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Extra Billy's BBQ, Richmond, Virginia

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

5205 W Broad St Richmond, VA 23230

(804) 282-3949

Monday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday: Closed

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William "Extra Billy" Smith was born in Marengo, Virginia in 1795. He was the 30th and 35th Governor of Virginia. He was a Virginia Senator, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and @ the age of 80, was elected to the Virginia House of Delegate's. In the C.S.A he rose to the rank of Brigadier General and later Major General and @ 65, Smith was the oldest Confederate General to hold command in the war @ Gettysburg. In 1827, Smith established a line of U.S. mail and passenger post coaches through Virginia. In 1831, He expanded that service into North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. During his postal deliveries from D.C. to Milledgeville, Georgia (the state capitol @ the time) he expanded and extended services along the route all generating him extra fees. This earned him the nickname "Extra Billy". His statue is in the Richmond Capitol Square west of the General Stonewall Jackson statue and he is buried in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery. This Extra Billy Q house is the original. They pit-cook and hickory smoke their Boston Butts for 10-12 hours. Their pulled pork Q is great without sauce and even better with. The baked beans were very good and the slaw was excellent! And a very good Mason Jar sweet tea with lemon rounds out a great meal. Enjoy Richmond's history!

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