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Hill Country Barbecue Market - DC

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Barbecue

Hill Country honors the barbecue and live music capital of Texas and takes its “cue” from the legendary meat-markets-turned- barbecue-joints of Central Texas with their distinctive, dry-rub style.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 556-2050

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dan Farber

  • Catering

    Hill Country Catering & Events brings the award-winning Hill Country experience to your next function at your place or ours - no matter the size or occasion! <br /><br />For more information, please contact our Catering & Events team at events@hillcountrywdc.com or 202-556-2044.

  • Private party facilities

    Trade in the stuffy corporate event spaces and fussy formal dining rooms for a fun, authentic and delicious slice of Texas, right in the heart of D.C. "Best Barbecue in D.C." –The Washington Post; "Top 10 Barbecue in the U.S." –Wall Street Journal

  • Private party contact

    Christina Pinder: (202) 556-2044

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    Between D and E

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    We are within walking distance of the red, green, yellow, blue and orange lines.

  • Entertainment

    Hill Country offers free live music in our Boot Bar Tuesday through Saturday. Join us for our LIVE BAND karaoke every Wednesday starting at 8:30pm and feel like a rock star! For a complete listing of upcoming shows, visit http://music.hillcountrywdc.com.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout

Popular dishes

Menu

Beef

Our brisket is made from beef from all black angus cows and smoked over post oak imported from Texas.

  • Lean Brisket$18.00

    Very lean brisket with little marbling that has great smoky flavor. Made with Certified Angus Beef

    • Shoulder Clod$14.00

      Lean, smoky, and deliciously unique to Texas. Very lean with great beefy flavor served thinly sliced at medium rare.

      • Moist Brisket$18.00

        This is what Hill Country is famous for! This meat has a great deal of marbling and a layer of fat around the outer edge that gives it that delicious texture and flavor. Made with Certified Angus Beef.

        Sausage

        Smoked over post oak imported from Texas.

        • Hill Country Jalapeno Cheese$9.00

          A Texas classic. 100% pork sausage.

          • Hill Country Hot Link$9.00

            100% pork sausage with paprika and chili flake.

            • Kreuz Original$11.00

              Kreuz Market Original Sausage imported straight from Lockhart Texas. Sold by the link.

              Pork

              Smoked over post oak imported from Texas.

              • Spare Ribs$11.00

                Meaty, flavorful, and smoked to perfection. Each bone weighs 1/4 - 1/3 pound.

                • Pulled Pork$11.00

                  Pork shoulder rubbed with sweet chili and smoked for 12 hours before getting shredded and drizzled with our classic Hogwash Sauce.

                  Bird

                  • Turkey Breast$12.00

                    Brined in buttermilk and herbs before smoking and basted with butter for added flavor. Incredibly moist with a pronounced smoky flavor. Boneless and sold by the slice.

                    • Market Chicken$6.25

                      We proudly serve all natural, hormone-free chicken. Our Market Chicken is rubbed with our special Hill Country Chicken Rub, a secret blend of herbs and spices. It's mopped with our "If You Gotta Have It" barbecue sauce during the smoking process to add that extra layer of flavor and give it that distinctive color and shine.

                      Pitmaster Specials

                      • The Pitmaster$35.00

                        1/4 lb Brisket, 1 Pork Spare Rib, 1 Hill Country Hot Link, 1/4 Chicken and 2 sides of your choice served on a platter with pickles and onions. Serves 2.

                        • Cue & Two$26.00

                          Two meats and two sides of your choice served with cornbread. Serves 1. Excludes daily meat specials.

                          • Combo 'Cue$109.00

                            Brisket, Chicken, Hill Country Hot Link, and Spare Ribs. Served with 3 Heapin' Helpin' sides of your choice. Perfect for 3-5 guests.

                            • Ribs & Chicken Dinner$65.00

                              Half a rack of ribs plus a whole chicken with 3 Heapin' Helpin' sides of your choice.

                              Barbecue Sandwiches

                              • Chopped Brisket Sandwich$14.95

                                Our signature brisket gets pulled & sauced. Build your own sandwich complete with pickles, onions & sauce. Comes with one small 6 oz side.

