KBQ Real Barbecue (Closed)

12500 Fairwood Pkwy., Suite B-1
Bowie, MD 20720


Neighborhood: Bowie

Cuisines: Southern, American, Barbecue

Opening Hours:
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

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Ribs; pulled pork; country-style sausage; smoked brisket; grilled chicken wings; potato salad with shrimp; baked beans; mac' and cheese; Key-lime pie.

Price Details:
Starters, $1.99 to $4.99; main courses, $5.99 to $11.99.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2009: KBQ Real Barbeque

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

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

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

>> See all 2009 Cheap Eats restaurants here