WTOP TOP 10: Best Barbecue

July 29, 2019

WTOP readers and listeners nominated a number of local businesses serving great barbecue in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. (Getty Images)

Voting for the 2019 Top 10 Contest has ended. Winners will be announced on Monday, Aug. 12. Be sure to come back next year to nominate and vote for your favorite local businesses. 

WTOP readers and listeners nominated a number of local businesses serving great barbecue in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Review the finalists below and vote for your favorite in the poll at the bottom of the page.

Voting will close at 4 p.m. on  Aug. 9, and winners for all TOP 10 categories will be announced on Aug. 12.

Be sure to vote for our other TOP 10 categories: Best Burgers, Best Pizza, Best Brewery, Best Brunch, Best Coffee Shop, Best Winery, Best Tacos, Best Bagels and Best Crabs.


Here are the TOP 10 Best Barbecue finalists:

Mission BBQ
This barbecue joint with locations in multiple states is based in Glen Burnie, Maryland. 

Monk’s BBQ
Smoked meats and live music in Purcellville, Virginia. 

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company
Serving barbecue in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. 

Texas Jack’s
Ribs, brisket and more in Arlington, Virginia. 

Willard’s Real Pit BBQ
Serving barbecue in Chantilly, Virginia and Reston, Virginia.

Sweet Fire Donna’s
Serving barbecue in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Bone BBQ
This Gainesville, Virginia outpost opened in 2011. 

Dixie Bones 
Barbecue and sides in Woodbridge, Virginia and Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

Federalist Pig
American regional barbecue in Northwest D.C. 

HammerDownBBQ
Smoked meats in Aldie, Virginia. 

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