If you are looking for great barbecue in the southeast, you have come to the right place! I have tried to make this list pretty easy to follow. 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 lived there for so long, but we hope to increase our coverage of Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky over the next couple of years.

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)
Byron’s Smokehouse, Auburn AL (2016)
Chuck’s Bar-B-Que, Opelika AL (2014)
Price’s Barbecue House, Auburn AL (2014) (closed)

Birmingham area:
Bluegrass Barbeque, Moody AL (2016)
Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q, Bessemer AL (2015)
Golden Rule Bar-B-Q, Irondale AL (2015)
Leo & Susie’s Famous Green Top Bar-B-Que, Dora AL (2013)
Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Birmingham AL (2010)
Old Smokey Bar-B-Que, Leeds AL (2013)
Rusty’s Bar-B-Q, Leeds AL (2011)
Saw’s BBQ, Birmingham AL (2010)

Central Alabama – I-20/I-59 corridor:
Smokin’ Jack’s Bar-B-Que, Demopolis AL (2012)

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

Huntsville area:
Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, Decatur AL (2016)
Big Cove BB-Q, Owens Cross Roads AL (2016)
Chuck Wagon BBQ, Madison AL (2013)
Gibson’s Bar-B-Q, Huntsville AL (2012)
Little Paul’s Barbecue, Huntsville AL (2012) (closed)
Mary’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Maysville AL (2012)

Mobile area:
Brick Pit, Mobile AL (2012)

Montgomery area:
Hog Rock BBQ, Wetumpka AL (2012)

North Alabama – I-20 corridor:
Bar-B-Q Hut, Heflin AL (2015)
Betty’s Bar-B-Q, Anniston AL (2015)
Goal Post Bar-B-Q, Anniston AL (2013) (closed)
Marie’s B-B-Q House, Heflin AL (2010)
Miller’s BBQ, Talladega AL (2012)
The Rocket, Jacksonville AL (2015)

North Alabama – I-22 corridor:
Buttahachee Bar-B-Que, Hamilton AL (2012)
Plaza BBQ, Guin AL (2012) (closed)

North Alabama – I-59 corridor:
50 Taters, Scottsboro AL (2014)
Al & Mick’s Bar-B-Q, Snead AL (2014)
Bama Boys BBQ, Henagar AL (2015)
Bar-B-Q Place, Fort Payne AL (2011)
Big Jim’s Bama Q, Hammondville AL (2011) (closed)
Big Marv’s BBQ, Scottsboro AL (2012) (relocated to Winchester TN)
Joe’s Walk Hard BBQ, Leesburg AL (2011)
Ol’ Tymer’s BBQ & Blues, Fort Payne AL (2014)
Pig-N-Out Bar-B-Q, Hokes Bluff AL (2012)
Pruett’s BBQ & Catfish, Gadsden AL (2015)
Ray’s Bar-B-Q, Atalla AL (2015)
Tate’s BBQ, Scottsboro AL (2012)

North Alabama – I-65 corridor:
Johnny’s Bar-B-Q, Cullman AL (2012)
Southern Hickory Barbecue, Cullman AL (2013)

Phenix City area: (see also Columbus GA)
13th Street Bar-B-Q, Phenix City AL (2011)
Corner Que, Smiths Station AL (2011) (closed)
Ed’s Bar-B-Que & Country Cooking, Phenix City AL (2016)
Mike and Ed’s Bar-B-Que, Phenix City AL (2011)

South Alabama – I-65 corridor:
George’s Old Time BBQ, Brewton AL (2012)
Kendall’s BBQ, Georgiana AL (2011)
Real Pit BBQ, Greenville AL (2012)

South Alabama – US-431 corridor:
Phil’s BBQ, Eufaula AL (2011)

Tuscaloosa area:
Archibald’s Bar-B-Que, Northport AL (2015)
Dreamland BBQ, Tuscaloosa AL (2011)
Hicks BBQ, Northport AL (2012)
Thomas Rib Shack, Tuscaloosa AL (2012)


Jacksonville area:
Callahan Barbecue, Callahan FL (2015)

Orlando area:
Harry and Larry’s Bar-B-Que, Winter Garden FL (2015)
Porkie’s Original BBQ, Apopka FL (2015)


