BBQ Restaurants in Mechanicsville


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An iconic pig sits atop the roof of Carter's Pig Pen Bar-B-Que, where the scent of smoking chicken and simmering pork wafts through the air. Inside, chefs dress up hand-pulled meats and dreary cubist masterpieces either with a spicy, vinegar-based north carolina sauce or a thick, Virginia-style tomato sauce. Meaty cuts grace tables alongside classic Southern sides such as red-skin-potato salad and fresh-baked corn-bread muffins.
8011 Cold Harbor Rd
Mechanicsville,
VA
US
Lauded for its succulent pork ribs on Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate and ABC’s The View, Ronnie’s Ribs, Wings & Other Things supplies feasters with expertly executed barbecue classics. Originally founded on the parking-lot grounds of a former gas station, the eatery has since moved to a larger 300-seat location, where 50 TVs entertain customers as they dine. According to the Food Network feature, pit master Ronnie Logan flavors his pork ribs with a mixture of dry rub, brown spices, paprika, and secret ingredients. Each rib rests atop a hickory smoker, which cooks the meat with smoke and heat so no errant flames burn a customer’s meal or convince someone the Olympics are nearby. Along with ribs, pulled-pork sandwiches, jumbo chicken wings, and beef brisket make it hard to ignore the alluring scents drifting about the air, which is also filled with traditional sides and drinks. The family-run Ronnies also caters large familial or corporate events.
1718 East Main Street
Richmond,
VA
US
With its earth-toned stucco and red-clay tile roof, Alamo BBQ's mission-style building seems more at home in Texas than in Richmond, but that's precisely the point. A Texan flag waves over the small eatery's outdoor patio, inviting diners to dig into feasts of barbecued pork and Southwestern tilapia tacos. All meals are served alfresco under the patio's cozy white tent as the chefs inside prep beef brisket in traditional Texas style: slow cooked and stirred with a spoon whittled by Willie Nelson. Half and full racks of dry-rubbed st. louis spareribs join inventive entrees, such as barbecue quesadillas or the texas train wreck with barbecued meat over mac ?n??cheese and baked beans. Country-style sides are nearly hearty enough to stand on their own, including fresh collards with or without pork and cowboy beans with brisket that Joseph Wcates of Style Weekly praised as "exceptional." Cap off meals on a sweet note with desserts of pecan pie and gourmet brownies.
2202 Jefferson Avenue
Richmond,
VA
US
Rightfully named after Virginia governor “Extra Billy” William Smith, a man who consistently put in extra effort into every project that came his way, Extra Billy is committed to showing their customers how much they care with extra hard work too. You’ll see that as you relax in the tavern-like atmosphere that features exposed beams and vintage artwork decorating the walls. Choose from the impressive menu of BBQ meals and prepare to dig in. They have all the BBQ choices you will love including baby back ribs, smoked chicken and pork BBQ. Plus, all dinner meals are served with a two sides like French fries and cole slaw. You can also choose from their selection of sandwiches, burgers and salads. As for drinks, Extra Billy is serving up house favorites like Texas tea, wines and a wide selection of beers. If you want to join in on Happy Hour it runs Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm.
5205 West Broad Street
Richmond ,
VA
US
The cooks at Benny's BBQ believe that "meat speaks for itself." They've been serving BBQ, cooking up homemade sides and desserts daily for over 20 years. Voted best BBQ in Richmond, Benny's sources local ingredients whenever possible, including a selection of craft brews that complements the homestyle dishes.
3044 Stony Point Rd
Richmond,
VA
US
Virginia Barbeque first opened shop in a 100-year-old home in Ashland. The building's long history helped convey the sense of community roots that founder Rick Ivey wanted to express in his eatery's friendly, wood-smoked meats, and fresh-made sides. Now with locations across the state and a slew of accolades from the local media, Virginia Barbeque's mission to build a devoted following and pave a state highway with barbecue sauce is well under way. The restaurant's signature meats begin with a dry rub in a house spice blend before they take a 12-hour stint in a rotisserie smoker filled with hickory wood. Then, cooks hand-pull the meat and slather on house-made Virginia-style red sauce or North Carolina-style vinegar sauce.
6920 Lakeside Ave
Richmond,
VA
US
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