19) Bogart’s Smokehouse, St. Louis from America's Best Ribs Slideshow

America's Best Ribs Slideshow

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20) Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que — Llano, Texas

This supremely peppery pork rib breaks a trademark rule of barbecue — it’s finished over direct heat — but it’s just about impossible not to fall in love with Cooper’s ribs. That finishing touch gives it a great char, and you’re also allowed to choose your own rack, right off the grill. The folks at Details Magazine also agree that this is one of the country’s finest. 

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