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Kenny's BBQ Smokehouse

€€ - €€€Barbecue, American
732 Maryland Ave & 8th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5234
+1 202-547-4553
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“ribs” (7 reviews)
“few blocks” (2 reviews)
“capitol hill” (2 reviews)
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Barbecue, American
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732 Maryland Ave & 8th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5234
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I were thrilled to see new management had taken over and looking forward to a taste-test. We stopped by tonight for beer and barbecue and were incredibly impressed with "new Kenny's!" The renovated atmosphere is fun, spacious, and comfortable, the kind of...More

Thank SarahXAN
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Had take out from here and was surprisingly delighted. The meats was hot and tasty. The sides of Mac and cheese and Cole slaw were good. A pleasant experience!

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This was our last night in the States before heading back to Australia. It's a low key takeaway joint with great barbecue (to our limited experience). Lots of people who seemed to be locals. Barack Obama eats there - at least there are pictures of...More

Thank Georgia L
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing bbq here and the prize was definitely ok. Was fun having a meal in the same place as president Obama! Nothing fancy, just really great smoked pork ribs. Will be back for sure.

Thank Bernardo B
Reviewed 1 April 2017

A hugh portion of chopped beef on a platter of fantastic greens and well so so beans and rice made an outstanding lunch! I had a taste of another person's mac and cheese which I will definitely order the next time! All 4 of us...More

Thank Dale F
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We were craving for some ribs but didn't want to go far after our day at the museums so Google Maps brought us to Kenny's. The place was tucked away a few blocks from the Capitol and is quite small. It can only accommodate probably...More

Thank Hans C
Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you love your bbq, and particular about taste, and quality, yet you want an affordable bbq meal, then this is the spot! Even the sides are good!

Thank Samuel S
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We've eaten here occasionally over the years. We find the ribs and other BBQ consistently good enough. Side dishes are good. It's not an inviting place to dine in, but you can if you have no other option. We always take out, but we live...More

Thank jxx9595
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Good and huge pork ribs with an ocean of BBQ sauce. A lot of good food besides the ribs, for a very good price. Try it!

Thank Leonardo_855
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Order the small pork rib platter with collards and green beans. Order the hot BBQ sauce cause it's not that hot! With a Bud or a Heineken. Dare you to finish!!! The sides are enormous. The ribs great although some were a bit chewy on...More

Thank Peter R
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 732 Maryland Ave & 8th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5234
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-547-4553
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