Barbecue’s Delicious Dozen

Of the hundred five-star barbecue parlors around the U.S.A. this dozen is the crème de la crème.

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Stubby’s Hik-Ry Pit Bar-B-Que | An Arkansas BBQ Best

Stubby's of Hot Springs is an Arkansas BBQ best, serving pork, ham and beef. Side dishes of smoked pit potato and pot-o-beans are unequaled.

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Perry’s Pig

At this hidden Augusta BBQ, chopped pork sandwiches are garnished with succulent bits of crisp cracklin: one of the great smoke-pit sandwiches anywhere.

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Louie Mueller Barbecue

Louie Mueller’s brisket is the best BBQ in Texas, maybe best on earth. Also try sausage that virtually explodes with juice when its natural casing is severed.

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Hite’s Bar-B-Que | Whole Hog | Columbia, SC

Hite's is a legend for weekend-only traditional and utterly delicious South Carolina whole-hog BBQ. Everything is take-out. Friday & Saturday only.

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Skylight Inn | Whole Hog BBQ At Its Best | Ayden, NC

Whole hog BBQ gets no better or more authentic than the perfect chopped pork at Ayden, North Carolina's Skylight Inn. A Roadfood best!

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C&K Barbecue | Super BBQ Sauce, A St. Louis Best

Take-out-only C&K smoke-cooks the best versions of St. Louis ribs, pork steaks, chicken, and hot links, all with super BBQ sauce.

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Ridgewood Barbecue

Bluff City, Tennessee. Ridgewood’s BBQ is as good as it gets, sopped with tangy, dark-red, smoky sauce & accompanied by terrific dark-gold French fries.

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Keaton’s

Keaton’s of Cleveland, North Carolina, is home to some of the best chicken anywhere -- deep fried, then saturated with BBQ sauce. Unforgettably delicious!

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Snead’s

Snead's is a wood-paneled BBQ at the outskirts of Kansas City that makes superb meats of all kind: sliced pork, beef brisket, ribs, zesty burnt ends.

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Peak Bros. Bar-B-Que | Western Kentucky BBQ Mutton & Ham

Peak Bros is is a longstanding source for Kentucky BBQ mutton, chipped or sliced. But ham matters, too. It may be the best meat in the house.

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Little Miss BBQ | Southwest BBQ At Its Best | Phoenix, Arizona

Southwest BBQ at its best – one of the best BBQs anywhere – Little Miss makes brisket, pork and beans that belong on all foodies' bucket list.

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Lexington Barbecue #1

Lexington Barbecue #1 has defined North Carolina excellence since '62. Smoky pork is a festival of tenderness with crunchy bits from the shoulder's outside.

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