Simply Fresh


Simply Fresh is your neighbourhood café, serving up mouth-watering barbecue and gourmet dishes right outside of DC!

Come enjoy our smoked brisket, pork and chicken, served alongside the best collard greens around!  Our selection of sides just can’t be beat.  Whether it’s coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, mac & cheese, or devilled eggs, you’ll be coming back for a second helping!  We’ve also recently added a variety of soups, salads and Mediterranean-style roasted lamb and chicken to please every appetite.

Even mornings are brighter with Simply Fresh’s irresistible breakfast menu.  Start your day off right with the best pancakes on the East Coast!

Come dine inside or out on one of our two spacious patios.

Craving a sweet snack or a drink on the go?  We serve freshly made Italian gelato and illy coffee.



Established in 1997, Simply Fresh (formerly Boss Hog’s Barbecue) is dedicated to quality.  Everything we serve has been made in-house, from scratch.  We pride ourselves not only on our delicious food but our friendly service as well.  We hope you’ll enjoy dining with us as much as we enjoy serving you!


Meet the Business Owner

As a long-time resident of McLean, Rana is excited to serve her community and provide a warm, inviting atmosphere in her hometown. Our motto at Simply Fresh is “Good food, good mood” and Rana wants each of her customers to leave feeling just a bit better for having stopped by.

Before settling down in McLean, Rana lived in Europe for over 10 years, where she began her career in the food industry and learned the secrets of great Mediterranean cuisine.  Upon returning to the US, she went on to earn her master’s degree in business administration.  Equipped with the skills and know-how to realize her dream, Rana took over Boss Hog’s in June 2015.  She has since expanded the barbecue menu and added a variety of salads, soups and other healthy dishes cooked with olive oil.  She changed the name to Simply Fresh along with the upgrading of the place, the addition of more healthy choices to the menu and her strive to offer superior customer service.  She is proud to see her vision come to life as she continues to serve quality food with her own unique touch.