Food & Drink

10 Best BBQ Joints in America, According to Yelp

Ah, barbecue. Smoked meat from on high. Black gold. Whatever you want to call it, barbecue is absolutely delicious, and there are many forms of it across the nation. With so little time to live and so much barbecue to try, where do you begin? We’re here to help.

We looked at Yelp’s list of the 100 must-try restaurants in America for 2016 to see if any BBQ joints made the list. At least 10 barbecue restaurants were in the top 100. Keep in mind, this is a list that includes esteemed restaurants like San Fransisco’s French Laundry, which has three Michelin stars. Yeah, barbecue is just that delicious.

These BBQ joints serve up a variety of styles, from Texan to Korean. If you’re thinking Korean BBQ doesn’t count, you’re doing yourself an injustice. While most prefer American-style, Korean is ever popular in the U.S., and it’s amazingly delicious in its unique way.

SEE ALSO: Korean Girls Try American BBQ for the First Time

Take a gander and the Top 10 and try to keep yourself from drooling all over your screen.

1. Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que – Kansas City, Kan.

o
Yelp/Sonia C.

2. Franklin Barbecue – Austin, Texas

Yelp/Julie G.
Yelp/Julie G.

3. Little Miss BBQ – Phoenix, Ariz.

BB
Yelp/Tim S.

4. Mr BBQ – Fullerton, Cali.

Yelp/Merica S.
Yelp/Merica S.

5. Pappy’s Smokehouse – St. Louis, Mo.

Yelp/Hoogaelric T.
Yelp/Hoogaelric T.

6. Gen Korean BBQ House – Cerritos, Cali.

Yelp/Alex P.
Yelp/Alex P.

7. Coop’s West Texas Barbecue – Lemon Grove, Cali

Yelp/Conrad R.
Yelp/Conrad R.

8. Phil’s BBQ – San Diego, Cali.

Yelp/Phil's BBQ
Yelp/Phil’s BBQ

9. Genwa Korean BBQ, Los Angeles, Cali.

Yelp/Lucerito R.
Yelp/Lucerito R.

10. Bobby Q. – Phoenix, Ariz.

Yelp/Lori I.
Yelp/Lori I.

recommended for you

10 Best BBQ Joints in America, According to Yelp