Athens area:
Banjo’s Barbecue, Commerce GA (2014)
Bar-B-Que Shack, Athens GA (2011)
Bar-H Barbeque, Royston GA (2012)
Big Al’s BBQ Pit, Statham GA (2011) (closed)
Bill’s Bar-B-Q, Hull GA: 2011 visit, 2015 visit
Butt Hutt, Athens GA: 2010 visit, 2016 visit
Cabin Creek BBQ, Nicholson GA (2013)
Chub’s BBQ, Ila GA (2014) (closed)
Crowe’s Bar-B-Que, Madison GA (2012)
Fresh Air Bar-B-Que, Athens GA (2011)
Harry’s Pig Shop, Athens GA (2011) (closed)
Holcomb’s Bar-B-Q # 2, Greensboro GA (2012)
Holcomb’s Bar-B-Q # 1, White Plains GA (2016)
Hot Thomas Barbecue, Watkinsville GA (2011)
Jot Em Down Store & BBQ, Athens GA (2011) (closed)
Paul’s Bar-B-Q, Lexington GA: 2010 visit, 2014 visit (closed)
Pig O’s Bar-B-Que, Crawford GA (2012)
Pulaski Heights BBQ, Athens GA (2013)
Redd’s Que & Stew, Jefferson GA (2013)
Rooter’s BBQ, Athens GA (2015) (closed)
Saucehouse BBQ, Athens GA (2015)
Scott & BJ’s Bar-B-Q, Athens GA (2013)
Smokin’ Po-Boys BBQ, Winder GA (2012)
Zeb’s Bar-B-Q, Danielsville GA: 2010 visit, 2015 visit

Atlanta area – Intown (ITP):
Anna’s BBQ, Atlanta GA (2015)
B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue, Atlanta GA (2016)
Barbecue Kitchen, College Park GA: 2011 visit, 2015 visit
Bludso’s BBQ, Atlanta GA (2015)
Bone Lick BBQ, Atlanta GA (2012)
Brown’s BBQ, Atlanta GA (2012) (closed)
Burnt Fork BBQ, Decatur GA (2014) (closed)
Community Q BBQ, Decatur GA: 2011 visit, 2015 visit
Daddy D’z, Atlanta GA (2012)
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, Atlanta GA (2011)
Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q, Atlanta GA: 2011 visit, 2014 visit
The Greater Good BBQ, Atlanta GA (2014)
Hambones BBQ, Hapeville GA (2011)
Harold’s Barbecue, Atlanta GA (2010) (closed)
Heirloom Market Bar-B-Que, Smyrna GA (2011)
Hodge’s Bar-B-Que, Decatur GA (2015)
Hottie Hawg’s Smokin’ BBQ, Atlanta GA: 2011 visit, 2013 visit (closed)
Lovie’s BBQ, Atlanta GA (2014)
Miss Betty’s House of Ribs, Atlanta GA (2012) (closed)
Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que, Atlanta GA (2013)
Mustard Seed BBQ, Atlanta GA (2012)
Old Brick Pit, Chamblee GA: 2011 visit, 2013 visit
One Star Ranch, Atlanta GA (2014) (closed)
Papa Joe’s BBQ Pit, Decatur GA (2014)
Pappy Red’s BBQ, Atlanta GA (2011)
The Pig and the Pearl, Atlanta GA (2014)
Pit Boss BBQ, Hapeville GA (2011)
The Smoke Ring, Atlanta GA (2014)
Smokebelly BBQ, Atlanta GA (2015)
Sweet Auburn Barbecue, Atlanta GA: 2012 visit to store # 1, 2014 visit to store # 2
Twin Smokers BBQ, Atlanta GA (2015)
Waikikie Hawaiian BBQ, Atlanta GA (2012)
Wyatt’s Country Bar-B-Que, Atlanta GA (2013)

