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 South Georgia

Fresh Air

Congratulations, you have reached swine nirvana. Fresh Air is a glorious warm and friendly pioneer-style wooden roadside shack with outdoor seating and sawdust out front. Only three things are served here: chopped p…
Top Choice Barbecue in Southside & the Moon River District

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 mouth-watering 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 parklike place off Hwy 290. It's a bit of a tourist fave, but the crowd-filled experience still gets our nod. Hungry? Ch…
Top Choice Barbecue in Asheville

12 Bones

How good is the barbecue at 12 Bones? Good enough to lure the vacationing Barack and Michelle Obama back to the River Arts District, a few years back. Expect a long wait, though, before you get to enjoy the slow-coo…
Top Choice Barbecue in Memphis

Central BBQ

The downtown location of this iconic Memphis barbecue 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 …
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…