Visit us on New Year's Day for the traditional plate of pork, collards, black-eyed peas, and corn muffin.  Hanging out at home? Call ahead and pick up enough for your gathering. From a party of one to a a New Year's Day gathering of everyone you know, we have you covered.

BBQ is our Business

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, therell 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!


The Restaurant

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.

Take a virtual tour of the restaurant.


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The Bar

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.

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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.

Catering Info →