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Hill Country Barbecue Market - DC

4.5
1076 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Open Daily at 11:30am
Sunday - Thursday: Kitchen closes at 10pm
Friday & Saturday: Kitchen closes at 11pm
Sunday - Tuesday & Thursday: Late Night Menu until 11pm
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: Late Night Menu until 12am
Hill Country Bar is open until 2am nightly
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Phone number
(202) 556-2050
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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!

For more information, please contact our Catering & Events team at events@hillcountrywdc.com or 202-556-2044.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between D and E
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Parking details
Valet Parking $10 starting at 5:30pm Thursday - Saturday. Nearby parking garages are also available.
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Public transit
We are within walking distance of the red, green, yellow, blue and orange lines.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Trade in the stuffy corporate event spaces and fussy formal dining rooms for an authentic slice of Texas deep in the heart of Washington D.C.

For more information, please contact our Catering & Events team at events@hillcountrywdc.com or 202-556-2044.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout

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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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Whenever we visit DC, this is on our list of stops!

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vipVtth8a (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We made the mistake of going on the same night as a Caps game. It was crowded and they were out of bar items, some meat selections, sides and desserts. We were there at 6:30pm, so it should not have been as poorly stocked as it was. We were 3/4 of the way done with our food and still didn't get our drinks. We had to speak to a manager who was very apologetic and comp'd us more than fairly. Between the service and the "sold out" menu items, we may not be returning. The food we did get to eat was delicious.

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Dave (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

A really lively place on a Friday night! Good food, drinks and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our server was outstanding. The food was great tasting.

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vipRobert (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Texas dry rub smoked BBQ. Perfect if this is what you are looking for. This was our fourth visit. We will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Fantastic BBQ in the DC area. Best thing, in my opinion, is the smoked prime rib. Amazing!

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vipmsfwdc (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Have eaten here many times for a variety of reasons. ALWAYS happy with the food and the service. Will return and recommend highly to others.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Ordering was a bit confusing

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Made a reservation before a Caps game...Great BBQ.. brisket was amazing!! Nice portions .. great price..Definitely can’t wait to go back . ..

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HawaiianDave (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Went there before a Caps game with the guys. Good place for BBQ and everything we ordered was very tasty and extremely good. For 5 men, 3 PitMasters were very filling and did the trick.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

We thought the BBQ was good but that it did not live up to its billing as the best in town. The brisket was the best. The chicken was dry and the ribs a little tough. However, the service was friendly and helpful without being overbearing. All in all pleasant but nothing to go out of one's way for.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Great experience. Nick our server was incredibly friendly! Will definitely return.

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tgdavidson (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Barbecue is *hard* - there's a lot of bad stuff out there, and some of the best is in hole-in-the-wall dives. Hill Country is a great find (especially in D.C.): terrific Texas-style dry rub (mmmm - brisket! sausage) - in a convenient location.

It's not fancy here - the food is served as you'd find it in a Texas country market, on trays over a walk-up counter. But it's spacious, with great table service for drinks. And the food is just terrific.

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vipShaun (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

2nd time here and the moist brisket and pulled pork were superb. Sides are good but not amazing. We will be back!

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vipLewis (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

BBQ was fantastic. It's a "stand in line" format, but works well....The servers at various stations were pleasant....I will be back!!!

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Choco (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

They didn’t have any spare ribs available when we got there. We had to wait 20-25 minutes for them. After we finally got them, they were nothing special without the barbecue sauce. The sauce was tasty. The macaroni and cheese was good. The collard greens were average. The cornbread was good. Sangria was watered down, but that could have been because it sat on my table forever while I waited in line for my spare ribs. Overall, I don’t get they hype about this place.

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OpenTable Diner (Yosemite)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Make sure you come hungry!!! Great BBQ. They serve a massive amount of food

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Fun atmosphere, great food and drinks, great service, and great prices! Best BBQ I've ever had!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The meats were not flavorful, not seasoned well and somewhat chewy. Not what I would call real Texas barbecue

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vipEric (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner (Poconos)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was fine. But it was freezing in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

The brisket was cooked perfectly but had just a little too much pepper. They were out of pulled pork so we got some pork belly which was really good.

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luvfood27 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

This place is always good! I usually go hear before going to CAPS games. Also, I like bringing friends and family here when they come visit DC. I love Hill Country!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food but sides (greens, cole slaw) used to be better. Mix of self-service and wait staff. Good place before or after a game. Very causal

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

As a displaced Texan, this was like a homecoming. The smoke in the meats, the side dishes, the drink choices...if it were closer, I’d be there every day. Don’t come if you’re expecting staff to wait on you hand and foot—that’s not what this is about. Think of them as your guides on a barbecue journey, encouraging you to seek out adventures. Between everyone at our table, I think every meat they serve was present. My favorite was the smoked turkey, which hit that perfect balance between smoky flavor and tender texture, which is difficult for many places. Highly recommend when you’re in the area.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We celebrated Thanksgiving at this restaurant and loved it! The service was great, food delicious and it was no wait time since we had made reservations. Definitely recommend it and will go back.

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PreacherfromAtl (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Visiting the area for thanksgiving and wanted something different, it was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

I took my family here for a very tasty Thanksgiving meal. A carnivore, my mom loved the brisket and turkey! This is a regular spot for us:)

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shawnM (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing Thanksgiving Dinner. Great service. Awesome food.!

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leah (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

authentic texas barbeque
great staff, cozy atmosphere, delicious meats

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