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Vote Now – Reader’s Choice Poll – Favorite BBQ Joint

What is your favorite BBQ joint? I know that’s like asking you to vote for your favorite child, so if you can’t choose just one, give me 5 or 10. Put them in order of just through them out. Every week I’ll be tallying the list up (from comments below, reader flame ratings, and emails I receive) for a new top ten list. Make your voice heard!

Posted in BBQ Top Ten Lists on by kevin - Comments (34)

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  1. Dead End BBQ – Knoxville, TN

    Comment by Chris — May 27, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

  2. 1. Pok-E-Jo’s (Round Rock location)
    2. Meyer’s BBQ (Elgin, TX)
    3. County Line (Austin, TX–on the lake)
    4. Salt Lick (the original)
    5. Chisholm Trail BBQ (Lockhart, TX)

    Comment by Jacob Zalaznick — May 30, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

  3. I sent 6 because I could.

    1. Right-on-Q, 2809 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, GA 31520
    2. Southern Soul, 2809 Glynn Ave Brunswick, GA 31520
    3. ARCHIBALD’S BAR-B-Q, 1211 MLK Blvd. Northport, AL 35476
    4. Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse, 2202 Inwood Road Dallas, TX 75235
    5. Fresh Air Barbecue, 1164 Highway 42 South, Jackson, GA 30233
    6. Smoakies Bar B Que, 107 Cemetery Lane, Cordele, GA 31015

    Comment by Greg Hoyt — May 31, 2011 @ 4:00 am

  4. Had to correct Southern Soul’s address
    Southern Soul, 2020 Demere Road St. Simons Island, GA

    Comment by Greg Hoyt — May 31, 2011 @ 4:02 am

  5. Rosey’s BBQ ~ Jenkintown, PA

    Comment by Craig — June 1, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

  6. 1. Franklins – Austin TX
    2. City Market – Luling TX
    3. Salt Lick – Driftwood TX
    4. Cooper’s – Llano Tx
    5. Louie Mueller – Taylor TX
    6. Opie’s BBQ – Spicewood TX
    7. Southside & Meyers – Elgin TX
    8. Smitty’s & Kruetz’s Lockhart TX
    9. County Line – Austin & San Antonio TX
    10. Rudy’s – Texas
    11. Chisholm Trail – Lockhart TX

    Comment by Larry — June 7, 2011 @ 4:44 am

  7. 1. Lillie’s Q — Chicago http://www.lilliesq.com/
    2. Merles — Evanston, Ill http://www.merlesbbq.com/
    3. Big Bob Gibson’s — Decatur, Ala. http://www.bigbobgibson.com/

    Comment by Spencer — June 9, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

  8. 1. Franklin BBQ -Austin, TX
    2. Lexington #1 (Honey Monk’s) – Lexington, NC
    3. Louie Mueller’s BBQ- Taylor, TX
    4. Wilber’s Barbecue – Goldsboro, NC
    5. Snow’s BBQ- Lexington, TX
    6. Allen & Sons, Chapel Hill, NC
    7. Carolina Smokehouse – Cashiers, NC

    Comment by hedrives — June 21, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

  9. Best BBQ in Denver and probably Colorado.

    Comment by Patricia Cossoff — June 21, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

  10. Best BBQ in Denver and probably Colorado

    Comment by Patricia Cossoff — June 21, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

  11. 1. Franklin Barbecue – Austin, TX
    2. Louie Mueller – Taylor, TX
    3. Dallas Lockart – Dallas, TX
    4. Black’s Barbecue – Lockhart, TX

    Comment by Joe Mulenex — June 27, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

  12. Pierce’s Pitt BBQ – Lightfoot, VA

    Comment by Chase — July 4, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

  13. 1. Coopers BBQ – Raleigh NC
    2. Ralph’s BBQ – Wilson NC
    3. Salt Lick – Austin TX
    4. The Pit – Raleigh NC

    Comment by Lance Norris — July 4, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

  14. 1. Snow’s BBQ – Lexington, TX
    2. City Market – Luling, TX
    3. Smitty’s Market – Lockhart, TX
    4. Louie Mueller BBQ – Taylor, TX

    Comment by Sean Talbot — July 11, 2011 @ 8:42 am

  15. I’ll try to be geographically representative, though I’ve not yet been to Texas. :(

    1. Arthur Bryant’s – Kansas City, MO
    2. Redbones – Somerville, MA
    3. Jewell’s – Princeton, KY
    4. Bessinger’s – Charleston, SC
    5. Jones – Seattle, WA

    There would likely have been more Midwestern entries, but on our cross-country journey, my girlfriend set a daily limit on BBQ stops. The nerve!!

    Comment by Andrew — July 11, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

  16. ALL my County Line sister sites of course!!!! Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Albq. Houston, Conroe, and of course AIR RIBS so you don’t even have to leave your house!!

