Hill Country Barbecue Market
For BBQ foodiesDon't be put off when you read the menu and see they apportion pork ribs 1 or 2 at a time. They are larger and meatier than the standard half rack at the local "all-American" cuisine. Patterned after the serious smokehouses in Texas, HCB pulls it off fairly well even if the smoke stains on the wall are painted on. The food is authentic, not glopped over with sauce, and a good smoky flavor. So we have Texas style BBQ in DC served by a lady from Serbia - who bythe way was outstanding with her help and friendly connection. Go figure! But go to eat.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest BBQ in DC!Best BBQ in DC by far! Reminds me of TX BBQ I get at home, only with DC prices5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing! Best brisket outsideAmazing! Best brisket outside of Texas. All the side dishes were great too. We had the mac and cheese, baked beans, green bean casserole, and potato salad. We happened to sit upstairs, but they usually have live music downstairs, which is always fun.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAs with most restaurants,As with most restaurants, it was way too loud in the dining room. Conversation was quite difficult. That being said, the food and concept were awesome and I would go again but not for a work lunch.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBurnt Orange NationI'm a born and bred Texan and this place fulfills the Central Texas BBQ craving. The meats were very well done. I would recommend the moist brisket and the chicken. The pork rib was heavily spiced with pepper and not alot of sweetness. There is even have Blue Bell ice cream! The pecan pie was okay, nothing too exciting.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere, great foodGreat atmosphere, great food and wonderful staff - friendly and helpful. A meal for 2 fed 4 of us more than comfortably with some left for the doggie bag!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA must tryAn informal kind of way of ordering your food, but fun and OH SO TASTY!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMEATLet me just say, MEAT. The food was really good, and it was quite an experience.
The BBQ spices were super good - very smokey. We tried most of the offerings, and the 'moist brisket' was definitely my favorite.
Good sweet tea also.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM