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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 - 21:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The meat was fine, but oh my god, the bbq sauce was the worst I've ever put in my mouth. Really off putting. People was nice.

Thank Alzor S
Wright City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We first arrived in Virginia right around lunch time. This place was close to hotel so we stopped in. When entering through the doors the smell was wonderful. Ordered a plate with several different meats each one was as good as the other. Staff was friendly and made us feel welcome. Food was so good it was our last stop... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?