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The Bbq Joint

1309 5th St NE, Union Market, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
+1 202-714-3292
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
5 Jul 2017
“This Restaurant No Longer Exists Under this Name”
17 Jan 2017
“Just OK barbecue”
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1309 5th St NE, Union Market, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We wanted to eat barbecue from this restaurant on the 4th of July. Upon entering the Union Market I learned that the BBQ Joint no longer exists. There is another BBQ stand under a different name in it's place (Sweet Mama's?...I may be wrong). I...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank moonpie424
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The place is in a neighborhood with lots of free parking. The address indicated 5th Street but the entrance is actually around the corner and it's closer to the 6th Street end of the building. There's a map on the wall but I couldn't find...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Gordon175
Reviewed 4 August 2016

When I was a kid, for my dad's fraternity picnic, a BBQ man would come to our outdoor brick grill and start the fire and meats around dawn. This BBQ is lifetime best, but I can't find it anywhere as an adult, in DC, NC,...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank seascape2204
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This place was recently rated one of the 5 best BBQ joints in the DC area (#2, I believe). I can see (taste) why. This place is located in the Union Market, so it is a walk up, take your food to a table, if...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank ldtblitz
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The BBQ ribs here were great. The brisket was good as well, but it was quite fatty and not so much to my taste. The star here was the candided sweet potatoes, which were out of this world. Overall, this is a solid four stars....More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank jxx9595
Reviewed 28 June 2016

So we were picking up brisket for a party for a friend. The price per pound was well worth it and the juicy terrific smoky aroma on this brisket blew my mind. I have been dreaming about it ever since the first bite. I got...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at a lot of BBQ places both well known and lesser known, and the BBQ Joint is consistently one of the best. Consistency is difficult in cooking BBQ because of the variables. And that's before we even discuss the various styles of BBQ....More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank QuakerOrts
Reviewed 28 April 2016

A great place to stop for lunch our a beer and some barbeque. These guys are new, fresh, really friendly with great food and drink. I often think these casual places with great food beat fine dining all day long - especially when travelling for...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Jodi S
Reviewed 13 April 2016

First off, I am no BBQ expert being from Seattle. But, overall this place was great. Very friendly service, and exactly what we were looking for after a few drinks.

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank BellaTravelGirl
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

The lunch special is where it's at. Pulled pork sandwich with sweet potatoes and coleslaw, don't forget the 'swicy' sauce!

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Carrie R
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  • Address: 1309 5th St NE, Union Market, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-714-3292
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