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Fast, casual old-fashioned hospitality serving the best Eastern-style Carolina BBQ, located along the picturesque W & OD Trail in Ashburn, VA. Carolina Brothers also specializes in catering special events!
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Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was installing an exhibition of my photography at the Ashburn Library, (just down the street) and afterwards, my wife and I stopped by for some delicious BBQ and stories from the owner, Frank. I got a half rack of BBQ and my wife order...the Pulled-Pork sandwich with slaw. She raved about her sandwich and the ribs were so tender they fell off the bone. Most worthwhile a visit that will have you craving for more. I understand they also do catering eventsMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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mgorey828, Owner at Carolina Brothers BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Legalmanager - thank you for visiting us! We're so happy you enjoyed your food and spending time with Frank! Please come back again soon - and, yes, we love to cater events!

Reviewed August 21, 2022

Carolina Brothers is located on the W&OD Trail, making it a good place for a pit stop on a long bike ride. Barbeque is the kind of food that seems intended to be served in a shack with outdated furnishings and thin napkins, and Carolina...Brothers fits that image. The dining room is nicer than you'd expect from the outside, while maintaining the antique decor feel. The food itself is excellent, with the pulled pork and sauces tasting like the BBQ I've had in North Carolina. The cornbread was especially notable, moist and tasting almost like cake, rather than the dry and crumbly texture it typically has.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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mgorey828, Owner at Carolina Brothers BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2022

Thank you for visiting Carolina Brothers! We're so happy you enjoyed both the atmosphere and the food - particularly the cornbread! Please come back again soon.

Reviewed August 13, 2022

I decided to do a 90 mile ride front to back on the W&OD trail. 60 miles in I stopped by Carolina Brothers for possibly one of the best meals ever. I needed some calories and I had an amazingly good BBQ pork sandwich, green...beans, baked beans and a soda for $11!!! Delicious and so appreciated the affordable price. Great staff too.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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mgorey828, Owner at Carolina Brothers BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2022

nihari c - thank you for visiting Carolina Brothers while out on the trail! We're thrilled you enjoyed your pork sandwich, green beans, baked beans and soda! Please stop in again soon - we can't wait to serve you again!

Reviewed July 29, 2022 via mobile

Got the chicken platter with baked beans and Mac and cheese and it was so good. I’ve been coming here for years and it’s always great. The employees were very kind and had great customer service. Everything seems great under the new ownership. They said...the food won’t be changing which I’m very happy about. They’ll be adding some new additions which I’m excited to see.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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mgorey828, Owner at Carolina Brothers BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2022

Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We appreciate it! Be on the lookout for the white cheddar mac & cheese - we have it as a special from time to time. Please come back...More

Reviewed July 26, 2022 via mobile

I loved this place. Just a small restaurant with plenty of indoor seating. The ribs were excellent. I ordered half slab with two sides. The ribs were moist and juicy with plenty of meat on the bones. The baked beans were good with plenty of...spice. The coleslaw was like home made. The prices of all meals were very reasonable. The two people working there were very friendly and we enjoyed visiting with them.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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mgorey828, Owner at Carolina Brothers BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2022

Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We really appreciate it.

Reviewed May 1, 2022

I was very pleased with the consideration, patience and taking the time to explain the process, that I thought was above and beyond what I expected.

Date of visit: May 2022
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mgorey828, Owner at Carolina Brothers BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2022

Amanda - thank you for stopping in and for your review. Please come in again soon!

Reviewed April 27, 2022

Very happy with this food. good communication and service this place. Would most certainly recommend this food.

Date of visit: April 2022
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mgorey828, Owner at Carolina Brothers BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2022

Adella - thank you for your review! We really appreciate your kind words and recommendation!

Reviewed February 18, 2022

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
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mgorey828, Owner at Carolina Brothers BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2022

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!

Reviewed July 19, 2021 via mobile

Great food. Sat outside in lovely weather. BBQ pork, Mac & cheese and baked beans are a winner. Will revisit when back in the area.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed January 3, 2021 via mobile

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

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed November 1, 2020

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

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020

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

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

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

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Nice place for some tasty brisket and some ribs. Not a classy suit down restaurant, but, good enough for a quick family dinner or lunch.

Date of visit: November 2019
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I am not sure, I was only there 20 minutes and many people got take out. I did not notice others using a computer.
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Yes, Carolina Brothers BBQ offers takeout services.

Carolina Brothers BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4