Top 10 American Barbecue Joints

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1. Barbecue

You choose the hot version (and you really should), it will make you sweat and bring tears to your eyes.

2. Swig & Swine

Swig & Swine, with its three locations in and around Charleston, is a mainstay of the thriving barbecue culture of the Lowcountry. 

3. Bros. Bar

Barbecue is known for its brisket, ribs, and sausage, but there are many unique flavor combinations to try. 

4. Rendezvous

The red-checked linens and take a photo-lined walls of the Rendezvous' subterranean dining area are unrivaled by any other restaurant's ambiance.

5. Hurtado Barbecue

Brandon Hurtado has settled into a permanent site at a former biker bar in the heart of Arlington's business district. 

6. Barbecue tray

There, he debuted the first Truth BBQ to a receptive audience. 

7. Big T Bar

They use a crooked metal burn box to turn logs into coals, then they shovel the coals into the pit chamber and spread them out.

8. Bellaire

A great illustration of this is Blood Bros. BBQ. Brother and sister Terry and Robin Wong.

9. Stuttgart

The ribs and rib tips, burgers, and smoked bologna are all good, but it was the barbecue sandwiches that really sold me. 


The restaurant is known for its dry-seasoned ribs and pulled pork, but its hidden gem is the Yardbird.

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