CZigs BBQ is owned and operated by Charlie Hyatt and George “Zig” Zigler. Combined Charlie and George have more than 20 years of catering and restaurant experience. Charlie began his career, under the direct guidance of pit-master Henry “Smoke” of Henry’s Smokehouse, in Oklahoma. Henry “Smoke” taught him the many different flavors of wood, spices, and meats, to ensure the various meats are properly flavored and tendered during smoking. Charlie owned and operated “Bourbon House BBQ” in Baltimore, MD from 2004 to 2006. George’s skills and desire for smoked meats and cooking, was engrained in him as a child. He learned the art of flavors and smoking meats through his grandfather and father in Concord, NC. He continued to follow his passion for cooking by preparing a variety of meats and sides for his friends and family. George later turned that love for cooking for his family and friends, to “Zigs Ribs”, which he could then bring those bold and aggressive flavors to a wider audience. Through their combined experience and desire to cook, they came together to form CZigs BBQ. The best barbecue restaurant in the DMV.

CZigs BBQ take pride in providing real wood smoked barbecue, great homemade sides, in a small quaint carry-out restaurant setting. We offer pick-up and delivery (local area only), as well as catering, anyplace, any state.

Our restaurant is unique because we serve all our meats with a dry rub, to allow you to taste the smoky, moist flavor of the meats. The meats are the main event of your restaurant experience; slow smoked for hours over real wood.

In addition, we offer a wide variety of homemade sides and desserts, 3 different homemade sauces (Hot Damn (Spicy), Uncle Charlie’s Sauce (Sweet), and Zig’s Special Sauce (Tangy)) and Zig’s Dirty Fries.

The key to CZigs BBQ success is providing our customers with top notch customer service, and consistent, quality foods that taste great every time. When you think BBQ, think CZigs “Where there’s smoke, there’s ribs!!”


Contact Us


14710 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone:(301) 627-7000
Fax: (301) 627-7001

Charlie Hyatt

George "Zig" Zigler