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Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ, Roanoke, VA

Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ

4.5
4.5
35 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
Are you looking for the best BBQ in Roanoke, VA? Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ has you covered! With a wide variety of options from BBQ Platters, to Sandwiches, to amazing Salads, Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ in Roanoke, VA has something for everyone!

Nothing pairs better with our amazing BBQ platters than Bourbon. Our extensive Bourbon List has something for every taste and price point. Not in the mood for Bourbon? Check out our great Cocktail List for some fun drink options.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 342-2990

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tyler Mason

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Value

  • Virginia

    Hot Spot

  • Virginia

    Late Night Find

  • Virginia

    Romantic

  • Virginia

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Overall

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Food

  • Greater Roanoke

    Best Value

  • Greater Roanoke

    Fit for Foodies

  • Greater Roanoke

    Good for Groups

  • Greater Roanoke

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Greater Roanoke

    Notable Wine List

  • Greater Roanoke

    Romantic

  • Greater Roanoke

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. KF

    KateF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The “soul sandwich,” Holland’s Milkman bourbon on the rocks, some chill live music, and excellent service were a perfect combination after a long day of hiking. Highly recommend Crescent City for anyone visiting Roanoke!
  2. D

    David

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    BBQ and sides were very good. Wait staff responsive and friendly. We sat outside in the patio area which was very nice.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was staffed and very few customers yet our experience was bizarre. The waitress seemed confused about everything. When we got our food we had to even ask for plates and then a knife to cut ribs. They brought us a knife from the chef- no steak knives and you serve ribs? The food was average. Nothing stood out, it was not impressive BBQ. Zero to remember.
  4. MG

    MaryG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection! The BBQ, the bourbon, the atmosphere and the staff are outstanding!! The bartenders are extremely knowledgeable about the bourbons they offer, and their recommendations were spot on! When you go, be sure to order the brisket with the white sauce (it melts in your mouth), and save room for the bread pudding dessert (you’ll wanna lick the plate clean). Can’t wait to go again next time we’re in Roanoke!
  5. JL

    JeffL

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    There were seven of us for dinner and our server was awesome. The dining room was busy and she was very helpful and attentive. The brisket was tender but not enough smoke. The Wing appetizer was freshly prepared and very tasty. The bourbon flights were a hit!
  6. MH

    MarlaH

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were accommodating and friendly, despite us having a friend who seemed unhappy with everything (one of those). The remaining 6 of us loved our meals and drinks and have visited many times before. The brisket is my favorite and all of their sides are yummy compliments. Highly recommended.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food and service was fast and friendly. They have one of the widest and best bourbon selections in the area.
  8. L

    Lovedit

    Greensboro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing barbecue. Two of us shared the 3 meat platter. Brisket, pulled chicken and pulled pork were all perfect. Service was great too
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brisket tacos were outstanding.... Even better leftovers three hours later!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Service was not great, but they were busy and appeared to be short staffed
  11. DN

    DNads

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Delicious BBQ. We ordered the honcho board, every bite was delicious. The sauces were tasty, with BBQ, spicy, sweet all being good options. The sides (fries and greens) were both awesome. The fried shrimp starter was also a great bite.
  12. HB

    HayleaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent experience here, all the food was delicious and our waiter was nice, good portions as well. A little pricey but no more than any other restaurant in Roanoke really especially for quality food.
  13. SB

    ShanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first visit. Food was excellent! Able to chat with others at our table because of low noise level. I felt super for our waitress as she had the responsibility of the whole upper level including the bar. Would patron again!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food, great staff, good drinks. Fun entertainment with live music.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was great!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meal was delicious. Ribs were off the chart! Service was excellent as well. Will definitely be going back soon!
  17. EH

    EvelynH

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have great appetizers and the barbecue is wonderful.
  18. RH

    RandyH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the staff friendly
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Good had great flavor but was served room temperature. Usually really good so we will be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great. The prices were high for the portion size. The food was about average for a BBQ restaurant. It is missing something unique that stands out above all other BBQ restaurants. Fried green tomatoes were a great touch, along with their gator bites. However, the food came delivered on paper and menus were paper. Would have preferred a bourbon flight or a bourbon flavored BBQ sauce.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Fast service and great environment. I highly recommend it.
  22. LP

    LindaP

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. Music the night we were there. Would go back again.
  23. JE

    JEREMIAHJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    We had previously dined at Crescent City multiple times and it had been fantastic. Dinner service Saturday 10/16 was a different story. First is the great, our service was fantastic, very attentive and had a great attitude. The issue was the food. I ordered the 2 plate (Chicken & Pork) with Mac and Cheese and Cornbread. The quality of food was disappointing, as I didn't finish the meal. The Chicken was dry and Pork had no flavor and was very fatty, mac & cheese had the consistency of box mac & cheese (had previously been baked and amazing), and cornbread was so dry you couldn't pick it up without it completely crumbling. My wife ordered the fried green tomatoes, mac & cheese, and cornbread. The tomatoes were small and the order only contained 3 slices of tomato, previously the order contained 5, I don't know if the quantity is altered because it was only 2 of us vs 5 last time (as this is technically an app), but she ordered it as a meal and for the cost 3 seems like a horrible value. We were very disappointed as we loved the Quarter as it was unique, now this restaurant has fallen into the same run of the mill below average BBQ restaurants in Roanoke. Unless the quality of food improves, I can't say we will return.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not good all around.
  25. BP

    BradP

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Big portions, the Brisket was very moist and well flavored. Loved their red coleslaw
  26. LG

    LynnG

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Needed to remind server several times when requesting additional items, drinks, etc. Sometimes had to ask another server who would promptly fill the request.
  27. CM

    ChrisM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. My only complaint is the onion rings were not at all crispy. Limp onion rings aren’t very appetizing. Other than that, we really enjoyed our lunch.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food arrived cold. I ordered the brisket, mac n cheese, and coleslaw. My husband ordered the pork, mac n cheese, and salad. The mac n cheese and meat were luke warm. Everything else was fine. Everyone who worked there was nice. The atmosphere was pleasant. I just wished the food had been better. Not a place i would recommend going for the food. If you are going for drinks and appetizers then it would be fine
  29. J

    Judy

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our time at Crescent Barbecue. Our only suggestion would be to have at least one healthy side dish. They had french fries, macaroni and cheese, collards and baked beans. The slaw had too much mayonnaise, but was delicious. I would love to have a salad as an option for a side. We had the sausage, brisket and barbecue. It was all delicious, as was the sauce. My favorite was the jalapeno sausage.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was phenomenal, we have had her twice now and the first time she was only three days into the position and she rocked it out! She is the primary reason for coming back! Great food and great atmosphere!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We started with a few different appetizers which we all thoroughly enjoyed (blackened gator bites, wings, salad). Once our entree came (which was quite quick) there was not a full plate in sight since the BBQ was cooked to perfection. Definitely the best BBQ I have had in town.
  32. KB

    KimberlyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food did not disappoint. Atmosphere was wonderful very enjoyable night
  33. n

    number5alive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had an enjoyable experience. My family liked the food, our drinks were well made, service was okay. I would recommend.
  34. AS

    AnaS

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this bbq was amazing!! came from out of town and so glad we stopped in. Our server was the bartender and she was super sweet and attentive. Even gave us a few things/ideas to do around town.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah is a fabulous waitress! She made us feel at home and all our needs were met. We will be back. Thank you Sarah!

FAQs

Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ is rated 4.5 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ

19 Salem Ave SE Roanoke, VA 24011

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Roanoke

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tyler Mason

  • Additional

    Patio/Outdoor Dining

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