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 2010: KBQ Real Barbecue

100 places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: This is the closest thing to backwoods barbecue you’ll find without lighting out for the country. The suburban-slick setting may raise an eyebrow, but the brisket, ribs, and sausage, delicately scented from long stints in Kerry Britt’s smoker, all ring true.

What to get: Ribs that need no sauce to be good; thick, fall-apart slices of beef brisket; country-style spicy sausage; rosemary-rubbed grilled chicken wings; a tangy sweet-potato salad with shrimp; mac and cheese; Key-lime pie.

Best for: Getting your chow on. A carryout order makes for an instant picnic.

Insider tip: The lusciousness of the meats varies depending on the time of day—early at dinner and early at lunch are prime times. If something is drier than you like, ask for a replacement.

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