Liberty Barbecue

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$30 and under
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Barbecue
From the makers of Arlington's Liberty Tavern, a world-class barbecue restaurant. Our chef-driven menu offers not only best-in-class BBQ, but Southern fried chicken, hush puppies, collard greens, mac and cheese and much more!

For your safety and ours, please note that there will be an enforced hour and a half time limit placed on ALL diners. No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or with known exposure in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the restaurant. We ask everyone to maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING of at least 6 feet at all times. Guests are responsible for compliance with the VDH and CDC guidelines as it relates to mask usage throughout your visit with the exception of while eating or drinking. Thank You

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What 41 People Are Saying
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4.5
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RoelM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered a three meat plate to try the varied meats offered-all of it was great and delicious! we will be visiting again and trying other menu items.

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VictoriaJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Liberty Barbecue is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the brisket. The service is always good and they are very welcoming and accomodating. I give this a 5 for indoor, outdoor and drive-up service.

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LLL11
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a family of four, to include two picky eaters. It was a great Father’s Day there! Food and service were great!

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None
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was OK...lacked a sauce that wasn't completely vinegar based. I would have liked something a little sweeter and/or spicier. Meat was tasty and tender.

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vipTimM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent BBQ, mac-n-cheese and fried chicken. Will be adding this to our go-to restaurant list.

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erica
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Glad that Liberty is open again for outdoor and indoor eating! As always the food (salmon salad) and service was great.

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vipFoggyBottomMom
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father’s Day!!! Staff was super friendly!! Food delightful.

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TyhlerR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite barbeque place in the DMV. Awesome corn muffins too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The food was good but I’ve had better bbq. The margaritas were really good and the service was awesome!

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TinaL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We were seated on the outdoor patio due to COVID-19 regulation. They were at capacity but maintained excellent service. It’s a very casual style with food being served in throw away containers. I had ribs with sides of potatoes salad and brussel sprouts and my adult son had pulled bbq chicken sandwich. There was nothing exceptional about any of it. So we were a bit disappointed. It’s not likely that we will return.

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erica
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the service and the food was great especially the salmon salad!

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Christina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious meat, well smoked, and great sides. for the money, though, I wish the quantity was more. So while super delicious, we found the portions on the small side. For reference, we got the 3 meat platter w/ 2 sides.

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PJBShark
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Seated outdoors due to COVID restrictions, we felt welcomed and appreciated. Umbrellas could have been placed a little better to keep the sun out of our eyes but that’s a minor point.

Food was excellent. I had ribs and brisket while my wife had pulled chicken and pork. Portions were generous and sides were tasty. Limited dessert menu but the chocolate cream pie was great.

Great to be dining out again. Liberty Barbecue was just what we needed.

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JerryH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good portions, good service, nice patio. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food

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VickeiJ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great service and great margaritas! Its a winner in Falla Church.

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JMRe
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brussel sprouts and margaritas are fantastic here! Staff is friendly and accommodating. Thanks for a nice dinner!!

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vipkenneth
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Maybe it was an off night. Beef was very fatty and the chicken was not pulled it was chopped, big difference. Also they still kill the baked beans with caraway flavor. The brussel sprout and cauliflower sides are great and good beer list

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vipLeonardoC
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

While we enjoyed our meal, the only negative thing that I can say is that our hostess made our guest wait over 15 minutes to join us at the table. It could be that she was having a bad day which took away from our experience.

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vipDiningDan
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Liberty BBQ delivered the goods. Went with a group of 8 and ordered a couple of the platters. We had plenty of food and it was delicious. Especially enjoyed the brisked and ribs, and also the cole slaw..

On top of the quality of the food, the service was great and our round table allowed for all my guests to enjoy a group conversation. We'll be back..

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Smoked wings were awesome, but they brought our entrees oust right on top. Great Q but a bit pricy, for example 4.50 for a cup of tasty Brussels sprouts....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

Was a little noisy but not bad, great service, the food left a lot to be desired, way too much pepper on the meat, and the bbq beans were really tangy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for brunch to celebrate my husband’s birthday - we had a rather large group and this was the perfect spot to gather!

