Liberty Barbecue

4.6
99 reviews
$30 and under
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 99 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice, good food, good service.

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MichaelT
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good atmosphere. First time visiting

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vipJBurella
Washington DC
146 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved meeting friends here - clean restaurant and excellent food (though one guest had an icky pudding). Tried deviled eggs and was so impressed!

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Pamela
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a delicious family birthday celebration and appreciated the great food & service. Thank you!

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EIN200
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Looking for great BBQ and fried chicken? Come here! Really great food, nice outside seating available.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I would give them five stars except for two disappointing things: 1. Please cut up the greens a bit more. Your should not serve it as whole leaf that must be eaten like spaghetti, and 2. What bbq joint runs out of brisket, on a national holiday, before 6 pm? Otherwise food was excellent, service was really great, I mean your servers rock! And the ambiance was downright festive. I would give the extra star if you had the brisket, that really disappointed me.

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juicebox
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

The customer service was atrocious at this location of Liberty BBQ. Food took almost an hour to be served after ordering and the location wasn’t even at full capacity! We had 4 different “servers” approach our table asking the same questions about orders whether it was what we wanted for food or to drink even after ordering. Server tried to have us pay without showing us what we were paying for in the first place… that struck me as odd and I asked to see what we were paying for and we were met with resistance on having a copy of what we had on our ticket.

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Lambie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Food was just okay. They were out of brisket which was disappointing. They may have been under staffed as it was Memorial Day but again the food was just okay. When we finally did get service everyone was very nice but it took a good amount of time just to get our order.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A little bummed they were out of brisket, but everything else was phenomenal!

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vipJohnC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Went on Memorial Day, after discovering Mission BBQ was closed for the holiday. Having been to Liberty Tavern and Lyon Hall we thought this place would be of equal quality.
W R O N G!

Brisket was dry, sides were bland;Mac-n-cheese was a joke! The manager comp’d the meal. Don’t waste your time or money here.

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AbrahamP
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic barbecue, especially their brisket, and a well-rounded list of delicious side dishes (I'm particularly a big fan of their roasted cauliflower). Staff is always nice and welcoming. One of my favorite places to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We had the Saturday special fried chicken which was delicious - the sides -Mac and cheese, beans, and cucumber salad- weren’t as strong. I was surprised given the quality of Liberty Tavern and Lyon Hall. The service was also spotty but we were there between shifts.

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vipBClarkeVa
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fortunately for us Liberty BBQ is in walking distance of our house. We were taking friends from Arlington and DC to experience it for first time - had the Triple Platter and Whole Bird Fried Chicken so everyone could taste everything. Agreement was that while BBQ and biscuits were good, the fried chicken was great.

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vipCatherine
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items. He recommended some of his favorites and they were delicious. The bottomless brunch was a great value and the space was clean and open.

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ErinA
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great way to do the Sunday Buffet safely.... we loved trying different plates and sharing. Great atmosphere as always.... sat outside. Great service. We love Liberty BBQ. Amazing Sunday Brunch!

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SarahH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service and the patio area is great

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LLBM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Their LB Manhattan is very good. The pickle brined fried chicken is delicious and crispy. Sat outside on a beautiful evening. It was 6:00 PM and sunny. They have good shade so it was pleasant. Good service. Quick service. We were happy.

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vipSlim
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

No One You Know band was playing.

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CharlesM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were great!!!!!
Very nice experience!!!!!

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EasyE
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent. Exceeded our expectations.

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vipWhositdc
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and the patio area is very nice. I plan to return.

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BillD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to see the band and had a little table on the patio. Service and food were both excellent!

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erica
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service and food as always. would recommend to anyone

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vipJanine
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had exactly the type of outdoor dining I was looking for. Well spaced tables, covered but open air. Perfect. Service was prompt and very friendly. Brisket was delish. Tried a few sides and all were flavorful. Overall good experience and we will be back again!

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STEPHANIE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous outdoor dining area! Fantastic food and the butterscotch banana pudding is to die for!

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vipMarionM
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I was a bit disappointed given the raving reviews I had read. We ordered nachos no meat, and two 2-meat platters. The nachos were good but not great, greasy and the cheese was cheese sauce and not actual cheese. My meat platter was pulled chicken, pork belly, crispy Brussels sprouts and tomato & cucumber salad. The pulled chicken was very good, the pork belly was OK. The Brussels sprouts were tasty but not crispy at all as announced, the salad was passable. My dining companion ordered lean brisket which was good but not great, sweet potato fries which were excellent, and crispy Brussels sprouts. The Smoke by the River cocktail was very interesting. Service was alright. Not a bad joint, but not the great BBQ place I was expecting, and prices were a bit high for the type of food and service. The outdoor dining space is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The food was delicious and priced well, but we had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated despite the fact that there were multiple open tables. The manager provided a complementary dessert as an apology, but it was still frustrating. After being seated, our drinks arrived after our food and we also had to get our own bbq sauce and silverware from other tables as the table we were seated at didn’t have silverware or sauce and none was brought with our food. It was also a bit chilly outside, but the space heaters were not turned on until requested by a nearby table. Overall, the food outweighs the negatives in the experience and I would give Liberty a second shot. I’m hoping that that was just a particularly disorganized night that’s not reflective of a normal experience.

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Beta
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful afternoon into evening outside, listening to the cool band Jehovah's Favorite Choir. Excellent service, delicious food, and a peaceful atmosphere with multiple friends made for a perfect outing!

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JacobM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious barbecue place with a really nice rustic interior and good layout. Nachos appetizer was fantastic with the pulled pork and the brisket was also very good. Sweet and tangy BBQ sauce was also very good!

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vipJulieK
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice outdoor space. Delicious and creative cocktails. Lovely service.

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Olivia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, the drink selection was good and the background music was fire.

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RobinB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Great food and staff! Love that I can make a reservation too! It’s awesome!

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vipSlim
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meeting a friend from out of town.

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vipBobo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent ribs, excellent ribs, excellent ribs, should be a nice place to eat outside

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vipLeonardoC
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I love coming here with friends as the food is delicious and service is A+. Also, the food prices are extremely reasonable.

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DonaldM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The double brisket portion was 3 small strips, with lots of fat.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Pork sandwhich needed a little flavor but Mac and cheese was SO good

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JasV
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing taste, fun ambiance; perfect hygiene and safety precautions; fantastic server, Samantha. Also the food runners were so prompt at courteous bringing a couple of additional condiments that we needed.
First time we went and loved it. We will be back for sure.

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Crzy4shooz
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was friendly and attentive. Amazing food. A must go for anyone in the dc area.

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Sangjin
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had fried chicken, brisket, pulled pork, sweet potato fries and chips with queso. Brisket (1/4 lbs) was the moist portion and they were four pieces. They have a nice little patio area and the ample parking space a part of which is another outdoor seating portion. Nice to hang out and enjoy their barbeque!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Liberty Barbecue using the Order Online button. Liberty Barbecue also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 237-8227.

Liberty Barbecue is rated 4.6 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.