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Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company

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25 S Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-4585
+1 703-778-9663
11:00 - 20:30
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Newport News, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the back yard BBQ without having to clean up the mess. Eat inside, outside, or carry out! I had the 1/2 rack baby back ribs. Great flavor, fall off the bone & just the right amount of BBQ sauce. Not too spicy. There were spicier options in bottles on the counter. My husband enjoyed the triple meat platter... More 

Thank ShellyBeresh
Springfield, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time here. I just recently heard about the place. I had the "chopped" pork sandwich & baked beans. The sandwich came with a small amount of BBQ sauce on it, which was good because I wanted to taste the BBQ not the sauce. The BBQ had a flavor profile that I did not care for, but... More 

Thank Myron H
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Was in town with a colleague and found this place and boy am I glad we did! Wonderful brisket sandwich, incredible chicken &a rice soup on a cold January day made fresh everyday...it was awesome! On top of this the service was exceptionally good; friendly and attentive! Definitely will be back on the next visit.

Thank Needhamsween
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with a colleague while in Alexandria. We each had the three meat plate. I had the greens and fried okra as sides. All three meats were perfectly prepared. The house BBQ sauce was great and I added some fire from the wide selection of hot sauces. Highly recommended!

Thank Danield528
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I used to go to Rocklands BBQ in Alexandria, VA about three times a week for 20+ years when I worked nearby. Their food is always A+. I retired three years ago and moved 130 miles away to WV. I visited Rocklands this past week on a visit to Alexandria. Their food is still the best and all the folks... More 

Thank Bat M
Alexandria, Virginia
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133 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great neighborhood stop! Kind of expensive but good and quick! Great service w Ben and Derrick!! Pork sandwich is a staple and soup is good too!!

Thank Lmd613
Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food is terrific and tender. The base sauce is very tasty. But the beer is just as good making this a real, tho little gem.

Thank Matt K
Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Wife and I shared pulled pork brisket greens fries and beans. Everything was excellent. We would come back here in a heartbeat.

Thank Edandsal
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Met friends on a weeknight and this place was busy! Only table available was outside so was good that the night was pleasant. Ordered a meal with enough food for lunch the next day. Fast, friendly service.

Thank Margaret P
Falls Church, VA
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528 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This review is about the Rockland's Food Truck.... The Brisket Sandwich was not appealing. It came smothered in a sweet and vinegary BBQ sauce that soaked the bun. The meat was sliced thin, perhaps 1 millimeter thick to make it appear more tender than it was. There was not much flavor in the meat – don’t know how they cook... More 

Thank RussellJW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 S Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-4585
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-778-9663
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?