17 Best BBQ Joints in the U.S. Slideshow

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Consider these delicious barbecue spots next time you're craving the delectable dish

Hill Country Barbecue Market

Hill Country Barbecue Market
Where: New York, N.Y.
Pitmaster: Charles Ground Jr. 
Specialty: Beef Brisket Sandwich with Sweet & Spicy Pickles

Skylight Inn

Skylight Inn
Where: Ayden, N.C. 
Pitmaster: Samuel Jones 
Specialty: Chopped Whole Hog Sandwich with Coleslaw

The Woodshed Smokehouse

The Woodshed Smokehouse 
Where: Dallas, Tex. 
Pitmaster: Tim Love 
Specialty: Lamb brisket with Borracho Beans

The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que

The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que
Where: Driftwood, Tex.
Pitmaster: Scott Roberts
Specialty: Beef Brisket, Sausage and Coleslaw

17th Street Barbecue

17th Street Barbecue 
Where: Murphysboro, Ill.
Pitmaster: Mike Mills
Specialty: Baby Back Ribs with Baked Beans

Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke
Where: New York, NY
Pitmaster: Jean-Paul Bourgeois
Specialty: Pork Spare Ribs with Pickled Peppers

 

Pappy’s Smokehouse

Pappy’s Smokehouse 
Where: St.Louis, Mo.
Pitmaster: Mike Emerson
Specialty: Baby Back Ribs with Baked Beans

Blackjack Barbecue

Blackjack Barbecue 
Where: Charleston, S.C.
Pitmaster: Jimmy Hagood
Specialty: Pulled Pork with Coleslaw

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
Where: Nashville, Tenn.
Pitmaster: Patrick Martin
Specialty: Western Tennessee-Style Whole hog Sandwich with Coleslaw

 

Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q

The Shed Barbeque & Blues Joint

The Shed Barbeque & Blues Joint 
Where: Ocean Springs, Miss.
Pitmaster: Brad Orrison
Specialty: Beef Brisket, Sausages and Coleslaw

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que 
Where: New York, N.Y.
Pitmaster: John Stage
Specialty: Beef Brisket with BBQ Beans

Jim N’ Nick’s Bar-B-Que

Jim N’ Nick’s Bar-B-Que
Where:  Birmingham, Ala.
Pitmaster: Drew Robinson
Specialty: Smoked Pork Hot Links with Pimento Cheese

Ubon’s Barbecue of Yazoo

Ubon’s Barbecue of Yazoo
Where: Yazoo City, Miss.
Pitmaster: Garry Roark
Specialty: Pulled Pork Shoulder Sandwich with Coleslaw

Memphis Barbecue Co.

Hometown Bar-B-Que
Where: Horn Lake, Miss.
Pitmaster: John Wheeler
Specialty: BabyBack Ribs with Baked Beans

Hometown Bar-B-Que

Hometown Bar-B-Que 
Where: Red Hook, N.Y.
Pitmaster: Billy Durey
Specialty: Jamaican Jerk St. Louis Ribs with Caribbean Slaw

Louie Mueller Barbecue

Louie Mueller Barbecue 
Where: Taylor, Tex.
Pitmaster: Wayne Mueller
Specialty: Texas Beef Rib with Pickled Southern Vegetables