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The Bone

8045 Stonewall Shops Sq, Gainesville, VA 20155-3890
+1 703-753-5551
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (18 reviews)
“potato salad” (7 reviews)
“ribs” (22 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
8045 Stonewall Shops Sq, Gainesville, VA 20155-3890
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went there for Father's Day with the family for lunch. Corn on the cob was cold, chicken and brisket were dry. Ribs were OK but the portions were small. Good thing I ordered the two sides plate. Also cole slaw was bland. Wouldn't recommend.

Thank rolyat73
Reviewed 4 days ago

There seems to be a lot of BBQ places out there these days and few are what I would consider good. The Bone is GREAT. Had them cater a picnic for roughly 40 people. They were prompt on delivery and helped with the setup. Got...More

Thank mc0lvin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bone offers really good barbecue. Normally I stick with pulled pork, but yesterday I tried the beef brisket stuffed potato. We also shared pulled pork nachos. Everything was delicious. They also offer a variety of sauces you can add to your food, so you...More

Thank TravelerTP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Bone is by far my favorite BBQ restaurant. Complimentary cornbread is fantastic. Pork sandwich is my go to lunch with the Ranch beans. Good portions and fast service. We had a family party and ordered the Boss Hog Pack. Feeds about 10-12 people. Great...More

Thank 675DavidG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before the Bone, the restaurant was named Bad to the Bone. Regardless of their name the food is always fresh, hot, made to order and delicious. We make it our only barbecue stop in Northern Virginia. We have brought several out of town visitors and...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Voted best BBQ in northern Virginia, the Bone is a great, solid, and authentic BBQ place. The atmosphere is great. There are large booths and tables to seat groups. They also have outdoor seating. The brisket and pulled pork were very flavorful. They have their...More

Thank bwl8772
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I try to hit The Bone at least once a month. Great BBQ (my favorite is pulled pork) with a variety of sauces for every taste, and delicious sides. They also cater - we've used them for our daughter's HS graduation and house parties.

Thank NOVAVol02
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Good not great. We had pulled pork, beef brisket, and ribs, all of which were decent but nothing special. For sides we had mac and cheese, beans, collard greens (very peppery and vinegary), again all of which were good not great. Service is fast and...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The Bone is delicious - period. Pulled pork is the way to go (I'm from East Tn and pork is king). Sides are delicious and the sauces are, too. Great for catering as well. We've had them do a graduation party and outdoor get together...More

1  Thank NOVAVol02
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Small location decorated country style. Their menu is on the chalkboard and parking is easy with the parking garage 1-2 blocks away.

1  Thank nmontesa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8045 Stonewall Shops Sq, Gainesville, VA 20155-3890
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 703-753-5551
  • E-mail
What makes The Bone so good? We'll let you in on our secret... there's no generations-old technique or high-tech equipment fueling our fire, it simply starts and ends with the ingredients. From our Certified Angus Beef Brisket to our Locally-Sourced Fresh Produce to the Hickory Logs Smoking our Pits, when you enjoy a mouthwatering platter from The Bone you know you are getting honest, no-frills barbeque.
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