First Look at Mackie’s Barbecue Co.; Now Open in Olney

Mackie’s Barbecue is now open at 5500 Olney Laytonsville Rd in Olney (most recently Umberto’s). The restaurant is in its soft opening phase with a limited menu for dine in, takeout, and delivery via DoorDash, Ubereats, and GrubHub. A preview and first look video is available below.

Per Mr. MoCo, “The restaurant features a beer cave, similar to the ones found at Shoppers grocery stores, and a wall of retail wine that features local vendors (a wide variety of beer and wine is coming soon, with some already there). The restaurant will also eventually have a full bar.

Phase II of Mackie’s will begin soon when the restaurant demolishes the outdoor patio that’s behind the restaurant and replaces it with an improved patio that will feature a full outdoor bar, additional seating, two mobile smoker on-site, and 12-15 fire pits for customers to enjoy throughout the year. Phase III will include the addition of pickleball courts in the connected property, but that’s a little bit down the road.

Today we had the pulled pork sandwich, which was absolutely amazing… 10/10 in taste (I used the sweeter sauce that came with it). The mac n cheese was very good and the coleslaw was great on the sandwich. The daily made alcohol-infused desserts were delicious (and only have a slight hint of alcohol if you’re worried about that). I highly recommend them…today they had two cakes, one infused with Patrón Silver Tequila and one with Amaretto. Both awesome.

This is certainly going to be something very different than the recent tenants of the location, as Mackie’s has purchased the property and has plans to make it a destination. I’m looking forward to it seeing it when all phases are complete, but while we wait for that I definitely recommend the food.”

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In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.


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