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Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company

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2418 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
12023332558
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bethesda, Maryland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

it kind of amazes me how they can so dependably always produce really delicious barbecued ribs. In addition their sides of Caesar salad, potato salad and coleslaw are also dependably fresh and delicious. The prices are fair and the staff friendly and more than accommodating. You really can't ask for more than that.

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Thank MMP P
Sunnyvale, California
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very casual place with great BBQ! We enjoyed the BBQ chicken breast sandwich and the rack o ribs Also, they have very good and spicy wings We skipped the sides(they looked great from BBQ beans to mac &a cheese) but opted for the hand cut fries which were made to order and outstanding If on Wisconsin st looking for q... More 

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Thank ewb500
Annville, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried the triple platter so we could try more than one meat. All were very good. Good BBQ sauce. All the meat was tender. Nice atmosphere, reasonably priced. A good place to try out.

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Thank Cary E
Atlanta, Georgia
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179 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Large portions for the price! Meats were pretty good. Slaw and Stew were certainly different than any I'd had before. Service was prompt and friendly.

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Thank KTMATL
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1,666 reviews
1,034 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Hey they BBQ is pretty solid but man they sauce is awful. I had a number of they meats and I could taste the smoke.

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Thank Alzor S
Silver Spring, Maryland
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327 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My family loves this place. Their BBQ brisket is decidedly smoky which we really like. Their beans and corn pudding are pretty good. The folks working here are very friendly and wrapped w everything up for carry out so nothing leaked. Rocklands is not cheap as others have indicated but it worth the price.

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Thank JE01
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We dream about the baby back ribs at Rocklands. Have been in Boston for 7 years and can't find anything comparable. We always do a takeout- like Bonnie and Clyde --my husband sits in the car and I run in to pick up the order. Have never EVER been disappointed. Staff is so friendly that I end up adding things... More 

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Thank Nancy606
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday for lunch. The lunch time special is good value for money but the establishment does not do anything for me. The food is acceptable but there is no wow and you get the feeling it is mass produced. They take 'no thrills' to a new dimension. If you are in to basic bar-b-a and 'spit and... More 

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Thank Helena L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Solid BBQ - but nothing worth going out of your way for. Smoked on-site, bit higher prices than what's worth it. They now have a dining room - did not used to before.

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Thank acroglia
Fairfax County, Virginia
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111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the Arlington location on a weekday night. Good parking, friendly bar & barman, but the BBQ was just So-So. First visit, so cannot tell if the food was having a bad day, but overall was underwhelmed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2418 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 12023332558
Description
We've been serving our wood-only barbeque to loyal DC-area fans since 1990. The story starts before that, though: John Snedden started barbequeing whole pigs when he was in college. (Aren't we all glad he changed his plans and did not become a doctor?)

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?