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D.B.A. Barbecue

D.B.A. Barbecue

BBQ Joint, Wings Joint, and Bar$$$$
Virginia Highland, Atlanta
141 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • archie bunker
  • creamed corn
  • Southern food
  • whynatte
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  • Justin H.
    Justin HallFebruary 10, 2017
    Some of the best BBQ in ATL. But definitely the best smoked wings I've ever had. The Habanero Mustard sauce is perfect. I'm also a huge fan of the pastrami Reuben. Great spot to watch the games too!
  • TJ
    TJAugust 5, 2015
    The smoked wings are really good. Plus there are a number of sauces you can choose from to apply to your wings. But what I like best, the wings taste good without any sauce added.
  • AJC
    AJCJune 5, 2015
    The beast of a sandwich is called the Archie Bunker. This delicious monster of a sandwich is smoked pulled pork on Texas Toast, topped with mac and cheese, sweet BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese. Read more
  • Christopher Y.
    Christopher YorkFebruary 9, 2013
    Foods good! Price can get away from you but hey Eat Local right? I personally didn't like the spiked root beer at all and I love root beer! :-( BUT over all a great place to eat!
  • Heather M.
    Heather McDonaldJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pulled chicken salad is hearty & delish. It's not on the menu anymore, but you can request it. I use the sweet BBQ sauce as my dressing instead of the one it comes with :)
  • TJ
    TJAugust 26, 2015
    These roasted wings are great. Definitely giving anyone else a run for their money. Worth trying and testing out different sauces to see which ones you prefer.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneOctober 21, 2014
    Can't go wrong with deviled eggs & the St. Louis ribs, but if the smoked sausage is available, definitely get it.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DermodyJune 15, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuesday Trivia. Format: Team Trivia. Time: 8:00. Notes: Get there 20+ minutes early to score a table. Host doesn't like raunchy names since its a "family establishment"
  • Ansley B.
    Ansley BarfieldApril 3, 2014
    Boiled peanuts are kinda gnarly- but everything else is great! I recommend the Archie Bunker and the Jimbo Burger. Mac and cheese is also delicious!
  • AJC
    AJCJanuary 30, 2015
    Take your pick: how many wings can you score? 50,100 or 250? All wings are seasoned and smoked with your choice of plain, buffalo, Hotlanta, burnin’ Sherman, habanero-mustard, and a lot more! Read more
  • SEGA
    SEGAJanuary 5, 2012
    Get the Archie Bunker - it's pulled pork, bbq sauce and macaroni and cheese on Texas toast (bacon optional)! - Kate, Assistant Community Manager
  • Michael H.
    Michael HenryJuly 16, 2015
    Never had good brisket out side of Texas till I found D.B.A. And the ribs and pastrami are also first rate!
  • Hey J.
    Hey JayJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sundays smoked fried chicken dinner special is hands down the best around. 3pc meal for $15. And worth every penny!!
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LesterAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Cheese and Corn Muffins are a must before, during or after your meal. I like to take them home for a late night snack or breakfast.
  • AJC
    AJCJune 15, 2015
    Sure, you could buy bottled BBQ sauce, but making your own is so much better. Join Matt Coggin, owner and pit master, for a class on making your own special sauce. Read more
  • Jamie G.
    Jamie GordonJanuary 13, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a Jammer Bomb and the Archie Bunker. Finish it off with The Bart for dessert. Also don't forget about Manly Monday! $1 PBR and all things manly.
    365Atlanta.comMay 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    As a previous guest bartender here, I can tell you the DBA cocktails are amazing. I recommend the Georgia Mule...or really anything with moonshine.
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WarawaMay 25, 2012
    Highly recommend the whole house platter with the cream corn - it's the best ever and my new favorite side!
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PorterJuly 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the grilled creamed corn or sweet potater tots as one of your sides, they're yummy.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FullerMay 16, 2013
    Try the Fried Pickles And Bacon With Ranch - A piece of the deep field bacon - good god. Stunning.
  • Erin J.
    Erin J.January 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Archie bunker w/ chicken instead of pork & a side of collards, thank me later.
  • Annalise C.
    Annalise CarmackDecember 28, 2016
    Boiled peanuts: not good; mush. Wings: pretty good; Hotlanta sauce had some good heat. Pulled pork sandwich: disappointing; meat was bland & dry. No amount of sauce could help. Onion rings: awesome!
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MurrayAugust 15, 2014
    Great pulled pork. Juicy and tender, good bark and flavor without sauces.
