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GREAT BARBEQUE IN DC AREA/NORTHERN VA??

LOOKING FOR SOME GOOD BARBEQUE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA OR DC/MARYLAND AREA, ANY SUGGESTS? PLEASE HELP, THROWING A BBQ PARTY IN A MONTH AND KNOW OF SOME, BUT HAVEN'T TASTED MANY, THANKS!

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  1. My lunch crowd from Bethesda likes to go to Rocklands (north georgetown/rockville) and Urban BBQ in Rockville.

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    1. re: neutro410

      Tried Rocklands after hearing it named so many times. Very disappointed.

      1. re: wayne keyser

        The best part about Rocklands is the Texas corn pudding. Wow, that stuff is good! The meats - not so much.

        But they also have a very good catering staff.

    2. You're going to get a lot of answers. Dixie Bones, Rocklands, Red Hot & Blue, and a lot of other personal favorites.

      Mine is Willard's in Chantilly. Check it out -- http://www.dcbbq.com/

      1. I'd second Urban Barbecue and also recommend KBQ in Bowie, Willard's in Sterling, and Capital Q near the Verizon Center. Dixie Bones and Rockland, I think, are both pretty mediocre. Of the two chains with a decent presence in the area--Red, Hot and Blue and Famous Dave's--I prefer Famous Dave's by a significant margin.

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        1. re: dr3rdeye

          Urban BBQ is the only place I've tried that I could honestly recommend.

        2. I've never used them for catering, but we've taken our family here many times over the past 20 years.

          http://www.pigandsteak.com/index.php

          Same for this place. Eaten here many times but have never used the catering.

          http://www.thesmokeypig.com/catering....

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          1. re: anni

            Where is the pig-n-steak? Believe it or not, their Web site doesn't give an address!

            1. re: Lori D

              http://www.virginia.org/site/descript...

              If you go there to eat in, please opt for the older section at the front. Altho they allow smoking in that part, there are ceiling fans. (I don't like smoke and have never been bothered.)

          2. Williards in Chantilly VA near the Expo Center. Excellent. I rate it over Famous Dave's also nearby and Red Hot and Blue. More authentic and has all the sides you expect at a local bbq joint. Fast, large servings and inexpensive.