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Alamo BBQ

#183 of 1,262 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2202 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223-7220
+1 804-592-3138
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've eaten a lot of BBQ and I crave this brisket. It's smokey, tender, flavorful, and just everything I want in brisket. Their sides...my favorites are the Texas Caviar and Jalepeno Mac & Cheese but the greens and corn bread are good too. It's a chill spot that is nice on a warm, sunny day. I also love their chocolate... More 

Richmond, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here's what you do: call in your order (I always go for the burrito), pick it up, then walk up the hill to Jefferson park. Find a nice bench overlooking the city, and enjoy. In the last few months they've taken their food and service up a notch. Delicious Texas-style BBQ, and several options available.

Thank Paul G
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our son lives in Richmond and we were there to visit him. He lives a half block from this place and raves about it. We had ribs, candied yams slaw and he had a burrito with BBQ in it. All great but the ribs were off the charts. They were huge and meaty and smoked and very moist. The sauce... More 

Thank Randy S
Sterling, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had been reading a lot of amazing reviews about this place and I was really wanting some good brisket and pulled pork but did not want to fire up my smoker to make it at home. My wife and I were severely disappointed in the entire experience and I felt kind of embarrassed to have pushed so hard to... More 

Thank Erik R
Williamsburg, Virginia
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Had the Cuban Alamo sandwich. I liked the idea but they piled on onions. There are no onions in a Cuban sandwich, and they distracted from the flavor. I liked the hole in the wall atmosphere, no indoor seating and the day I went it was 40 outside. I don't like a 8 dollar sandwich that doesn't come with a... More 

Thank Nick T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Took a different route and found this gem in the rough one day. Now that I've relocated to RVA, I love being near here. My go to is the Cuban sandwich. Their sides are awesome especially the jalapeño mac-n-cheese and Texas caviar. Don't be put off by the outer appearance cause the product is rock solid righteous.

Thank Charlie A
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Myself and my wife ate lunch there today! It's not the best barbecue in Richmond! I had the ribs, she had barbecue chicken! Sides are too small for what you pay! They had winter side dishes which included garlicky mashed potatoes, Texas caviar, and yams (they were out) they have a small outside area to sit in. Not your normal... More 

Thank Henry S
Ashburn, Virginia
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017

I ate takeout from Alamo BBQ last night, and it was really good. I am from Kansas City, so I know BBQ. This is Texas style, cooked over wood but not extra smoked like kansas city style. There are various sauces on the tables, but the food (as plated) was not very sauce-centric. Their place is the opposite of fancy,... More 

1 Thank the5allens
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Hearty portions of comfort food - especially the jalepeno mac & cheese, yams, and corn bread. The brisket is amazeballs, chicken is on point every time. You can call in your order to go.

Thank dmoore012
Midlothian, Virginia
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016

There are restauranteurs who care about food passionately and understand that most of the time the balance between making memorable food and making a reasonable profit is a hard nut to crack. Then there are chefs who care only about their reputation and how to make it more renowned until they become legends. These people used to work in restaurants... More 

Thank Iain W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2202 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223-7220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-592-3138
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?