill pickle spear, and... More 

Thank Marty M
Columbus, Indiana
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314 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016

I was traveling through the area and was looking for a lunch spot. As a South Carolinian, I like to think I know my barbecue. Thus, I am always looking for a barbecue place to try. I did my TA research which led me to this place. I arrived just before noon on a Friday. It was starting to get... More 

Thank Amos C
Dunbar, West Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

This restaurant is owned by 2 couples. 2 Guys who married sisters. They started out just setting up a wagon on "Bridge Day" but they were so popular they opened up the restaurant. Everything is smoked daily. Big smoker always fired up out front. Besides the pulled pork sandwich I would highly recommend the Smoked Turkey Sandwich! Chili Cheese Fries... More 

Thank Mntnner
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Best BBQ IN West Virginia. Atmosphere is inviting, staff is nice, Resturant is super clean, and food is fantastic. I visit atleast 4 Times a month. Highly recommended.

Thank Dustin D
Charleston, West Virginia
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

I bought a party pack for my husband's birthday party. It was a ton of food and an awesome value. Everybody said it was some of the best BBQ ever. Mac n cheese is very tasty! The staff was super helpful and patient as I went through party catering options. Thanks for making our party a success, Ridge View.

Thank WVBirdie
Fort Pierce, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 3, 2016

If they serve BBQ in Heaven I am sure they order it from Ridge View BBQ !!!! Everything from the BBQ to the lemonade to the wonderful staff was spot on! 5 Stars to this wonderful restaurant.

Thank EdwardWieland
Cross Lanes, West Virginia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Family loves to come here. Best pulled pork around. Wish it was open a little later and on weekends but will not disappoint.

Thank jdmead
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This might be my new favorite Resturant in West Virginia, and definitely favorite BBQ Place. Place is very clean, staff very friendly, and food is great. I got The Pick 3 Meats Platter consisting of Ribs, Brisket, and Smoked Turkey. Absolutely Delicious. It's located right across the Street from West Virginia State College in Institute, WV, about 12 minutes West... More 

Thank Dustin D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5010 Fairlawn Ave, Dunbar, WV 25064-3506
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Dunbar
  • Phone Number: +1 304-400-4650

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?