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Best Barbecue Restaurants

Horse Thief serves up Texas-style barbecue at downtown L.A.'s Grand Central Market

The meaning of the term "barbecue" changes from one part of the country to another. From Texas to Kansas City and across the Southeast, barbecue means well-seasoned meat cooked "low and slow" over wood until it develops a pink "smoke ring." Memphis barbecue is especially known for its rubs. Texas prefers beef for barbecue, and pork is the basis in the Southeast, although east Tennessee and western Kentucky have a tradition of mutton. The Midwest is especially fond of "burnt ends" from both beef and pork ribs. Sauces and sides vary widely, too. Whatever your pleasure, try one of these top barbecue restaurants in a city near you.


Top 10 Barbecue Restaurants:

Atlanta

Austin

Chicago

Kansas City


Los Angeles

New York

Orange County

San Francisco



More of the Best Barbecue Restaurants:

Alabama

Albuquerque

Anchorage

Atlanta

Austin

Baltimore

Boston

Buffalo

Central Coast, CA

Charlotte

Chicago

Cincinnati

Columbus

Dallas

Delaware

Denver

Detroit

Hartford, CT

Hawaii

Houston

Indianapolis

Kansas City

Las Vegas

Little Rock

Los Angeles Area

Louisville

Maine

Maryland Suburbs (DC)

Memphis

Miami/South Florida

Milwaukee

Mississippi


Monterey/Carmel

Montreal, Canada

Napa/Sonoma, CA

Nashville

New Hampshire

New Orleans

New York

Northern New Jersey

Oklahoma City

Orange County

Orlando

Philadelphia

Phoenix/Scottsdale

Portland

Raleigh/ Durham

Sacramento

Salt Lake City

San Antonio

San Diego

San Francisco/Bay Area

San Jose

Santa Barbara

Seattle

South Carolina

St. Louis

Tampa Bay

Tulsa

Twin Cities

Vancouver, Canada

Ventura County, CA

Virginia Suburbs (DC)

Washington DC

Wyoming


Some of the best bbq in the country can be found at Franklin's Barbecue in Austin, TX
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Top 10 Barbecue Restaurants in the United States
For the best of the best, try one of the smokin' spots GAYOT considers to be the best barbecue spots in the country.

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