If you are looking for great barbecue in the southeast, you have come to the right place! I have tried to make this list as easy-to-follow as I can. It’s a series of links to the many barbecue restaurants that we have visited for this blog. This page should be updated about once a month with the newest additions. Naturally, Georgia dominates the list, because we live here, but we’re always looking for a good excuse to get out and visit other states!

A map of these barbecue joints can be viewed here. Have fun with it!


Auburn / Opelika area: (sauce region continues east through Phenix City and south down US-431, see below)
Chuck’s Bar-B-Que, Opelika AL
Price’s Barbecue House, Auburn AL

Birmingham area:
Leo & Susie’s Famous Green Top Bar-B-Que, Dora AL
Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Birmingham AL
Old Smokey Bar-B-Que, Leeds AL
Rusty’s Bar-B-Q, Leeds AL
Saw’s BBQ, Birmingham AL

Central Alabama – I-20/I-59 corridor:
Smokin’ Jack’s Bar-B-Que, Demopolis AL

Florence / Muscle Shoals area:
Brooks Barbeque, Muscle Shoals AL: 2013 visit, 2014 visit
Bunyan’s Bar-B-Q, Florence AL
Dick Howell Bar-B-Q, Florence AL

Huntsville area:
Chuck Wagon BBQ, Madison AL
Gibson’s Bar-B-Q, Huntsville AL
Little Paul’s Barbecue, Huntsville AL
Mary’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Maysville AL

Mobile area:
Brick Pit, Mobile AL

Montgomery area:
Hog Rock BBQ, Wetumpka AL

North Alabama – I-20 corridor:
Goal Post Bar-B-Q, Anniston AL (closed)
Marie’s B-B-Q House, Heflin AL
Miller’s BBQ, Talladega AL

North Alabama – I-22 corridor:
Buttahachee Bar-B-Que, Hamilton AL
Plaza BBQ, Guin AL

North Alabama – I-59 corridor:
50 Taters, Scottsboro AL
Al & Mick’s Bar-B-Q, Snead AL
Bar-B-Q Place, Fort Payne AL
Big Jim’s Bama Q, Hammondville AL
Big Marv’s BBQ, Scottsboro AL (relocated to Winchester TN)
Joe’s Walk Hard BBQ, Leesburg AL
Ol’ Tymer’s BBQ & Blues, Fort Payne AL
Pig-N-Out Bar-B-Q, Hokes Bluff AL
Tate’s BBQ, Scottsboro AL

North Alabama – I-65 corridor:
Johnny’s Bar-B-Q, Cullman AL
Southern Hickory Barbecue, Cullman AL

Phenix City area: (see also Columbus GA)
13th Street Bar-B-Q, Phenix City AL
Corner Que, Smiths Station AL
Mike and Ed’s Bar-B-Que, Phenix City AL

South Alabama – I-65 corridor:
George’s Old Time BBQ, Brewton AL
Kendall’s BBQ, Georgiana AL
Real Pit BBQ, Greenville AL

South Alabama – US-431 corridor:
Phil’s BBQ, Eufaula AL

Tuscaloosa area:
Dreamland BBQ, Tuscaloosa AL
Hicks BBQ, Northport AL
Thomas Rib Shack, Tuscaloosa AL


Jacksonville area:
Callahan Barbecue, Callahan FL


Athens area:
Banjo’s Barbecue, Commerce GA
Bar-B-Que Shack, Athens GA
Bar-H Barbeque, Royston GA
Big Al’s BBQ Pit, Statham GA (closed)
Bill’s Bar-B-Q, Hull GA (closed)
Butt Hutt, Athens GA
Cabin Creek BBQ, Nicholson GA
Chub’s BBQ, Ila GA (closed)
Crowe’s Bar-B-Que, Madison GA
Fresh Air Bar-B-Que, Athens GA
Harry’s Pig Shop, Athens GA (closed)
Holcomb’s Bar-B-Q, Greensboro GA
Hot Thomas Barbecue, Watkinsville GA
Jot Em Down Store & BBQ, Athens GA (closed)
Paul’s Bar-B-Q, Lexington GA: 2010 visit, 2014 visit
Pig O’s Bar-B-Que, Crawford GA
Pulaski Heights BBQ, Athens GA
Redd’s Que & Stew, Jefferson GA
Rooter’s BBQ, Athens GA
Scott & BJ’s Bar-B-Q, Athens GA
Smokin’ Po-Boys BBQ, Winder GA
Zeb’s Bar-B-Q, Danielsville GA

