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2019 Best Barbecue Restaurants
in America

Franklin Barbecue, one of GAYOT's Best Barbecue Restaurants in America

America's Best BBQ Restaurants

All across America there are countless restaurants ready to serve up a platter of ribs, BBQ chicken or a pulled pork sandwich to satisfy your 'cue craving. But when you want the best of the best, try one of the smokin' good spots on GAYOT's list of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in the U.S., presented in alphabetical order.

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