Sorry to report that as of May 2009 BBQ USA is shut down. Sad to see it go.
I’ve been sitting on this review for a while, mostly because I dined at Benny LaRoma’s Barbeque USA when I was insanely busy. Now that things have settled down I came across the pictures of my lunch at this new establishment that opened early this fall in Fairview Village in a location formerly occupied by a string of pizza joints.
The new tenant is an improvement. Ambience is not the key here – the barbeque meats are. They offer turkey, chicken, beef and pork (as well as sausages). All are wonderful and they offer a variety of six different homemade sauces and lots and lots of side dish choices. Cornbread and biscuits are offered for those looking to carbo-load.
On my visit I had the beef brisket which was so large I think I barely ate half of it. I wanted to keep eating, but after the tasty turkey noodle soup I couldn’t eat any more. I tried the Carolina barbeque sauce, the mild and their version of a hot and honey. All were just the right balance of spices. I only wish the sauces were served warm as sometimes the tended to chill the meats a bit. They are offered up in salad dressing containers and you can have as many or as little as you like of each kind.
The staff if supremely friendly, by the way and the prices are cheap.
My lunch partner had the pulled pork. He could not finish his either. We were both extremely satisfied with our bbq meat. I had baked beans, which I didn’t care for, and a cornbread stuffing which was out of this world.
This joint is worth the stop and be daring – try some new things there. There is a great story on the background of the place on their website, which you can access by clicking the link above. I will be headed back to BBQ USA.
One more thing: They have RC Cola products. Any place that serves RC on tap is worth the trip for that alone.