Hill Country Barbecue Market is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

1. Hill Country Barbecue Market

8.5
410 7th St NW (at D St NW), Washington, D.C.
BBQ Joint · Penn Quarter · 263 tips and reviews

Laura B.Laura B.: All the meats are good here, but the brisket is awesome. My new favorite BBQ spot! I also love the mac & cheese and cole slaw. Monday nights are all u can eat! #winning

SeanSean: The brisket is top notch. all the sides are solid. Great "Texas" atmosphere. Live bands every night. Never a cover.

Glo T.Glo T: They have Big Red made with sugar! I love the corn pudding, and you can't go wrong with the moist brisket.

Smoke & Barrel is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

2. Smoke & Barrel

8.9
2471 18th St NW, Washington, D.C.
BBQ Joint · Adams Morgan · 118 tips and reviews

Behrad EatsBehrad Eats: The delicious BBQ Sampler for 2 is enough for 3 or 4 people consisting of a 1/2 slab of ribs, pulled pork, brisket, 2 sausages, and 1/2 a BBQ chicken along with 4 sides to choose from.

Eric E.Eric Emanuelson: If you come with a small group, get the platter! Brisket is very good — solid DC bbq

Kaarin V.Kaarin Vembar: Most surprising thing here - the veggie options are great! Recommend the sweet potato burger - it's excellent.

DCity Smokehouse is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

3. DCity Smokehouse

9.0
203 Florida Ave NW (2nd St NW), Washington, D.C.
BBQ Joint · LeDroit Park · 52 tips and reviews

Dan M.Dan Miller: The pie is incredible, and the service is great. They gave me a sample of cinnamon almond pie just for walking in, and it was absolutely delicious. Great BBQ too. 5 stars!

John W.John Wetenhall: Friendly staff and amazing food. The brisket and pork ribs were excellent. Chicken wings were the unexpected surprise - absolutely amazing. Finish it off with a pie! Only thing missing is sweet tea.

SJ8544123 L.SJ8544123 L: wow, very good BBQ, love it! the meaty palmer &DC zman sandwich are yummy n very juicy ribs!!

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

4. Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company

8.0
2418 Wisconsin Ave NW (at Calvert St NW), Washington, D.C.
BBQ Joint · Glover Park · 38 tips and reviews

Derek F.Derek Fromson: Tasty BBQ brisket sandwich, pulled chicken, baked beans, corn pudding and corn bread, among many tasty sides. Good choices for the kids too. Only downside is cramped space. More conducive to take out.

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: The original Rocklands Barbeque, in Glover Park, is a very intimate restaurant with one big table in the middle of a small room. The ribs are the best around—just plain awesome. Read more.

Nick T.Nick T: Great BBQ and good service, too. Outstanding brisket and ribs but probably hard to go wrong with anything on the menu.

Garden District is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

5. Garden District

8.9
1801 14th St NW (at S St NW), Washington, D.C.
Beer Garden · U-Street · 86 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: A backyard barbecue beer garden offering essentially every version of pork possible - from brats to pulled pork sammies to the "dachshund in the grass slaw dog" along with a selection of craft beers. Read more.

Ezra M.Ezra Mech: Every piece of grilled meat on the menu: brisket and Carolina style pulled pork sandwiches -- and donuts!

DenDen: Just like in Germany! Great for friends! Ask for the pulled pork sandwich! And off course a big beer

American Ice Company is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

6. American Ice Company

8.8
917 V St NW (at 9th St. NW), Washington, D.C.
BBQ Joint · U-Street · 106 tips and reviews

Jon P.Jon P: The food does go fast but it is very fresh. Try the brisket sandwich with an Old Fashioned just a good combination

PetePete: Brisket platter is nice - staff is friendly - recommended

Adam H.Adam Hall: Awesome pork BBQ and brisket!

MGM Roast Beef is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

7. MGM Roast Beef

8.8
905 Brentwood Road NE, Washington, D.C.
Sandwich Place · Brentwood · 27 tips and reviews

Laurie B.Laurie Bryan: By far the best lunch spot in the hood. Brisket and mixed turkey are delicious. Get the honey mustard!

Brian C.Brian Chamowitz: Place is real old school. All freshly cut meats (brisket, turkey, top round, ham). Build your own sandwich. Sit @ the counter & chat up a long-time DC resident or municipal worker. Very diverse crowd.

Jeff C.Jeff Chin: Whoa. Get the Brisket or Top Round, horseradish and a side of gravy for dipping. Yeah - gravy. You can't go wrong. A bit on the expensive side but this place is awesome.

