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Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company

25 S Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-4585
+1 703-778-9663
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“baked beans” (6 reviews)
“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
25 S Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-4585
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience surpassed our expectations. Rocklands was recommended by friends but this was the first time trying the food. Why we waited, I will never know. We were looking for a BBQ meal to take home for a family Memorial Day gathering. Since this was...More

Thank cooperhrc
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth the trip to this BBQ joint. The food is great and the menu has pictures so you know what you are getting. The portions are great for the price and the flavor is excellent. Most importantly, the service at this site was amazing....More

Thank Jen W
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Ribs, brisket, mac and cheese, wings, and collard greens....what more could you ask for! Oh yeah, amazing jalapeno corn bread. It's all fabulous, I'm getting hungry writing this!

Thank nsb218
Rocklands B, Owner at Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thanks for the terrific review! Always nice to hear from fans! Hope to see you again soon!- John and the crew

Reviewed 7 February 2018

We used Rockland's to cater a family event. The process went very smoothly from the information provided, suggested menu items and quantity. We felt very secure this was going to be a stellar event. The person delivering our food was awesome and gave us helpful...More

Thank ontheroadnh
Rocklands B, Owner at Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Hello! We are sorry you did not have a 5 star experience. Anything less than a five star review is certainly disappointing to us. I believe we have already connected with you and discussed the cooked items. Happy to hear that the rest of your...More

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Had the brisket sandwich platter, with mashed potatoes and coleslaw as the sides. The brisket was very good, not the best I've ever had, but awfully good. Thought the coleslaw was great! Lots of flavor and some interesting ingredients (capers!). The service was very friendly....More

Thank jhbrown24
Rocklands B, Owner at Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

We are happy to hear that you had enjoyable experience. We strive to get five star reviews, but understand not everything can be the best you ever had. We hope you will visit again soon and try even more of our flavorful homemade food.

Reviewed 4 February 2018

We have been living in Alexandria for about 15 years and this is one of our favorite lunch spots. It is a little out of the way but the food is great, service is good, prices are reasonable. I love their pulled chicken and my...More

Thank IkeEsq
Rocklands B, Owner at Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

We are thrilled that you are a huge ROCKLANDS fan! We always say we are Alexandria's best kept secret! Did you know we offer full service catering for home or office? We also have food trucks in Arlington and Alexandria or one can be rented...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love this place- it tucked out of the way, but you should plan to go! Best potato salad - hands down! Great little outdoor seating also!

Thank K8123
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Rocklands is a fantastic Bbq place. I recently met a friend there for lunch. We ordered the works just to get an idea of how good their menu items tasted. They beef ribs were phenomenal. sides done like most great Bbq old school joints. They...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Went to this restaurant for lunch with classmates. The place is a little small but the food was very good. I had the sliced pork sandwich and fries. I like that everything is made to order and they bring the food out to you. The...More

Thank Brian904
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

There's only 5 tables and a counter inside and some patio seating outside, but don't let that stop you from enjoying some pretty darn good barbeque, order takeout! Excellent BBQ, great "blue plate specials" with two sides...$11. buy one of their craft beers and get...More

Thank Paul P
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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