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“The very best brisket EVER and we have tried a lot, everywhere”
Review of Hammerdown BBQ

Hammerdown BBQ
Ranked #1 of 1 Quick Bites in Aldie
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 5 March 2021

Being kind of picky in that the brisket is what is always ordered, we were so surprised that this small and unassuming place finally hit the brisket perfectly! Nice long tender moist strips with a nice edge of seared fat and a dark peppery rub were soft and almost fell apart when they were picked up. A real ten out of ten.

The sides were also perfectly done. The collard greens were tasty without being overly spicy. They were nicely streamed in a flavored broth but had not gotten soakingly soggy. Green beans were soft but still had the exact amount of bite to them.

This is a very unassuming place and not one you would go to for chic atmosphere. It has its own little rustic look, it is not large but the trip out here is worth every mile and every drop of gas.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Thank Elizabeth P
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Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

Off the beaten path, but worth it. The brisket is really really good, even at $23/lb. Mac n cheese also good.

Date of visit: September 2020
Thank coachliston
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Reviewed 24 July 2020

Hammerdown is rated one of the top 10 BBQ joints in Northern VA/DC/Maryland by the Washington Post and its ranking is well deserved. Fantastic brisket and pulled pork. The homemade sauce is also great. You can order meat by the pound and the also have plates and sandwiches. I thought the sides were fine but not at the same excellent level as the meat. Off the beaten path but well worth the drive.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 25 April 2020 via mobile

The tasty barbecue place is located on Rt. 50 between Chantilly and Middleburg in a country shop setting. I remember there used to be a red telephone box there straight out of Dr. Who. Their food is good and satisfies the taste bud. We tried both beef and chicken barbecue. They maintain hygiene rigorously, changing gloves between orders. Price is reasonable considering the portion. They have patio seating as well, look forward to enjoy there once the pandemic is over.

Date of visit: April 2020
Thank Ghulam I
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Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed the brisket and chicken for lunch along with baked beans and collard greens. First time trying the brisket and was very good.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank DianeA90
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