Atlanta area – Suburbs (OTP):
Barbecue Street, Kennesaw GA: 2011 visit, 2015 visit
Bastie Boys BBQ, Buford GA (2013) (closed)
Beaver Creek Biscuits & BBQ, Lithia Springs GA (2011)
Beetles BBQ, Woodstock GA (2012)
Big Shanty Smokehouse, Kennesaw GA: 2010 visit, 2013 visit
Blue Sky Barbecue, Woodstock GA (2015) (closed)
Boyd’s Bar-B-Q, Smyrna GA (2014) (closed)
Bradley’s Bar-B-Que, Conyers GA (2013)
Briar Patch Bar-B-Que, Hiram GA: 2011 visit, 2015 visit
Bub-Ba-Q, Woodstock GA (2010)
Buckhead Barbecue Company, Smyrna GA (2011) (closed)
‘cue, Milton GA (2014)
Dave Poe’s BBQ, Marietta GA: 2011 visit, 2015 visit
Dean’s Barbeque, Jonesboro GA (2012)
Dreamland BBQ, Roswell GA (2013)
Ebony & Ivory, Smyrna GA (2011)
Fred’s Bar-B-Q House, Lithia Springs GA (2011)
Georgia Pit Bar-B-Que, Smyrna GA (2012) (closed)
Georgia Rib Company, Marietta GA (2011)
Glenn’s Bar-B-Que, Conyers GA (2013) (closed)
Goad Barbecue Company, Lawrenceville GA (2014) (closed)
Grand Champion BBQ, Marietta GA (2011)
The Greater Good BBQ, Tucker GA (2012)
Happy Hawg BBQ, Dallas GA (2013)
Hickory Hut BBQ, Dallas GA: 2012 visit, 2015 visit
Hog Wild Barbeque, Douglasville GA (2013)
Hudson’s Hickory House, Douglasville GA: 2011 visit, 2015 visit
JD’s Bar-B-Que, Woodstock GA (2011)
Johnny’s Bar-B-Que and Steaks, Powder Springs GA (2011)
Kelly’s BBQ, Walnut Grove GA (2010)
Mad Dog’s BBQ, Conyers GA (2014)
Memphis BBQ Company, Dunwoody GA (2015)
Merle’s Bar-B-Q, Dallas GA (2013)
Mr. D’s Barbeque, Austell GA (2013) (closed)
O.B.’s BBQ, McDonough GA (2011)
Old Hickory House, Dunwoody GA (2010) (closed)
Old Hickory House, Tucker GA (2016)
Old McDonald’s Bar-B-Que, Buford GA (2014)
Old South Bar-B-Q, Smyrna GA: 2010 visit, 2014 visit
Pippins BBQ: Covington GA store (2013), Conyers GA store (2014)
Praise the Lard BBQ, Buford GA (2014)
The Rib Ranch, Marietta GA (2013)
Righteous ‘Que, Marietta GA (2013)
Rodney’s Bar-B-Que, Dallas GA (2012)
Route 61 Bar-B-Q, Dallas GA (2013)
Sam’s BBQ-1: East Cobb store (2011), West Cobb store (2014)
Smokejack Blues and Barbecue, Alpharetta GA (2011)
S’More BBQ, Douglasville GA (2012) (closed)
Spiced Right Rib House, Roswell GA (2012)
StaQs BBQ, Smyrna GA (2011) (closed)
Swallow at the Hollow, Roswell GA (2011)
Thompson Brothers Bar-B-Q, Smyrna GA (2010)
Tipsy Pig BBQ, Lilburn GA (2014)
Wallace Barbecue, Austell GA: 2010 visit, 2013 visit
Where There’s Smoke BBQ, Mansfield GA (2013)
Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q, Marietta GA (2014)
Zeigler’s BBQ, Acworth GA (2012)

Augusta area: (see also North Augusta SC)
Cleve Edmunds’ Bar-B-Que, Augusta GA (2016)
Dennis’ Bar-B-Q, Hephzibah GA (2015)
Heavy’s Bar-B-Q, Crawfordville GA (2016)
Mot’s Bar-B-Que, Augusta GA (2012)
Neal’s Bar-B-Que, Thomson GA (2011)
Sconyers Bar-B-Que, Augusta GA (2011)

Brunswick area:
Beachcomber BBQ & Grill, St. Simons Island GA (2013)
Gary Lee’s Market, Brunswick GA (2013)
The Georgia Pig, Brunswick GA (2011) (closed)
Southern Soul Barbeque, St. Simons Island GA: 2011 visit, 2015 visit
Twin Oaks, Brunswick GA (2013)

Columbus area: (see also Phenix City AL)
Chester’s Barbeque, Columbus GA (2016)
Chicken Comer, Columbus GA (2015)
Clearview BBQ, Columbus GA (2012)
Country’s Barbecue, Columbus GA (2010)
Macon Road Bar-B-Que, Columbus GA (2015)
The Smokey Pig, Columbus GA (2012)
Zombie Pig BBQ, Columbus GA (2016)

