Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

 Ace Biscuit711 Henry Avenue . Charlottesville, VA . (434) 202-1403

Why Ace Biscuit & Barbecue?

Great things happen when a chef cooks in his wheelhouse, and that’s just what Brian Ashworth has been doing since opening Ace Biscuit & Barbecue in 2012. For nearly five years before that, Ashworth ably discharged his duties as sous chef of Zocalo restaurant, in one of the most consistent kitchens in town. But, it’s the no-punches-held rib-sticking grub at Ace Biscuit & Barbecue that Ashworth was put on Earth to cook.

The venue is ideal: a bare bones hole-in-the-wall on Henry Avenue that once housed Dottie’s Cafe, where Ashworth was a regular growing up. Order at the counter for affordable food cooked with passion. Ashworth makes virtually everything from scratch right down to the pimento cheese with peppers that he smokes alongside shoulders of pig in his smoker out back.

What to Order

It’s really hard to go wrong at Ace Biscuit, but below are some of our favorites, along with Ashworth’s suggestions, and appearances in Five Finds on Friday, where other area chefs and personalities have named an Ace Biscuit & Barbecue dish one of the best in town.

Our Picks

  • Southern Breakfast Sausage
  • Ol’ Dirty Biscuit
  • Ace Dip
  • Chicken & Waffles
  • Fried Green Tomato and Pimento Cheese Biscuit

Chef’s Picks

  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Ol’ Dirty Biscuit
  • Ace Dip
  • Brisket Biscuit

Five Finds on Friday Picks


Photo by Tom McGovern