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Willards BBQ Incorporated

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4300 Chantilly Shopping Center Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151-4012
+1 703-488-9970
11:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 11:30 - 08:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Manassas, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went there for lunch and it has undoubtedly got to be the worse barbecue I've ever eaten. I ordered the pulled chicken sandwich topped with cole slaw along with baked beans and potato salad and nothing was good. I ended up tossing it.

Thank norrisfamily06
San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Not even close to Texas BBQ. Locals are very proud of this place but I found it average at best. Now keep in mind I have visited some of the top rated BBQ joints in Texas

Thank phinsfan2015
The Villages, Florida
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1,099 reviews
826 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 591 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Chicken and potato salad both winners. Pulled pork is moist. The brisket and burnt ends are O.K. Smoked sausage is dry.

Thank johnfjohnston
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the closest to Texas BBQ I have found up here. I always order the three meat platter, with ribs, fatty brisket (from the point) and more ribs! The ribs are always cooked perfectly, requiring only a slight tug to free the meat cleanly from the bone! ("Falling off the bone" is over-done.) Easily my favorite BBQ joint in... More 

Thank Chris S
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great barbecue! This restaurant is right around the corner from our Chantilly office. Love the sides and the burnt ends! So thankful that they expanded!

Thank Lynda B
Reston, Virginia
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338 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Their brisket is so tender and full of flavor. Their coleslaw is pretty delicious as well! However, their KC burnt ends are pathetic. Dear Willard's, please go to Overland Park, KS or Kansas City, MO and eat burn ends there, you will see what I am talking about. Specifically smoke Stack or Kansas City Joe's - both establishments do it... More 

Thank LessWork M
Saint Augustine, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

First of all, I did like the black eye corn! The collards were hard and chewy, and the beef brisket tasted more like stew meat. I have had a few dinners here, and while it's not what I'm used to , the quality is usually better than my last visit. Perhaps they ran out of smoked meat and stewed mine... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Was in town for a trade show at the Dulles Expo Center. Was told by locals that we had to go to Willards to get a bite to eat. We loved the funky honky tonk décor and the food was great. Had the bbq beef brisket sandwich with 2 sides. I chose the bbq beans & mash potatoes/gravy. Everything tasted... More 

Thank paintmeadream
Victoria, Canada
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

If you haven't had Willards yet you are missing out. They offer exceptional BBQ at a great price with a pretty diverse menu. I had their Texas Brisket platter and everything was freakishly good.

Thank Chris_T_BC
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Although there is lots of dining space, we prefer take out from Willards. It is simply worth the trip (for us about 10 miles round trip). The NC Pulled Pork is the best anywhere outside of NC! I like the chicken, either Jerk or BBQ, and the sides are great, especially the pot salad and green beans. The cornbread could... More 

Thank Thomas M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 08:00
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: 4300 Chantilly Shopping Center Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151-4012
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Chantilly
  • Phone Number: +1 703-488-9970

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