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Dunn's Drive In Barbecue

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3716 Mechanicsville Tpke, Richmond, VA 23223-1332
+1 804-329-4676
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Richmond, Virginia
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love their chopped beef BBQ, it's so good and I don't think I've ever had it like this anywhere else. All the sides were delicious, green beans, coleslaw, beans...and it's so affordable! We ordered a big office lunch and I was surprised by how much we got at that price. They were very easy to work with and very... More 

Roanoke VA
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A classic in Richmond, Dunn's is a no frills, takeout restaurant, serving some of the best pork BBQ you can find in the area. The menu is large with home cooked meals, onion rings, pies and drinks. But my favorite are the limeades, made sweet or sour, per your preference. Yum! You order at the window, then sit on the... More 

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central Virginia
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Similar to the scenes from the movie, "American Graffiti 1", this place was a Cruiser's paradise. Cruising was killed by the alleged oil shortages of the 1970's, but Dunn's keeps on with a loyal following, good food, good service, and believable pricing. Most ANY meal here is good, and the natives are friendly as well. You'll like it.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Ate lunch here and got the minced pork BBQ sandwich with cole slaw. It was quite good but not as good as some other places in Richmond. I was a bit disappointed that the pork was the only BBQ in a very extensive menu. That being said, the other choices did look very good and I will try some in... More 

Thank Bill W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

We ate here based on other Internet reviews. The food was amazing the limeades were the best we've ever had.

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Richmond, Virginia
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Dunn's is a real old school carryout. It's star is Limeade. It is wonderful, although I don't recommend it for a diabetic. It's sweet! I like the BBQ, although others don't. It has the Richmond specialty Baloney Burgers. Navy beans soup. You get the picture. Definitely try it. You will probably come back.

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Reviewed 29 June 2008

In a time of constant change, some things remain constant. Dunn's Bar-B-Q has been at that very slot since 1935. The key word describing this restaurant is no frills. The restaurant is strictly takeaway with a window where customers place their orders and sit on a long wooden bench to wait for them to be filled. If you're one of... More 

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Reviewed 10 November 2007

This is just really excellent barbecue. There grape limeade is delicious as well!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3716 Mechanicsville Tpke, Richmond, VA 23223-1332
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-329-4676

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