Les Smith’s Quest for the Best BBQ: Jake’s Smokehouse Barbecue in Virginia Beach

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Smack-dab on general Booth Boulevard in Virginia Beach sits the lip-smacking goodness of Jake's Smokehouse Barbecue.
Jake's offers a little bit of everything.

NewsChannel 3’s Les Smith had the opportunity to do a little tasting there today. He had a lot of everything from plain pulled pork to the vinegary goodness of Carolina- pulled to the tomato taste of ribs.

Who makes the best barbecue? Leave your comment below.

Check our ALL of the restaurants we've visited in Les' Quest for the Best BBQ!


    • Cotton Markert

      There is no better place for good carolina BBQ than Donkey Dogs!! They were the Pilot News WINNER earlier this year from a final group of 7 tasters and 10 entries!!

  • Michelle

    By far best bbq in Virginia Beach is Donkey Dawgs on Virginia Beach Blvd. They received number one rating in the taste test for the Virginia Pilot!! Must give this place a try!

  • Roger

    I really prefer the pulled pork BBQ at Donkey Dawgs. The meat is tender, there is no hunks fat, just the right amount of “bark” and plenty of different sauces if you want it wet. They always give cole slaw as a condiment (unlike some other places, where you have to order it as a side). You will find everyone from lawyers to laborers enjoying lunch right next to each other. The only real drawback is you have to know where it is to find it on Va Beach Blvd.

  • Lynn Hightower

    If you really want a true slow smoked tender taste of authentic Carolina style Barbecue then a stop at Donkey Dawgs is an absolute must. Sweet and tangy morsels of pork partnered with rich, creamy cole slaw and real french fried potatoes. Don’t forget the hush puppies! Carolina Redneck Heaven at 1933 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. It gets crowded at lunchtime!

  • Ron Swan

    Donkey Dawgs offers authentic pit cooked barbecue served by a great staff. Real cold slaw and a variety of sauces . It’s no wonder they we voted the best in Tidewater!

  • Wayne & Theresa Sawyer

    The best Barbecue in Tidewater by far, is Donkey Dawgs also other country style cooking you will find there.
    Wayne & Theresa Sawyer

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