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 2012: KBQ Real Barbecue

Cheap Eats 2012

We’re not naive enough to think that the best barbecue in Washington can measure up to the magnificence of Kansas City, Memphis, or Texas. The fact is no one place around here excels at everything we look for in a ’cue joint. But if you hit Kerry Britt’s storefront early at lunch, when everything’s coming right off the grill, it does a pretty fair impression of what we pine for.

Britt achieves a deep penetration of hickory smoke, and the zestiness of his spice-and-herb rub gives these ribs, cooked in a smoker and finished on the grill (open pit isn’t allowed in Prince George’s County), lip-smacking appeal.

Also good: Hot country sausage; grilled chicken wings; shrimp-and-potato salad; Key-lime pie.