Food Paradise: Barbecue Paradise

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Joe's Kansas City BBQSee Joe's Kansas City BBQ Video ($$)
(3957 ratings)

3002 W 47th Ave Map It!
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 722-3366
  • BBQ
  • Z-Man Sandwich
    slow-smoked beef brisket, smoked provolone cheese topped w/ 2 onion rings on a toasted Kaiser bun; "my favorite BBQ sandwich anywhere in the world"-Danielle Dimovski; looks good
  • Carolina Pork Sandwich
    house specialty; pulled pork served on a toasted bun, w/ spicy cole slaw & Bubba's sauce; looks good
  • Beef Brisket
    top-seller; looks good
  • Burnt Ends
    "one of the best BBQs I've come across"; looks good; only served 3 days/week (check website menu)
  • Ribs
4.5 out of 5
3957 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best BBQ); opened in 1996 after multiple competition awards & catering jobs; in gas station w/ liquor store next door; voted best BBQ by readers of USA TODAY & 10Best (from its website); long lines; also known as Oklahoma Joe's BBQ
Black's Barbecue ($$)
(1540 ratings)

215 N Main St Map It!
Lockhart, TX 78644
(512) 398-2712
  • Beef Brisket
  • Sausage
  • Giant Beef Ribs
    smoked for 5-6 hrs; looks good
  • Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage
    pork-based; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1540 ratings
#91 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); since 1932; fourth generation family owned & operated
Hitching Post IISee Hitching Post II Video ($$$)
(1367 ratings)

406 E Hwy 246 Map It!
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-0676
  • Barbecue Steaks
  • Grilled Artichokes
  • Burger
    "best burger I've ever eaten"-Cat Cora; available only Mon, Tue and Wed at the bar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1367 ratings
made famous from movie "Sideways"
Lexington Barbecue ($)
(487 ratings)

100 Smokehouse Ln Map It!
Lexington, NC 27295
(336) 249-9814
  • Chopped Shoulder Pork
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
487 ratings
  • BBQ
  • Beef Brisket
    smoked for 12 hours; top seller
  • Ribs
    pork spare ribs; vinegar-based sauce
  • Burnt Ends
3.5 out of 5
1529 ratings
#14 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
Food War: Arthur Bryant's vs. Gate's... Arthur Bryant's won (4-votes-to-1); opened in 1930; iconic BBQ; long lines; known for its BBQ sauce; served on butcher paper w/ loaf of bread
Kreuz MarketSee Kreuz Market Video ($$)
(880 ratings)

619 N Colorado St Map It!
Lockhart, TX 78644
(512) 398-2361
  • Beef Brisket
    cooked for 6 hrs; looks good
  • Sausage
  • BBQ Meat Platter
    sausage, beef brisket, smoked turkey, pork spare ribs; looks good
3.5 out of 5
880 ratings
#10 (America's Best: American Classics);
Food War: Kreuz's vs. Smitty's... Kreuz won (3-votes-to-2); opened in 1900 as a meat market and grocery store, became full-fledged restaurant in 1960s, moved to new location in 1999; sister owns rival Smitty's Market across town; served on butcher paper; no BBQ sauce, no forks
Smitty's MarketSee Smitty's Market Video ($$)
(896 ratings)

208 S Commerce St Map It!
Lockhart, TX 78644
(512) 398-9344
  • Sausage
    served on butcher paper; signature dish
  • Beef Brisket
3.5 out of 5
896 ratings
#92 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
Food War: Kreuz's vs. Smitty's... Kreuz won (3-votes-to-2); opened in 1999; located where the original Kreuz Market stood; brother owns rival Kreuz Market across town; served on butcher paper; no BBQ sauce
  • Ribs
3.0 out of 5
50 ratings
[CLOSED]; won many championships/awards; delivered to President Clinton at Air Force One; other locations in Murphysboro & Marion, IL
  • BBQ Spaghetti
  • Pork Ribs
  • Barbecue Spaghetti
  • Brisket
  • Pulled Pork
3.0 out of 5
360 ratings
#55 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1979 first as a grocery store to provide his disabled son with a job; recognized as one of the best BBQ (People Magazine, Vogue, USA Today)
  • Pulled Pork
2.5 out of 5
4 ratings
annual event at end of October
Cowboy Flavor
P.O. Box 192 Map It!
Santa Maria, CA 93440
  • Barbecue Steaks
out of 5
0 ratings
catering only
Food Paradise: Barbecue Paradise   (11 restaurants)