                                • Pulled Pork Sandwich$13.95

                                  Build your own pulled pork sandwich complete with pickles, onions & sauce on the side. Comes with one small 6 oz side

                                  Hot Sides

                                  • Longhorn Cheddar Mac & Cheese

                                    Vegetarian. Hot, rich, and cheesy. Everyone's favorite mac n' cheese is made extra special with a combination of mild yellow and sharp white cheddar, gruyere, imported Fontina, and Velveeta cheeses.

                                    • Good Eatin' (8oz)$6.25
                                    • Heapin' Helpin (16oz)$10.75
                                  • Campfire Baked Beans with Burnt Ends

                                    Black beans, red kidney beans, and white beans simmered in a sweet sauce with smoky burnt ends and molasses. Contains meat.

                                    • Good Eatin' (8oz)$6.25
                                    • Heapin' Helpin' (16oz)$10.75
                                  • Sweet Potato Bourbon Mash

                                    Vegetarian, Gluten Free. Sweet potatoes roasted to perfection and then mixed with cream, molasses, nutmeg, and bourbon.

                                    • Good Eatin' (8oz)$6.25
                                    • Heapin' Helpin' (16oz)$10.75
                                  • Collard Greens with Applewood Smoked Bacon

                                    Gluten Free. Braised greens and bacon with a touch of molasses and cider vinegar.

                                    • Good Eatin' (8oz)$6.25
                                    • Heapin' Helpin' (16oz)$10.75
                                  • Hot German Potato Salad

                                    Warm potatoes dressed with bacon, pickled jalapeños, and creamy, tangy dressing.

                                    • Good Eatin' (8oz)$5.95
                                    • Heapin' Helpin' (16oz)$10.45

                                  Cold Sides

                                  • Cool As Cucumber Salad

                                    Vegetarian, Gluten Free. Known to Southerners and farm families as refrigerator pickles. Vinegar-dressed cucumbers and shallots sliced thin and served cold and tangy.

                                    • Good Eatin' (8oz)$4.95
                                    • Heapin' Helpin' (16oz)$8.25
                                  • Confetti Cole Slaw

                                    Vegetarian, Gluten Free. This dish gets its name from the colors of the red cabbage, green cabbage, and carrots. Made with white vinegar and mayonnaise and perfect for cleansing the palette between bites of barbecue!

                                    • Good Eatin' (8oz)$4.95
                                    • Heapin' Helpin' (16oz)$8.25
                                  • Market Salad$7.00

                                    Mixed greens plus your choice of red onion tomato, cucumber, and cheese.

                                    Marketplace

                                    • Smoky Chipotle Deviled Eggs$3.50

                                      Down-home deviled eggs dressed up with ancho chile and lime.

                                      • EAK's Bowl of Red$7.00

                                        Our signature red Texas chili topped with sour cream, shredded cheddar, red onion, and pickled jalapeño.

                                        • Cornbread$3.75

                                          Warm cornbread baked fresh daily and served with homemade ancho chili butter. Contains pork.

                                          • Pickles$0.75

                                            • Jalapeños$0.75

                                              • Onions$0.75

                                                • Tomato$0.75

                                                  Dessert

                                                  • Banana Pudding$6.25

                                                    A southern classic made with vanilla wafers, fresh pastry cream, sliced bananas, and a shot of banana liqueur.

                                                    • Bourbon Pecan Pie$4.00

                                                      A southern specialty that's sweet, nutty, and just a little boozy.

                                                      • Chocolate Chunk Cookie$2.25

                                                        Made fresh daily and served warm and soft in the center.

                                                        Cocktails

                                                        • Kreuz Margarita$12.00

                                                          Serrano-Infused Blanco Tequila, Lime, Agave Nectar

                                                          • HC Old Fashioned$14.00

                                                            Balcones Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, Brandied Cherry, Orange Peel

                                                            • Blue Bonnet$12.00

                                                              Calamity Texas Gin, Blueberry Syrup, Lemon Juice

                                                              • Amarillo Highway$12.00

                                                                Old Forester 100, Honey, Muddled Lemon, Brandied Cherry

                                                                • Cranberry Mule$13.00

                                                                  Tito's Vodka, Steeped Rosemary, Homemade Cranberry Syrup, Ginger Beer

                                                                  • Paloma$13.00

                                                                    Union Mezcal, Lime, Agave Nectar, Grapefruit Jarritos

                                                                    • HC Sangria

                                                                      Seasonal fruit marinated in brandy, wine, and peach liqueur

                                                                      • Glass$8.00
                                                                      • Pitcher$32.00
                                                                    • HC Classic Margarita