  • Christina H.
    Christina HomerJune 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Archie Bunker is amazing (who doesn't love mac & cheese on a pork sandwich on Texas toast? Mmmm)!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DermodyJanuary 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The Archie bunker never lets me down. The house cocktails are pretty solid but they aren't that strong.
  • Holly C.
    Holly CliftonAugust 30, 2013
    The brisket is amazing with Bryan's tangy bbq sauce and a Jailhouse Breakout Stout!
  • Alexis H.
    Alexis HowellJune 20, 2013
    Awesome find! So much better and cheaper than Fox brothers!!!!! Will def come back again....
  • Wesley B.
    Wesley BrackettJuly 20, 2011
    The free check-in Gumbo is great. A bit expensive, but very good quality. The mac-n-cheese is unbelievable.
  • Matt T.
    Matt TrippJuly 24, 2011
    Try the off-menu Apple Pie moonshine. It's like drinking a liquid apple pie. If you're a fan of F/X's Justified, it's what Mags' recipe probably tastes like.
  • Diana B.
    Diana BaldwinOctober 22, 2011
    The Moonshine that is sweet is more like a a sweet liquer. Go for Smokier ones, like a fine Scotch with some smokiness to it.
  • Marcelo E.
    Marcelo EstradaMarch 22, 2015
    Cozy and friendly... The BBQ is superior and beer selection excellent!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HielsbergMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best fried chicken in Atlanta. Sadly it's only Sunday night. Worth the trip. Perfect smoked fried chicken!!!!
  • Matt C.
    Matt CogginAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    $1 pints of Miller High Life on Mondays. All you can pork, chicken, and rib tips on Tuesday.
  • Candace H.
    Candace HJanuary 2, 2011
    Pork chop, blackeye pea & collard greens New Years Day special was fantastic. Top it off with a Whippit.
  • Danielle H.
    Danielle HegedusJanuary 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    liked the fried picked better when they were spears instead of chips. that said, check out the pimento cheese fingers appetizer :)
  • Occupy My Family A.
    Occupy My Family AtlantaDecember 18, 2012
    No matter the meat, the 'cue is always juicy! We also recommend the Texas creamed corn!
  • Marcelo E.
    Marcelo EstradaJuly 4, 2017
    Food is good, but unfortunately the service is less than attentive and slow. 2nd timein a mo. that I have been here where this case. It's a pity. The sever staff does the restaurant a disservice.
  • Rick C.
    Rick CrawfordJanuary 24, 2014
    Always good. But seem to be out of an item every time we go there. But will return over and over
  • Rhea
    RheaMay 5, 2013
    Great Mac and cheese and Texas margs but the brisket was mostly fat.
  • Video_Bean
    Video_BeanJanuary 10, 2012
    #ManlyMonday Smok-n-fried chicken, smoked Turkey Legs, $1 PBR, #BCS game, and $3 @PBR_USA
  • Scott D.
    Scott DeVoeOctober 13, 2012
    Great place to watch the Gators play if you're a Gator fan and great BBQ
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WesselsFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Gotta taste the Atlanta style wings. So good! And if you're bold enough you should order an illegalATLien.
  • Julie J.
    Julie JEWELeSJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Hot Boiled Peanuts & Fried Jalepenos - Don't touch your eyes!
  • J Y.
    J YApril 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Just checked in and opened the free banjo whynatte shooter and waiter says they're not doing that anymore. Maybe 4Sqare should take their special off.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HielsbergJune 13, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Burger - where have you been? Present surprise to get a fresh not frozen burger cooked to perfection.
  • James D.
    James DavisMarch 9, 2013
    Try the smoked lemon pepper wings! 2 words: LIFE CHANGING!
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The cream corn will change your life, and their drinks are blackout drinks
  • Leah
    LeahJanuary 2, 2012
    Pulled pork, creamed corn and grilled asparagus are all amazing!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HenryMay 10, 2016
    The great brisket and pastrami will melt in your mouth.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MurdockMay 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sides are collards and creamed corn.
  • Lyndsey Y.
    Lyndsey YimOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Corn muffins at DBA is pretty much amazing. I crave it everyday. Seriously.. everyday.
  • Tilsit M.
    Tilsit MONovember 1, 2015
    Pulled pork and pimento cheese are great!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RavenelOctober 23, 2015
    Archie bunker good. Brisket good, not great. Onion rings forgettable.
  • Adam J.
