Restaurant of the Month | Myron Mixon's Pitmaster BBQ

What could be better than backyard grilling? Imagine having the #1 pitmaster barbecuer in the world make you dinner. At Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ in Alexandria, Virginia—you can have it all.

Serving Only the Best Barbecue

Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ is located in Old Town Alexandria, where the historic well-preserved buildings have the wistfulness of legacy and the sidewalks are made up of bricks. Enter through a charming building, and experience legendary, fall-off-the-bone barbecue by four-time Barbecue World Champion, Myron Mixon.

I’ve been in barbecue my whole life. I’ve taken everything I’ve learned in competition barbecue, as well as from my dad, and blended it into my own style.

From growing up cooking pit barbecue with his father, Jack Mixon, in Georgia to winning competitions across the country, to teaching everywhere from his backyard to South Korea and Australia—Mixon is the most celebrated barbecue cook in the world, and he brings it all to this restaurant. 

The “Winningest Man” in Competitive Barbecue

Myron Mixon has starred and hosted several television shows, including "BBQ Pitmasters" for all of its seasons on TLC and Destination America (and in over 50 countries throughout the world). He has won over 200 grand championships and has won the Memphis In May World Championship four times. He's the author of three cookbooks, including the New York Times bestseller "Smokin' with Myron Mixon." He was inducted into the BBQ Hall of Fame.

And, he’s the mayor of Unadilla, Georgia! 

Myron Mixon's success stems from hard work, dedication, and a lifetime of barbecue knowledge. You can taste the results in the delicious food served up in Old Town Alexandria. 

What Makes this Meat Special?

The pitmasters at Myron Mixon's Pitmaster BBQ don't use gas to cook the meat. They only cook with wood (a mix of hickory and peach). This is how real barbecue is done. 

The thing about doing great ribs, or any barbecue, is to pay attention to detail. Know your meats and keep track of your heat.

Some meat slow cooks for as long as fourteen hours. By the time it’s ready to be served, the meat falls off the bone in a tenderized, delicate way—but there's still some bite to it. It's the best of both worlds.

You don’t even need a knife, but just pull apart the juicy meat with your fork, or sink your teeth in, and behold the unbeatable satisfaction of melt-in-your-mouth fresh barbecue.

The Whole Hog

Nearly every month, Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ will have a Whole Hog Pig Pull. The whole hog is what Mixon is best known for. It's a one-of-a-kind experience at the restaurant. 

Here at Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ, we’re the only restaurant that I know of in barbecue that actually serves the whole hog.

You can have championship whole hog, too—along with two sides, cornbread, and one glass of wine or beer, and any of their sweet desserts—for only $40 a ticket. It’s a tender deal.

Myron’s Other Fixin’s

When it comes to side dishes, Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ can really dish it out. The sides on this menu fuse together classic ingredients, creating their own sensational flavors.

You’ll be remiss not to try Jack’s Peach BBQ Baked Beans, which is a timeless Southern comfort food dish, with a traditional Georgian spin.

You can also snack on some Barbecued Devilled Eggs—which will blow your mind—because you might not expect pulled barbecue baby back ribs sitting pretty inside.

And don’t worry about taking extra precautions to save room for dessert. The dessert here is so irresistible, you’ll inevitably make room for it.

All of the desserts are made in-house, so it’s just as good as homemade, if not better. Whether it’s bourbon chocolate pecan pie, or Southern Georgia banana pudding, or any of the other divine desserts, taste buds everywhere are geared up for the thrill.

Top it Off with Some Moonshine

If you’re thirsty for something special, try one of their signature craft cocktails. The Grapefruit Thyme Cocktail makes as a phenomenal pairing for the robust barbecue entrees.

Made with Belle Isle Ruby Red Grapefruit moonshine—this is not your grandmother’s bathtub moonshine, but it’s smooth, refreshing, cool, and light.

Check out the bar scene from 4-7pm every Monday through Friday to enjoy Belle Isle Premium Moonshine drink specials.

Myron’s Mixin’ with Chef’d

If you’re not in Old Town Alexandria but you want to experience world-famous barbeque cookin’, it’s totally possible to do it yourself. With Myron Mixon meal kits, you can create Smoked Baby Back Ribs, dreamy Mac n’ Cheese, and finger-licking Old-Fashioned Barbecue Chicken, and more, like a bona fide barbecue champion.

Does your mouth water with just the thought of barbecue? Do you look forward to summer only because you want to turn on the grill? Wouldn’t you like to have barbecue all year around, whenever you please? Comment below to tell us about your favorite barbecue secrets and ask us any questions that you have about the amazing Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ restaurant.