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Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company

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2418 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
12023332558
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday for lunch. The lunch time special is good value for money but the establishment does not do anything for me. The food is acceptable but there is no wow and you get the feeling it is mass produced. They take 'no thrills' to a new dimension. If you are in to basic bar-b-a and 'spit and... More 

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Thank Helena L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Solid BBQ - but nothing worth going out of your way for. Smoked on-site, bit higher prices than what's worth it. They now have a dining room - did not used to before.

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Thank acroglia
Fairfax County, Virginia
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the Arlington location on a weekday night. Good parking, friendly bar & barman, but the BBQ was just So-So. First visit, so cannot tell if the food was having a bad day, but overall was underwhelmed.

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Thank pmurphy2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Some of the best BBQ in the country. Need I say more. Terrific pulled pork and stupendous ribs. I could drink their sauce and always have a bottle at home. A national landmark.

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Thank betsyg84
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Rocklands deserves more than just "Average" but less than a "Very Good." Their selection of BBQ, meats and sides was great, along with a good selection of craft beers. Their BBQ tended to be a little bit on the dry side and a tad saltier than I like, but it still tasted very good. The atmosphere is very casual and... More 

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Thank martin0nther0ad
Ocean City, Maryland
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Rocklands does it right. Smoked pork prepared how you like. Tender and juicy. Today, had the Rocklands Pearl, a bowl with Mac n cheese in the bottom, baked beans in the middle and luscious pork on the top. Eat in communal style or carry out. Hand cut fries to share and peanuts already at the table. If one has not... More 

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Thank Gary C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this awesome place and had a craft beer and BBQ sandwich that was very good! Got 5 free wings for buying a beer. They have specials each day. Will be back!

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Thank Erica P
Toronto
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent bbq in Georgetown, on our third visit. They've expanded, but improved in quality. Straightforward and flavourful at a good price, with well put together combo platters for lunch. Brisket particularly good. Even bought the t-shirt.

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Thank piperdoon
Washington DC
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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Sorry Rocklands but the huge take out for a dinner party was not your best. We had two whole chickens, 4 slabs of ribs and a 1lbs of Italian sausage - dry. Not bone dry but overdone and some slabs were too bony. Sauce good but not the usual very good overall. Sides just ok.

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Thank TheCmdr
Henderson, NV
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

My family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids-14, 12) had dinner at Rocklands. We had 2 brisket sandwiches that came with 2 sides and a slab of ribs that came with 2 sides. The night we were there they offered free pulled pork sliders with a bar purchase. The brisket is just average and the ribs are barely average. As... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2418 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 12023332558
Description
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?)

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