Best Places For BBQ In The U.S.

Listing the best BBQ places in the US can be subjective, especially with so many different generations of pitmasters, tastes and styles of BBQ. Know that this list is simply based on the places my significant other has frequented and preferred thus far and loved.  Feel free to list yours in the comments if it’s not on this list, so we can go check it out!

Happy eating!
LUNCH BOX DELI & BBQ- LEWISTON, IDAHO

COUNTRY BOY’S BBQ- CASHMERE, WASHINGTON

FOX SMOKEHOUSE BBQ- BOULDER CITY, NEVADA

CALHOUN’S TEXAS BBQ- MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA

SAM’S TEXAS SUB SHOP- NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

SPARKS AND SMOKE BBQ TAKEOUT- RENO, NEVADA

JULIA BELLE’S RESTAURANT- FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA

LITTLE MISS BBQ- PHOENIX, ARIZONA

HAYWOOD SMOKEHOUSE- DILLSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

DELAUDERS BBQ- GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE

 

36 thoughts on “Best Places For BBQ In The U.S.

  • June 20, 2018 at 1:25 pm
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    Black’s in Lockhart, TX is hands down my favorite. Opie’s in Spicewood, TX is great as well – the ribs there are a amazing!

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  • June 20, 2018 at 1:28 pm
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    Black’s in Lockhart, TX is hands down my favorite. Opie’s in Spicewood, TX has amazing ribs. They’re less known also, so it’s a quieter atmosphere.

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    • June 20, 2018 at 10:56 pm
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      Nice, thanks for letting us know. Don’t think we’ve been to Opie’s. We will definitely check it out! Thanks for reading! 🙂

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  • July 18, 2018 at 9:31 pm
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    Nothing listed for the state of Texas or for Kansas City , what a misinformed listing !!

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    • November 3, 2018 at 2:09 pm
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      I agree! KC is the bomb for BBQ!

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  • August 16, 2018 at 4:19 pm
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    Carl’s Perfect Pig in White Bluff, Tenn small place but over the top BBQ and sides … Also a shout out to The Dogwood BBQ in Vincennes, Indiana for the best all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet spot.

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  • August 17, 2018 at 12:46 am
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    The Rendezvous in Memphis. Rib Heaven

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  • September 26, 2018 at 10:07 pm
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    Butts on the Creek in Maggie Valley, N.C.
    Amazing BBQ

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  • September 30, 2018 at 12:10 pm
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    Black Hog in Ijsmsville, MD hands down the best BBQ.

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  • October 11, 2018 at 3:01 am
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    Seriously; ask anyone in North or South Carolina who knows vinegar based BBQ; and they will tell you, “Lexington North Carolina’s Highway 64”. Also, you don’t see it in recipes anymore; “BBQed goat, done in a vinegar-based sauce; over a bed of buried hot coals is the ultimate.” During all-night river fishing.

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    • October 12, 2018 at 2:35 am
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      Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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  • October 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm
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    Amazing BBQ up north- Bison Country Waltham, Mass.

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    • October 12, 2018 at 2:36 am
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      Cool, will have to check it out! Thanks for sharing!

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  • October 11, 2018 at 10:12 pm
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    My preference for barbecue is Buck Snort BBQ in Van Alstyne TX. The buffet is reasonably priced and oh, so good! The ribs fall off the bone plus you have a selection of brisquet, pulled pork, sausage, and chicken quarters.

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    • October 12, 2018 at 2:38 am
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      Will have to check with my friends next time we are in TX. Thanks for sharing!

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  • October 14, 2018 at 11:00 pm
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    Next time you’re in the south part of Sacramento, CA, make time to go to JR’s Texas BBQ for the best brisket this side of the South Fork Ranch. The Ribs, Pork, and Chicken are all good, but the mesquite-smoked brisket is the best ever!

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  • October 14, 2018 at 11:09 pm
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    For the best mesquite-smoked BBQ Brisket, go to JR’s Texas BBQ off Hwy 99 in south part of Sacramento, CA. All of JR’s ribs, chicken, and pork items are the best you’ll find this side of the South Fork Ranch, but the brisket is special.

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  • October 16, 2018 at 9:11 pm
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    Jack Stack, Kansas City
    My first visit a week ago and it was fabulous! In all of 66 years, 42 as a restaurant general manager I have never had better. Wow!

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  • October 21, 2018 at 1:20 pm
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    Killen’s BBQ Pearland, TX
    No list is complete without it

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  • October 27, 2018 at 2:36 pm
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    Try Southern Soul on St Simons island near Brunswick Ga. smoked prime rib special on Fridays vvmelt in your mouth.

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  • October 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm
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    ZZQ in Richmond, VA had the best BBQ I have ever eaten. Their ribs and brisket are also supreme.

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  • November 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm
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    I believe that you forgot K.C.!! Sneads, Jack Stack, LC’s etc…..

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    • November 5, 2018 at 2:19 am
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      I’ve eaten BBQ all over the country. Lots of great places, lots of great BBQ. Only a few weren’t worth the $$. My favorite of all, Cooper’s in Llano, TX. They let you pick the meat you want, right out of the pit, and how much of it, too.
      Next favorite is Smokehouse in Independence, MO (they used to be in Blue Springs, MO)

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    • July 19, 2019 at 7:06 am
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      What?? No Alabama spots?? If you’re ever in Decatur, Alabama, then you need to try Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ!!! It’s been around for a long time, and the bbq meat just melts in your mouth!!
      They are famous for their white bbq sauce.

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  • May 12, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    You left out Alabama!

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  • May 12, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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    Where can I get the best BBQ in Orange County, California…and in Los Angeles. I like Famous Dave’s but was hoping for another place close to Huntington Beach, California.
    cblake1023@aol.com

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  • May 12, 2019 at 10:42 pm
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    We travel a lot (on our stomachs). Have eaten BBQ all over. Never found any better than WOODLANDS in Blowing Rock, NC. It’s been there at least 30 years and we go out of our way to stop there anytime we’re close.

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  • May 12, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    Smoque BBQ…3800 N. Pulaski Chicago, 10 years going, THE BEST!

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  • June 21, 2019 at 3:15 pm
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    Backyard barbecue has the best ribs I’ve tasted so far I live in reno Nevada where we have a rib cookoff every year, I’m a truck driver ,cross country , I’ve eaten from Oakland, to south Carolina ,best ribs backyard in Jackson Tennessee, best sides Everett and Jones in Oakland ribs were second to backyards

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  • June 21, 2019 at 3:20 pm
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    Everett and Jones, world famous, when a president goes out of his way to eat there ,the ribs were great ,but the sides outshine everything Oakland California

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  • July 16, 2019 at 2:01 am
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    You have got to try Brobeck’s in Leawood, KS! Worth the travel for thousands of miles!

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