10 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Atlanta to Keep you Coming Back Time and Time Again

Malika Harricharan

By , Local Expert, Atlanta
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You can smell it from a mile away. It's that unmistakable smokey smell of barbecue cooking. When you are craving barbecue, no substitute will do. While Atlanta doesn't have its own distinct kind of barbecue, we specialize in many different kinds such as the Kansas City rub or the vinegar based North Carolina sauce. Everyone has a favorite kind.

It’s difficult to resist scrumptious barbecue, so dieters beware. Pulled pork, baby back ribs, beef or chicken can have you licking your fingers and lips when it is tender, juicy, and prepared just right. If you enjoy the simple pleasures of good barbecue while dining in or want to...  Read more »

  • 1

    Fox Bros BBQ

    They have a fabulous burger made of chopped brisket, pimento cheese and strips of bacon on top.

    Local Expert Tip: "Buy a bottle of Fox Bros. barbecue sauce or the wing sauce, for delicious barbecue at home."

  • 2

    Heirloom Market

    This is some of the most creative barbecue to be found in the city, with its unique Korean flavor.

    Local Expert Tip: "Blink and you could miss it. Keep yours eyes peeled for their banner in front of their store, which is located next to a convenience store. "

  • 3

    Fat Matt's Rib Shack

    Long been a staple on the barbecue restaurants list for years, there's great live music to compliment to terrific food.

    Local Expert Tip: "Read the Band Schedule, so you will know who is performing before you go. "

  • 4

    Daddy D'z

    Daddy Dz has long been top rated by local Atlanta publication.

    Local Expert Tip: "Chill to the live blues performances on weekends at Daddy Dz."

  • 5

    Community Q BBQ

    • Cuisine: Barbecue
    • Average Main Course Price: $8

    Beloved by neighborhood residents, this has quite the following, with customers lined up on the weekends.

    Local Expert Tip: "Expect a 15 - 20 minute wait on weekends. "

  • 6

    D.B.A. Barbecue

    Located in the trendy Virginia Higland neighborhood, they've elevated the status of barbecue.

    Local Expert Tip: "They have a tradition of having guest bartenders. They have a fantastic cocktail list too, so don't miss out. "

  • 7

    Big Shanty Barbeque

    Big Shanty Barbecue is a mom and pop restaurant that has been voted Best in Atlanta in 2009.

    Local Expert Tip: "The restaurant closes early on Sunday and is closed on Mondays. "

  • 8

    Zeigler's BBQ

    There is an incredibly smokey flavor imparted to this barbecue and worth the long drive to Acworth to get it.

    Local Expert Tip: "They do a great job with catering gigs."

  • 9

    Williamson Brothers Barbecue

    This restaurant has been a staple in the Marietta community for years. They cater many of the local office events.

    Local Expert Tip: "Get discounts at Williamson Bros. when you become fan on the company's website."

  • 10

    Slope's BBQ

    Solid barbecue with very moist meats and fresh cooked Okra.

    Local Expert Tip: "The restaurant provides really good value for the money! "



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