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Looking for excellent (better than just "good") BBQ ribs in the Herndon, Centreville, Chantilly area

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I had some excellent ribs from Casa Di Pizza in Buffalo, NY a couple years ago. Their ribs was sweet and succulent. I think it was the KS City style sauce, i.e. sweet. I'm looking for similar ribs. Can anyone please recommend such a place in the Herndon, Centreville, or Chantilly area.

Thank you for any suggestion.

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  1. One man's "Excellent BBQ" wouldn't even make it to feed another man's dog. But since it's in your neighborhood, you might as well try Willard's BBQ http://www.dcbbq.com/

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    1. re: MikeR

      I concur that for BBQ, Williards may be the best in the area. However, I've never had the ribs. The burnt ends and brisket are very good, but the pulled pork and chicken are to be passed (Flavors may have the best pulled pork in the area - by using the vinegar sauce at the table).

      1. re: Dennis S

        Thank you, MikeR and Dennis S. I shall try Willard's BBQ and report back.

        1. re: David_Wang

          Oh, and a tip I got from this board - if you don't want the bread with the meal you can exchange it for another side when you order! It's a smaller portion than one of the regular sides, but I liked getting another veggie instead of bread.

          1. re: Dennis S

            Thanks for the tip. I'll remember it.

          2. re: David_Wang

            I doubt you'll be pleased with Willard's, so go easy on the ordering.

          3. re: Dennis S

            I love Williards for the pulled pork and their side dishes, but the ribs are a bit of a disappointment to me. They tend to run a little dry and and they have the "over processed", packaged taste. Not sure I am describing it well. There is plenty to like, ribs are not it for me.. I used to eat here twice a week when I worked in chantilly.

        2. David - you might want to drive out to Gilberts Corner (50 and 15) just east of Aldie on the weekends and try the offerings of the "Rib King" at the Pit Stop. You can't miss it.

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          1. re: Bob W

            Thanks for recommendation. Gilberts Corner (50 and 15) is about 20 minutes from me. I'll try the Pit Stop.

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            The Pit Stop
            7429 Grove Rd, Frederick, MD 21704

            1. re: David_Wang

              Hope you like it -- I see that Chowhound put another Pit Stop into your post. They did that to me too. That's another Pit Stop altogether.

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              The Pit Stop
              7429 Grove Rd, Frederick, MD 21704

            2. re: Bob W

              And should you ever find yourself on Route9 just near Waterford..BZs...