                                                                      Tequila, Lime Juice, Triple Sec

                                                                      • Glass$8.00
                                                                      • Pitcher$32.00

                                                                    Bottles & Cans

                                                                    • Shiner Bock$7.00

                                                                      Texas, 4.4%

                                                                      • Shiner Seasonal$7.00

                                                                        Texas, On Rotation

                                                                        • Bells Two Hearted IPA$8.00

                                                                          Michigan, 7%

                                                                          • Blue Moon$7.00

                                                                            Denver, 5.4%

                                                                            • Pabst Blue Ribbon$5.00

                                                                              Milwaukee, 4.8%

                                                                              • Bud Light$6.00

                                                                                Missouri, 4.2%

                                                                                • Budweiser$6.00

                                                                                  Missouri, 5%

                                                                                  • Coors Light$6.00

                                                                                    Colorado, 4.2%

                                                                                    • Miller Lite$6.00

                                                                                      Milwaukee, 4.2%

                                                                                      • Topo Chico Hard Seltzer$7.00

                                                                                        Mexico, 4.7%

                                                                                        • Austin Eastcider Original$7.00

                                                                                          Texas, 5%

                                                                                          • Pacifico$8.00

                                                                                            Mexico, 4.5%

                                                                                            • Michelob Ultra$7.00

                                                                                              Missouri, 4.2%

                                                                                              Draft

                                                                                              • Shiner Bock

                                                                                                Texas, 4.4%

                                                                                                • Pint$7.00
                                                                                                • Pitcher$25.00
                                                                                              • Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA

                                                                                                California, 6.7%

                                                                                                • Pint$8.00
                                                                                                • Pitcher$28.00
                                                                                              • Founders All Day IPA

                                                                                                Michigan, 4.7%

                                                                                                • Pint$7.00
                                                                                                • Pitcher$25.00
                                                                                              • Bud Light

                                                                                                Missouri, 4.2%

                                                                                                • Pint$6.00
                                                                                                • Pitcher$22.00
                                                                                              • DC Brau Pilsner

                                                                                                Washington, D.C., 6%

                                                                                                • Pint$8.00
                                                                                                • Pitcher$28.00
                                                                                              • RAR Stunts! Sour Ale

                                                                                                Maryland, 4.5%

                                                                                                • Pint$8.00
                                                                                                • Pitcher$28.00

                                                                                              Wine

                                                                                              • McPherson Viognier

                                                                                                Lubbock, Texas

                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$38.00
                                                                                              • McPherson Chenin Blanc

                                                                                                Lubbock, Texas

                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$38.00
                                                                                              • McPherson Tempranillo

                                                                                                Lubbock, Texas

                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$38.00
                                                                                              • McPherson Sangiovese

                                                                                                Lubbock, Texas

                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                • Bottle$38.00
                                                                                              • McPherson Sparkling Chenin Blanc$40.00

                                                                                                Lubbock, Texas

                                                                                                Non Alcoholic

                                                                                                • Mexican Coke$5.00

                                                                                                  • Fountain Soda$3.00

                                                                                                    Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Fanta Orange

                                                                                                    • Southern Sweet Tea$3.00

                                                                                                      Made in-house.

                                                                                                      • Juice$3.00

                                                                                                        Orange, Apple, Cranberry

                                                                                                        • Saratoga Still Water$3.00

                                                                                                          • Jarritos$4.00

                                                                                                            • Topo Chico$4.00

                                                                                                              • Brewed Iced Tea$3.00

                                                                                                                Brewed in-house.

                                                                                                                • Lemonade$3.00

                                                                                                                  Made in-house.

                                                                                                                  • Arnold Palmer$3.00

                                                                                                                    • The Hill Country Smoke Stack$20.00

                                                                                                                      Moist Brisket, Smoked Turkey, Pulled Pork, and a Hill Country Hot Link on a brioche bun with chipotle mayo and pickles!

