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 2011: KBQ Real Barbecue

Pit barbecue, cooked for hours at a low temperature over a smoldering pile of aromatic wood, is an ideal that area restaurants rarely reach--open pits are outlawed in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

Kerry Britt makes do, often gloriously. The pit man of this strip-mall restaurant starts his spice-rubbed ribs, briskets, chickens, and turkeys in a closed smoker in the back of the restaurant until the meat turns a deep pink, then finishes them on the grill.

The ribs--the best in the area--aren't too big or thick; the meat's tender succulence compels you to gorge even if you've promised not to.

Also good: Spicy country sausage links; KB Wings; shrimp potato salad.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.