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“Good food...great service”
Review of Pork Barrel BBQ

Pork Barrel BBQ
Ranked #195 of 767 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Want good bbq at a decent price and you don't want to wait 30-45 minutes to get it. Pork Barrel it the place for you. Free parking, a full bar, and plenty of seating. The sauces are good. The mac and cheese is great. And the meat options are plain and simple...pork, beef or sausage.

The food is not overcooked, over presented or over priced! If you like bbq, this is a must try.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Pork Barrel seemed to be just the right addition to Alexandria on the main street of Del Ray. Early signs were good with stories about the entrepreneurs who had discovered the recipe for the sauce for ribs, sandwiches and plates of BBQ. The extended time to finally get the restaurant open whetted the taste buds of many in the city. The result is a bit disappointing. The beef, pork and chicken are not bad with four types of sauce offered for lathering. The sides add little to a plate (e.g., the baked beans were soupy and the potato salad unexciting). The atmosphere is much like a diner with booths and tables spread around. The exception is the bar with a good selection of beers and small portions of BBQ. I'm not sure what to suggest for improvements, but my search for good BBQ here in town is still alive

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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Pour on the sauce, because the meat here is dry. Hot sides are served in thin paper tray that wilt from the heat. For Del Ray--OK, but for good BBQ--keep looking. There is a large bar inside the restaurant with TVs.

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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Living in Texas, I have access to good BBQ. I didn't expect much from a BBQ place near DC, but this place pleasantly surprised me. The brisket was tender and flavorful, and the 4 varieties of sauce enhanced the meat. I didn't love the beans, but if you like sweet and spicy, you will. The potato salad was ok, and the cornbread was fall-apart moist and tasty. The restaurant was perfectly clean. The drink choices are many, and there is a full bar. Service was ridiculously quick - food for four was served and ready before I had even filled my cup from the fountain. It's off the beaten path for tourists, but worth the short trip if you want a break from the crowded touristy places.

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

For those of you who are fans of the ABC show "Shark Tank," you may recognize this restaurant. For my family, Shark Tank is appointment television and we were VERY excited to try this restaurant. We couldn't have been more disappointed!!! The pork BBQ sandwich looked raw and the chicken was incredibly bland, The menu, as others have said, is quite limited -- chicken is only available on its own and not as part of a sandwich, for example. The cucumber salad was loaded with vinegar, with probably more vinegar in the bowl than the 5 or 6 cucumbers that actually came with "the salad.". While the sauces were very good -- and with all fairness, they were the focus of the Shark Tank episode -- the food was mediocre at best and definitely not a repeater.

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