                                                                                                                      Last updated: January 31, 2022

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                                                                                                                      • 3.8Service
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                                                                                                                      • 3.9Value

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                                                                                                                        overall3food4service1ambience2

                                                                                                                        Came in before the Caps game on Monday 5/9 to grab dinner with the group of six - had a reservation but restaurant was completely unprepared and acted like they were doing us a favor sitting us in the bar with no waiter/waitress service - we figured it out and I could understand if we just walked in but that’s why we got reservations. Food was good and on par with expectations service was not for a restaurant of that caliber and cost. I am not saying I won’t come back but less than impressed with that evolution.

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                                                                                                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

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                                                                                                                        Caps game Usually the servers are very good but this night they seemed somewhat disorganized(new?)

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                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

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                                                                                                                        People had OT reservations for 11, 11:15, and 11:30. We arrived at 11 for our 11:15. Sign outside door said they open at 12. Door was open where we found the large 11 reservation group. The host said they didn’t plan to open until 11:30 and was surprised we all had OT reservations. He said they haven’t used OT for almost 3 years and they get no reservation feeds from OT. As long as I’ve been going to eat downtown, Hill Country has been available in OT. Despite the mess, they sat all of us at 11:25, opened the line at 11:35, and managed to feed everyone. We got out in under an hour and made it to the hockey game. Good on them for making up the slack, but they appear to have a problem. Recommend calling ahead to make sure they see your OT reservation.

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                                                                                                                        CTBailey

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                                                                                                                        8 reviews

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                                                                                                                        3.0

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                                                                                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                                                                                        It pains me to give a review like this. Have been going to this place for a while now, but this really stings. Had a OT reservation but originally staff could not find my reservation. Was placed at a high top in the bar area. Server never came to the table, so I gave up waiting and just went to the back to get my food (a person that is a first timer would not know where to go). During this time others tried taking my table not once but twice. Again the server never came to the table and had to chase down my utensils for myself and another table that was having the same problem. Still no sever and had to chase down my own drink. Sorry, but being busy is no excuse for lack of service. Food was excellent, but they can do better than this.

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                                                                                                                        Aidan

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

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                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                        Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Really enjoyed the visit. Great food and a great atmosphere

                                                                                                                      7. JD

                                                                                                                        JD01

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        7 reviews

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                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                                        We ate at Hill Country prior to a Capitals game, so the restaurant was full. With an understanding that restaurants are understaffed due to general staffing shortages, there was one server for too many tables and he was working hard, but was unable to perform his duties without keeping everyone waiting. The time it took to be seated was equally as frustrating as there was only one person checking patrons in and seating patrons. We go to Hill Country for the meat and the brisket, which was supposed to be moist, was dry and not anywhere as good as we have experienced in the past. At $36 per pound, it was very disappointing. As many times as we have dines at Hill Country the past several years, we will most likely choose a differenct restaurant in Penn Quarter in the future.

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                                                                                                                        Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall2food1service3ambience1

                                                                                                                        Bar shaking whole time , food was cold, bartender not so attentive

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                                                                                                                        PeterB

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                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        1.0

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                                                                                                                        Dined on January 11, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                        After sending me several reconfirmations about my reservation, I showed up to find the restaurant closed for the night and my reservation unfulfilled. I would have appreciated better communication about this. Even the next day, there was no acknowledgement of this problem. Weird! Luckily every other restaurant in Penn Q was open and I got a table elsewhere.

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                                                                                                                        Truly great atmosphere and great food.

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                                                                                                                        Dined on December 28, 2021

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                                                                                                                        El Restaurant estaba cerrado a pesar que confirmamos la reserva. Había un letrero en la puesta indicando que no antenderian. Resultó muy desagradable y molesto

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                                                                                                                        AlexD

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                                                                                                                        Dined on December 10, 2021

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                                                                                                                        I stand in line for about 15 minutes waiting just like everyone else. Everyone else is asked if they have a reservation or how many they have in their party. I am asked if I'm "uber eats pick-up?" I found this to be the most rude way I've ever been greeted at a restaurant, period. The social unawareness of the guy who pulled himself from the bar to ask me that, when there were two hostesses working on table management is just the most hilarious thing I've experienced aside from their poor service and inability to function with simple tasks in this establishment. After letting him know that his assumptions weren't welcome I told him I had a reservation for 4 people and he was unable to help with that, so I'm not sure why he came over to 'help' in the first place.

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                                                                                                                        KateI

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                                                                                                                        Dined on December 2, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall3food5service3ambience2

                                                                                                                        I enjoy the food but it was very loud the night we were there. If that bugs you, make sure the Caps aren't playing!

