our history


We started our first Virginia Barbeque in a 100-year-old home on the main street in Ashland, Virginia in May 2000. I wanted to keep it simple, specialize in serving good food with quick service at a good price. Our goals are to branch out and grow Virginia Barbeque into a chain that is known for being a part of the fabric of the community. We want to be the place you think of when you get that desire for good old fashioned service and great tasting comfort food (like yummy smoked barbeque) that you have grown up enjoying.

We decided from the beginning that we would "keep it simple." Only authentic freshly made side items and true wood-smoked meats would be served.

Our locations are down home Mom and Pop run restaurants with an emphasis on "Down Home!" By having local owners at each location we can insure you, our customers, the best family friendly hospitality, service and best tasting home cooked “Genuine Southern” food in your neighborhood. At each of our restaurants our meats are fully smoked and hand-pulled to the Virginia Barbeque quality specifications you have come to enjoy. The goal of each of our owners is to get to know the customers by name and to be community minded insuring we are doing everything we can to get involved helping to make our towns great places to live and visit. Our goals are also to serve the finest barbeque and freshest "Genuine Southern" sides around on a daily basis! We hope you agree that we have a community minded awareness, great food and a "Genuine Southern" attitude.

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our story

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Monday11:00AM - 8:00PM
Tuesday11:00AM - 8:00PM
Wednesday11:00AM - 8:00PM
Thursday11:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday11:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturday11:00AM - 8:30PM
Sunday11:30AM - 7:00PM

 *Hours may vary by location