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Chubby's Barbeque

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16430A Old Frederick Rd, just off Rt 15N, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-8607
+1 301-447-3322
11:00 - 20:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Chubby's a couple of times, driving north from Washington DC. The food is fine. On one visit, the rest rooms were "out of order." One both visits, I asked for a glass of water, and was told that they don't have potable water there, so I could order bottled water, or a beer. Raised the question of... More 

Thank Richard K
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BBQ is the best around (not many BBQ options in this area). The pulled pork and brisket is good anything else tends to be on the dry side (ribs ect). Their sauces are amazing and what makes this place. Unfortunately, the service is on the poor side workers to busy socializing with one another to provide decent service and... More 

Thank Heather J
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in the area and often find the local restaurants blend together overtime. There really isn't much to make them stand apart from one another. That's not the case at Chubby's. The food never gets "old". My family and I have frequented Chubby's on several occasions and were always greeted by courteous staff. The menu is full of countless... More 

Thank Smccardell
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We took a chance on this place even though the TA reviews are fairly negative. We should have kept going. The place was sort of dirty looking inside, which should have prompted us to leave but we ordered anyhow. The BBQ wasn't exactly tasteless but close, as well as being dried out. The service was slow and surly. Not going... More 

Thank xxrrttyy
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We enjoyed the pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw. My husband order the pork loin and was disappointed with that, too dry. So next time we stop we will stick to the pulled pork. Great selection of sauces from sweeter to spicy.

Thank rotraveler
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We loved the tender pulled pork and the collard greens. Beef brisket was a bit too lean and not falling apart as we prefer. Sauces just fine. Nice road stop, don't go out of your way.

Thank Dottie53
Mount Airy, Maryland
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125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been stopping by Chubby's for Take Out only, as the place was always dirty. It seems the place is under new ownership now, and while the service was prompt, the food was DRY and tasteless. These new people apparently don't know about BBQ. We will NOT be returning!

Thank SAVisitor
New Orleans, Louisiana
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We actually stopped by accident - literally blew a tire. They were so kind to come out and help us fix the tire. I decided to order a platter to go - it was so good. The baked beans were the best I've ever had - mixed in with a little pulled pork. We also got ribs, brisket and pork... More 

1 Thank Laurie219
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Chubby's BBQ is this great dive restaurant that serves their meals on cafeteria trays!! Their special habanero mustard sauce is amazing!! And the Burnt Ends Brisket Sandwich is Da' Bomb!! Don't drive past it!! You're missing out on the best BBQ!!

Thank Samantha M
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254 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We pass Chubby's on our way to our son's and figured we would give it a try. We almost walked out when we entered because it looked dirty and smelled. When our food came it was so dry we had to cover it with sauce to soften it up.The tables were sticky and the seats cracked and taped up. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16430A Old Frederick Rd, just off Rt 15N, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-8607
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Emmitsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-447-3322

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