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Best New Orleans 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 New Orleans.


Corky's Bar-B-Q Barbecue
4243 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
Corky’s offers a family dining experience, and its menu features both wet and dry Memphis-style ribs. More...

Country Flame Mexican
620 Iberville St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Spicy foods and diesel-strength margaritas are on the menu at Country Flame. More...

Hillbilly Bar B Q Barbecue
2317 Hickory Ave.
River Ridge, LA 70123
Nobody leaves hungry from Hillbilly Bar B Q, thanks to Kentucky native Larry Wyatt. More...

The Joint Barbecue
701 Mazant St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
The Joint offers juicy, smoky barbecue in the Bywater. More...

Saucy's BBQ Barbecue
Dining Room at Saucy 4200 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

Saucy's fills a void in Uptown New Orleans for good barbecue. More...

Ugly Dog Saloon & BBQ Bar
Quick Bite
401 Andrew Higgins Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Ugly Dog Saloon & BBQ has it all --- spicy food, flat screens and live music. More...

Walker's Southern Style BBQ Barbecue
Quick Bite
10828 Haynes Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70127

Walker’s cochon de lait po’ boy is worth the drive from downtown and surrounding areas. More...

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