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                                                                                                                        JulieC

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

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                                                                                                                        Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                        We've been there many times in the past and the quality has just left the restaurant. Sad because as a Texan it was a touch of home.😔

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                                                                                                                        ElliottG

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                                                                                                                        Dined on November 27, 2021

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                                                                                                                        The food was great as always but they only had a very limited number of side items for some reason, just after 8 pm on a Saturday night.

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                                                                                                                        andrewc

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                                                                                                                        Dined on November 24, 2021

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                                                                                                                        As always, food was outstanding. Not sure why when the restaurant is packed with CAPS fans there is only one person pulling meat out of the bins and one other person preparing the food.

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                                                                                                                        CTBailey

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                                                                                                                        Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        A must do when in DC! Come hungry!!

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                                                                                                                        DFink

                                                                                                                        New York Area

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                                                                                                                        Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                        Delicious BBQ and overall fun , casual , and friendly environment. Place is great for families, work , larger groups - all around fun and great food . This is my second time here and each was a nice experience . Food servers and wait staff were all friendly and welcoming.

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                                                                                                                        tracyp

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                                                                                                                        Dined on November 6, 2021

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                                                                                                                        Food was very good. Table serves was slow due to not enough servers

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                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                        4.0

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                                                                                                                        Dined on October 27, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                        Sister’s birthday lunch. Was my first time dining there. Loved the moist brisket. Was surprised they don’t serve coffee. Would’ve gone nicely with our pecan pie. Very small pie but very good! It’s really much more self-service than I expected and that was fine. You won’t get the familiar ‘waiter stops by to see if you need anything’ dining experience. You’re on your own. Everyone was friendly but if you need something, you better go get it 😊

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                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

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                                                                                                                        5.0

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                                                                                                                        Dined on October 26, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Went mainly for the entertainment. Music and song by a Austin TX singer/songwriter Slaid Cleaves. Food was cafeteria style.

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                                                                                                                        Micheleh

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        80 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        80 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on October 22, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Love that chicken!

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                                                                                                                        inette

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on October 21, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                        Normally (pre-pandemic), Hill Country was one of my favorite restaurants with amazing food and great energy. It just didn't stack up last night. BBQ was not generous, food was room temp--not hot, staff all seemed annoyed to be there--not a smile in the place. With very few patrons, there was no energy; rather it just felt sad. I don't know if I'd go back and certainly wouldn't make a special trip downtown for Hill Country if this is the new norm.

                                                                                                                      24. CK

                                                                                                                        CarlynK

                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on October 19, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                        You get your food cafeteria style, pay for it, and take it back to your table. I had pulled pork and my husband had brisket. Both were excellent.

                                                                                                                      25. MD

                                                                                                                        MDChica

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                        It’s all self serve now. You get your own drinks, limited menu from before. You don’t get a food card as before and pay after you stand in line, can’t go back and only pay once. No wait staff.

                                                                                                                      26. AN

                                                                                                                        AndrewN

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Awesome Texas BBQ in the heart of DC ... great pre-game experience!

                                                                                                                      27. CC

                                                                                                                        ChrisC

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                        Food is excellent! Especially the brisket and pulled pork. The sides were ok, but not great. This is a counter service restaurant so once we sat down we were pretty well ignored. That means I had to ask for water from 3 different people and we had to keep our cafeteria trays on the table throughout the meal. If I were to go back, I’d probably just order meat to go.

                                                                                                                      28. L

                                                                                                                        Lenny

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        172 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        172 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                        This restaurant has been rated the best barbecue in DC and I won't argue with that. The meats are prepared exactly like they're supposed to be, the short rib being the best I've had. Sides are also delicious. I'll go back whenever we're in the area.

                                                                                                                      29. LD

                                                                                                                        LesterD

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on September 25, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                        I recommend this restaurant for the southern style barbecue…delicious for the price point…I am planning to go back for lunch soon!

                                                                                                                      30. 2

                                                                                                                        2ndbreakfast

                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                        73 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                        73 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on September 21, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                        We were VERY disappointed by a misleading menu item: German potato salad was listed under hot side dishes, but what we got was a cold, overly mayonnaised, standard American potato salad. And there was no waiter to complain to, since you have to order and pay at the counter and then pick up your food. The pulled pork and the baked beans were good, but didn’t make up for the potato salad.

