Everybody’s heard of the tried and true BBQ restaurants: Salt Lick, Pappy’s Smokehouse, Franklin Barbecue, La Barbecue to name a few. Here, you can expect great barbecue along with your long wait times.
But what if you’re tired of the same old places and food? Venture out and try a new BBQ joint!
With the help of Yelp, we’ve put together a list of the 10 best BBQ restaurants and joints that you’ve never heard of. They’re spread across the country so find one near you, try something new and skip those lines!
In no particular order:
Location: Boulder City NV
Specialties: Smoked meats including pork ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork and chicken.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Specialties: Central Texas BBQ briskets
Location: Gatlinburg, TN
Specialties: BBQ sandwiches
Location: St. Louis, MO
Specialties: Pork ribs, dry-rubbed and slow smokes over apple and cherry wood
Location: Murrieta, CA
Specialties: Smoked Brisket and barbecue ribs, sweet potato pie
Location: Kansas City, KS
Specialties: Pulled pork, Ribs, Burnt ends
Location: Celina, TX
Specialties: Wagyu brisket, 1855 Prime brisket, smoked sausage
Location: Santa Fe, TX
Specialties: Ribs, sausage, pulled pork and brisket
Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
Specialties: Brisket, pork
Location: Dillsboro, NC
Specialties: Sausages, ribs and brisket
These 10 BBQ restaurants spread across the country and are worth trying if you are in the vicinity.
Inspired to try out smoking barbecue yourself? Be sure to check out our list of best electric smokers so that you can smoke ribs, brisket and pork at home.