Dalton area: (generally northwest Georgia, I-75, US-27, or I-59 corridors)
Adams Bar-B-Q, Cartersville GA (2016)
Armstrong’s Barbecue, Summerville GA (2011)
Character’s Famous BBQ, Adairsville GA: 2013 visit, 2015 visit
Dub’s High on the Hog, Calhoun GA (2012)
Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse, Euharlee GA (2012)
Log Cabin Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Rome GA (2014)
Miller Brothers Rib Shack, Dalton GA (2012)
Ole Tymer BBQ, Rome GA (2011)
Scott’s Walk-Up Bar-B-Q, Cartersville GA (2012)
Thatcher’s Barbeque & Grill, Trenton GA (2012)
Troy’s BarBQ, Rome GA (2011)

Gainesville area:
3 Lil’ Pigs Bar-B-Q, Gainesville GA (2011)
Big D’s BBQ, Dawsonville GA (2013)
Hickory Pig BBQ, Gainesville GA (2013)
Johnny’s Bar-B-Q, Gainesville GA (2011)
Moonie’s Texas Barbecue, Flowery Branch GA (2013)
Rib Country, Cleveland GA (2013)
Rick’s Smokin’ Pig, Gainesville GA (2013)
Smokin’ Gold BBQ, Dahlonega GA (2013)
Southern Smoq BBQ, Flowery Branch GA (2013)

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 (2011)
Grillmaster, Perry GA (2013)
Hudson’s BBQ, Roberta GA (2016)
Joe-Bear’s and Sons Bar-B-Que, Macon GA (2013)
Old Clinton Bar-B-Q # 1, Gray GA: 2011 visit, 2015 visit
Old Clinton Bar-B-Q # 2, Milledgeville GA (2016)
Paradise Country Bar-B-Que, Milledgeville GA (2016)
Pig in a Pit, Macon GA (2010) (closed)
Satterfield’s, Macon GA (2012)
Smok’n Pig, Macon GA (2015)
Tucker’s Bar-B-Q, Macon GA (2016)
White Diamond Grill, Bonaire GA (2013)

Middle Georgia – I-16 corridor:
Jomax Bar-B-Q, Metter GA (2010)
Scott’s Bar-B-Que, Cochran GA (2012)
Vandy’s Bar-B-Q, Statesboro GA (2011)

Middle Georgia – I-75 corridor south of Atlanta and north of Macon:
Andy’s BBQ, Eatonton GA (2016)
Blind Pig BBQ, Jackson GA (2014)
Dave’s BBQ & Soul Food, Monticello GA (2013)
Kinorhook Bar-B-Que, Eatonton GA (2013)
The Oink Joint, Zebulon GA (2011)
Piggie Park, Thomaston GA: 2011 visit, 2016 visit
Southern Pit, Griffin GA (2011)
Speedi-Pig, Fayetteville GA (2011)

Middle Georgia – I-85 corridor:
Hawg Heaven BBQ, Hogansville GA (2016) (closed)
Mac’s BBQ, Warm Springs GA (2016)
Roger’s Bar-B-Que, LaGrange GA (2016)
Sprayberry’s Barbecue, Newnan GA (2011)

North Georgia – I-20 corridor between Alabama and Atlanta:
Bilbo’s Bar-B-Que, Bremen GA (2016)
Billy Bob’s Bar-B-Q, Carrollton GA (2013)
Evan’s Barbeque Company, Villa Rica GA (2013)
J & W Bar-B-Q, Carrollton GA (2013)
J-Bo’s BBQ, Carrollton GA (2016)
Jones Bar-B-Q # 1 , Temple GA (2016)
Jones Bar-B-Q # 2, Carrollton GA (2013)
Jones BBQ Outpost, Carrollton GA (2013)
Lively’s Owens BBQ, Cedartown GA (2011)
Owens Bar-B-Que, Tallapoosa GA (2016)
Turn Around Bar-B-Q, Tallapoosa GA (2011)