                                                                                                                      31. PL

                                                                                                                        PeteLoves2Eat

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        36 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        36 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on September 13, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                        Due to the ongoing pandemic, Hill Country was virtually empty -- a condition I'd never seen there before. The food, as always, was excellent (I had the brisket sandwich and cucumber-salad side), and the covid accommodations seemed wholly appropriate. It was good to get back to this wonderful BBQ after 18 months!

                                                                                                                      32. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on September 10, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great food and awesome portions. Everyone left happy and with full bellies.

                                                                                                                      33. B

                                                                                                                        Bobadoo

                                                                                                                        Miami

                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on September 4, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        I loved this place. They have a meat market in the back that you can order what you want or sit near the bar and be served. I’m from the Texas Hill Country and think the quality was right up there with other bbq that I’ve had back home. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                      34. BB

                                                                                                                        BBWF

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on September 1, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        Always enjoy Hill Country Barbecue. They bring a taste of Texas to the Nation's Capital. The varieties of barbecue are outstanding and the sides taste like home. Hill Country also offer Shiners Boc and Big Red - Texas favorites. I wish they still had Blue Bell ice cream.

                                                                                                                      35. AW

                                                                                                                        AmyW

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on August 31, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        First time visit - The food was EXCEPTIONAL - very flavorful and fresh. Service was good and quick. Overall restaurant was quiet and we were able to enjoy dinner as well as have good conversation. Would definitely recommend to others! :)

                                                                                                                      36. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on August 30, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        Food Delicious., staff very friendly. Glad the restaurant has survived

                                                                                                                      37. KF

                                                                                                                        KellyF

                                                                                                                        Tahoe

                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on August 25, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great food and loved the Mac and cheese! Would go back again!

                                                                                                                      38. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on August 14, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall1food5service1ambience3

                                                                                                                        My parents were visiting from out of town. We had a booking for 2:00. Arrived early about 1:50. By the time we sat down, ordered, and had the food, it was 2:15. A server came over and said, “I am not rushing you, but you have to leave by 2:30. We are closing for a private event.” They pushed us out. Rude and unreasonable. If you are closing at 2:30, don’t take reservations for 2:00.

                                                                                                                      39. JC

                                                                                                                        JohnnyC

                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on August 10, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great Texas ambiance and excellent brisket! For being in the middle of downtown DC, a great option for Texas style brisket and pulled pork!

                                                                                                                      40. RG

                                                                                                                        RobertG

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on August 7, 2021

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Recommend the collard greens and chipotle deviled eggs!

                                                                                                                      Safety precautions

                                                                                                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                        • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                        • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                      • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                        • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                        • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                      • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                        • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                      • Screening

                                                                                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                                                      Hill Country Barbecue Market - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Hill Country Barbecue Market - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 556-2050.

                                                                                                                      Hill Country Barbecue Market - DC is rated 4.1 stars by 1413 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                      Google Map for Hill Country Barbecue Market - DC

                                                                                                                      410 7th St NW Washington, D.C., DC 20004

                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                        Between D and E

                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                        Penn Quarter

                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                        Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                        Barbecue

                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                        Street Parking

                                                                                                                      • Public transit

                                                                                                                        We are within walking distance of the red, green, yellow, blue and orange lines.

                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                                                        Dan Farber

                                                                                                                      • Entertainment

                                                                                                                        Hill Country offers free live music in our Boot Bar Tuesday through Saturday. Join us for our LIVE BAND karaoke every Wednesday starting at 8:30pm and feel like a rock star! For a complete listing of upcoming shows, visit http://music.hillcountrywdc.com.

                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                        Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout

                                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                                        (202) 556-2050

                                                                                                                      • Catering

                                                                                                                        Hill Country Catering & Events brings the award-winning Hill Country experience to your next function at your place or ours - no matter the size or occasion! <br /><br />For more information, please contact our Catering & Events team at events@hillcountrywdc.com or 202-556-2044.

                                                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                        Trade in the stuffy corporate event spaces and fussy formal dining rooms for a fun, authentic and delicious slice of Texas, right in the heart of D.C. "Best Barbecue in D.C." –The Washington Post; "Top 10 Barbecue in the U.S." –Wall Street Journal

                                                                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                                                                        Christina Pinder: (202) 556-2044

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