KBQ Real Barbecue
12500 Fairwood Pkwy., Suite B-1
Bowie, MD 20720
Cuisines: Southern, American, Barbecue
Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM; Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM to 10 PM; Sunday noon to 6.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Ribs; pulled pork; country-style sausage; smoked brisket; grilled chicken wings; potato salad with shrimp; baked beans; mac' and cheese; Key-lime pie.
Starters, $1.99 to $4.99; main courses, $5.99 to $11.99.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Why go: Shiny and clean, painted sunshine yellow, and housed in a strip mall, this is about the last place we’d expect to find real barbecue full of smoke and flavor. But Kerry Britt’s ribs and brisket are terrific.
What to get: Meaty, juicy pork ribs (swab them in the thick crimson sauces, one sweeter than the other); 12-hour pulled pork with a vinegary tang; tender beef brisket; black-pepper-flecked mac and cheese; fresh coleslaw; saucy baked beans; not-too-sugary house-made lemonade.
Best for: Satisfying a barbecue craving without having to take a road trip; takeout for a summer party.
Insider tip: The pulled pork can be bought in bulk and freezes well. You’ll find discount coupons at kbqrealbarbecue.com.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
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