North Georgia – I-575 / GA-515 corridor:
Amos’s BBQ and Biscuits, Ball Ground GA (2011)
Bigun’s Barbeque, Talking Rock GA (2013)
Davis Bar-B-Que, Jasper GA (2011)
Joe’s BBQ, Blue Ridge GA (2014)
Mike’s Trackside BBQ, Blue Ridge GA (2013)
Mo-Ribs, Canton GA (2011)
Pink Pig, Cherry Log GA (2012)
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 (2011)

North Georgia – I-85 corridor:
Big Oak Bar-B-Q, Commerce GA (2013)
Jack’s Old South BBQ, Braselton GA (2013)
John’s Barbecue, Hoschton GA (2011)
Stonewall’s BBQ, Braselton GA (2011)

North Georgia – I-985 / US-23 corridor above Gainesville:
Bar-B-Q Shack, Toccoa GA (2012)
Hawg Wild BBQ & Catfish House, Clarkesville GA (2010)
Mickey Pigg’s BBQ, Alto/Baldwin GA (2015)
Mountain Man BBQ and Grill, Dillard GA (2011)
Oinkers, Clayton GA (2010)
Sweet House BBQ at Jaemor Farm, Alto GA (2012) (closed)
Tomlin’s BBQ, Rabun Gap GA (2015)

Savannah area:
Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp, Tybee Island GA (2014)
Sandfly Bar-B-Q, Savannah GA (2015)
Smokin Pig, Richmond Hill GA (2011)
Wiley’s Championship BBQ, Savannah GA (2014)

South Georgia:
4 Way BBQ, Lumpkin GA (2011)
A.B.’s Bar-B-Que, Hawkinsville GA (2013)
The Barbeque Pit, Moultrie GA (2011)
Jack’s Bar-B-Q, Kingsland GA (2013)
Keith-a-Que, Ashburn GA (2013)
Smoakies Bar-B-Que, Cordele GA (2013)
Stinson’s Old Fashion Bar-B-Que, Lumber City GA (2012)


Henderson area:
Peak Brothers Bar-B-Q, Waverly KY (2015)
Thomason’s Barbecue, Henderson KY (2015)

Lexington area:
City Barbeque, Lexington KY (2013)

Owensboro area:
Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn, Owensboro KY (2015)
Old Hickory Bar-B-Q, Owensboro KY (2010)
Ole South Bar-B-Q, Owensboro KY (2015)


Starkville area:
The Little Dooey, Starkville MS (2011)
Petty’s BBQ, Starkville MS (2011)


Asheville area:
Ed Boudreaux’s Bayou BBQ, Asheville NC (2010) (closed)
Luella’s Bar-B-Que, Asheville NC (2010)
Switzerland Cafe, Little Switzerland NC (2016)

Charlotte area: (see also Rock Hill SC)
Bar-B-Q King, Charlotte NC (2011)
Bill Spoon’s Barbecue, Charlotte NC: 2009 visit, 2016 visit
Black’s Barbecue, Gastonia NC (2015)
M & K Bar-B-Q, Granite Quarry NC (2016)
Mac’s Speed Shop, Charlotte NC (2015)
Midwood Smokehouse, Charlotte NC (2015)
R.O.’s Bar-B-Q, Gastonia NC (2014)
Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge, Shelby NC (2014)
Richard’s Bar-B-Q, Salisbury NC (2016)
Sauceman’s BBQ, Charlotte NC (2014)
Wink’s King of Barbecue and Seafood, Salisbury NC (2014)

East of I-95:
B’s Barbecue, Greenville NC (2014)
Bum’s Restaurant, Ayden NC (2014)
Grady’s BBQ, Dudley NC (2014)
Jack Cobb & Son, Farmville NC (2014)
Parker’s Barbecue, Wilson NC (2014)
Skylight Inn BBQ, Ayden NC: 2014 visit, 2016 visit
Wilber’s Barbecue, Goldsboro NC (2014)

Hickory area:
Carolina Bar-B-Q, Statesville NC (2014)

Murphy area:
Herb’s Pit BBQ, Murphy NC (2013)

Piedmont Triad area:
Bar-B-Q Center, Lexington NC (2014)
Deano’s Barbecue, Mocksville NC (2014)
Fuzzy’s Bar-B-Q, Madison NC (2016)
Hill’s Lexington Barbecue, Winston-Salem NC (2014)
Hursey’s Bar-B-Q, Burlington NC (2014)
Lexington Barbecue, Lexington NC: 2014 visit, 2016 visit
Little Richard’s Lexington BBQ, Winston-Salem NC (2016)
Short Sugar’s, Reidsville NC (2014)
Smiley’s Lexington BBQ, Lexington NC (2016)
Speedy Lohr’s of Arcadia, Lexington NC (2016)
Stamey’s Barbecue, Greensboro NC (2016)

