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The Bone

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8045 Stonewall Shops Sq, Gainesville, VA 20155-3890
+1 703-753-5551
11:00 - 21:00
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Gainesville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week 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 variety included ribs, brisket, pulled pork and a chicken plus sides. Everyone raved about the... More 

Thank 675DavidG
Gainesville, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 they all agree the food is delicious. Worth a trip for everything on the menu.

Thank Pat H
Washington, Dc
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 own line of sauces and sell them out of the store as well, so you... More 

Thank bwl8772
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Vienna, Virginia
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153 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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 friendly. The price was $54 before tip for too much food for three. The restaurant... More 

Thank Brian R
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 with friends and neighbors. The Bone is always a hit.

1 Thank NOVAVol02
Washington DC
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138 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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
Charles Town, West Virginia
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Friendly staff and good food. Tried the fried macaroni, it was tasty. Had the Po'boy with potato salad and soup Smoked chicken/corn and salad with lime vinaigrette. Took a couple of bites to get into the soup but I really did enjoy it. The lime vinaigrette was a bit sour for my taste. We would go back again when in... More 

1 Thank SpartanMom93
Ashburn, Virginia
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155 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I knew this place because they have space inside of the Verizon Center and it is really good, but the menu at Verizon is pretty limited. They have a lot more choices here, and I decided to try their Smokehouse Burger. And it was really good. It had bacon, cheese and fresh jalapeno's that had some kick to them. The... More 

1 Thank laguna5243
Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I've visited this restaurant on several occasions now, over a year's time. The food is always good, with particularly tasty BBQ meats. We (kids included) also enjoy the sides. nearly every time I'm in the area, I stop here for lunch or dinner. I sometime go out of my way to be in the area and eat here. It's my... More 

1 Thank Mike S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?