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387 E Gude Dr, Rockville, MD 20850-1394
+1 301-340-8596
11:00 - 22:00
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Frederick, Maryland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Branded 72 on the way home from baseball. We had the sausage and brisket and both were unbelievable!!! I be had BBQ from Memphis, Lexington and all over Texas and this was the best by far. The brisket was so tender I could've e eaten it with a spoon!!! This place isn't easy to see from the road... More 

Thank Betsy M
Rockville, Maryland
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Mixed review here. I have been coming to this place since back in the O'Brian's days. The meat is good - chopped pork and sausage are very tasty. Their signature barbecue sauce is sweet and complements the meat very well. I'm just not a fan of their sides. If they could serve it and price it for carnivores (without the... More 

Thank John G
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206 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Our first time here, & we were impressed for lunch. Meats were quite tasty. Meats are carved to order. It's sort of an upscale cafeteria style set up. Hubby had 4-rib plate that came with 2 sides. Son had corned beef sandwich which also came with 2 sides. I had a southwest chicken salad which came with a generous amount... More 

Thank Sherry S
Rockville, Maryland
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Especially the brisket. Large cafeteria style with lots of seating and nice bug bad. Music and karaoke on several nights each week. Also great for carrying out for groups.

Thank danrezzy
Germantown, Maryland
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

What is special about this place are the barbecue sauces. The sides are cafeteria quality and the meat is not cooked to brisket perfection. Good sweet tea.

Thank Doc J
Rome, Italy
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Like another reviewer who had a similar experience, I had been here years ago when it was O'Briens. Then it had a good atmosphere and very good food. Now it feels like a has-been resurrection and has a very odd not-for-real vibe. It's a cafeteria line ordering process. The trays and everything were dirty, like nothing had been cleaned for... More 

1 Thank romalaurita
Rockville, Maryland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We enjoy Branded72's barbecue. They have a variety of meats and prepare them with hickory-smoked wood. I and my family have gone there many times, and the food has been consistently of high quality and the atmosphere pleasant.

Thank Ernstlutz2
Rockville, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Pleasant cafeteria-style restaurant with ample seating areas. Varied barbeque styles, all excellent. Easy parking.

Thank PhyllisRockville
Rockville, Maryland
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Years and years ago, this place was O'Brien's Pit Barbecue. The new owners kept the cafeteria line but added optional table service. The bar is on one side and that has a few booths, a couple of TVs and some high top tables. That seemed to be where all the people who wanted table service were sitting. I do not... More 

Thank MarylandAnglophile
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I made the mistake of eating here for lunch on a Saturday while waiting for my car windshield to be replaced. I wasn't that impressed years ago when I ate here under previous ownership, but I thought it was worth the risk with newer ownership (which was apparently several years ago). As it turns out, it wasn't worth the risk.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 E Gude Dr, Rockville, MD 20850-1394
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-340-8596

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?