Research Triangle area:
Allen & Son Barbeque, Chapel Hill NC (2014)
Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q, Willow Spring NC (2016)


Columbia area:
Hite’s BBQ, West Columbia SC (2015)
Jackie Hite’s Bar-B-Q, Batesburg-Leesville SC (2013)
Little Pigs Barbeque, Columbia SC (2015)
Maurice’s Piggie Park Barbecue, West Columbia SC (2014)
Shealy’s Bar-B-Que, Batesburg-Leesville SC (2012)
True BBQ, West Columbia SC (2013)

Florence area:
Roger’s Bar-B-Que, Florence SC (2014)
Schoolhouse Bar-B-Que, Scranton SC (2012)
Shuler’s Bar-B-Que, Latta SC (2014)

Greenville area:
Henry’s Smokehouse, Greenville SC (2012)
Mike & Jeff’s BBQ Diner, Greenville SC (2016)
Mutt’s BBQ, Greer SC (2012)
The Pompous Pig, Anderson SC (2012)
The Smoking Pig, Pendleton SC (2012)

Lowcountry region:
Brown’s Bar-B-Q, Kingstree SC (2012)
Dukes Bar-B-Que, Orangeburg SC (2016)
McCabe’s Bar-B-Q, Manning SC (2012)
Scott’s BBQ, Hemingway SC (2012)
Sweatman’s Bar-B-Que, Holly Hill SC (2016)

North Augusta area: (see also Augusta GA)
BBQ Barn, North Augusta SC (2014)

Piedmont region:
Bill’s BBQ, Cheraw SC (2012)
Midway BBQ, Buffalo SC (2012)
Smokey Joe’s BBQ, Greenwood SC (2012)

Rock Hill area: (see also Charlotte NC)
521 BBQ & Grill, Indian Land SC (2012)
Courtney’s BBQ & Seafood, Clover SC (2012)

Upstate region:
Willard’s Hash, Gaffney SC (2012) (closed)


Chattanooga area:
Bailey’s Bar-B-Cue, Ringgold GA (2013)
BBQ Andy’s, Soddy-Daisy TN (2017)
Big Jeff Barbeque, Chattanooga TN (2017)
Choo-Choo Bar-B-Que, three locations around Chattanooga TN (2017)
Chubby’s Bar-B-Q, Chattanooga TN (2017)
Clyde’s on Main, Chattanooga TN (2016)
Couch’s Barbecue, Ooltewah TN: 2011 visit, 2015 visit
Dixie BBQ, Hixson TN (2013)
Fat Boy’s Roadside Eats, Chattanooga TN (2017)
The Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que, Chattanooga TN: 2011 visit, 2016 visit
Hwy 58 BBQ # 1, Chattanooga TN (2014)
Hwy 58 BBQ # 2, Ooltewah TN (2017)
Hillbilly Willy’s Bar-B-Q, Chattanooga TN: 2012 visit, 2016 visit
Kevin Brown’s Burgers & Bar-B-Q, Ooltewah TN: 2011 visit, 2016 visit
Mike’s Smokehouse, Chattanooga TN (2016)
Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que, Chattanooga TN (2017)
Nooga-Q Smoke House, Chattanooga TN (2016)
Old Plantation Bar-Be-Que, Chattanooga TN (2016)
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Chattanooga TN (2015)
Rib & Loin # 1, Chattanooga TN (2013)
Rib & Loin # 2, Hixson TN (2015)
Shuford’s Smokehouse, Chattanooga TN: 2013 visit, 2017 visit
Spencer B’s BBQ, Ringgold GA (2016)
Sportsman’s BBQ, Chattanooga TN (2016)
Sugar’s Ribs, Chattanooga TN: 2010 visit, 2015 visit

Eastern Tennessee – I-24 corridor:
Sequatchie Valley BBQ, Dunlap TN (2016)

