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Best Hawaii Barbecue Restaurants

From smokehouse to hoghouse and roadhouse, we've rounded up the best in barbecue. Sure, preferences abound when it comes to matters of the grill. So maybe it's a pulled pork sandwich on squishy white bread you crave or Texas brisket with a side of coleslaw and sweet tea. One day you might like your ribs slathered and glazed in tomato sauce; the next day rubbed with special spices; and the next marinated and drenched in tangy vinegar. Whatever your pleasure, try these smokin' spots for the best barbecue around in Hawaii.


Big Jake's Big Island BBQ Barbecue
Quick Bite
106 Milemarker, Mamalahoa Hwy.
Honaunau, HI 96726

Keawe-smoked Texas-style barbecue lures Big Island diners. More...

Da Smokehouse Barbecue
Quick Bite
438 Hobron Ln.
Honolulu, HI 96815
Tucked away on a side street, this joint serves up savory old-school barbecue. More...

Molly's Smokehouse Barbecue
23 S. Kamehameha Hwy.
Wahiawa, HI 96786
Follow your nose to Molly's, Central Oahu’s Texas-style barbecue mecca. More...

Uncle Bobo's Smoked BBQ Barbecue
Quick Bite
51-480 Kamehameha Hwy.
Kaaawa, HI 96730

North Shore visitors may choose to eat at a shrimp truck, but we're going for the real smoked barbecue here. More...

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