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Alamo BBQ

2202 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223-7220
+1 804-592-3138
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“cowboy beans” (15 reviews)
“texas caviar” (10 reviews)
“brisket” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2202 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223-7220
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't expect much ambience here, it's a pick up window place with covered outdoor seating. The food more than makes up for lack of decor though. Brisket, Ribs and Pulled pork were all perfectly cooked and had a ton of flavor. Sides were of equal...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 of us took a break from our business meeting to eat lunch from Alamo. We heard the Train Wreck was excellent, so 5 Train Wrecks later, we confirm it is outstanding! Choose your BBQ meat - need brisket, pulled pork, or chicken. Start with...More

Thank medicmaster
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had the Pulled Pork with Slaw, cornbread with honey butter and an order of the Collard Greens. Although the greens had a bit too much vinegar for my taste, I inhaled everything else. The pulled pork was seasoned and smoked to perfection with just...More

Thank DaisyTaylor
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Outdoor seating only. Ribs and barbeque sandwiches are worth a visit. Pick a nice day to sit outside or get a take-out order.

Thank Henry R
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

By far the best barbecue and brisket in Richmond! Side choices are amazing too! Portions are plenty. My wife and I's favorite place to eat when we are in the area. Right outside of Downtown as well

Thank ChristopherPSenger
JulietteAlamoBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Alamo BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thanks so much for your review, ChristopherPSenger. We are so happy you love our BBQ, brisket, and sides. Thank you for stopping by!

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

had a friend visiting and wanted some bbq..went online and found this place. nice scenery, friendly staff and great food...i would have given them five stars but im upset about them not delivering to my neighborhood on grubhub

Thank mzfats
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped by here before we left Richmond and it was definitely worthwhile the detour. It is a small place with simple outdoor seating. The meet was great. I ordered the pulled pork and it was very good.

Thank Daniel G
JulietteAlamoBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Alamo BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thanks for your review, Daniel! We appreciate it!

Reviewed 20 April 2017

I've eaten a lot of BBQ and I crave this brisket. It's smokey, tender, flavorful, and just everything I want in brisket. Their sides...my favorites are the Texas Caviar and Jalepeno Mac & Cheese but the greens and corn bread are good too. It's a...More

JulietteAlamoBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Alamo BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thanks for your review, RSMAURY. We do pride ourselves on the brisket, and we're glad you like it, too. We make our sides in-house, and are glad you have so many favorites. Our Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie is made in-house, too. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Here's what you do: call in your order (I always go for the burrito), pick it up, then walk up the hill to Jefferson park. Find a nice bench overlooking the city, and enjoy. In the last few months they've taken their food and service...More

Thank Paul G
JulietteAlamoBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Alamo BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thanks for your review, Paul! We love that you love our food, and that you also enjoy our surroundings. Our patio and the neighboring park are so popular this time of year. Thank you!

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Our son lives in Richmond and we were there to visit him. He lives a half block from this place and raves about it. We had ribs, candied yams slaw and he had a burrito with BBQ in it. All great but the ribs were...More

Thank Randy S
JulietteAlamoBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Alamo BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thanks for your review, Randy! So happy that you love our food. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Jill B
28 July 2015|
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Response from Greenwaters | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Dry, Texas style. A bit of a kick!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2202 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223-7220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-592-3138
  • E-mail
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