As the Memorial Day weekend heats up, Americans are getting ready for barbecuing with family and friends. On the other hand, there will be countless others around the country who will be just as excited to hop in their cars and go out to get some of their favorite “eats.”
TripAdvisor, one of the leading online travel sites, recently announced top-rated U.S. restaurants for barbecue, based on the millions of reviews and opinions.
And here is the list of the top 5 restaurants for BBQ in America.
Located less than 20 miles north of Baltimore, this popular joint founded by local football legend Andy Nelson serves a medley of mouthwatering meats including Memphis-style ribs and Dixie chicken. “The best barbecue to be found in the Baltimore area and beyond! Wonderful food served with authentic southern style hospitality,” commented a TripAdvisor reviewer.
4. Reuben’s Smokehouse – Fort Myers, Florida
In 2014, this laidback eatery opened as an extension of Reuben’s popular catering business. On the menu, travelers will find a tantalizing selection of smoky meats and tempting sides including sweet molasses baked beans and savory cheesy mac. “The ribs have smokiness in every bite and the bacon wrapped meatloaf was cooked to perfection, not to mention the price is so right and leaves you feeling satisfied,” added a TripAdvisor reviewer.
From apricot brûlée ribs to pastrami smoked over apple and cherrywood, this Gateway City favorite serves deliciously inventive spins on classic smokehouse fare. Diners also rave about the sides; particularly the pit baked beans and deviled egg potato salad. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented, “The food is tender, juicy and has just the right amount of smoke in each bite. My favorites are the ribs, brisket and burnt ends.”
Home to some of America’s best ribs and signature creations including the Hog Heaven sandwich, the original Joe’s Kanas City Bar-B-Que is uniquely located within a gas station at the corner of 47th and Mission Street. Whether travelers dine in or carry out, the fall-off-the-bone meat will have them craving more. A TripAdvisor reviewer noted, “Don't mind the line; it's so worth the wait. I can't stop thinking about the simple unadulterated pulled pork.”
Nestled in the mountains of northern Georgia, this cabin-style restaurant claims to be a small place with big taste. Visitors to Joes can feast their eyes on a broad menu of dry-rubbed meats that are hickory smoked to perfection. “The pork and ribs are the standouts. Both were tender and packed with flavor, and smoked perfectly,” commented a TripAdvisor reviewer.
As the Memorial Day weekend heats up, here is TripAdvisor's list of the top 5 restaurants for BBQ in America: