Liberty Barbecue

4.7
74 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
From the makers of Arlington's Liberty Tavern, a world-class barbecue restaurant. Our chef-driven menu offers not only best-in-class BBQ, but Southern fried chicken, hush puppies, collard greens, mac and cheese and much more!

For your safety and ours, please note that there will be an enforced hour and a half time limit placed on ALL diners. No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or with known exposure in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the restaurant. We ask everyone to maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING of at least 6 feet at all times. Guests are responsible for compliance with the VDH and CDC guidelines as it relates to mask usage throughout your visit with the exception of while eating or drinking. Thank You

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What 74 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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STEPHANIE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous outdoor dining area! Fantastic food and the butterscotch banana pudding is to die for!

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vipMarionM
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was a bit disappointed given the raving reviews I had read. We ordered nachos no meat, and two 2-meat platters. The nachos were good but not great, greasy and the cheese was cheese sauce and not actual cheese. My meat platter was pulled chicken, pork belly, crispy Brussels sprouts and tomato & cucumber salad. The pulled chicken was very good, the pork belly was OK. The Brussels sprouts were tasty but not crispy at all as announced, the salad was passable. My dining companion ordered lean brisket which was good but not great, sweet potato fries which were excellent, and crispy Brussels sprouts. The Smoke by the River cocktail was very interesting. Service was alright. Not a bad joint, but not the great BBQ place I was expecting, and prices were a bit high for the type of food and service. The outdoor dining space is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was delicious and priced well, but we had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated despite the fact that there were multiple open tables. The manager provided a complementary dessert as an apology, but it was still frustrating. After being seated, our drinks arrived after our food and we also had to get our own bbq sauce and silverware from other tables as the table we were seated at didn’t have silverware or sauce and none was brought with our food. It was also a bit chilly outside, but the space heaters were not turned on until requested by a nearby table. Overall, the food outweighs the negatives in the experience and I would give Liberty a second shot. I’m hoping that that was just a particularly disorganized night that’s not reflective of a normal experience.

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Beta
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful afternoon into evening outside, listening to the cool band Jehovah's Favorite Choir. Excellent service, delicious food, and a peaceful atmosphere with multiple friends made for a perfect outing!

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JacobM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious barbecue place with a really nice rustic interior and good layout. Nachos appetizer was fantastic with the pulled pork and the brisket was also very good. Sweet and tangy BBQ sauce was also very good!

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vipJulieK
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor space. Delicious and creative cocktails. Lovely service.

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the drink selection was good and the background music was fire.

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RobinB
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food and staff! Love that I can make a reservation too! It’s awesome!

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vipSlim
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting a friend from out of town.

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vipBobo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent ribs, excellent ribs, excellent ribs, should be a nice place to eat outside

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vipLeonardoC
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love coming here with friends as the food is delicious and service is A+. Also, the food prices are extremely reasonable.

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DonaldM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The double brisket portion was 3 small strips, with lots of fat.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pork sandwhich needed a little flavor but Mac and cheese was SO good

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JasV
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing taste, fun ambiance; perfect hygiene and safety precautions; fantastic server, Samantha. Also the food runners were so prompt at courteous bringing a couple of additional condiments that we needed.
First time we went and loved it. We will be back for sure.

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Crzy4shooz
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was friendly and attentive. Amazing food. A must go for anyone in the dc area.

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Sangjin
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had fried chicken, brisket, pulled pork, sweet potato fries and chips with queso. Brisket (1/4 lbs) was the moist portion and they were four pieces. They have a nice little patio area and the ample parking space a part of which is another outdoor seating portion. Nice to hang out and enjoy their barbeque!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside. Two heaters were provided (about 48 degrees). Service was excellent. All orders were delicious.

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vipLeonardoC
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We felt extremely comfortable dining as the restaurant has provided plenty of spaced out (outside) tables. Our waitress was extremely friendly and provided excellent service.

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vipRobertT
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liberty serves the.best brisket in the area. Moist, well smoked and delicious. Outdoor dining arrangements are excellent.

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RandyF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The smoked meats are delicious but not plentiful. It was enough for me but a hungry man might want more. Sauces are good. Lots of sides to choose from. I had the cucumber and tomato salad which was excellent. The Brussel sprouts are tasty but mine were a bit oily. The aeoli sauce on top is unnecessary. Mac and cheese is great. Lots of beers, decent selection of wines. Tons of outdoor seating with heaters. And prices are very reasonable. Service was outstanding

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MaxRebo
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love their outdoor seating options. Very family friendly and a great spot to grab great food.

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vipCriticalChad
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor seating area with live music.

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Rainey
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was impeccable.

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vipMollyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Liberty strung lights outside and spread tables across the parking lot to create a festive but safe-feeling vibe, with music playing and dogs enjoying the evening with their owners. The food was terrific, lots of beer and wine choices, and servers were friendly and efficient. We will be back!

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vipSarahB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating area

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vipKatieV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great patio for socially distanced dining.

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TrxeB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usual. Glad to eat at their facility again. We've done a lot of take out from them during the pandemic. We even had them cater our Friendsgiving party last fall right before Thanksgiving and we also had a turked from here on Thanksgiving.

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MichaelL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was good overall. I would recommend it to a friend.

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Alicia
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my FAVORITE BBQ place in the DMV! The food is amazing, the staff is friendly, and the ambiance is fun and lends well to social distancing.

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Jojojo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband loved the pulled pork. We had a great lunch

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vipAroundDC
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be able to sit outside! Nice days! Shaded seating!! Great service. Will be back!!

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vipSayFay
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Slow service but food is good for what you’re getting.

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SouthernGirl
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I wanted to love it, but it was just ok. We got ribeyes, and both were barely luke warm...as in the butter on top didn’t melt at all. My cut had significantly more fat than expected as well (the size of my fist). The service was good though.

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FrancF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. I love the outdoor patio...and the cheese and chips.

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RoelM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a three meat plate to try the varied meats offered-all of it was great and delicious! we will be visiting again and trying other menu items.

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VictoriaJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liberty Barbecue is one of my favorite restaurants. I love the brisket. The service is always good and they are very welcoming and accomodating. I give this a 5 for indoor, outdoor and drive-up service.

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LLL11
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a family of four, to include two picky eaters. It was a great Father’s Day there! Food and service were great!

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None
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was OK...lacked a sauce that wasn't completely vinegar based. I would have liked something a little sweeter and/or spicier. Meat was tasty and tender.

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vipTimM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent BBQ, mac-n-cheese and fried chicken. Will be adding this to our go-to restaurant list.

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erica
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad that Liberty is open again for outdoor and indoor eating! As always the food (salmon salad) and service was great.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Liberty Barbecue using the Order Online button. Liberty Barbecue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 237-8227.

Liberty Barbecue is rated 4.7 stars by 74 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.