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Silver Spring Smokehouse Lincoln’s Bar-B-Que Has Closed

The fledgling eatery flamed out in less than a year

The host stand at now-defunct Lincoln’s Bar-B-Que.
Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

The barbecue-themed replacement for a short-lived Nuevo Latino restaurant that never quite clicked with Silver Spring diners, is now gone, marking the second closure on the same spot in less than 18 months.

Lincoln’s Bar-B-Que, the Southern-style smokehouse parent company the Restaurant Group worked up after pulling the plug on A.G. Kitchen, shut down January 3 right at the start of what should have been the dinner rush.

“We are closed for good. Thanks for everything,” management announced on the company website. The roadhouse-y establishment tried to keep up appearances until the very end, blasting out a cheery new year’s greeting on January 1 via social media.

The chain-like venture served standard barbecue fare (brisket, pulled pork, ribs) complemented by a handful of regionally inspired sauces including a zesty white (Alabama) and tangy mustard (Georgia). Early reviews from the general public were a mixed bag (lackluster service, affordable lunch specials). Washington Post writers mentioned the restaurant last summer — not for the food, but because of the made-for-Instagram “crazy” shakes.

A candy-studded milkshake at Lincoln’s Bar-B-Que.
Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

Lincoln's Bar-B-Que

931 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910 301-578-1660 Visit Website