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Best BBQ on between DC and Richmond

BarnNB Sep 27, 2009 08:06 AM

I'm doing an overnight road trip from Washington to Richmond, and looking for rec's for great BBQ on the way. I've searched a lot of posts here, but this is difficult to research as most posts make no reference to location.

Allman's in Fredericksburg is my default at this point, but I have seen some mixed reviews.

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    dcgdc Sep 27, 2009 10:46 AM


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    1. re: dcgdc
      Steve Sep 27, 2009 06:31 PM

      I thought Smokey Pig was miserable.

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      SheriS Sep 28, 2009 06:25 AM

      If you get off of 95 and take 301 into DC you can hit Johnny Boy's. They are excellent. It is near my home, so I eat there often. Everything is home made. It believe it is closed on Monday's. It is a rib shack with picnic tables, but they also have use of the building next door if the weather is bad. It is located in La Plata, MD. Here is a link to some reviews on Yelp:

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        Steve Sep 28, 2009 07:20 AM

        I bought a car from the dealership next door to Johnny Boy's. Much to my chagrin, they were closed on the Tuesday that I went there. Yep, sign said closed Tuesdays. Quel Bummer.

        That was a couple of years ago, so I don't know if it's still the same.

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        dinwiddie Sep 28, 2009 08:42 AM

        You could try Dixie Bones in Woodbridge.

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          Jeremy303 Sep 28, 2009 10:31 AM

          I recommend Buzz and Neds Barbecue in Richmond Virginia. The spare ribs are amazing, the right amount of smoke, His spare ribs won on the showdown vs Bobby Flay.

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