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Kenny's BBQ Smokehouse

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732 Maryland Ave & 8th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5234
+1 202-547-4553
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Porto, Portugal
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing bbq here and the prize was definitely ok. Was fun having a meal in the same place as president Obama! Nothing fancy, just really great smoked pork ribs. Will be back for sure.

Thank Bernardo B
United States
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

A hugh portion of chopped beef on a platter of fantastic greens and well so so beans and rice made an outstanding lunch! I had a taste of another person's mac and cheese which I will definitely order the next time! All 4 of us were very pleased!

Thank Dale F
Las Pinas, Philippines
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were craving for some ribs but didn't want to go far after our day at the museums so Google Maps brought us to Kenny's. The place was tucked away a few blocks from the Capitol and is quite small. It can only accommodate probably about 20 people. We ordered all sorts of barbecue and bulgogi (korean) and everything was... More 

Thank Hans C
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you love your bbq, and particular about taste, and quality, yet you want an affordable bbq meal, then this is the spot! Even the sides are good!

Thank Samuel S
Washington, DC
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802 reviews
531 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We've eaten here occasionally over the years. We find the ribs and other BBQ consistently good enough. Side dishes are good. It's not an inviting place to dine in, but you can if you have no other option. We always take out, but we live in the area. Portions are reasonable (you can get large or small), and service has... More 

Thank jxx9595
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Good and huge pork ribs with an ocean of BBQ sauce. A lot of good food besides the ribs, for a very good price. Try it!

Thank Leonardo_855
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Order the small pork rib platter with collards and green beans. Order the hot BBQ sauce cause it's not that hot! With a Bud or a Heineken. Dare you to finish!!! The sides are enormous. The ribs great although some were a bit chewy on the outside!!! Ask them to pick the more tender cuts. Great food in a neighborhood... More 

Thank Peter R
Greenbelt, Maryland
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

Had dinner with co-workers this evening. Got the small smokehouse platter, and it was enough for two! A little better than average, but not great. Was a nice change of pace from all the chain places around. Food was a little bland for my liking, but nothing a little salt and pepper didnt cure. I will most likely return in... More 

Thank bkgremp
Washington DC
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

We ate at Kenny's (then Hog Wild, but under the same ownership) the first day they opened. A lot has changed, but the food continues to be terrific. Good chopped, ribs, chicken, and even better sides -- macaroni and cheese, greens, etc. This is where I go to get a great family dinner when I don't feel like cooking.

Thank mojoWashingtonDC
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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144 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

The place is a dump, so take dinner out, but the food is worth the excursion. Kenny's has been around in DC since the 1980's (it moved from Mount Pleasant to Capitol Hill decades ago but so did I) so it's demonstrated its value many times.

Thank Kim T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 732 Maryland Ave & 8th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5234
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-547-4553

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