    Adam JJune 14, 2011
    love their sides. i'm torn b/w them and fox bros. but D.B.A. has great stuff. Read more
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KirbyMay 29, 2013
    Creamed corn as a side dish - A must !
  • Ed T.
    Ed ThomasJanuary 28, 2012
    So came here when they opened and hated it -- thought it was mediocre and overpriced. Its improved 10,000x -- chili was awesome. Still a little pricey but now worth it
  • Andy W.
    Andy WesselsAugust 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Banjo! Catdaddy Moonshine and Whynatte. Best drink I've had in months
  • Kiersten F.
    Kiersten FMay 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Shaka and all will be right in the world.
  • Brandice T.
    Brandice ThornJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Smok-n-fried chicken wings!! Pre-order for Super Bowl 404.249.5010
  • Alec M.
    Alec MillerMarch 15, 2014
    The best onion rings I've ever had in my life.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CogginAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best fried chicken around. Only available on Sundays!
  • Michael E.
    Michael EricksonJune 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Do get the onion rings--they're delicious!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FisherMay 27, 2013
    Great Manly Monday beer specials. $1.50 Abita Amber this week :-)
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PorterJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try some moonshine. Just like grandpa used to make.
  • Ashley N.
    Ashley NixJanuary 3, 2013
    Awesome heated patio in the winter, with TV's!
  • J Scott O.
    J Scott OwensJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The beef brisket is amazing!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out The Barbeque Joint as seen on Rachael Ray - $40 a Day Read more
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DyarMarch 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The jalapenos are awesome a must when you come to dba!
  • Sam M.
    Sam MullinaxMarch 1, 2017
    The wet brisket is fantastic
  • W. P.
    W. PeterAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great BBQ, top 5 in Atlanta
  • Jeff
    JeffNovember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You've got to try the fried bacon! It's awesome!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LawrenceSeptember 4, 2014
    Emmy Bear's favorite.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HielsbergDecember 6, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Bacon happy hour is back. Enjoy the pig with a nice cold beer
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PorterOctober 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the smoked Texas creamed corn, it's awesome.
  • Kate B.
    Kate BryantFebruary 6, 2011
    Best creamed corn ever. Try it - you'll thank me later.
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JohnsonJuly 31, 2010
    Garlic green beans were a disappointment but I'll give it a second try for that Monday drink special
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MathiasAugust 22, 2010
    Dry spare ribs are the best I have ever had. Try a dba Margarita with it.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GranthamSeptember 11, 2011
    Try the Georgia Mule. It's a great patio drink.
  • Brooke W.
    Brooke WashburnMarch 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best nachos in Atlanta
  • Stash "Supreme" M.
    Stash "Supreme" MadisonFebruary 22, 2016
  • LG
    LGMay 28, 2013
    $1.50 pints & $5 pitchers on mondays.
  • Tiffany Z.
    Tiffany ZujkowskiApril 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    On Fridays buy 16 pitchers get one free. Talk to Matt! Mission accepted??
  • P. Brian S.
    P. Brian SorkeApril 15, 2012
    Don't expect to get the free Banjo Shooter when you check in. They no longer offer it, but they still leave the special posted. Ugh.
  • Rob D.
    Rob DunalewiczSeptember 4, 2011
    Abita on tap! OMG, Abita on tap!
  • Etienne M.
    Etienne MayoJanuary 30, 2015
    Sweet creamed corn!!..yummy!!
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThornAugust 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like bourbon I suggest a wild turkey and root beer! Trust me
  • Sara L.
    Sara L.September 4, 2012
    Pint of Yuengling is now $1.50
  • Richard E.
    Richard EvansDecember 20, 2012
    Manly Mondays. 1.50 pints. 5.00 pitchers. Right on.
  • loveliness
    lovelinessFebruary 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Place has gotten worse. Portions majorly took some shrinkage and hostess manages from the bar drinking bourbon. Very disappointed.
  • Steve T.
    Steve TyrrellMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Bob. He is AMAZING!
  • Carolyn A.
    Carolyn AlexanderAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    $1 beer on Monday nights! Find me at the bar :)
  • Korte R.
    Korte RiggsNovember 23, 2010
    Fried bacon, grilled creamed corn, AND BBQ?!? Speechless!
  • KatyandPreston G.
    KatyandPreston GrubbsJanuary 28, 2012
    Grilled creamed corn is da bomb!
  • Matt C.
    Matt CogginFebruary 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    $1 pints and $4 Pitchers of Yuengling on Mondays!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HarrisJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Whole house hubcap thing is good but a lot of food
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteOctober 3, 2015
    Doing business as: Archie bunker.