Eastern Tennessee – I-75 corridor:
Bears Den BBQ, Ocoee TN (2017)
Bradley’s BBQ, Sweetwater TN (2011)
Buddy’s Bar-B-Q, Athens TN (2016)
Dave’s Spiced Right BBQ, Georgetown TN (2017)
Mo-Mo’s Bar-B-Q, Dayton TN (2016)
Rocky Springs Smokehouse, Rocky Springs TN (2016)
Uncle Gus’s Mountain Pit Bar-B-Que, Decatur TN (2017)

Johnson City area:
Dixie Barbeque Company, Johnson City TN (2014) (closed)
The Original Ridgewood Barbecue, Bluff City TN (2014)

Knoxville area:
Archer’s BBQ, Knoxville TN (2016)
Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Pigeon Forge TN (2017)
Dead End BBQ, Knoxville TN (2016)
Full Service BBQ, Maryville TN (2014)
Love That BBQ, Knoxville TN (2017)
Smokin’ J’s BBQ, Knoxville TN (2016)
Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House, Knoxville TN (2016)

Memphis area:
A & R Bar-B-Que, Memphis TN (2012)
The Bar-B-Q Shop, Memphis TN (2011)
Captain John’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q, Collierville TN (2016)
Central BBQ, Memphis TN (2012)
Coletta’s, Memphis TN (2010)
Cozy Corner Restaurant, Memphis TN (2015)
Germantown Commissary, Germantown TN (2015)
Interstate Barbecue, Memphis TN: 2010 visit, 2016 visit
Leonard’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Memphis TN: 2012 visit, 2015 visit
Payne’s Bar-B-Q, Memphis TN (2016)
Pollard’s Bar-B-Q, Memphis TN (2017)
Reese’s Bar-B-Q, Memphis TN (2017)
Three Little Pigs Bar-B-Q, Memphis TN (2015)
Tops Bar-B-Que on Rhodes Avenue, Memphis TN (2015)
Tops Bar-B-Q on Summer Avenue, Memphis TN (2016)

Middle Tennessee – US-64 corridor:
Big John’s Bar-B-Q, Lawrenceburg TN (2013)
Big Marv’s BBQ, Decherd TN (2014)
Chuck Wagon Diner, Fayetteville TN (2013)
John T’s BBQ, Winchester TN (2013)
Pappy John’s Bar-B-Que, Selmer TN (2013)

Nashville area:
B & C Melrose BBQ, Nashville TN (2016)
CBQ, Smyrna TN (2012)
Center Point Pit Barbecue, Hendersonville TN (2015)
Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Nashville TN (2017)
Hog Heaven, Nashville TN (2011)
Judge Bean’s Bar-B-Que, Brentwood TN (2013)
Lil’ Choo Choo BBQ, Nashville TN (2016)
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Nolensville TN (2011)
Mary’s Old-Fashioned Pit Bar-B-Que, Nashville TN (2014)
Peg Leg Porker, Nashville TN (2016)
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Nashville TN (2012)
Rick’s Barbecue, Murfreesboro TN (2013)
Slick Pig Bar-B-Q, Murfreesboro TN (2012)
Snow White Drive In, Lebanon TN (2014)

Western Tennessee – everywhere between Nashville and Memphis and north of US-64

Helen’s Bar-B-Q, Brownsville TN (2017)
Papa KayJoe’s BBQ, Centerville TN (2017)
Scott’s-Parker Bar-B-Q, Lexington TN (2017)


Countryboy Cafe, Pennington Gap VA (2016)


8 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.


  2. Let me say that I read and enjoy your blog on a regular basis. I too move between Atlanta and SE GA/NE FL on a regular basis. With that in mind, have you thought of spending more time in the part of Georgia that lies between Interstates, 75,16,95, &10? BTW, I enjoyed my own trip to the BBQ restaurant you profiled in Lumber City.



    1. not a lot to pick n choose from in that large area that i have discovered. here are a few we did enjoy. dairy land, sandersville ga, ,,brinson’s emmalane,,pete’s milan,,,fitzgerald’s midway,,,jack’s ludawici, pa bill’s douglas,,,j c”s hinesville,, pig out hazelhurst,,,little mama’s bailey,,,jumbo’s homerville,,roosters or holmes folkston,,,jacks or rawls in woodbine…there are off my last sap map bbq trails of ga, in 2006. but they are all still open for business, enjoy

  3. I really think that hands down Jack’s BBQ in Nashville is the best around. BUt then again I am very partial to Texas style BBQ.

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