Atlanta area – Intown (ITP):
Barbecue Kitchen, College Park GA
Bone Lick BBQ, Atlanta GA
Brown’s BBQ, Atlanta GA (closed)
Burnt Fork BBQ, Decatur GA (closed)
Community Q BBQ, Decatur GA
Daddy D’z, Atlanta GA
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, Atlanta GA
Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q, Atlanta GA: 2011 visit, 2014 visit
The Greater Good BBQ, Atlanta GA
Hambones BBQ, Hapeville GA
Harold’s Barbecue, Atlanta GA (closed)
Heirloom Market Bar-B-Que, Smyrna GA
Hottie Hawg’s Smokin’ BBQ, Atlanta GA
Lovie’s BBQ, Atlanta GA
Miss Betty’s House of Ribs, Atlanta GA
Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que, Atlanta GA
Mustard Seed BBQ, Atlanta GA
Old Brick Pit, Chamblee GA: 2011 visit, 2013 visit
One Star Ranch, Atlanta GA
Papa Joe’s BBQ Pit, Decatur GA
Pappy Red’s BBQ, Atlanta GA
The Pig and the Pearl, Atlanta GA
Pit Boss BBQ, Hapeville GA
The Smoke Ring, Atlanta GA
Sweet Auburn Barbecue, Atlanta GA: 2012 visit to store # 1, 2014 visit to store # 2
Waikikie Hawaiian BBQ, Atlanta GA
Wyatt’s Country Bar-B-Que, Atlanta GA

Atlanta area – Suburbs (OTP):
Barbecue Street, Kennesaw GA
Bastie Boys BBQ, Buford GA (closed)
Beaver Creek Biscuits & BBQ, Lithia Springs GA
Beetles BBQ, Woodstock GA
Big Shanty Smokehouse, Kennesaw GA: 2010 visit, 2013 visit
Boyd’s Bar-B-Q, Smyrna GA
Bradley’s Bar-B-Que, Conyers GA
Briar Patch BBQ, Hiram GA
Bub-Ba-Q, Woodstock GA
Buckhead Barbecue Company, Smyrna GA (closed)
‘cue, Milton GA
Dave Poe’s BBQ, Marietta GA
Dean’s Barbeque, Jonesboro GA
Dreamland BBQ, Roswell GA
Ebony & Ivory, Smyrna GA
Fred’s Bar-B-Q House, Lithia Springs GA
Georgia Pit Bar-B-Que, Smyrna GA (closed)
Georgia Rib Company, Marietta GA
Glenn’s Bar-B-Que, Conyers GA (closed)
Goad Barbecue Company, Lawrenceville GA
Grand Champion BBQ, Marietta GA
The Greater Good BBQ, Tucker GA
Happy Hawg BBQ, Dallas GA
The Hickory Hut, Dallas GA
Hog Wild Barbeque, Douglasville GA
Hudson’s Hickory House, Douglasville GA
JD’s Bar-B-Que, Woodstock GA
Johnny’s Bar-B-Que and Steaks, Powder Springs GA
Kelly’s BBQ, Walnut Grove GA
Mad Dog’s BBQ, Conyers GA
Merle’s Bar-B-Q, Dallas GA
Mr. D’s Barbeque, Austell GA (closed)
O.B.’s BBQ, McDonough GA
Old Hickory House, Dunwoody GA (closed)
Old McDonald’s Bar-B-Que, Buford GA
Old South Bar-B-Q, Smyrna GA: 2010 visit, 2014 visit
Pippins BBQ: Covington GA store, Conyers GA store
Praise the Lard BBQ, Buford GA
The Rib Ranch, Marietta GA
Righteous ‘Que, Marietta GA
Rodney’s Bar-B-Que, Dallas GA
Route 61 Bar-B-Q, Dallas GA
Sam’s BBQ-1: East Cobb store, West Cobb store
Smokejack Blues and Barbecue, Alpharetta GA
S’More BBQ, Douglasville GA
Spiced Right Rib House, Roswell GA
StaQs BBQ, Smyrna GA (closed)
Swallow at the Hollow, Roswell GA
Thompson Brothers Bar-B-Q, Smyrna GA
Tipsy Pig BBQ, Lilburn GA
Wallace Barbecue, Austell GA: 2010 visit, 2013 visit
Where There’s Smoke BBQ, Mansfield GA
Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q, Marietta GA
Zeigler’s BBQ, Acworth GA

Augusta area: (see also North Augusta SC)
Mot’s Bar-B-Que, Augusta GA
Neal’s Bar-B-Que, Thomson GA
Sconyers Bar-B-Que, Augusta GA

Brunswick area:
Beachcomber BBQ & Grill, St. Simons Island GA
Gary Lee’s Market, Brunswick GA
The Georgia Pig, Brunswick GA (closed)
Southern Soul Barbeque, St. Simons Island GA
Twin Oaks, Brunswick GA

