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Jan 30, 2011 03:37 PM

BBQ in Richmond!

Best BBQ you've had in richmond????

So far I'd have to say Alamo...but I'd love to find an actual restaurant that's delicious!

So far Extra Billy's, Buzz and Ned's and Benny's have been less than spectacular (in my opinion!)

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  1. Years ago, before the bypass was built around Richmond, we used to drive through town on a combined I-64 and I-95. I used to stop and eat in Richmond back then, but now I just keep on driving past Richmond. One of the alternative routes that we take now is I-95 through Petersburg to pick up Rt. 460 south. We've discovered Cowlings BBQ in Waverly, VA which is about 10 miles south of Petersburg on Rt. 460. Their BBQ is very good. It is probably about a 35 to 45 minute drive from Richmond, but it would be a nice little day trip for an outing.

    1. i really like some things at grandpa eddies - but not all. and i love TD's (but it's a total dive takeout only). worth checking out both if you haven't been there.

      1. Yeah, Buzz and Neds is fine, but not spectacular.

        BBQ that is. A bunch of the sides are REALLY good. Best hushpuppies I've ever had.

        Haven't tried the ribs yet.

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        1. re: BostonCharles

          Buz and Ned's ribs are the best, both Baby Back and Spare. They are pricey, though!

          1. re: princsoreo

            ribs are the only BBQ worth getting at buz and neds. they are actually good. but agree, super pricey.

            1. re: AMFM

              I know this is an old thread, but I just drove through Richmond at lunch time so I stopped by Buz and Neds for a half rack of rib (the 'meatier' baby back ones) and sides of hushpuppies and beans. I think they are nearly as good as the ones I like at Johnny Boy's, but at $20 instead of $16.50, they should be. There was no noticeable smoke ring on the meat but it had a rich smoky taste and they were firm and slightly crusty the way I like ribs. The sides were good as well, the hush puppies were oval shaped instead of round, but they were tasty. The beans were meaty and delicious. Lets see if the picture I took does it justice.
              All in all, good ribs, good sides, too expensive, but considering they are in a city of some size, well worth a visit since you don't have to drive to the country to get great ribs.

          2. re: BostonCharles

            So I tried the ribs. Fine, but not as good as I expected.

            Went to ALamo last week for lunch. Like the place, but so so BBQ. The texas brisket sadwich was good, but not due to the Q

          3. Not in Richmond but Petersburg, Kings BBQ. Check out their website. Worth the drive in my opinion. Have a meal there the take out for the next day or so.

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            1. re: NXS

              I really like Eley's in Petersburg, too. Great, NC-style sauce, and onion rings!

            2. Plug for Alexander's (Claxton Road just north of Patterson) and CD's off Broad Street out in Manakin-Sabot. Both have really tasty ribs.

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              1. re: hopkid

                Where is CD's? I've been wanting to check it out but wasn't sure exactly where it is...

                1. re: princsoreo

                  As you travel west on Broad Street it will be on the left behind a professional building just after you pass Hockett Road. Look for the sign out front. CD's operates out of a trailer in the back.

                  1. re: hopkid

                    Thanks! I knew it was a trailer out that way somewhere, just wasn't exactly sure where!