Best of New Orleans #27

The Joint has made a reputation for itself in both the New Orleans culinary community and the national barbecue scene

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Owners Jenny and Pete Breen take their barbecue seriously at The Joint.

Every day during the month of August, we’re highlighting one restaurant from our recent ranking of the 31 Best Restaurants in New Orleans. Today’s restaurant, The Joint, is #27 on our list.

Opened in 2004 by Jenny and Pete Breen, The Joint has made a reputation for itself in both the New Orleans culinary community and the national barbecue scene. It was featured onDiners, Drive-ins, and Dives in 2008 and it’s easy to see why, as their menu includes a half rack and whole rack of ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken, and locally sourced Cajun sausage, Chaurice, which is delivered fresh and smoked on site out back behind the eatery. With classic Southern sides like cole slaw, potato salad, and mac and cheese, and the fact that the most expensive menu item — a full rack of ribs plus two sides — is only $27.95, one can understand why The Joint has been pleasing locals and visitors alike for the past ten years.

Here's our complete ranking:
#31. Maurepas Fine Foods
#30. Boucherie
#29. Mother’s
#28. Luke
#27. The Joint
#26. Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
#25. Mahony’s
#24. MiLa
#23. La Petite Grocery
#22. Gautreau’s
#21. Coquette
#20. Parkway Bakery
#19. Clancy’s
#18. Dooky Chase
#17. Drago’s
#16. Emeril’s
#15. Redfish Grill
#14. Jacques-Imo’s
#13. Bayona
#12. Camellia Grill
#11. Domilese’s
#10. Willie Mae’s Scotch House
#9. SoBou
#8. Root
#7. Herbsaint
#6. Domenica
#5. Cochon
#4. Peche
#3. August
#2. Galatoire’s
#1. Commander’s Palace

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New Orleans’ 31 Best Restaurants