Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company - Alexandria
The sides live up to the barbecue at these popular carryouts.
Reviewed By Thomas Head
Comments () | Published November 2, 2006
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company - Alexandria
Address: 25 S. Quaker Ln., Alexandria, VA
Phone: 703-778-9663
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria
Cuisines: Barbecue
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 11 to 8:30, Friday and Saturday 11 to 9.
Nearby Metro Stops: King St., Eisenhower Ave.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Pork ribs; suckling pig; macaroni and cheese; corn pudding.
Price Details: Sandwiches, $3.29 to $6.25; entrees, $2.99 to market price.

From June 2005 Cheap Eats


John Snedden started Rocklands in a tiny Glover Park storefront in 1990. He now serves more than 150,000 pounds of pork a year. The original location has a few seats, the Alexandria branch a few more, but most DC and Alexandria customers prefer takeout. 

There's chicken, beef, even fish on the menu, but the main attraction is the pork ribs. Seasoned then slowly smoked over hickory and red oak, they are moist, tender, and flavorful. The best of the sides are macaroni-and-cheese and corn pudding. Looking for an impressive centerpiece for a party? Have Rocklands cook a whole suckling pig. The price is $4.99 a pound, and the pigs are available in weights up to 120 pounds.

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