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MargaretO
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

This was a great find. The weekend buffet was wonderful -- the usual suspects plus mussels, salmon and barbecue! Plate by plate I ate every dish in order, until I had to make choices due to being full. The biscuits and gravy are a stand-out, as were the salmon and mussels (total surprise). As were the brownies. I passed on the waffles and challah french toast and have regretted it all week! I expected the place to be packed, but it was not! We were seated promptly despite the fact that only 2 of us showed up (at first). The others found their way to us. Our waitress went above and beyond, handling the 11 of us with courtesy and confidence. If I had my own business, I would hire her -- she is that type of person who is always competent and confident, and creates a wonderful impression. I will go back here again and again, maybe not always picking up a check for 11, but definitely for Happy Hours etc.

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McGee
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We love Liberty BBQ. Food and service are great. Deviled egg appetizer, fried chicken, and smoked meats are all excellent. Unfortunately, they never have the sausage in stock even though it's always on the menu. What's up with that?

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Virginia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been telling everybody about our brunch at Liberty BBQ. My husband and I took our three boys for brunch on Sunday. We were all happy about the variety of food and every single item was just fantastic. It was a little quiet when we got there (11:30) but that just meant no waiting in line for us! We all left there stuffed. We will go back for sure.

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ArlingtonFoodie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our second time. Food good! Band fun!

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vipMissMary
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I happened to be driving by, and made the connection between Liberty Tavern and Liberty BBQ, so figured I needed to check this place out! I took my parents there for my mom's birthday -- she loves BBQ. We had a great time; our waiter was very attentive, especially to my food allergy, which I always appreciate. I'm also glad we went during a time that wasn't super-crowded. We enjoyed it!

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VAFoodie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We tried the ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket. They all get a home run in our book, and we love BBQ! The variety of BBQ sauce from vinegar-based to sweet, tomato-based made us happy too. The potato salad was a bit salty and needed more umph for my taste. The brisket Navy beans were good. In the future I would order their 3-cheese mac’n cheese and perhaps one of their more unique sides (Brussel sprouts or cauliflower?).

The cocktail menu looked intriguing, even if you wanted a mocktail adaptation.

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vipArli
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Good brisket, slow service. Maybe they were short staffed but our food came at the same time as the table that ordered 30 minutes after us. No explanation given.

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CaitieD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It was a little noisy and warm in the back corner. Food was delicious, as always! Loved the weekend buffet!

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bentrcb
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The fried chicken was dry and overly spiced, with no flavor of the pickle brine at all. Other items were average at best. Noise level high but as expected. Service was so at best, and in general it seemed disorganized. Shame, as previous experiences were better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire star that we interacted were friendly, gracious and knowledgeable.

The lunch special is fantastic, lunch for 2 (no alcohol) total bill = $22. Cant beat it!!!

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TriciaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service - just a little too loud. We couldn't hear each other at our table. We'll definitely go back.

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vipwinebot
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brisket, pork, collards, potato salad, fries and Mac and cheese. Both the meats and the sides were all excellent, especially the brisket and potato salad, only one I wouldn’t get again was the Mac which was too creamy American cheese soupy style vs southern baked cheddar cheese style. Would definitely go back

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MaggieB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service!

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vipwizinit
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Pulled chicken sandwich is spicy. Mac and cheese disappoints. Otherwise, the brisket, fried chicken, pulled pork, and biscuit with honey are all great!

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vipWeekendfoodie
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the brunch buffet, highly recommend, lots of variety, choices and abundance. The servers were very attentive and helpful. We enjoyed this dining experience do much did not want to leave.

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vipJuneN
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back

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vipRagnar
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience2

Hard to say anything especially good about a BBQ place that doesn't have any brisket or ribs left. Especially when the server recommends them only to come back and apologize.

And can't excuse them when I was there for an early 6pm dinner. This isn't a food truck and running out of two staples = wasted dinner.

FAQs

Liberty Barbecue offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 237-8227.

Liberty Barbecue is rated 4.5 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

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