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Bear Creek Open Pit BBQ

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20294 Piney Point Rd, Callaway, MD 20620-2133
+1 301-994-1030
10:30 - 21:00
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Mon 10:30 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Got about 3 pounds (30 bucks) of stuffed ham, ate some off and on as I had the tasted for it since it was near Thanksgiving. I tasted a tiny amount of dirt 3 separate time of eating it. I never had dirt in any stuffed ham before. Obviously the dirt is from not cleaning the greens enough. Forced to... More 

Thank NY N
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I love the pulled pork, but the specials are delicious too. The fried pickles are on point and the potato salad is pretty good too. I honestly have never had lunch there that wasn't great.

Thank Keli N
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is not a sit down restaurant it is a carryout. The ribs, chicken, and beef are very tasty and the barbecue sauce is "Spicy and Sweet". The sides are also very tasty. My guest has to have the cornbread. Pleasant and good service.

Thank boxers0422
Callaway, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The very best in St. Marys county Maryland . I have ate at many places for barbecue and no one can compare to the this place. Friendly customer service and they treat you like family.

Thank Scubaed_2000
Washington, DC
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

I just don't understand why people like the food. I've been three times now, and am not even remotely impressed. Perhaps that's because I prefer North Carolina barbecue. This stuff is just meat with less-than-appealing sauce thrown on it. UGH!

Thank Boytwirl
west chester, pa
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

mouth-watering bbq with just the right balance of spicy, sweet, and juicy. sides are also a great bonus to round out the menu.

Thank Anna K
Monte Di Procida, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The BBQ is moist and well seasoned. We had pulled pork and ribs and both were excellent. The take way process was fast and efficient as well.

Thank JJofMDP
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015

I'm not a fan of BBQ, but as I was not driving, I had have no choice. I chose the steak and cheese. Best I've ever had. My fellow travelers had the sliced pork BBQ and enjoyed that too.

Thank lori K
California, Maryland
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

Bear Creek BBQ had a galley fire in the Spring of 2012. As a result, they had to move down the street. BBQ is still great, just carry-out or catering only.

Thank Stewfoot
Solomons, Maryland, United States
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333 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

If you happen to find yourself in or around Callaway and are hankering for some delicious BBQ (or Chili), you can't do better than Bear Creek for a decent meal and atmosphere. Bear Creek lets you customize your order and pick from any number of tasty side dishes. If you have a special event, they can come to you via... More 

Thank Hey_Joe54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20294 Piney Point Rd, Callaway, MD 20620-2133
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Callaway
  • Phone Number: +1 301-994-1030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?