Urban Bar-B-Que is Handcrafted, Authentic, Slow Smoked Bar-B-Que. Our dedication and Hard Work honor the different styles of Bar-B-Que found throughout the United States under one roof. We are the Real Deal.

Our Locations

LA PLATA
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13 Shining Willow Way, La Plata, MD 20646
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LEONARDTOWN
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HANOVER
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BALTIMORE- WOLFE ST.
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ELLICOTT CITY
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5715 Richards Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 461-1818
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CATONSVILLE
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4650 Wilkens Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229
(443) 297-8959
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LINTHICUM/ BWI
802 Pinnacle Drive, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
(410) 636-0850
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GLENN DALE/BOWIE
10201 Martin Luther King Jr Highway, Bowie, MD 20720
(240) 770-6577
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ASHBURN, VA
44050 Ashburn Village Shopping Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
(703) 858-7226 (URBAN)
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NORBECK
5566 Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD 20853
(301) 460-0050
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SANDY SPRING / OLNEY
805 Olney Sandy Spring Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
(301) 570-3663 (FOOD)
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ROCKVILLE
2007 Chapman Ave, Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 290-4827 (UBQ)
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HILLANDALE
10163 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20930
(301) 434-7427 (RIBS)
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Our Story

David Calkins was cooking at J. Paul’s in Georgetown and Lee Howard was managing the nearby Old Glory barbecue restaurant when they decided to strike out on their own in December. As Calkins sums up their motive, “We got tired of making everybody else rich.”

These days, the two friends just want to make everybody who visits their tiny Urban Bar-B-Que Company in Rockville fat and happy. Or so it appears. The fun starts at the counter, where the jolly Howard tosses out suggestions along with a big hello, and continues with commentary from the dashing Calkins, who is not quite behind the scenes in the open kitchen…

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