Richmond >Food & Dining > Double T's Real Smoked Bbq
2907 W Cary St, Richmond, VA | Directions 2322137.552122 -77.478021
Neighborhoods: Carytown, Carytown - Museum District - Scotts Addition
strictly okay – Double T's is good if you are already in Carytown and want to grab a big ol' 32 oz. mug of beer and watch the people trying to make a show at the Byrd theatre. Otherwise, I wouldn't go out of my way to get there. Everyone is correct in saying that the sauces are excellent (especially the Tennessee style), but the food is ever-so-slightly subpar and definitely overpriced when compared to the real bbq gems in this city.
Nah! – I can't say I was very impressed with their food, service, or attitude. Their ribs are really not that tender.....had a hard time eating them. Furthermore....their management is not very nice....I had some problems getting any sort of apology for the offensive actions of a manager while in the restaurant. Management is also very rude to their employees. I think if there was some sort of barbeque famine...I'd become a vegetarian before I ever went back. By the way...do not take your children there....definitely not a place for kids...
Best in Richmond, and convenient – I really enjoy coming to Double-T's because its one of the few carytown eateries to have its own parking, the ribs are great, and I always walk away full. I like their selection of sauces and I always make sure to use everyone atleast once on my full rack. I only had one bad rack, and they took it back and gave me a good one. Double-T himself is real friendly, probably too much. One customer didn't like it, she was drunk I think, and started yelling and complaining all over the place. Anyway, great for ribs.
Sub-Par Ribs – Coming from Chicago and have experienced bbq from Texas to Tennessee the ribs at Double Ts were sub-par and disappointing. We went back a second time just to see if the first may have been a fluke, but it was not. The ribs were chewy, dry and lacked that smoky flavor you expect. The dry ribs did not have any kind of dry rub on them and were very bland in taste. They had a good variety of sauces from vinegar based to mustard based to your standard bbq sauce and all were very good. Unfortunately the ribs to with them were not up to my standards of ribs based on ribs I'v eaten in the past
Great BBQ – Great food, classic menu, and a friendly staff as well. The best part is the location - right in the heart of Carytowne across from the theater. The patio also makes a great place to have a drink while you eat as well.
BBQ SAUCES-TOP NOTCH – MR. DOUBLE T WORKS THE ROOM-FRIENDLY & LIGHT-HEARTED.SMOKED BEEF BRISKET TASTY,ESPECIALLY WITH CHOICE OF EXCLLENT SAUCES.DOUBLE T MY FAVE,WIFE PREFERS S. CAROLINA(MUSTARD BASED).WILLIAMSBURG PALE ALE SMOOTH,TRY TO ORDER DOUBLE T SIZE,IF YOU CAN DRINK THAT MUCH BEER.BLACKBERRY COBBLER WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM AWESOME.THEY ALSO MAKE EXCELLENT ROOT BEER.PLACE IN NICE SPOT IN CAREYTOWN PART OF RICHMOND.A MUST GO!
Combine smoked meat with a selection of sauces, place it in Carytown and you'll have the ultimate barbecue experience. – The Scene
Polished floors, a sleek bar and lots of wood create the "Carytown joint" atmosphere here. Diners can watch the action from the open kitchen or gawk at shoppers from the outdoor tables on the front porch.
Expect the traditional barbecue menu with a few updates. Brunswick stew (with smoked chicken), western quesadillas and red beans, rice and barbecue are interesting dishes. "Pick Your Own Combo" platters feature combinations of barbecue ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken and Texas beef brisket. Top the barbecue off with a sauce: Double T's, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Texas hot sauce. Although you can go for the usual side dishes, why not choose roasted corn pudding, stewed tomatoes, collard greens, fried hominy, sweet potato casserole or black-eyed peas instead? To drink: Check out the milkshakes (chocolate only, $3.95) and root beer floats ($2.95) served in a cowboy boot for the kids.
Pretty Good Q – Pretty good Q if that's all you're looking for. The meat is good...sauce is good...hard to argue with it.
Bad Service – I figured this place was going to be good, but I was wrong. The food was overpriced and OK, but the service was awful. I can appreciate waiting for home cooked food, but it took us over 10 minutes for anyone to come by the table at all.
Great place for BBQ – Whether you're from North or South Carolina, Tennessee or the Midwest, Double T's five unique sauces will give you the BBQ taste you've been looking for. Combined with a friendly staff that greets you as soon as you walk in the door, and a huge array of BBQ, ribs and other menu choices, Double T's is a place not to be missed.
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