Columbus area: (see also Phenix City AL)
Clearview BBQ, Columbus GA
Country’s Barbecue, Columbus GA
The Smokey Pig, Columbus GA

Dalton area: (generally northwest Georgia, I-75, US-27, or I-59 corridors)
Armstrong’s Barbecue, Summerville GA
Bailey’s Bar-B-Cue, Ringgold GA
Character’s Famous BBQ, Adairsville GA
Dub’s High on the Hog, Calhoun GA
Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse, Euharlee GA
Log Cabin Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Rome GA
Miller Brothers Rib Shack, Dalton GA
Ole Tymer BBQ, Rome GA
Scott’s Walk-Up Bar-B-Q, Cartersville GA
Thatcher’s Barbeque & Grill, Trenton GA
Troy’s BarBQ, Rome GA

Gainesville area:
3 Lil’ Pigs Bar-B-Q, Gainesville GA
Big D’s BBQ, Dawsonville GA
Hickory Pig BBQ, Gainesville GA
Johnny’s Bar-B-Q, Gainesville GA
Moonie’s Texas Barbecue, Flowery Branch GA
Rib Country, Cleveland GA
Rick’s Smokin’ Pig, Gainesville GA
Smokin’ Gold BBQ, Dahlonega GA
Southern Smoq BBQ, Flowery Branch GA

Macon area:
Fincher’s Bar-B-Q, Macon GA: 2011 visit to store # 4, 2013 visit to store # 1 and # 2
Fresh Air Bar-B-Que, Jackson and Macon GA
Grillmaster, Perry GA
Joe-Bear’s and Sons Bar-B-Que, Macon GA
Old Clinton Bar-B-Q, Gray GA
Pig in a Pit, Macon GA (closed)
Satterfield’s, Macon GA
White Diamond Grill, Bonaire GA

Middle Georgia – I-16 corridor:
Jomax Bar-B-Q, Metter GA
Scott’s Bar-B-Que, Cochran GA
Vandy’s Bar-B-Q, Statesboro GA

Middle Georgia – I-75 corridor south of Atlanta and north of Macon:
Blind Pig BBQ, Jackson GA
Dave’s BBQ & Soul Food, Monticello GA
Kinorhook Bar-B-Que, Eatonton GA
The Oink Joint, Zebulon GA
Piggie Park, Thomaston GA
Southern Pit, Griffin GA
Speedi-Pig, Fayetteville GA

Middle Georgia – I-85 corridor:
Sprayberry’s Barbecue, Newnan GA

North Georgia – I-20 corridor between Alabama and Atlanta:
Billy Bob’s Bar-B-Q, Carrollton GA
Evan’s Barbeque Company, Villa Rica GA
J & W Bar-B-Q, Carrollton GA
Jones Bar-B-Q, Carrollton GA
Jones BBQ Outpost, Carrollton GA
Lively’s Owens BBQ, Cedartown GA
Turn Around Bar-B-Q, Tallapoosa GA

North Georgia – I-575 / GA-515 corridor:
Amos’s BBQ and Biscuits, Ball Ground GA
Bigun’s Barbeque, Talking Rock GA
Davis Bar-B-Que, Jasper GA
Joe’s BBQ, Blue Ridge GA
Mike’s Trackside BBQ, Blue Ridge GA
Mo-Ribs, Canton GA
Pink Pig, Cherry Log GA
Poole’s Bar-B-Q, East Ellijay GA: 2010 visit, 2014 visit
Two Brothers Barbecue, Ball Ground GA: 2010 visit, 2014 visit
Walker’s Fried Pies & BBQ, Ellijay GA

North Georgia – I-85 corridor:
Big Oak Bar-B-Q, Commerce GA
Jack’s Old South BBQ, Braselton GA
John’s Barbecue, Hoschton GA
Stonewall’s BBQ, Braselton GA

North Georgia – I-985 / US-23 corridor:
Bar-B-Q Shack, Toccoa GA
Hawg Wild BBQ & Catfish House, Clarkesville GA
Mountain Man BBQ and Grill, Dillard GA
Oinkers, Clayton GA
Sweet House BBQ at Jaemor Farm, Alto GA

Savannah area:
Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp, Tybee Island GA
Smokin Pig, Richmond Hill GA
Wiley’s Championship BBQ, Savannah GA

South Georgia:
4 Way BBQ, Lumpkin GA
A.B.’s Bar-B-Que, Hawkinsville GA
The Barbeque Pit, Moultrie GA
Jack’s Bar-B-Q, Kingsland GA
Keith-a-Que, Ashburn GA
Smoakies Bar-B-Que, Cordele GA
Stinson’s Old Fashion Bar-B-Que, Lumber City GA


