Spoiler alert: Atlantans like barbecue. So, you can find a bunch of restaurants that serve it here, and serve it to your liking. Your job, reader, is to know exactly what kind of barbecue you prefer and go from there. Do you like vinegar-based sauces, mustard-based sauces, thick-tomato sauces? Do you prefer Kentucky barbecue, Texas barbecue, Tennessee barbecue or East Carolina barbecue?
Yes, Atlanta's got a string of hidden, run-down shacks producing moist, smoked barbecue. But then we also have several, newer, sit-down spots that are family-friendly in bustling, popular neighborhoods. If you're a fan of the latter, you'll be a fan of the large, immensely popular Texas-style barbecue joint, Fox Bros Bar-B-Q (our top pick) whose bustling space will seat–and generously feed–a big group of heavy eaters. If you just want to grab some food to go, check out the hidden gem, Miss Betty's House of Ribs in East Atlanta Village. This humble trailer dishes out incredible smoked meats and indulgent sides to match.
Ah, yes, and those sides... one must not forget creamy macaroni and cheese, sweet baked beans, spicy collards, fluffy cornbread, soul-warming Brunswick stew. They don't just complement the meal, good sides make the meal.
Read on for a few of our top 10 places for BBQ in Atlanta