The Pig is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

8. The Pig

8.6
1320 14th St NW (btwn Rhode Island Ave & N St NW), Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 145 tips and reviews

Amy T.Amy T.: Not a big fan of Mac n cheese but the one here is one of the best I have tasted, cleaned the plate! Pulled pork and cheeks were fantastic!!!!

KeyannaKeyanna: I'm not a meat eater but everyone I was with loved everyone from pork cheek to crispy pulled pork. The Mac & cheese is craze amaze and they went bananas over the toffee pudding! Check it out!

Rachel O.Rachel Orr: One of my favorite restaurants in DC despite it being a bit pricey. The charcuterie boards are amazing. Mac and cheese is great. Pulled pork is delicious. Mmm. All of it. Try it all.

Rose's Luxury is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

9. Rose's Luxury

9.4
717 8th St SE, Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 123 tips and reviews

Matt S.Matt Simeon: Definitely get the ribs & caramelized cauliflower!

Madison L.Madison Levin-Epstein: Lots of good things here -- I'd start off with the Popcorn Soup, get the ribs and, share the chicken family style.

AliceAlice: Highly recommend the brisket, strawberry pasta, and Vietnamese pate to share. Also recommend the foie gras dessert. Everything is delicious here!

Tail Up Goat is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

10. Tail Up Goat

9.3
1827 Adams Mill Rd NW (at Calvert St NW), Washington, D.C.
Mediterranean Restaurant · Adams Morgan · 26 tips and reviews

TanishaTanisha: crispy salt cod, grilled rabbit sausage, brown rice bread, lamb ribs, cannolis and 'out of the lodges shadow' were all yummy! we thought the cavatelli was ok, but a delightful dinner nonetheless.

Lucia T.Lucia Theresa: Everything we had was fabulous! We started with the rabbit sausage, then had the potato ravioli with cabbage, and finished with the lamb rib to share. The service was impeccable and cocktails on point

Eboni T.Eboni Thompson: Amazing lamb ribs!!! Pretty good drinks as well. Good for an adventurous groups or a nice date.

Blue Duck Tavern is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

11. Blue Duck Tavern

9.2
1201 24th St NW (at M St NW), Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · West End · 185 tips and reviews

Plwm B.Plwm Bwm: Short Rib Beef with side of Blue Cheese Polenta could be the nicest thing I've ever eaten. Crab Cakes also very good.

Jing X.Jing Xu: Bone marrow, foie gras, braised beef rib

Tisha B.Tisha Bastedo-Downes: Short Rib and grits... Fab!!! Add my staple of Brussels sprouts for balance...

Kenny's is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

12. Kenny's

8.0
732 Maryland Ave NE (at 8th St), Washington, D.C.
BBQ Joint · Capitol Hill · 11 tips and reviews

Joseph D.Joseph DeSantis: Best bbq in the city. Get the collard greens as a side.

Zachary M.Zachary Muncy: Sexy is the best way to describe the ribs.

Anthony B.Anthony Bikowski: Try the Chicken Bbq + Red Beans And Rice + Mac & Cheese - Great southern cookin

Bub and Pop's is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

13. Bub and Pop's

8.9
1815 M St NW (btwn 18th & 19th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Sandwich Place · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 52 tips and reviews

Matthew G.Matthew Guderian: Great sandwiches - try the Italian or the brisket. The clam chowder is also a solid option, kind of a mix between Manhattan and New England styles (plus bacon!).

Chris G.Chris Geissler: Italian (maybe ask for light on sauce) and Brisket are fantastic. The roast pork also looks/smells fantastic. Homemade pickles are good too and large enough to share.

Suzy M.Suzy M: The brisket is amazing! Cookies are fresh and delicious.

BBQ Bus DC is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

14. BBQ Bus DC

8.0
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Food Truck · Georgetown · 15 tips and reviews

Dave B.Dave Bentley: This truck is awesome. Pulled pork sandwich, baked beans and a soda for $9. Soooo good.

John O.John O: The pulled pork and spicy chicken are great.

Bradly F.Bradly Fuhrmeister: Pulled pork sandwich is great!! The beans were not good though at all.

Due South is one of The 15 Best Places for Barbecue in Washington.

15. Due South

8.6
301 Water St SE, Washington, D.C.
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Navy Yard · 25 tips and reviews

Scron D.Scron DC: Pulled pork, meatloaf, mac n cheese, wedge salad, everything! Try the house beers too. Great food & service - yum!

Bitches Who BrunchBitches Who Brunch: Between the perfectly poached eggs and the succulent pulled pork, we loved every bite of this Due South Benedict. Read more.

Priscila M.Priscila Madrigal: I tried the ribs and they were delicious! The corn bread is a must!