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Hill Country Barbecue Market - DC

4.3
1063 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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Private dining
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

Private Dining

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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What 1063 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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4.0
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tgdavidson (Richmond)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 10, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on December 9, 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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