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Review of Rocky Mount BBQ

Rocky Mount BBQ
Ranked #66 of 453 Restaurants in Newport News
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“ugh”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

i was completely unimpressed. I didn't like the food and the service left more to be desired.

  • Visited November 2010
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Edmond, OK
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Did NOT meet expectations!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2011

On vacation my family and went here based on the reviews and the fact they had won a Best in the Area award. The food was not worth the money. The chopped beef was bland, stringy and unapealing. I was expecting Carolina style pulled pork but this lacked flavor all around. Ribs were fatty, hardly any meat on them and covered in thick sauce. The sides were decent; great green beans and sweet potato casserole and my girls said the French fries were really good. Service was lacking as we asked for bbq sauce and it didn't come until our food was cold halfway thru the meal. Very disappointed.

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Edmond, OK
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225 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Not what we expected.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2011

After reading such high accolades and it being an award winner and all we expected so much more.

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1 Thank Wowx3
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California, Maryland
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Superb meal &service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2011


The restaurant was excellent. The decor was, well, there really was no decor...

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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“Don't miss this gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2011

We decided to try Rocky Mount based on the great reviews here, and we weren't disappointed! The service was exceptionally good - the owner even took time to explain the difference between each type of BBQ since we didn't know where to start. As soon as you sit down they bring you hot hushpuppies with honey butter. I had the saucy pulled pork with collard greens and mac & cheese, while my fiance had the chopped Carolina style dinner with corn pudding and potato salad. Both meals were excellent, and we agreed that the corn pudding was the stand-out side. For dessert, skip the store-bought cakes and try the chocolate or coconut pie, both of which are made on-site.

Our total bill with dessert was just $25. For the quality and price, you can't beat Rocky Mount BBQ. We will be back next time we're in Newport News.

  • Visited March 2011
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