Hill Country Barbecue Market - DC
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Food was ok but not worth the price. Meat was alright but could’ve used flavoring other than what BBQ sauce you put on it at the table. Restaurant was also very loud.
I had a great dining experience. The BBQ was amazing and the sides were good. The wait staff was attentive and nice.
Food and atmosphere was really good. Service was pretty good but our waitress took a bit between visits and bringing our cards back. It was busy at the time though.
Fabulous food, great fun. Quick service as you go “cafeteria style” through the line and order the weight and cut of your dinner choice and your sides. Wonderful
Had the moist brisket, spicy sausage, and collard greens. The brisket was really rich and heavy so I could only eat one slice. The sausage was flavorful but mealy. It’s always really loud in the restaurant and hard to hear.
Great food, moist brisket was amazing!!!! Always bring my family when they are in town.
This place does BBQ right, and makes some very good sides.
Enjoyable as always! One of our favorite BBQ joints outside of Texas Hill Country itself. The staff was courteous as always and the food was great!
Good loud but excellent brisket
As always, the food was great and the staff very attentive.
Best BBQ in DC!! The Brisket is amazing.
Hill Country handled our party of 20 with great care and attention. The Family style platters made ordering easy, and the BBQ is great.
Usually a good experience however this time the flavor of the meat was off. Everyone in our group had issues following the meal.
Outstanding service. Unique sides and good flavor.
Had a great time. Food was amazing!!! Get the moist brisket. Out of this world good!
This as a repeat visit following positive experiences in the past. This time was not good. It started by being informed that they were out of pulled pork. Are you kidding, this is a BBQ place. I tried the pork ribs in place. That was a mistake, the ribs were dry rub with so much salt and pepper that they were not edible even though it did mask the fact that they were mostly fat not meat. sent them back and headed home for some decent food.
continues to be a home run for great bbq. great atmosphere. thank you.
Hands down the best BBQ in DC. Don't waste your time going anywhere else. :)
Dined 7/27 - We were visiting DC from San Francisco and heard about the restaurant because of a patron harassing another patron due to political affiliation. I wanted to support a business that does not tolerate this behavior in any form and promptly added to our dining list. We enjoyed from beginning to end. Warm, helpful service, open dining room. Highly rec the moist brisket, chicken, pork ribs, lemonade, and sweet tea!
I don’t understand how a top-rated bbq restaurant has pork spare ribs that don’t fall off the bone and are rubbery?One of the most disappointing meals in a very long time.
Food was amazing as always. Brisket and Chicken melted in the mouth and the collard greens and cucumber salad was fresh and delicious. Our table servers were friendly and very attentive, but the people serving food at both the meat and the sides counter were not welcoming and kind of rude.
It is a very noisy place and if you’re not familiar with the process, the staff will subtly “upcharge” you (for example - stating you must order a minimum meat by half-pound not quarter-pound or by grabbing a larger size of the side dishes.
The staff was surly and couldn’t easily be heard above the ambient noise.
We arrived five minutes before our reservation and were not seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time, even though there was plenty of seating. The front desk staff was rude and just didn’t care to help us. It wasn’t until I showed them the 10-minute grace period rule in the reservation and told them frankly that if the guest was expected to adhere to the 10-minute rule, the restaurant was expected to as well. (We were immediately seated after that).
Given the options in the District, there is no need for me to return - and no need for you to go if you value your hearing and value politeness and manners from a service staff.
Food was great and well-priced. Not the best place for a conversation 😊
Having minimum knowledge of US BBQ, I have to say, I really enjoyed my visit to this lively buzzy BBQ Joint.
Not used to having to order canteen style, it was probably my fault that I ended up ordering far too much and having to take some of it back in a doggie bag to my hotel room.
Highlight of the meal was definitely the Pork Ribs, Smokey and so very tender, the meat literally fell off the bone in a very satisfactory way. Brisket was very good, but perhaps I have been spoilt by that at Franklins in Austin.
