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Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company

2418 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
+1 202-333-2558
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Barbecue
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2418 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Tried Rocklands for the first time and I was not disappointed. The Beef Ribs were excellent and my wife and daughter had Chicken, and the Blue Plate special. While the main food was five stars, the sides, while very good, were not my favorite. I...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I was embarrassed by a friend visiting from Philly when he pointed out this joint that I've never noticed before despite having eaten several times in neighboring restaurants. What a miss. This is darn good BBQ right on Wisconsin Ave. Pork ribs were fantastic, and...More

Thank kbpneacl
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Ordered Baby back ribs, Chicken bbq and fried okra with an IPA and everything was just GREAT! 👍🏼 staff are amazing and place is clean and even have a place to wash your hands after savoring those bbq 🍗

Thank Solly H
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were at The Wharf's Grand Opening event and Rocklands was part of the event. Staff treated us respectfully even when we arrived at closing of the pop-up tent. We both really liked our food. The BBQ bowl with mac-n-cheese and baked beans with your...More

Thank erisley2015
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Consistently good bbq options here. Reasonably priced, generous portions, extensive menu options. A go to spot in DC.

Thank belindasv
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The price is right but...the brisket was grilled? Who grills brisket? The coleslaw was just weird, the potato salad was yummy, the beef ribs were good, the sausage was too hot for me.

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Have been coming here for 10 years and they're consistently good. Good food, good beer, fun bartender. They have peanuts for all and really, really hot sauces for those who dare. Try the free chopped pork sandwich with any draft beer on Mondays. Excellent baby...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I've been several times now, and have been completely satisfied with my food each time. They certainly care about what they're doing, and they're speedy. I'm not quite sure that D.C. BBQ is what I would consider my favorite, but these guys have good technique....More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Celebrating a friend's birthday, who not trying to eat froo froo food. Prices were reasonable and food was good; everyone in our party cleaned there plates. Location seating is limited, but the customer service and flavoring was not.

Thank 611mimi
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

When I went to pick up our take out order and set it out to eat.....it smelled so good that I forgot to take pictures for my review. Delicious and tender pulled chicken and beef brisket sandwiches were eclipsed by the amazing side dishes we...More

Thank samsmomm
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Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 202-333-2558
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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