These 9 Hole In The Wall BBQ Restaurants In Virginia Will Make Your Tastebuds Go Crazy
Here in Virginia, we know a thing or two about barbecue. With so many delicious BBQ stops along the way, it’s easy to miss some of the best. That’s especially true when they blend into their surroundings, like so many hole-in-the-wall places do. Fortunately, we’ve devised a list of some truly exceptional barbecue restaurants that fly under the radar. Here are some places you’ll want to go to get your next BBQ fix:
1. King's Barbecue (Petersburg)
This southern BBQ joint is easily accessible, located just a short drive from I-95. Whether you're ordering something on-the-go or craving the whole sit down experience, you'll be in for an authentic BBQ treat at this joint. There's a smoker behind the building to ensure top quality flavor. You'll also want to try their famous potato cakes, as photographed above. Address: 2910 S Crater Rd
Petersburg, VA 23805.
2. County Grill and Smokehouse (Yorktown)
For a delicious pulled pork sandwich, look no further than County Grill and Smokehouse in Hampton. Along with incredibly tender pork, this spot is renowned for its delicious sides. Some will say you haven't lived until you've tried the homemade cornbread with honey butter. Address: 1215 A George Washington Memorial Hwy
Yorktown, VA 23693.
3. The Blue Ridge Pig (Nellysford)
To the untrained eye, this little hole-in-the-wall joint may not look like much. Yet this spot is housing some serious barbecue flavor. What's even more appealing are the low prices and the large portions. One of the most popular orders is the smoked turkey croissant with all the works. Address: 2198 Rockfish Valley Hwy
Nellysford, VA 22958.
4. Sooner BBQ (Stuarts Draft)
This down-home joint specializes in mouthwatering comfort food. Whether you're in the mood for ribs, pulled pork, or an extra dose of mac & cheese, you'll be glad you stopped by Sooner BBQ. Address: 2627 Stuart Draft Hwy., Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.
5. BBQ Exchange (Gordonsville)
At the BBQ Exchange in Gordonsville, diners can opt to order the "three meat plate," rather than having to choose among brisket, pulled pork, or ribs. It's a heavenly combination, especially when paired with any of the homemade sides or desserts as photographed above. Address: 102 Martinsburg Ave
Gordonsville, VA 22942.
6. Allman's (Fredericksburg)
When you stop by Allman's ordering the pulled pork plate is a must. This dish features 1/2 pound of pulled pork along with a choice of sides which could include baked beans, potato salad, mac & cheese, and/or cornbread. One thing's for sure: you won't leave hungry. Address: 1299 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.
7. The Fishin' Pig (Farmville)
This Farmville favorite serves up barbecue dishes along with all sorts of delectable sandwiches. If you're in the mood for a little something out of the ordinary, you might try the fried catfish sandwich as shown above. You can also order the "Fish n' Pig Sampler," which features both catfish, pulled pork, and brisket. Address: 5169 Farmville Rd., Farmville, VA 23901.
8. Galax Smokehouse (Galax)
Galax Smokehouse is a tried and true BBQ joint with truly delicious sandwiches. In addition to a mile-high stack of pulled pork, you can enjoy unique sides such as fried okra and hush puppies. Address: 101 N Main St
Galax, VA 24333.
9. Triple Crown BBQ (Luray)
Triple Crown BBQ is a no-nonsense barbecue joint that focuses on all the smoked meats you could dream of. This food truck may be small in size, but you'll be blown away by the intense flavor. If you are interested in sides, be sure to ask for the potato salad. Address: 1079 Hwy 211 W
Luray, VA 22835.
If any of your favorite hole-in-the-wall barbecue joints missed this list, be sure to share them with us! And while we’re on the subject of BBQ, be sure to read about
The 10 Best Barbecue Sandwiches And Where To Find Them.
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