Liberty Barbecue

4.6
63 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 63 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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JasV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 9 January 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 12 December 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 3 December 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
107 reviews
Dined on 24 November 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 5 November 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 30 October 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
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 October 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 17 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor seating area with live music.

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Rainey
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was impeccable.

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vipMollyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 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 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating area

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vipKatieV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great patio for socially distanced dining.

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TrxeB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 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
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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Alicia
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 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 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipAroundDC
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 7 August 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 5 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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

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SouthernGirl
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 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 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RM
RoelM
1 review
Dined on 11 July 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 4 July 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFoggyBottomMom
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day!!! Staff was super friendly!! Food delightful.

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TyhlerR
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite barbeque place in the DMV. Awesome corn muffins too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was good but I’ve had better bbq. The margaritas were really good and the service was awesome!

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TinaL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were seated on the outdoor patio due to COVID-19 regulation. They were at capacity but maintained excellent service. It’s a very casual style with food being served in throw away containers. I had ribs with sides of potatoes salad and brussel sprouts and my adult son had pulled bbq chicken sandwich. There was nothing exceptional about any of it. So we were a bit disappointed. It’s not likely that we will return.

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erica
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service and the food was great especially the salmon salad!

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Christina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious meat, well smoked, and great sides. for the money, though, I wish the quantity was more. So while super delicious, we found the portions on the small side. For reference, we got the 3 meat platter w/ 2 sides.

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PJBShark
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Seated outdoors due to COVID restrictions, we felt welcomed and appreciated. Umbrellas could have been placed a little better to keep the sun out of our eyes but that’s a minor point.

Food was excellent. I had ribs and brisket while my wife had pulled chicken and pork. Portions were generous and sides were tasty. Limited dessert menu but the chocolate cream pie was great.

Great to be dining out again. Liberty Barbecue was just what we needed.

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JerryH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good portions, good service, nice patio. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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VickeiJ
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and great margaritas! Its a winner in Falla Church.

JM
JMRe
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussel sprouts and margaritas are fantastic here! Staff is friendly and accommodating. Thanks for a nice dinner!!

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vipkenneth
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Maybe it was an off night. Beef was very fatty and the chicken was not pulled it was chopped, big difference. Also they still kill the baked beans with caraway flavor. The brussel sprout and cauliflower sides are great and good beer list

FAQs

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

Liberty Barbecue is rated 4.6 stars by 63 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 bookings at the moment.