Best BBQ in Atlanta

Posted by Hecht Walker, P.C.
Posted on November 17, 2013


People often comment that folks down south walk at a slower pace. Maybe that is why Atlanta is home to the best barbeque in the south. Cooking the best barbeque takes a long time. The meat is slow roasted until it is tender and falls off the bone. The meat has a delightfully smoky taste. The sauce is added to the pork before you eat it. Use your favorite sauce for a personal touch.

Every year Atlanta, GA hosts a 2-day BBQ cooking contest. The pitmasters from all over merge on the city for the tasty event. This means mediocre is not acceptable. People expect perfect BBQ and the locals do not disappoint you.

We have traveled the area and tasted the goods and we are here to report our favorites. It was a tough job, but we gave it our all.

Fox Brothers

One bite of the BBQ served here and you are hooked for life. They serve delicious pulled pork, fall off the bone ribs. They also have great chicken fried ribs and homemade mac-n-cheese. The building is nothing fancy, but the food is excellent.

Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

Wonderful smoky and saucy barbecue with made from scratch sides. The rum baked beans and brisket chili are favorites. Enjoy old style BBQ with all the fixings at a great price. Plus, they have a variety of craft beer.

The Smoke Ring

This is southern comfort food at its best. Barbeque, ribs, and homemade sides. Jalapeno cornbread, fried, green tomatoes, potato salad and more, all homemade every day. This is BBQ heaven.

Ria’s Bluebird

This is a rare place and they have a rare menu to match. Try brisket with pancakes, or old-fashioned biscuits and gravy. The selections may sound odd, but they just might rock your taste buds.

Bone Lick BBQ

The BBQ is fantastic and it helps flavor the side dishes. Their pork-n-pork-n-beans are delicious with just the right amount of pork added for flavor. They also make hot pork rinds, which are a delicacy in the south. The BLT is made with pork belly. This is one of the newer BBQ spots in Atlanta, but they are a wonderful addition.

Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt

Do not let the looks of the restaurant sway you. This little run-down spot serves award-winning BBQ and ribs. The meat plate includes Smokey Polish Sausage and slow cooked chicken and bite-size Q wraps. (Bite-sized BBQ wrapped in bits of dough and deep fried. You will never get enough!

Sweet Auburn BBQ

Sweet Auburn BBQ serves traditional pork BBQ and ribs but we had to mention their Korean BBQ.  That little extra feature put Sweet Auburn on the radar for the best barbecue.

This is just a tiny portion of the barbeque places in Atlanta. The styles may be different and the sauces will be unique. Every pit boss has his secrets to make his barbeque a little bit better than the rest. If it takes judges two days to taste all the BBQ in the region, This healthy competition means the flavor of great BBQ for all of us.

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