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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29 08 4:09 pm    Post subject: Best BBQ in your state or any other you've visited Reply with quote

Following the idea in the best bbq restaurant thread here is a place to post your best bbq restaurant.

USA

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Washington, DC
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

CANADA

Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Nanavut
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Yukon

MEXICO

CARIBIAN

SOUTH AMERICA

EUROPE

SCANDINAVIA

AUSTRALIA & NEWZEALAND

ASIA

AFRIKA

ANTARCTICA

Quote this post, or add your nominations to this thread.

If you want to include a country that is not listed, please put that country under the part of the world it belongs.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01 08 5:56 pm    Post subject: Goeorgia BBQ Reply with quote

I don't generally go out for BBQ when I travel! Laughing

But I do enjoy some good Q on occasion when I do.

Bub-Ba-Q in Jasper Georgia is the real deal.

Authentic BBQ, friendly staff (and owner!), and a very clean restaurant.

Located just off of Hwy 515 in Jasper, they can be found at 1976 Hwy 53.

Stop by and see Bill if you are ever north of the Atlanta area!
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PostPosted: Sat May 03 08 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rib Ranch in Philadelphia (Aramingo @ Cottman) does great Q! I can't say it's the best in the state but it's the best that I've found.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17 08 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin's Barbeque in Nolensville is good stuff. If you can get the coconut cream cake his Mama makes it is unbelievable. The pulled pork is very good.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17 08 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pork Project wrote:
Martin's Barbeque in Nolensville is good stuff. If you can get the coconut cream cake his Mama makes it is unbelievable. The pulled pork is very good.


In "Nolensville" eh? Do we get to guess where that is? Razz
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PostPosted: Sat May 17 08 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe it's in Tennessee dude.
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PostPosted: Mon May 19 08 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is located in Tennessee. My bad.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11 08 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just saw this post, thx for the thumbs up Mike.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12 08 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best BBQ I've had in Oklahoma is at The Blue Pig at the Ardmore Air Park.

Honorable Mentions in Oklahoma go to...

Leo's
Mr. Tee's
Mr. Spriggs

And places that make decent BBQ in Oklahoma...

Dale's BBQ House
Swadley's
JR's Family BBQ
Spencer's Smokehouse
Van's Pig Stand

And as much as I hate to say it... The Rib Crib on I-240 in Oklahoma City actually makes edible BBQ.... Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28 08 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carribean: Brother Jimmys, opening in the El San Juan Hotel, in San Jaun, Peurto Rico, late Aug, early Sept Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28 08 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BobberQue wrote:
Carribean: Brother Jimmys, opening in the El San Juan Hotel, in San Jaun, Peurto Rico, late Aug, early Sept Wink


So if it's not open yet, how does it qualify as 'Best BBQ"? Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28 08 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBQMAN wrote:
BobberQue wrote:
Carribean: Brother Jimmys, opening in the El San Juan Hotel, in San Jaun, Peurto Rico, late Aug, early Sept Wink


So if it's not open yet, how does it qualify as 'Best BBQ"? Razz


lol ya got me on that one... it will be!!! lol
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05 08 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bird's Smokehouse along I-69 just north of Indianapolis is fantastic! Great pork and brisket, sauce is pretty good, and the atmosphere is very inviting. Don't plan on doing much afterwards though....hard to move after eating all of the 'Q they put on the plate!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24 08 6:58 am    Post subject: bob's Reply with quote

used to be a legendary place called bob's in ada, OK, does anybody know if it is still around? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24 08 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete Jones' Skylight Inn - Ayden, North Carolina

Light smokiness from the traditional cooking method in NC of cooking directly over a light bed of hardwood coals. This means that when the pig (whole hog...of course...it's Eastern NC) is turned over to finish cooking with the skin down, the skin gets nice & crispy. And yes...they chop a good bit of that skin in with the pork. Skin = flavor...flavor that you just don't get with smoking.

