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Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company

) #131 of 599 Restaurants in Alexandria ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
25 S Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-4585
+1 703-778-9663
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“baked beans” (6 reviews)
“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
“meat platter” (4 reviews)
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25 S Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-4585
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Reviews (60)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an early Saturday dinner here recently and the barbecue meats were tasty. The smell of the smoker when you first get out of the car gets the taste buds going, and the flavor carried over well to the pulled chicken, sliced brisket and...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a regular for Memphis BBQ, I found Rocklands to be solid with their ribs. Not the best I've had, but for BBQ in the DC area it was ok. I found the sides to be more enjoyable than the main course, but if in...More

Thank Brandon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picked up some take out from Rocklands- Service was great! Food was ready when I got there. Got the food home and it went downhill from there. The potato salad was very salty; the coleslaw was a bit dry; the mac and cheese was just...More

Thank Kristen H
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This is the back yard BBQ without having to clean up the mess. Eat inside, outside, or carry out! I had the 1/2 rack baby back ribs. Great flavor, fall off the bone & just the right amount of BBQ sauce. Not too spicy. There...More

1  Thank ShellyBeresh
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This was my first time here. I just recently heard about the place. I had the "chopped" pork sandwich & baked beans. The sandwich came with a small amount of BBQ sauce on it, which was good because I wanted to taste the BBQ not...More

Thank Myron H
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Was in town with a colleague and found this place and boy am I glad we did! Wonderful brisket sandwich, incredible chicken &a rice soup on a cold January day made fresh everyday...it was awesome! On top of this the service was exceptionally good; friendly...More

Thank Needhamsween
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with a colleague while in Alexandria. We each had the three meat plate. I had the greens and fried okra as sides. All three meats were perfectly prepared. The house BBQ sauce was great and I added some fire from the wide selection of...More

Thank Danield528
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I used to go to Rocklands BBQ in Alexandria, VA about three times a week for 20+ years when I worked nearby. Their food is always A+. I retired three years ago and moved 130 miles away to WV. I visited Rocklands this past week...More

Thank Bat M
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great neighborhood stop! Kind of expensive but good and quick! Great service w Ben and Derrick!! Pork sandwich is a staple and soup is good too!!

Thank Lmd613
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food is terrific and tender. The base sauce is very tasty. But the beer is just as good making this a real, tho little gem.

Thank Matt K
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 S Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-4585
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-778-9663
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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?)