Lexington area:
City Barbeque, Lexington KY

Owensboro area:
Old Hickory Bar-B-Q, Owensboro KY


Starkville area:
The Little Dooey, Starkville MS
Petty’s BBQ, Starkville MS


Asheville area:
Ed Boudreaux’s Bayou BBQ, Asheville NC (closed)
Luella’s Bar-B-Que, Asheville NC

Charlotte area: (see also Rock Hill SC)
Bar-B-Q King, Charlotte NC
Bill Spoon’s Barbecue, Charlotte NC
R.O.’s Bar-B-Q, Gastonia NC
Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge, Shelby NC
Sauceman’s BBQ, Charlotte NC
Wink’s King of Barbecue and Seafood, Salisbury NC

East of I-95:
B’s Barbecue, Greenville NC
Bum’s Restaurant, Ayden NC
Grady’s BBQ, Dudley NC
Jack Cobb & Son, Farmville NC
Parker’s Barbecue, Wilson NC
Skylight Inn BBQ, Ayden NC
Wilber’s Barbecue, Goldsboro NC

Hickory area:
Carolina Bar-B-Q, Statesville NC

Murphy area:
Herb’s Pit BBQ, Murphy NC

Piedmont Triad area:
Bar-B-Q Center, Lexington NC
Deano’s Barbecue, Mocksville NC
Hill’s Lexington Barbecue, Winston-Salem NC
Hursey’s Bar-B-Q, Burlington NC
Lexington Barbecue, Lexington NC
Short Sugar’s, Reidsville NC

Research Triangle area:
Allen & Son Barbeque, Chapel Hill NC


Columbia area:
Jackie Hite’s Bar-B-Q, Batesburg-Leesville SC
Maurice’s Piggie Park Barbecue, West Columbia SC
Shealy’s Bar-B-Que, Batesburg-Leesville SC
True BBQ, West Columbia SC

Florence area:
Roger’s Bar-B-Que, Florence SC
Schoolhouse Bar-B-Que, Scranton SC
Shuler’s Bar-B-Que, Latta SC

Greenville area:
Henry’s Smokehouse, Greenville SC
Mutt’s BBQ, Greer SC
The Pompous Pig, Anderson SC
The Smoking Pig, Pendleton SC

Lowcountry region:
Brown’s Bar-B-Q, Kingstree SC
McCabe’s Bar-B-Q, Manning SC
Scott’s BBQ, Hemingway SC

North Augusta area: (see also Augusta GA)
BBQ Barn, North Augusta SC

Piedmont region:
Bill’s BBQ, Cheraw SC
Midway BBQ, Buffalo SC
Smokey Joe’s BBQ, Greenwood SC

Rock Hill area: (see also Charlotte NC)
521 BBQ & Grill, Indian Land SC
Courtney’s BBQ & Seafood, Clover SC

Upstate region:
Willard’s Hash, Gaffney SC (closed)


Chattanooga area:
Couch’s Barbecue, Ooltewah TN
Dixie BBQ, Hixson TN
The Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que, Chattanooga TN
Hwy 58 BBQ, Chattanooga TN
Hillbilly Willy’s Bar-B-Q, Chattanooga TN
Kevin Brown’s Burgers, Ooltewah TN
Rib & Loin, Chattanooga TN
Shuford’s Smokehouse, Chattanooga TN
Sugar’s Ribs, Chattanooga TN

Eastern Tennessee – I-75 corridor:
Bradley’s BBQ, Sweetwater TN

Johnson City area:
Dixie Barbeque Company, Johnson City TN
The Original Ridgewood Barbecue, Bluff City TN

Knoxville area:
Full Service BBQ, Maryville TN

Memphis area:
A & R Bar-B-Que, Memphis TN
The Bar-B-Q Shop, Memphis TN
Central BBQ, Memphis TN
Coletta’s, Memphis TN
Interstate Barbecue, Memphis TN
Leonard’s Bar-B-Que, Memphis TN

Middle Tennessee – US-64 corridor:
Big John’s Bar-B-Q, Lawrenceburg TN
Big Marv’s BBQ, Decherd TN
Chuck Wagon Diner, Fayetteville TN
John T’s BBQ, Winchester TN
Pappy John’s Bar-B-Que, Selmer TN

Nashville area:
CBQ, Smyrna TN
Hog Heaven, Nashville TN
Judge Bean’s Bar-B-Que, Brentwood TN
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Nolensville TN
Mary’s Old-Fashioned Pit Bar-B-Que, Nashville TN
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Nashville TN
Rick’s Barbecue, Murfreesboro TN
Slick Pig Bar-B-Q, Murfreesboro TN
Snow White Drive In, Lebanon TN

3 thoughts on “Barbecue

  1. Great list!

    Although I’m not from GA, I think it will be useful to my readers there who love BBQ.

    Definitely would recommend it later. Already booked.


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