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Alamo BBQ

#223 of 1,259 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2202 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223-7220
+1 804-592-3138
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Sterling, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had been reading a lot of amazing reviews about this place and I was really wanting some good brisket and pulled pork but did not want to fire up my smoker to make it at home. My wife and I were severely disappointed in the entire experience and I felt kind of embarrassed to have pushed so hard to... More 

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Thank Erik R
Williamsburg, Virginia
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Cuban Alamo sandwich. I liked the idea but they piled on onions. There are no onions in a Cuban sandwich, and they distracted from the flavor. I liked the hole in the wall atmosphere, no indoor seating and the day I went it was 40 outside. I don't like a 8 dollar sandwich that doesn't come with a... More 

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Thank Nick T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a different route and found this gem in the rough one day. Now that I've relocated to RVA, I love being near here. My go to is the Cuban sandwich. Their sides are awesome especially the jalapeño mac-n-cheese and Texas caviar. Don't be put off by the outer appearance cause the product is rock solid righteous.

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Thank Charlie A
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Myself and my wife ate lunch there today! It's not the best barbecue in Richmond! I had the ribs, she had barbecue chicken! Sides are too small for what you pay! They had winter side dishes which included garlicky mashed potatoes, Texas caviar, and yams (they were out) they have a small outside area to sit in. Not your normal... More 

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Thank Henry S
Ashburn, Virginia
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I ate takeout from Alamo BBQ last night, and it was really good. I am from Kansas City, so I know BBQ. This is Texas style, cooked over wood but not extra smoked like kansas city style. There are various sauces on the tables, but the food (as plated) was not very sauce-centric. Their place is the opposite of fancy,... More 

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1 Thank the5allens
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Hearty portions of comfort food - especially the jalepeno mac & cheese, yams, and corn bread. The brisket is amazeballs, chicken is on point every time. You can call in your order to go.

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Thank dmoore012
Midlothian, Virginia
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

There are restauranteurs who care about food passionately and understand that most of the time the balance between making memorable food and making a reasonable profit is a hard nut to crack. Then there are chefs who care only about their reputation and how to make it more renowned until they become legends. These people used to work in restaurants... More 

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Thank Iain W
Potomac, Maryland
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I were on the road and wanted a quick casual place with good food, we liked the reviews here and thought we'd try it. He was a bit worried as we were driving through the neighborhood, but it appears this place is a few blocks from graffiti, iron bars, and poverty-looking neighborhood. It's order-by-window, and outdoor seating.... More 

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Thank SunriseFitness
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Best BBQ in Richmond Prices are descent Quick service Not a long wait Outside seating only Choice of meats and sides are plentiful Go here often!

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Thank ChristopherPSenger
West Point, NY
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My son loves this place so we met the rest of the family there for lunch on Sunday. Everyone enjoyed their meal, I had the two meat platter - pork & chicken. Both were good, the chicken probably a little better since there was much less fat. The cowboy beans were just the right amount of spicy and were good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2202 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223-7220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-592-3138

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?