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  • I tried them out a couple weeks ago and found their food average at best. Also very overpriced for the portions.

    • So it’s a DC restaurant. Noted. Any chance you tried the place next door? sounded interesting but is probably another in a long line of SSDD restaurants in DC.

  • I tried the pulled pork a couple weeks ago. It was good but not $9 good. Maybe $7 or $7.50 good. I feel like if they were able to lower their prices by a smidgen (even $0.50 or $1 per plate/sandwich — closer to Rocklands prices) they’d make a killing.
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    I will go back if I see they’re having a good happy hour special some evening but otherwise, I’d probably stick with American Ice Co.

  • Meh. Mediocre. I still haven’t found any BBQ in the city worth going to instead of DCity, which is orders of magnitude better than any of the other options. It’s shocking that a city that’s seen so many good restaurants open in the past decade is still so lacking in BBQ.

  • You know, I was getting so tired of just seeing piles of pizza boxes and chicken bones all over the sidewalks on Saturday mornings. This should bring some sorely needed diversity to our litter.

  • As others have said, it’s not quite up to DCity standards, and I was a little disappointed in the portion sizes for the price, but it’s par for the course in the neighborhood by now. But the space is really nice, as was our server, and I really liked all of their different sauces. Most importantly, the barbecue is great, and the candied yam side is too, which is far and away the best of the sides.

  • I had the two meats; ribs and brisket with two (very small sides). I thought it was…ok. Only comes with three small ribs, but the brisket had some great fat on it. Best were the bbq beans. But for over $20? Very overpriced.

    I’ll give them another shot, as I thought their sandwiches looked interesting (and a little more affordable).

    DC BBQ is just too expensive for what it is. Drive down to Gordonsville and hit up BBQ Exchange.

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    If I’m going to overpay wildly for BBQ in DC, I’m going to Hill Country. At least they’re reliable and pretty tasty.

  • Split the biggest platter you can get with a friend. Ribs had an awesome flavor but portions leave much to be desired. Other stuff in the platter was okay but way too small to split between two.

    Agree with previous commenters that Hill Country and DCity are the go-to but unfortunately they’re pretty inconvenient if you live in this neighborhood and want a BBQ fix. I always check the delivery apps just in case one of these show up on special.

  • Honestly this is going to be an unpopular view but I think there’s perfectly good options at Rocklands, Standard, Hill Country, DCity, Red Hot & Blue (RIP Arlington location) and even Old Glory. Now I’m not saying every item is great, but if you’ve been a couple times and still can’t find an item you like… well, I don’t like everything I eat, but I feel bad for the people who don’t know how to go to restaurants and search around the menu to ever find items that they like.

    • I don’t think anyone said they didn’t like anything? Just that it’s really expensive, and the portions are kind of small (minus Dadric). My sandwich would have been a great sandwich if it were Rocklands prices. At least that’s the read I got from the comments above.

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