Counter service...generally two lines with the kitchen window right behind said counter. There is a man on the kitchen side of the open window chopping bbq. He simply takes his cleaver and transfers the fresh Q from his chopping block to a block located on the other side of the window...the counter side. The bbq is served in standard red & white paper trays. There are no choices at this bbq joint...it's Q, slaw, and a square of baked cornbread. If you want someTHING else...you had better go someWHERE else. You get a tray of Q with a slab of cornbread on top. A piece of deli paper tops the bread and you get a small tray of slaw on top of that.

Pay the man.

Oh...speaking of payment...there isn't a cash register in the place. Behind the guys at the counter (on the rear counter on either side of where the bbq resides on it's block) there are literally piles of money. One pile for each denomination of change they have. They take your money, make change from the counter, and hand you your stack of bbq goodness.

Only recently did they install a couple of drink fountains. Before that you got a bottled drink...Coke or Pepsi type soft drinks.

The bbq is simply delectable with the skin and light smoke. I've watched them chopping many times and seen that they season with vinegar, salt, pepper, and Texas Pete. These are not for flavor...and you can't even taste them once you start eating. They are simply for seasoning...to help bring out the pork flavor. You will have the standard vinegar/pepper sauce on the table along with bottles of Texas Pete. The slaw is a fine grind (as is the pork), and like most slaw you will get in Eastern NC...it's nice & sweet to balance out the vinegar sauce. The cornbread is...well, to be honest...not superlative. Baked cornbread can be good and I've had many a good baked cornbread at my granny's house. The best part about this stuff is the crunchy outer crust...and granny made it thin so you had more crust and less 'bread'. The problem with the baked cornbread at the Skylight Inn is that it is too thick and isn't seasoned enough for me. It needs more salt in the recipe. I usually end up pealing off the top and bottom layers of crust and leaving the inner bread.

This is some of the best bbq I've ever eaten...and eaten it I have.

Jay


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24 08 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like watching them use the vinegar. They just take a big jug by the top and bottom and give it a good jerk. Now that's how you measure! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24 08 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cape_fisherman,
Great Description! You have me wanting to go to North Carolina just to try the Q!

Unfortunately here in my part of Northern California we donít have much to choose from for good BBQ restaurants. All the ones locally are a poor excuse for the real thing.

I have been to a small mom and popís kind of place in the small town of Jacksonville Oregon which is the real deal! They have a nice big offset smoker out back of the building that you can go back and take at at it at woork. They state that itís Texas style BBQ and have something for everyone on the menu. My choice is always the pulled pork. Itís topped with a great sauce! Itís a thin sauce that has a sweet but tangy flavor. I donít get up that way too often but I always stop in when Iím in the area.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25 08 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Texas*
In addition to cooking it, I eat a lot of bbq when I get a chance - just sampling and comparing. These listed below are the real standouts I've been to. I can't say it's fair to list the spots that you see advertised that turn out to be mediocre, or worse, so I'm not saying anything about them. But I've probably eaten at them too. Most of these are on what's known as the "Texas BBQ Trail".

Cibolo
- Harmon's BBQ

Lockhart
- Kreuz's BBQ
- Black's BBQ
- Smitty's BBQ

Luling
- City Market

Taylor
- Louie Mueller's BBQ
- Taylor Cafe

And in two weeks, I'll be adding Cooper's BBQ in Llano to the list
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25 08 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Original Dinasour BBQ in Syracuse, NY. Fo me its a must when Im in Syracuse visiting the inlaws. If you are ther you must try a Saranac Root Beer. I am a bit of a root beer snob and its pretty good. Compliments the "Q" really well.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01 08 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what the thread is about and it's personal preference and all that but I have to Rolling Eyes every time I read about the eastern NC stuff called BBQ, not to mention the sides. Like I have said before, they cook as good as BBQ as anyone anywhere, and then ruin it with the sauce and sides. Cornbread and hush puppies with BBQ? Laughing Come on now yall, I know you have taste buds in there somewhere. About as funny as a white BBQ sauce.... Shocked OK, now everyone can start throwing things at me. Razz
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