As locals applaud the reopening of restaurants in the DMV, folks craving the ideal summer grub—barbecue—should head over to Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls. Of course, its scrumptious, smoky eats are tempting all year, but why crank up the outdoor grill when this genius restaurant fits the bill for casual eats. According to the Great Falls Connection, "On a recent Sunday, even with still-limited seating, Mookie’s drew in folks aplenty—and fortunately, its outside patio was open, despite the threat of possible showers—which never turned up. Regardless of where folks sit, the service is prompt and friendly. But what may take patrons a while is scanning the menu: it’s not just barbecue! But why not just barbecue? For example, the BBQ nachos starter is a heaping mound of crispy taco chips (tortillas homemade? we wondered) covered with one’s choice of meats—chicken, pulled pork, and brisket—plus scoops of homemade cheese sauce and a sprinkling of scallions, etc. Frankly, this could really fit the bill of a whole meal….but, then folks would miss out on some starter and entrée knockouts." As per Great Falls Connection, "Whether you want a take-home pack of leftovers or not, do not skip the dessert choices, and frankly, the superstar is the Key Lime Pie with whipped cream. It is a fitting favor climax to all the smoky dishes beforehand. Other choices include warm chocolate chip cookie a la mode, chocolate pecan pie, and banana pudding, plus others. Mookie’s also offers to-go family packs so folks can eat BBQ at home with family and friends. Mookie’s also offers a bar up front with beers, more. Check the website for daily specials."
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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.