Good sides and a great selection of beers, made for a very good meal.
Disappointed! Wait staff was horrible. Never even took care of drinks for us. Food was just subpar too.
Hill Country BBQ Market offers the most authentic Texas BBQ available in DC in an equally authentic cafeteria/saloon style patterned after a number of Texas BBQ emporiums. The ambiance is uber-casual and laid back, and the cafeteria serving style makes it quick and easy to see what your getting even if you're not familiar with the Texas style of BBQ. Prices are reasonable, especially for the samplers, and both meats and the many side dishes are delicious. The only drawbacks -- you'll probably eat too much Q to have room for the tasty pecan pie, and you may have to wait awhile to get drinks from the bar served to your table.
I am giving this only 4 stars because they ran out of most of the food items by 7:15pm. We got there at 6pm and nobody said anything until everyone showed up and then we went to get food and most items were out. it seemed disorganized about this and what they offered but then someone finally took control and helped out to get us something. The food was very good and it was a good value but it was a shame we didnt get to taste most things since they ran out.
Great tasting food - I appreciated being able to sample beforehand. Lots of choices. Lots of creativity in this place.
The only thing I would say is it was hard to carry on conversation as the noise volume of the restaurant stayed high the entire meal, therefore making it difficult to have good conversation. I could not hear what people seated across from me were saying. So that was disappointing.
Fun place overall though!
Food was excellent, wings had great smoky flavor and heat. Kids enjoyed brisket sliders. Pulled pork was a bit bland but the sweet, smoky BBQ sauce saved the day. Deviled eggs on point. Mac and cheese, corn pudding, and beans didn't disappoint. Didn't appreciate that server went right for the up sell on the largest combo platter. Very weak presentation. Do I look like I'm going to eat that much? Also, checked on us infrequently and my son had to go up to the server's counter to get his water refilled after waiting a ridiculous amount of time for the waitress. The servers in the pit area and hot sides were very pleasant and moved the lines quickly. They saved the server review from being less than three stars.
Pretty noisy as there were a lot of kids. They were out of several meats by 7:45pm.all the food was tasty and service was great. We love going here for live music too!
Amazing Smokey BBQ - from the second you walk in you’re surrounded by amazing food and service. My faves were the pulled pork and the potato salad and the apple crisp is a must get!
Best BBQ in DC. Hands down, I always bring family and friends here.
In spite of a clearly full restaurant, drink service was quick and food pickup was quick. The food was delicious and prices were reasonable for DC. Would definitely go back. Great for big groups.
We enjoyed our visit. The food was delicious. I had the brisket, but my family sampled the ribs, chicken, sausage, and pulled pork- all were excellent. The ribs were outstanding. Even the side dishes were tasty.
Great BBQ (we had brisket, pork ribs, plus the lamb rib and bison ribeye specials), plus great sides (cornbread, cole slaw, and cucumber salad). There’s lots more on both fronts (BBQ and sides). If you’re local, maybe check the specials on the website to see what’s available, but the everyday items are great, even without specials.
How does a BBQ joint practically run out of food before 9:00 PM on a Saturday? We had gotten on line around 8:30 and shortly after that they started flipping all the sign boards to "sold out". The only beef option available was one of the daily specials (tri tips), while there was no pulled pork, and ribs were a 20-45 minute wait. Basically, you could choose from chicken, turkey, or sausages. What little food we had to choose from was at least delicious. Oh, but the chicken leg was a tiny, tiny joke. On top of all that, we ordered drinks first and all came out within a reasonable time except for my Coke, which arrived when I was nearly done with my meal.
Came here with coworkers on a business trip and couldn’t wait to get here with the family on vacation. Everything is incredible!! Service was so good and friendly and accommodating.
On vacation in DC.
Best Brisket and Short Rib in DC -- It was my first thought to grab a good lunch for Father's Day.
Our waiter never came to ask for our drink order. We were also charged double. What would have been a good meal and a great value turned into a fairly pricy night.