    Comment by Dee Dee Halsey — July 11, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

  17. But you Kevin are our FAVORITE writer. reviewer, and good ole customer!

    Comment by Dee Dee Halsey — July 11, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

  18. I only have one since we dont have REAL BBQ here in the north.

    Big Bob Gibson’s — Decatur, Ala. http://www.bigbobgibson.com/ (they came to me in a BBQ Festival)

    Comment by Claudia D — July 15, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

  19. 1. Kruetz’s – Lockhart, Texas
    2. Coopers – Llano, Texas
    3. Snow’s – Lexington, Texas
    4. Harolds – Abilene, Texas
    5. Salt Lick – Driftwood, Texas
    6. Eddie B’s – Pflugerville, Texas
    7. City Market – Luling, Texas
    8. Smitty’s Market – Lockhart, Texas
    9. County Line On the Hill – Austin, Texas
    10. Meyers – Elgin, Texas

    Comment by J B — July 19, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

  20. Here’s my tenative top ten:

    1 – Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ, Decatur, AL
    2 – Fat Boys Bar-Be-Que Ranch, Prattville, AL
    3 – Corky’s BBQ, Memphis, TN
    4 – Old Hickory House, Charlotte, NC
    5 – Hancocks Country BBQ, Selma, AL
    6 – 12 Bones BBQ, Asheville, NC
    7 – Golden Rule BBQ, Birmingham, AL
    8 – Cunningham’s BBQ, Alma, AR
    9 – Full Moon BBQ, Birmingham, AL
    10 – Archibalds BBQ, Northport, AL

    Comment by Kim Evans — August 7, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

  21. Lazybones BBQ in Roseville michigan, the best burnt ends i have had.

    Comment by Brian Craig — August 25, 2011 @ 8:36 am

  22. 1. Franklin Barbecue – Austin, TX
    2. Franklin Barbecue – Austin, TX
    3. Franklin Barbecue – Austin, TX
    4. Franklin Barbecue – Austin, TX
    5. Franklin Barbecue – Austin, TX

    Comment by Amadeo Garcia — September 2, 2011 @ 6:18 pm

  23. Snow’s BBQ, Lexington, TX
    Franklins BBQ, Austin, TX
    Shorty’s BBQ, Miami, FL
    Blacks BBQ, Lockhart, TX
    LuLing City Market, LuLing, TX
    Bubbalou’s Bodacious BBQ, Orlando, FL

    Would Be my TOP-6, I’ve eaten at, but I cook some great Q also, so I’m always comparing mine to them.

    Comment by David Theimer — September 21, 2011 @ 10:35 am

  24. 1. Franklins BBQ, Austin TX. just about perfect.
    2. Vencil Mares Taylor Cafe, Taylor Texas, perfect brisket and ribs.
    3. Smittys BBQ, Lockhart TX
    4. Luling City Market, Luling, TX
    5. Snow’s BBQ, Lexington, TX

    The rest all have issues, but these 5 always put out good bbq.

    Comment by eltex — September 27, 2011 @ 9:07 am

  25. Rooster’s in Williston,N.D. has a great prime rib,awesome ribs and a hot sauce that had to originate from somewhere deep in Oklahoma!! They have a Prairie Fire sausage that will light you up!!!! Amost as good as Wild Horse Mountain BBQ in Sallisaw, OK.

    Comment by Brent Smith — February 13, 2012 @ 11:31 am

  26. 1. Bigmista’s Barbecue, Los Angeles, CA (Duh!)
    2. Bludso’s BBQ, Compton, CA
    3. Oklahoma Joe’s, Kansas City, MO
    4. Smoke City Market, Sherman Oaks, CA
    5. I need to get out more…

    Comment by Bigmista — February 14, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

  27. I want to send a shout out to:
    Andy’s Hawg Wild BBQ
    2826 Dedman St.
    Pasadena, TX 77503
    Phone: 281-487-7388
    Best BBQ in Texas. Try their Porka-Bobs and baked potato salad.
    tried a sample of the wings they may put on menu. the sauce is gooooood!
    Check em out!!!

    Comment by Art S. — March 19, 2012 @ 10:10 am

  28. Mission BBQ is my favorite in Baltimore MD!

    Comment by Shannon Ferb — April 6, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

  29. I live in MN, make sell my own sauce and when I want someone else’s BBQ forget that famous guy. I go to Q Fanatic in Champlin, MN. It’s on hwy 169 near the Mississippi River and was featured on DDD last year.

    Comment by Jay — April 15, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

  30. Hill Country!! NYC

    Comment by rose noodle — June 5, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

  31. Best in all of Alabama!

    1. New Market Bar-B-Q

    Comment by New Market Bar-B-Q — July 28, 2012 @ 11:54 am

  32. B.T.’s Smokehouse in Sturbridge, MA is the best anywhere. They can’t be beat.

    Comment by Suzanne Wood — November 27, 2012 @ 8:15 am

  33. 1. Wileys Championship BBQ- Savannah
    2. Pappy’s Smokehouse- St. Louis
    3. Central BBQ- Memphis
    4. Smoque- Chicago

    Comment by Albert — November 30, 2012 @ 11:15 am

  34. 1. Skylight Inn – Ayden, NC
    2. Big Al’s BBQ – Raleigh, NC
    3. Wilburs BBQ – Goldsboro, NC
    4. B’s BBQ – Greenville, NC

    Comment by Brian Corbett — January 15, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

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