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NC Native here and a bit of "BBQ snob." The meat holds it own against plenty of the legacy establishments in Eastern NC. Sides, especially the slaw, beans, and Mac and cheese are excellent. They don't try to make BBQ something its not, and hit...all the right notes. The place is also clean and affordable - I will be back.More
Date of visit: February 2022
mgorey828, Owner at Carolina Brothers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
RRinITALY - thank you for driving an hour to visit Carolina Brothers -- we're so glad you did! Please stop by again soon - we would love to serve you again!
Recently moved to Ashburn, but I’m a Carolina native. On a whim decided to give this a shot. Wow! I’m so glad I did. The food was delicious and the service friendly! Potato salad is just like what my mom makes. Mac and cheese was...extra creamy. So glad I discovered this restaurant!More
This was a first time visit based on a recommendation from family. We had some of the best pork ribs we've found in quite a while.
The meat was tender and very well flavored. The sides provided something of an over-abundance of food beyond the...ribs.
We took ribs in a to-go container as the portions are large.More
Please avoid this place. The service is COMPLETE TRASH.
I placed an order in advance to pick it up, however I told the girl on the phone that before I order additional sides, first I want to see how big our order is in person....In the beginning, there are a total of 3 customers inside.
1) The customer (A) ahead of me
2) The customer (B) who walked in the same time as me and went to order in line
3) Me (C).
I wait in line near the cash register, and waited patiently for the customer A to finish paying. Customer B was ordering while I was waiting for customer A. I patiently wait till customer A and customer B paid for their meals and left.
Then it's my turn to come up to the cash register. I tell the cashier (middle aged red head) that I'm here to pick up my order and that I wanted to order additional sides for my party platter. During this time, there is a group of 8x customers who walked in AFTER me.
He then CONDESCENDINGLY tells me to get in the back of the line behind the 8x customers, even though I was there BEFORE them.
I then told the cashier "You must not want to make any money today". Then the red head replied "Oh! I made my money today."
Well good, cause you will never ever get 1 penny from me ever again.
This is not the only BBQ place in town, thank God.
I hope the owner Danny Hurdle reads this and knows how terrible his employee is. This red head looks like he's miserable everyday at the cash register and probably need to get a number for a hot line.More
I ate at Carolina Brothers on 12 Mar 2020 and it was absolutely delicious. My potato salad and mac & cheese topped the BBQ beef sandwich off perfectly. My dinner companion enjoyed her meal as well. It's a great place to go to enjoy a...meal at a very reasonable price when compared to most places in Northern Virginia. Additionally, Carolina Brothers offers a military discount to anyone with a valid military ID card. Looking forward to the next visit.More
In the depth of "Old Ashburn", this old school red building sits by the W&O trail. The smell of BBQ floats in the wind. It's strange but this place really works. Food is fresh and good and hot. BBQ is vinegar based but have options...without vinegar. They cater events and are well known around town. I only ding this place for 2 things. There is not a lot of parking and sitting. You are better off taking and going back to another location to eat. All of the options can be overwhelming as well. When they are out, they are out of stuff. It would be nice to have the full menu of foods but if you go close to closing, you have to deal with what's there.More