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Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company

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25 S Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-4585
+1 703-778-9663
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Berkeley
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Bat M
Alexandria, Virginia
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132 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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!!

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Thank Lmd613
Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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Thank Matt K
Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Edandsal
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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Thank Margaret P
Falls Church, VA
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438 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
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 

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Thank RussellJW
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518 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank Scrappleking
Wright City, Missouri
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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Thank nkab66
Alexandria, Virginia
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245 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

From the street, Rocklands looks like a restaurant that understands and sells excellent food. Inside, the smell of freshly cooked food makes your mouth water and one is primed for a good, solid meal. But the pork barbeque is tasteless expect for salt. The fries are only OK and were not all that hot. The slaw was the best thing... More 

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Thank 349Charles25
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Just off busy Duke Street in Alexandria is this barbecue joint with outdoor seating, and indoor tables & counters and a fabulous menu. Try it with friends, business college or just for a quick bite. The selection of barbecue sauces, meats and a huge group of tasty side dishes make this a place for every taste. We have been here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?