Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Richmond

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Richmond

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Richmond on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#17. O'Charley's

- Rating: 3.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7131 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225
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#16. Dunn's Drive In Barbecue

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 3716 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23223-1332
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#15. Pg Bbq #1

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9410 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond, VA 23237-4626
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#14. The Backyard Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 443 N Ridge Rd Tuckahoe Shopping Center, Richmond, VA 23229-7403
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#13. SMoHK RVA BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3112 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23230-4408
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#12. Virginia Barbeque

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 6920 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228-5247
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#11. Oak And Apple

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1814 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23223-6962
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#10. TD's Smokehouse Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8919 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23229-6323
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#9. Virginia Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: not available
- Address: 11552 Busy St, Richmond, VA 23236-4075
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#8. Deep Run Roadhouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $
- Address: 309 N Laurel St, Richmond, VA 23220-4128
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#7. Jackson's Beer Garden & Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Brew Pub, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 538 N 2nd St, Richmond, VA 23219-1322
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#6. Shane's Rib Shack

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (72 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11501 Busy St, Richmond, VA 23236-4073
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#5. Alamo BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (150 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2202 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223-7220
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#4. Deep Run Roadhouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (127 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 12379 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23238-3221
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#3. ZZQ Texas Craft Barbeque

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (126 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3201 West Moore St, Richmond, VA 23230-4421
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#2. Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (638 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8205 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23294-4124
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#1. HogsHead Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (543 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8902 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23294-5350
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