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Best Minneapolis/St. Paul 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 Minneapolis/St.Paul.


 


Famous Dave's Barbecue
12/20
Dining Room at Famous Dave 3001 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Even though it’s a chain, Dave’s can hold its own against many homegrown efforts. More...

Market Bar-B-Que Barbecue
12/20
1414 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Down-home, pit-smoked barbecue has been attracting aficionados since 1946. More...

Redstone American Grill Barbecue
12/20
12501 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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If you can't get away to the cabin up north, head to Redstone American Grill for your Northwoods fix. More...

Scott Ja-Mama's Barbecue
11/20
3 W. Diamond Lake Rd.
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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Scotty's has been kicking out ribs slathered in his Mama's secret sauce for quite some time. More...

Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque Barbecue
11/20
Brick Alley
423 S. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
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The La Belle Vie team puts its spin on barbecue. More...

Ted Cook's 19th Hole Barbeque Barbecue
Quick Bite
2814 38th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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Sauced-up and wood-smoked, this hole-in-the-wall serves up some of the best 'cue in the Twin Cities. More...

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