Discover the Top BBQ Spots in NoVA

Discover the Top BBQ Spots in NoVA

Seeking the juiciest, most succulent barbecue in Northern Virginia? Look no further! Our epicurean quest has led us to 14 sizzling BBQ havens that promise an adventure for your taste buds without leaving NoVA.

Whether you're longing for fall-off-the-bone ribs or smoky, tender brisket, these local gems deliver big flavors with a side of charm. From innovative Korean spins to classic Southern styles, our curated guide serves up the can’t-miss barbecue experiences across the region.

Mixon It Up

At Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque, expect award-winning, whole-hog excellence. The must-try? Pulled pork and peach baked beans that sing with sweetness.

   📍 2670 Avenir Pl., Vienna

Texas Jack’s Barbecue 

Brisket For Breakfast? Yes Please!: Texas Jack’s Barbecue mixes brunch and BBQ,with weekend specials like brisket huevos rancheros and mimosas that'll make you wish it was the weekend every day.

   📍 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington

Monk’s Magic

Monk's BBQ lures you in with its famed custard cornbread, but the star is the melt-in-your-mouth pastrami and the succulent smoked cheeseburger.

   📍 251 N. 21st St., Purcellville

Smokecraft’s Creativity

Ever savored applewood-smoked spaghetti squash or enjoyed a dessert kissed by cherry smoke? Smokecraft's chef is redefining BBQ with each innovative dish.

   📍 1051 N. Highland St., Arlington

Soulful Eats at The Pit Stop

Go for the smoky ribs but stay for the dreamy mac and cheese and finger-licking chicken wings at this comfort food haven.

   📍 46230 Cranston St., Sterling & Gilberts Corner Farmers Market, Aldie (weekends only)

Sloppy Mama’s Plant-Based Twist

Barbecue goes vegan here with chipotle jackfruit that's as smoky as any meat, served up with spicy Salvadoran curtido that packs a punch.

   📍 5731 Langston Blvd., Arlington

Odd BBQ’s Global Flair

Your palate will travel the world with housemade kimchi, and Hawaiian-style plate lunches. Yet, it’s the lush, spicy pork belly that’ll steal your heart.

   📍 4520 Daly Dr., Chantilly

For Healthful Indulgences

 "Sweet Fire" Donna serves up health-conscious yet flavorful options like smoked turkey salad alongside indulgent pitmaster nachos.

   📍 510 John Carlyle St., Alexandria

BBQ on a Budget

Carolina Brothers Pit BBQ is your go-to for flavor-packed pork sandwiches that won't break the bank and homemade blondies that end every meal on a sweet note.

   📍 20702 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn

Mookie's BBQ - The Burger Bonanza

Barbecue on a burger? It's a resounding yes at Mookie's! Imagine a thick burger topped with succulent pulled pork, oozing cheddar, zesty pickled jalapeños, and irresistible chicken-fried onion rings. And for those special days, indulge in the pastrami-packed powerhouse of a burger that transcends delight.

Top picks: Mookie’s colossal Burger and classic collard greens.

📍 Visit us at 1141 Walker Rd., Great Falls

Billiken's Smokehouse - Elegance Meets Barbecue

Indulge in the elegance of a historic setting while feasting on exceptional barbecue creations. Our smokers work overtime to fill the air with mouthwatering aromas. Begin with our famous smoked Gouda pimiento cheese, then go big with The Chimney Stack—a layered masterpiece of all things meat, topped with a fried egg for extra indulgence.

Indulge in: Luxurious smoked brie and our show-stopping Chimney Stack.

📍 Come by 623 Caroline St., Fredericksburg

Allman's Bar-B-Q - The Timeless Classic

A Fredericksburg staple for 70 years, Allman's Bar-B-Q continues to please with its famous chopped brisket. Not in the mood for smoke? Go for the crunch with our crispy-fried hot dogs and burgers. It's time to experience the taste that has stood the test of time.

Don't miss out on: Our legendary PitMaster and the one-of-a-kind Allman’s Slaw Dog.

📍 Stop by at 1299 Emancipation Hwy., Fredericksburg

Simple, straightforward, and utterly tantalizing—these eateries redefine indulgence with their unique takes on barbecue and beyond. Whether you're a local or just passing through, these spots are sure to capture your heart (and your stomach) with their delightful offerings.

Skip the trip and tuck into local BBQ bites that echo with authenticity and innovation. With options for every palate, these NoVA eateries redefine what it means to feast on barbecue. Your ultimate BBQ trek starts right in your backyard!


(703) 346-5855

12923 Fitzwater Dr. Nokesville, VA 20155 
(703) 594-3800 |

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