Barbecue. Barbeque. Bar-B-Que. BBQ. Or ‘Que.
Just like the variations in spelling, region influences the flavors of this favorite backyard classic. From the smoker and wood, to the rub, and Certified Angus used, it takes a lot of time, patience, and creativity to make a great barbecue. Over our past five years in Virginia-Highland, we’ve refined our hickory-smoked barbecue to be tender, moist, and flavorful—everything a good Southern barbecue should be.
And with our two Southern Pride smokers that can handle 1700 pounds of meat, there’ll be lots of it. Although we carry classic favorites like smoked St. Louis ribs, brisket, and pulled pork, we make room each week for our smoked meat specials to delight and surprise our guests.
That’s something you won’t find in a corporate-owned restaurant. Anyone looking for good times and great southern fare in Virginia-Highland will tell you, D.B.A. Barbecue is the place to go. You can expect to see your neighbors, friends and colleagues hanging out after work, and enjoying a locally-crafted beer.
Welcome to D.B.A. Barbecue!
When you pair good food with great people, everyone has a good time. Which is why at D.B.A. Barbecue, there is always something fun going on. Even though our biggest day of the year is 4th of July, we have some fun times for Super Bowl, Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday),
Memorial Day, Labor Day and we also have holiday specials like smoked turkeys for Thanksgiving.
D.B.A. Barbecue features 18 local drafts, classic cocktails, and with our DirectTV sports packages, you can catch your favorite football, basketball, hockey, soccer, or baseball game on one of our many televisions. Here at D.B.A. Barbecue, we want you to feel right at home—just with the kind of food you can’t get on your couch.
We’re here to take all the work out of your next event, so you can enjoy yourself. When it comes to catering, we offer more than just barbecue. Our Executive Chef, Scott Switzer, and catering team can create a menu that suits your needs—from tenderloins to shrimp and grits.
Inspired by the comforts of casual Southern food, mixed with a little creole flair, D.B.A. Barbecue has a broad menu of smoked meats, side items and drinks to satisfy your craving for fine Southern fare—conveniently located in the Highlands. Our executive chef regularly grinds meats in-house for sausages and burgers. We cure our own ham and pastrami at the restaurant and smoke a variety of meats, including duck and lamb.
From our certified-Angus brisket to our seasonal sides, we start with the highest-quality ingredients—because here at D.B.A. Barbecue, we take our reputation seriously. If we wouldn’t serve it to our own family, then we’re not going to serve it to yours.
The Coggins believe in the importance of family, friends, and an entrepreneurial spirit. So, it shouldn’t be any surprise that after decades of working and managing numerous fine-dining and upscale casual restaurants in Virginia-Highland, Matt decided to go into business for himself. And when he was ready to own his own restaurant, he brought his mother and former co-workers along for the ride.
That was July 2009, and here it is, eight years later, and D.B.A. Barbecue has become the kind of friendly, neighborhood place where you can come have a beer and wings with friends while watching your favorite sport, or the whole family can enjoy a plate of Baby Back Ribs or Smoked Chicken with a side of mac-n -cheese after a long day of work and school.
There’s something for everyone here at D.B.A. Barbecue, or if you like, we can come to you. Place your order online via Zifty or contact our catering department for your next luncheon or event.
Few things make us happier than seeing the smile on a customer’s face when they take that first bite of our house-cured pastrami or dig into a mac-n-cheese topped, pulled pork sandwich (known as the Archie Bunker), but supporting the community that supports us is one of them.
Which is why we only pour draft beers from small Southern breweries. We support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Steve Hightower Thriving Children Gala, PTAs, local schools, and afterschool programs. And we can’t forget Sean Costello, a local musician, whose name is painted on our wall of musicians. In his memory, we support the Sean Costello Fund for Bipolar Research.
From the causes that are important to us, our staff, and our customers, we take supporting our community seriously.