13944 Promenade Commons St.
Gainesville, VA 20155
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On Monday December 11th Gainesville, VA becomes home to the newest restaurant in the awesome Mission BBQ chain. For their soft opening they have had one night paying tribute to fire fighters, one night for police, and one night raising money for the USO. The company culture is one of incredible BBQ, top-notch service to customers, and support for veterans and first responders. Their local community support extends to the Warrior Retreat at the Bull Run in Haymarket where they donate complete meals for groups of Warriors going through PTS counseling.
The décor is all about veterans, military, police, and fire fighters. Department and unit patches adorn the walls as well as photos soldiers from different conflicts.
The staff is in full training mode but catching on quickly and eager to help.
In addition to the tea and fountain drinks they offer a wide variety of bottled sodas.
Their menu includes Brisket, Pulled Pork, Turkey, Pulled Chicken, and Sausage. The BBQ and sides arrive quickly and there is plenty of booth or table seating.
Rib lovers will appreciate the Bay-B-Back Ribs and St. Louis Style Spare Ribs.
My favorite is the brisket. My wife ordered the Black Plate Prime Rib special offered at other Mission BBQ locations but not at Gainesville at this time. All of the sides are tasty. My wife loves their green beans while I can’t get past the Mac & Cheese on the menu.
The Brisket is fantastic. Smoked overnight for 14 to 16 hours you can have it as a sandwich or a platter they call Meat Market. If you order the Brisket it will come lean and on the dryer side. Order it wet and it will be moist from more fat and marbling. There is an assortment of sauces on the tables but as with most good BBQ you don’t need it.
The noise level was surprisingly low for a new build with this size space. The mostly wood décor covered with many patches helps keep the noise level down. Prices are reasonable and a good value for a quality meal. Hours are Mon-Thu: 11am to 9pm, Fri & Sat: 11am to 10pm, and Sun: 11:30am to 8pm.
If you love BBQ you won’t be disappointed.