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Big Jim's Bar-B-Que has been Central Virginia's favorite catering service since 1981. Our delicious barbecue, mouthwatering sides and cookies have left a long lasting culinary impression in and around Charlottesville. We offer both catering and carry-out service. We are located at 202 10th Street NW in historic downtown Charlottesville, just blocks away from the University of Virginia, UVA Medical Center and the Downtown Mall.


Big Jim's offers BBQ by the pound as well baked and fried chicken along a plethora of delicious sides including homemade smoked wings, potato salad, hushpuppies, baked beans, macaroni & cheese, and fresh baked cookies.  Big Jim's Bar-B-Que was founded in 1981 by Jim and Patricia Hope. For three decades, the city of Charlottesville, Albemarle and all surrounding counties made Big Jim's BBQ a household name. After  Patricia "Mrs. Big Jim" Hope passed away, the future of the Big Jim's BBQ company she'd built with her late husband was in question. In late 2013, “Red” and “Hub”, two friends who call Charlottesville home, teamed up to give Big Jim’s a fresh start. We seized the opportunity to buy Big Jim’s, the Charlottesville institution, because when you come from here you don’t pass that up. We re-started this company as a tribute to our community, family and traditions.


Our recipes are new and our menu is expanded from the original Big Jim’s recipes, but our loyalty to this community remains.


Big Jim's Menu Selections vary in ways which accommodate our customers. We offer a standard package designed for everyone or you can choose from other packages or ala carte menus.



$13.00 per person

•  Pulled pork barbecue with buns, and two signature sauces (Red Hub, Lexington Vinegar or Low Country Mustard Sauce)


•  A choice of either Fried Chicken, Roasted Chicken or Famous Smoked Wings


•  A choice of three sides (coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, green beans, baked beans, pasta salad or hushpuppies)


•  Assorted Cookies (chocolate chip, white chocolate lemon or peanut butter)


•  Sweet Tea, Unsweetened Tea or Lemonade (choose two)


Paper products included for catering orders only. Not available for pickup orders.


$11.00 per person

•  Choose 1 Protein: Pulled Pork Barbecue, Fried Chicken or Roasted Chicken


•  2 Sides (Choose from Macaroni & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Green Beans and Baked Beans)


•  Cookies


•  Lemonade and Tea


$9.00 per person

•  Pork Barbecue with buns and sauce


•  1 Side (Choose from Macaroni & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Pesto Pasta Salad and Baked Beans)


Paper products included with both packages. Ice is available for sale to put in YOUR cooler. Price will vary depending on size of your cooler(s).




$11.00 per pound

A Charlottesville tradition for 30 years! We recommend ordering one (1) pound of meat to feed 3-4 people. Buns are available for $4 per dozen.


Pig Roast is available for 75 people or more. Contact us for more details.



Minimum order of 15-20 of each is required


•  Hamburgers $2.00 each

•  Cheeseburgers  $2.25 each

•  Veggie Burgers $2.75 each

•  Hot-dogs  $1.50 each



$1.75 per piece ($1.25 per piece when order is over 100 pieces) / Breast only: $2.50 per piece


•  Country Roasted: With Big Jim's special blend of herbs and spices

•  Southern Fried: Grandma's favorite mouth-watering recipe


•  Famous Wings: Rubbed, Smoked then fried to crispy perfection. The best wings in town! Available in three flavors.


$7.99 for 12, or $16.99 for a 25 wing combo platter. Includes ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce.


Pulled Chicken Salad: $9.00 per pound - Hand-pulled Chicken. Made just the way it should be.



$8.99 per quart (feeds 5) - All our sides are made in-house using the best ingredients and recipes.


•  10th street Baked Beans

•  Green Beans

•  Potato Salad

•  Pasta Salad

•  Macaroni and Cheese

•  Hush Puppies w/ Dipping Sauce ($5.49 per order)

•  Fresh Chopped Coleslaw or Lexington Red Slaw ($5.99 per quart)



Big Jim's Bar-B-Que offers a wide range of catering and take-out services all designed to make your next function or event and absolute success. Explore our menus and give us a call at 434-975-2271.For next day carry-out service please place your order by 5:00 p.m.



Big Jim's BBQ offers full menu carry-out service for orders of eight persons or more. Take a look at our menus and call us at 434-975-2271 or email us to place your order now. Call in your order and it will be ready to go when you stop by the 10th street kitchen (intersection of 10th and Wertland). As carry-out services are becoming ever more popular with families on the go, Big Jim's is happy to offer this flexibility, however we are still happy to deliver because we love serving the community.

Our full service barbecue service has friendly staff who will deliver your food, set-up, serve and cleanup afterward for parties of 40 people or more- all within a two hour window. This service also includes complimentary disposable plates, cups, utensils, ice and buffet tables. For events which require on-site cooking we provide an open flame grill and cooking staff. The price for onsite cooking is $75 for two  hours. We require at least 72 hours notice for catering service. We charge a $25 delivery fee to every order within a 10 mile radius. For delivery outside a 10 mile radius we charge a $1 per extra mile delivery fee. Please call or email us for more details.