  • Luis A.
    Luis AguilarDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the BLT brisket sandwich.
  • Cornellia B.
    Cornellia BuzzarMarch 14, 2016
    Pulled Pork Nachos
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa McDougaldDecember 30, 2015
    All the food was good.
  • Keith N.
    Keith NgoMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Good fried chicken only on Sunday.
  • John B.
    John B.January 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Weekday lunch special $6 - sandwich, drink and chips
  • Danger T.
    Danger TannerMay 3, 2010
    Order the Turkey BLT, but sub brisket for the turkey. EPIC.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MNovember 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Corn muffins with honey butter are better than desert.
  • Amol K.
    Amol KDecember 14, 2015
    Archie Bunker with chicken!
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BlantonMay 23, 2011
    Get the fried Bacon & Pickles! Read more
  • Susan W.
    Susan WestDecember 20, 2014
    Best BBQ! !
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WalkerMay 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The hours of opperation have changed check by calling
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WiseJune 10, 2010
    The creamed roasted corn is probably the best I've ever had.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BlackApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great smoked wings and BBQ.
  • Vanessa T.
    Vanessa TerrellNovember 14, 2011
    Two words: Corn muffins.
  • Toni Rose D.
    Toni Rose DeanonDecember 21, 2011
    Whippet shots are delicious!!
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PaitDecember 31, 2015
    Bbq is yummy
  • Keith N.
    Keith NgoMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best bbq in town
  • Demetrius Fin
    Demetrius FinSeptember 10, 2012
    No more free whynatte shots with a 4sq check in. Boooooooo!
  • Ernest S.
    Ernest StaffordJuly 13, 2013
    Ask for Rebecca.
  • Chontira F.
    Chontira FelizAugust 19, 2014
    Awesome BBQ
  • Jeremy R.
    Jeremy RosenMay 21, 2012
    Closed Mondays for lunch.
  • Stacey O.
    Stacey OligerOctober 29, 2010
    OMG the Mac & Cheese is heavenly
  • Eric K.
    Eric KeithFebruary 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Highly recommend the fried pickles and bacon
  • Joseph Berney
    Joseph BerneyJanuary 22, 2012
    Best BBQ in town!
  • Clark
    ClarkAugust 7, 2010
    Try the smoked wings. Top-Notch.
  • J K.
    J KunianskyFebruary 3, 2010
    Love the sweet potato fries, pulled pork sandwich and WHYNATTE.
  • Cory W.
    Cory WDecember 6, 2016
    They closed early Monday. Restaurants just shouldn't do that. Never coming back here
  • Andrew
    AndrewJanuary 19, 2012
    Get the Archie Bunker.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieFebruary 9, 2010
    Mondays are $1 pint nights of yuengling or $4 pitchers
  • Jay M.
    Jay McCarthyJanuary 2, 2012
    Moonshine makes anything better...
  • Matt M.
    Matt MonkMay 30, 2010
    Fried jalapeños... all you need to know
  • Matt C.
    Matt CogginMarch 4, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Bring in an Album Cover for our walls to receive a free appetizer
  • Sarge E.
    Sarge EntJanuary 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The 2008 Thunderbird has an amazing bouquet.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SmallMarch 31, 2013
    This place is awful. From moronic host, to mediocre service and sub par food. Why did the Gator club pick DBA?
  • Chris B.
    Chris BrinkAugust 13, 2010
    smoked turkey! and Fried Bacon
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew ScottJanuary 26, 2012
    Free whippit! Woohoo!
  • jeremy k.
    jeremy kirkFebruary 18, 2010
    7$ pitchers of fat tire on thursdays. Boom.
  • Jesse
    JesseAugust 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Whynatte + Catdaddy Moonshine = Delicious.
  • Greg F.
    Greg FrayserJanuary 22, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Fried corn on the cob rocks
  • Tereance P.
    Tereance PuryearMarch 4, 2013
    Taste like BBQ!
  • Wells M.
    Wells MontagueMay 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Damn good BBQ
  • Jerry R.
    Jerry RochaDecember 28, 2009
    Not true, food is great!
  • Nathan J.
    Nathan JokersSeptember 3, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    fried bacon. as in deep fried. enough said.
  • Gib F.
    Gib FNovember 23, 2009
    great dood food
  • Greg R.
    Greg RooksSeptember 25, 2010
    Took way to long to get food. When it arrived it was stone cold. Hour later I have awful indigestion.
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