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The Bone

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8045 Stonewall Shops Sq, Gainesville, VA 20155-3890
+1 703-753-5551
11:00 - 21:00
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I try to hit The Bone at least once a month. Great BBQ (my favorite is pulled pork) with a variety of sauces for every taste, and delicious sides. They also cater - we've used them for our daughter's HS graduation and house parties.

Thank NOVAVol02
Vienna, Virginia
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150 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Good not great. We had pulled pork, beef brisket, and ribs, all of which were decent but nothing special. For sides we had mac and cheese, beans, collard greens (very peppery and vinegary), again all of which were good not great. Service is fast and friendly. The price was $54 before tip for too much food for three. The restaurant... More 

Thank Brian R
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The Bone is delicious - period. Pulled pork is the way to go (I'm from East Tn and pork is king). Sides are delicious and the sauces are, too. Great for catering as well. We've had them do a graduation party and outdoor get together with friends and neighbors. The Bone is always a hit.

1 Thank NOVAVol02
Washington DC
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122 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Small location decorated country style. Their menu is on the chalkboard and parking is easy with the parking garage 1-2 blocks away.

1 Thank nmontesa
Charles Town, West Virginia
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Friendly staff and good food. Tried the fried macaroni, it was tasty. Had the Po'boy with potato salad and soup Smoked chicken/corn and salad with lime vinaigrette. Took a couple of bites to get into the soup but I really did enjoy it. The lime vinaigrette was a bit sour for my taste. We would go back again when in... More 

1 Thank SpartanMom93
Ashburn, Virginia
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151 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I knew this place because they have space inside of the Verizon Center and it is really good, but the menu at Verizon is pretty limited. They have a lot more choices here, and I decided to try their Smokehouse Burger. And it was really good. It had bacon, cheese and fresh jalapeno's that had some kick to them. The... More 

1 Thank laguna5243
Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I've visited this restaurant on several occasions now, over a year's time. The food is always good, with particularly tasty BBQ meats. We (kids included) also enjoy the sides. nearly every time I'm in the area, I stop here for lunch or dinner. I sometime go out of my way to be in the area and eat here. It's my... More 

1 Thank Mike S
Broad Run, Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing is better than brisket and corn muffins to help make the perfect meal for the big game. Great service and short wait time for carry out!

1 Thank LuvFamilyandFriends
Nairobi, Kenya
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My first impression was that this was another typical BBQ joint. Spoiler alert: it's not. I had the two meat combo- brisket, chicken, collars greens and sweet potato fries. I literally can't find one negative thing to say. It was delicious! We are only in town for a few days visiting family, but you might find me at The Bone... More 

1 Thank WhitneyKoonce
Springfield, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This was a totally unplanned Saturday night stop. As first timers, we didn't know what to expect. Although, the guy behind the counter recommended the pulled pork or pulled chicken, my tastebuds led me to the Beef Brisket Platter, a decision I will never regret! The very tender beef brisket needed no knife and melted in my mouth along with... More 

1 Thank f00die21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8045 Stonewall Shops Sq, Gainesville, VA 20155-3890
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 703-753-5551
What makes The Bone so good? We'll let you in on our secret... there's no generations-old technique or high-tech equipment fueling our fire, it simply starts and ends with the ingredients. From our Certified Angus Beef Brisket to our Locally-Sourced Fresh Produce to the Hickory Logs Smoking our Pits, when you enjoy a mouthwatering platter from The Bone you know you are getting honest, no-frills barbeque.

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