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Pork Barrel BBQ

2312 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1320
+1 703-822-5699
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average31%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (10 reviews)
“pulled pork” (23 reviews)
“cornbread” (13 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2312 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1320
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reviewed this restaurant in 2012 after it opened, and the food has improved, but it seems that they simply overcook the ribs and brisket. Fall-off-the-bone ain't necessarily the ideal. The collard greens are too sweet and have too many ingredients--simpler is better. The sauces...More

Thank Tacopete5
Reviewed 22 August 2017

One of the top BBQ places in the DC area. Also a nice bar scene. In the lovely setting of Del Ray. Worth coming!

Thank Beata M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Went here for a snack and a beverage. We tried the pork nachos. It was nacho chips, pulled pork, cole slaw, and BBQ sauce. They were good and I would order them again. We did ask for the jalapenos to be on the side.

Thank 300hollyh
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant/bar has some of the best tasting pulled pork and sliced brisket in the Northern VA area! Try the Pick 2 Meal - it's at a good price $14.95. Comes with your choice of 2 meats, 2 sides and cornbread. I...More

Thank Vagregg
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We were dying to eat after my husband got off work. Our favorite place in Del Ray was closed so we wandered down Mt. Vernon and found Pork Barrel. The vibe is almost identifcal to Sweet Fire Donna's near the PTO (same owners?). Stone walled...More

Thank dcr1837
Reviewed 6 June 2017

On our first time there we each ordered a sandwich and a salad: $24 total. On the way out we saw a sign saying order a sandwich and a salad at the bar and we would have paid $16. The guy who took our order...More

Thank ChipCarver
Reviewed 26 May 2017

My husband and I are huge BBQ fans and we're always looking for our new fave BBQ restaurant. We heard of Pork Barrel from our friends and knew it must be good from their ranting and raving. J and I shared the pick 3 platter...More

Thank HaulinHalls
Reviewed 6 April 2017

My husband and I had lunch here last week and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. He had a double meat platter with 2 sides; I had the Green Acres salad topped with pulled pork and a side of potato salad. My husband had pulled pork and...More

Thank Eileen074
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The nachos, burnt ends and cucumber salad were really good, but the mac-n-cheese was a little too dry for my liking. I thought the staff was very nice and friendly. It was my first time here and we will definitely come back.

Thank pidge2294
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Sad to say that this restaurant was below average for DC barbecue area food and service. An unenthusiastic bartender told us that the place did not specialize in cocktails... okay fair enough. When we asked for recommendations on barbecue choices, again, a complete lack of...More

Thank GregsLongRide
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2312 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1320
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-822-5699
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