If you haven’t visited ZZQ, the hip Texas-styled barbeque restaurant, you are missing out on some of the best food in Richmond! Let us tell you why we are so excited about their delicious food and the restaurant’s atmosphere.
🚗 Location & Parking
ZZQ is at 3201 W. Moore Street in Richmond, Virginia within the 23230 zip code area. They are open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Friday and Saturday, they are open from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM.
There is ample parking available with a handicap spot reserved near the entrance of the restaurant. There are no steps up to the entrance of the building. We arrived when they opened the doors at 11:00 AM and still found a line outside waiting to grab a seat.
You can expect a wait, but understand that the wait is well worth the time spent. There’s someone at the entrance to help with managing the line. In fact, you might just meet the owners because they are often right there greeting people!
🛋️ Seating & Atmosphere
Imagine industrial coolness with a warmth that brings comfort to your soul when you envision ZZQ’s decorative appeal and atmosphere. The hum of happy patrons enjoying their meals melds with the progressive country tunes that are at the perfect volume.
You’ll find seating at the bar that accommodates 12 people. Seating inside is plentiful with tables and wood/metal chairs without arms that seat 4 diners. You’ll also find taller chairs at some tables that seat 6 people.
If you prefer to enjoy your meal outside, there are picnic tables with attached seating in a rustic setting, under shade trees, that offers a view of the cooker and wood they use for cooking. You could easily seat 6 – 8 people at each table.
🥩 The Food!
We wish we could somehow add a scratch and sniff sticker right here that imported the divine smells of ZZQ for you to enjoy, but you’ll have to visit them in person to appreciate the joy that comes from smelling freshly cooked barbeque. The menu is fairly straight forward and what you would expect from a Texas barbeque restaurant when it comes to authenticity.
The Pulled Pork Shoulder is tender and perfectly seasoned, and the Jalapeno Mac & Cheese has a great flavor with just enough heat to make it tasty without making it too hot! Everything from the Beef Brisket to the Tamale Pie will take you on a flavorful trip to Texas without leaving Richmond.
One of the impressive things about ZZQ is that they source as many of their ingredients as possible from local farmers and businesses. Those incredible buns used for their sandwiches? Yes! Locally baked and delivered fresh.
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🍺 Bar & Beverages
Though ZZQ does not have a happy hour, they do offer weekend specials on drinks that are planned according to what’s fresh and locally sourced. For example, if they have a fresh supply of mint coming in for the weekend, you may find a special on Mojitos.
Seating at the bar is limited, but the staff who walk around to make sure you are having a positive ZZQ experience are happy to take drink orders. Speaking of staff, ZZQ is full of friendly staff members who are always happy to answer questions.
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🖼️ Art & Merch
From the wall art to interesting pieces of memorabilia, ZZQ has plenty to keep the conversation flowing while you dine.
Want to represent the Texas barbeque flair you feel at ZZQ? Pick up something cool to wear home.
🐮 Behind the Smoker
ZZQ was founded in 2013 by Chris Fultz and Alex Graf, a couple with a sincere passion for serving perfectly smoked meats and the incredible sides that accompany them.
🏆 Awards & Recognition
- #14 in the 2019 Taste 50 People, Places and Food list from Taste of the South Magazine
- Best BBQ in Virginia 2018 & National All-Stars by Food and Wine Magazine
- Named one of The 33 Best BBQ Joints in America by Thrillist
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