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Hill Country Barbecue Market - DC

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While in stage 2 of Covid Reopening we will allowing walk in only dine in of tables size 6 and smaller. Check out our website for the most up to date menu. Named "Best Barbecue in NY" by both New York Magazine and Time Out New York, "Top 10 Barbecue in the U.S." by the Wall Street Journal and "Best New Restaurants of the Year" by New York Magazine, Hill Country takes its "cue" from legendary Texas barbecue joint Kreuz Market and its distinctive dry-rub style. Hill Country's brisket, sausage, ribs and other meats are smoked low and slow over Texas post oak. The barbecue is served in butcher paper, counter-style by the pound, with traditional trimmings.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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DanielR
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good selection of beer and other drinks, great service!!! What more can you ask for?!!

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vipkayam
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Server messed up the drink order and also didn't provide meal cards for ordering so the bbq staff were annoyed. The drinks were poorly made. Overall disappointing after a lot of hype.

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Frannie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Hill Country was thoroughly enjoyed by our whole group. After our food server explained how it all worked. we ate ourselves into oblivion. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there. We got an email saying we didn’t show up. But we were there. We got a ton of food; smoked turkey, jalapeño cheese sausage, about five sides. It was great night

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Confusing market system at first but once we figured it out it was great.

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PrestonH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, good food nice atmosphere. Definitely will visit again.

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Friarfan
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. Counter order as much or little meats you want. Gives you a great chance to try different things and all were so good. Loved the lean brisket especially. Nice staff too.

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MusicLover
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I would recommend for the live music downstairs. The BBQ - I have had better. I had the pulled pork sandwich and it wasn't bad. I would eat the sandwich again but I did not care for the baked beans.

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RBec
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, after being seated and getting drinks you line up at 2 separate counters to get meat then sides. Service was great!

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KateR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for big groups and lunch with co workers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for dinner before the Caps game. Great food and service.

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vipDCTexan
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Texas-style BBQ and I enjoyed a delicious and filling lunch special they offered.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was great. I loved the experience. Not your typical dining experience but it was great for a bbq place

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Cananea
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very unpleasant experience. Server was very nice, bur when we went to the food side we were served our meal thrown on a tray, we were shocked but it was BBQ so no big deal yet. We were appalled at how expensive the meals were. Especially after we sat down to eat, we noticed every guest seating around us were served their meats wrapped in paper. We asked our server she apologize but said she had no idea why we were treated that way. Our food of course was cold by the time we try to eat it. Ribs were ok, no comparison to real TX flavor, the worse was the sausage was terrible, had no flavor whatsoever, it was very soft and crumbly inside unlike no sausage i have ever eaten, pulled pork had too much fat and was cold and flavorless, corn bread cold and not tasty.
Manager talked to us and of course did not charge us for the sausage, turned out to an insignificant discount, still payed over 50 dollars for a terrible meal. Never to come back.

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ShaunW
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and bbq after sport event! Thank you. Will visit again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing pulled pork, Mac n cheese, and beans. Ribs were tough and dry, and half our table loved the sweet potatoes and half didn’t like them at all. The staff were friendly and atmosphere was fun!

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alpo
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Had to refill my own drinks because I couldn’t find a waiter after he took my initial drink order. BBQ was great and plentiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for early dinner on Sat 1/11/20. The brisket was the standout dish Very tender and juicy. The mac and cheese and beans with burnt ends were very good as well. The ribs were average. The service was spot on. We will be back.

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vipLWinDC
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good BBQ. Hard to believe this is a NYC based restaurant. I had the pulled pork this time but usually get brisket and ribs. All good.
Great collards too.

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Frank
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I'd come back and try it again, as the bbq sauce and potato sides were very good, but the Moist Brisket was very dry, so I'd like a do-over on that one.

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poehlerbears
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hill Country is always my favorite place for barbecue in DC. Great portions, delicious food and cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the barbecue here. The brisket is the signature meat, but the prime rib and pulled pork are fantastic. If you have at least three in your party go with one of the platters.

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Maddy
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Highly recommend their brisket.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience and enjoyed a great meal. The ordering process is confusing and intimidating. It will be easier the next visit!

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BurlingtonMom
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We arrived at 6:45 for our reservation and were told by the host they were only serving the bar menu as they ran out of food. Our server advised that they had chicken, turkey and sausage but no pulled pork, ribs or brisket. Very disappointing.

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vipGepfood
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Employees at meat counter were not very friendly. Didn’t even say hi and didn’t respond when I thanked him. Waitress did not visit our table for a long time- long enough that I would have already bought another drink and her tip would have gone up. Poor food service training!

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vipKnowsGoodFromBad
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Foood was good, but they were out of two entrees (burnt ends and pulled pork) by 6:00 PM on a Saturday. Service was adequate considering you walk up and order by tray.

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Tracichka
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Hill Country delivers. The food was great, and I highly recommend the burnt ends especially!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique way of ordering and getting your food, In a good way! Food was outstanding! I finally made reservations in advance because if you don't you are risking losing out on getting a table! I will be back again and again and again!!!

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of high quality food. Mac & cheese is awesome. Hubby loved the brisket & pulled pork.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not as good as BBQ in Texas, but damn fine here in DC! And Shiner on tap!

Gig Em Aggies!

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vipGinaW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made reservations but showed up early and we were still able to be seated right away. The ordering process was different but incredibly easy to understand. The brisket and pulled pork were delicious and so juicy! Mac and cheese was delicious too! We ordered a pitcher of margaritas and they really hit the spot. Can’t wait to go back again!

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JohnS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good atmosphere in a busy area of town. We arrived around 8:00pm and most of their meats were sold out. Only brisket and sausage remained, so we all got the brisket. Very tasty. Fatty, as brisket usually is, but good.
For sides, we had the collards and Mac and cheese. Both were excellent.

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Mike
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best BBQ in DC. Great place before or after event at Cap One Arena.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Thanksgiving was awesome here!

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on Thanksgiving 2019. It's very delicious and have traditional TGiving dishes and other smoked meats and desserts. This year they had an all you can eat option or an A la carte. We've chosen all you can eat in the past. This year we chose A la carte so we could take our left overs to go. It's well worth the money. You will leave very full and satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good I think needed more salad options

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larry
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving was great: no leftovers, but no cleaning up.

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GlennB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Going down hill. But still decent bbq. Service was slow and very impersonal. Sides were cold

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EveN
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very authentic! We were seated somewhat in between too boisterous gatherings so it was a little loud for me but the food was delicious!

FAQs

Hill Country Barbecue Market - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 4.5 stars by 1395 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.

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