Restaurants

Top Choice Barbecue in East Austin

Franklin Barbecue

This famous BBQ joint only serves lunch, and only till it runs out – usually well before 2pm. In fact, to avoid missing out, you should join the line - and there will be a line – by 10am (9am on weekends). Just trea…
Top Choice Barbecue in Savannah

B's Cracklin' BBQ

This is very good barbecue. Pit master Bryan Furman left his job as a welder to raise his own hogs and source local ingredients for homemade sides. The result is smoky heaven: melting brisket, falling-off-the-bone r…
Top Choice Barbecue in Birmingham

Saw's Soul Kitchen

Saw's has exploded onto the Birmingham barbecue scene with a vengeance, offering some of the most mouthwatering smoked meat in the city, served in a family-friendly atmosphere. Stuffed potatoes make a nice addition …
Top Choice Barbecue in Dripping Springs

Salt Lick

It's worth the 20-mile drive out of town just to see the massive outdoor barbecue pits at this park-like place off US 290. It's a bit of a tourist fave, but the crowd-filled experience still gets our nod. Hungry? Ch…
Top Choice Barbecue in Memphis

Central BBQ

The downtown location of this iconic Memphis BBQ joint is the perfect side dish to an afternoon at the National Civil Rights Museum. The transcendent pulled pork – almost always voted the city's best – can and shoul…
Top Choice Barbecue in Asheville

12 Bones

How good is this BBQ? Well, Former President Obama and wife Michelle stopped by a few years ago for a meal. The slow-cooked meats are smoky tender, and the sides, from the jalapeño-cheese grits to the smoked-potato …
Top Choice Barbecue in Clear Lake & Around

Killen's Barbecue

This tidy wood restaurant with its grassy site and outdoor patio is a pilgrimage spot for barbecue fans. Ronnie Killen has achieved meaty nirvana with his brisket, ribs, sausages, pulled pork and more. Everything he…
Top Choice Barbecue in Ocala

Big Lee's

It's only open Friday and Saturdays, the hours are fungible – if they run out of food, they'll close, so arrive early – it's a little ways out of town, and there's not even a restaurant to sit in, just a food truck …
Top Choice Barbecue in Midland

KD's Bar-B-Q

If you had to go to one Texas 'cue joint, this would do. Line your platter with wax paper and tell the cook what to pile on (the brisket is divine, the pork ribs almost candied). Add sides such as potato salad, then…
Top Choice Barbecue in Lexington

County Club

This smoked-meat sanctuary occupies the former storage garage of a Sunbeam bread factory. Though the service is best described as hipster aloof, the wares – a burger, brisket on rye, sriracha-lime smoked chicken win…