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Hill Country Barbecue Market - DC

4.5
1130 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

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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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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food. Awesome service by Luis.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We love Hill Country, best bbq in town ... the moist brisket is special!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Good food but they ran out of a lot of the meats and it was only 6:00

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

This was our first time and no one explained how and what to do to order. We figured it out eventually but our waiter got there after we sat down with our foods and drinks. I just think when the hostess sits you she should explain things a bit. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. The serving staff in the back were helpful in explaining how to do things.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We like Hill Country from time to time. But it seemed even louder than usual -- hard to hear my friend from across the small table! I realize this is BBQ and not fine dining, but it doesn't have to be so loud.

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1.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The quality of the meat was poor. Attention to serving clients lacking and overall disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Very much a taste of Texas Hill Country BBQ in downtown D.C.

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The ribs were good but the chicken was not cooked through still very red in the middle.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Great ambiance and terrific food. Meat market ordering system and rustic dining area lends charm, but the food could be straight out of central Texas. Nice find in DC

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was good but our waiter was so so even though it’s cafeteria style.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

All of the meat and sides were so good.... and we tried most of them!! Quick and very tasty!! Will go back.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The sides are were very expensive but the food was great!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Service was outstanding, our server was knowledgeable, friendly, gave us helpful suggestions as this was our first visit. Great beers, outstanding brisket! We ordered the sweet potatoes, collard greens and baked beans and were not disappointed. Delicious! Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I went for a Sunday lunch. The food was excellent, but expensive. Particularly loved the ribs. I did not like having to go and order. I would have preferred table service. That said I will definitely be back if in Washington.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We have been coming here for years..the prime rib this time was gristly and fatty like never before and the spare ribs were just OK...very disappointed

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Love this place! Amazing BBQ. You walk up to order, so it's not traditional table service. The had Genesee cream ale on tap which was awesome as a New York state native. It was also reasonably priced. I want to come back at least once a month!

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Expensive. Odd cafeteria style food pickup. WAY TOO LOUD in restaurant area.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

They have changed their pricing structure and it is now too expensive for my taste.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We went to celebrate our anniversary and had a wonderful experience. We actually had our rehearsal dinner there so we have gone back each anniversary to celebrate. The staff is so welcoming and go out of their way to provide a great experience. Our server, Phil, was extremely nice and genuinely happy that we came to Hill Country to celebrate our anniversary. And if you just want to know about the food, the BBQ here is top notch. My favorites are the pork spare ribs and the moist brisket.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Enjoyed a great meal and fantastic service! I had the prime rib while my friend had the brisket. Both were tender and tasty. Great selection of sides that were also very good. We didn't have enough room for dessert unfortunately! The noise level was a little loud but that is to be expected given the space. Definitely will revisit!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Favorite BBQ restaurant on the east coast.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great! Always love true food there. Best Texas style BBQ outside of Texas.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

First time and will go back and try a few other items. Very reasonable and great Texas BBQ!

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The smoked meats are very good and that is what you come for. The sides varied in quality and taste, but the portions are small for the price. The "cowboy brownie" was not a "brownie" at all. Very hard and sweet. We got it a la mode (with chocolate because they were out of vanilla, just like they were out of their very special PB&J cupcake), and it was impossible to eat that way because you could not cut through the brownie. On whole, not a place I would go out of my way to go to unless really dying for those smoked meats.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Love their "moist" brisket! Their sides are also very good, although on this particular visit, they did not have some of our favorites, like the bourbon sweet potato mash. Since you have to stand in a cafeteria-style line to get your food, it's best to try to get there when the crowd is smaller. We went at noon and were ahead of the large crowd that soon showed up. Our server was appropriately attentive and friendly with our beverages.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

High quality and authentic Texas BBQ. Great ambience - rustic, warm, friendly and just loud enough to feel like you're part of the action but can still hear your companions.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Out of spare ribs on early Saturday evening doesn't make sense, and the server giving a double order of brisket without first asking if we wouldn't mind taking brisket in place of spare ribs ruined the experience.
Brisket was good but I went there to try the ribs. I lost appetite and didn't get to eat what I had intended on having. I don't think I'll go back to a restaurant that is not reliable.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great Food. Great Service. Great Atmosphere. Look - it is a Bar-B-Q joint. Do not expect fancy plates and fine linen and champagne. Go there for meat, meat, and more meat - and a beer or two.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a great time at Hill Country - very relaxed atmosphere, order in line and carry your food to your table. Table service for alcohol. Everything we had was delish - fried chicken, brisket, mac 'n cheese, cucumber salad, pickles, corn muffins & banana pudding!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went there for a late lunch after viewing the cherry blossoms. First time visit. We made reservations for 3:00pm and although the place was busy, we were seated promptly. We didn't really know what to expect in regard to atmosphere, but it was a large open room that was quite loud. Ordering is strange - we were given a small paper menu and water to drink. We were instructed to go through the line (cafeteria style) to get our food and our "ordering cards" would be marked appropriately. The waitress would bring us drinks other than water if we wanted them, as well as collect our cards at end of the meal to total our bill.

The good: The food. Meat was perfectly done and great tasting, sides also tasted great. (Our party had collards, baked beans, cornbread, coleslaw)
Our waitress explained things well and was upbeat and pleasant.

The bad: Loud atmosphere. Probably fine if you know that's what you're getting, but not really what we expected.
Value - meat is expensive and sides are small for the price.
Service - although our waitress was pleasant and kind, we didn't see her much. My husband and I wanted beer, but were almost done with our meal by the time she came to see if we needed anything else. In her defense, it was BUSY that day. We also had to ask for silverware as there was none on our table.
Ordering: strange combination or cafeteria style and table service. Again, probably fine if you're expecting it, but different for first timers.

We don't go to DC much, but even if we did, I doubt we would return. Although the food was good, the prices are too high for us! :)

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The moist brisket was awesome and the hot links were really good too.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Hostess and servers (in the food serving area) were downright unfriendly and rude. Very unpleasant experience.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We went here just prior to our show at the theatre and had a great time, got a ton of excellent BBQ!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Liked the marketplace for ordering. Got the pit master - lots of food. Fun atmosphere. Only negative was pulled pork was dry.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The mac and cheese was great! Try the lemonade too.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

there was no service at all.
meat was ok but the sides are terrible.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Hill Country delivers an authentic and tasty experience at all it s locations. We relish the experience and enjoy the 'cue.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Moist brisket yummy and sweet tea

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great food in a fun atmosphere! Reminded me of being in Texas!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great service and attention to detail! Thanks!

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