Roadfood restaurants aren't only about good food. They are places with memorable personality: diners, town cafes, BBQs, street carts, even some deluxe dining rooms.

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Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

Ace of Charlottesville, Virginia, makes everything from scratch, extraordinarily well. Not just biscuits and BBQ; also pancakes, waffles & fried chicken.
Charlottesville, VA


Angelo’s of Fort Worth is a legendary Texas BBQ featuring sliced brisket as well as pork ribs, hot links, and even wintertime chili.
Fort Worth, TX

Bailey’s Smokehouse

True BBQ in New York. Ribs, brisket, pulled pork and chorizo sausage are slow-smoked to a point of extreme succulence. Of side dishes, the best is corn souffle.

Bartley’s Bar-B-Q

First-class Texas BBQ just minutes from DFW airport. Bartley's serves tender smoked meats along with excellent side dishes and knock-out cobbler for dessert.

Big Boy’s Smokehouse

One of the best BBQs in South Carolina, Big Boy's is a casual restaurant serving ribs, pulled pork, chicken, turkey wings, even first-rate beef brisket.

Black’s Barbecue

Black’s is one of the world-class BBQ restaurants of Lockhart, Texas, where ribs, sausage rings, and brisket are at their best.

City Market

The City Market of Luling, Texas, serves BBQ brisket, ribs, and sausage rings on butcher paper. They're great as-is, but house-made sauce is significant.

Coffee Call

Coffee Call is the Baton Rouge choice for Creole beignets, even if they’re served in a strip mall centered around a Walmart.
Baton Rouge, LA

Delectable Delight

A hospitable hole-in-the-wall on Edgefield's town square, Delectable Delight offers sandwiches & hot meals prepared with expertise . *CLOSED*
Edgefield, SC

Dennis BBQ | “Where the Good Food Is” | Augusta GA

An out-of-the-way Augusta BBQ where most business is take-out, Dennis' motto is: If you want good food, then come to where the good food is.

Dink’s Pit Bar-B-Que

A Bartlesville, Oklahoma BBQ, Dink's offers brisket, ribs and pork tenderloin. Décor is pop-culture West: steer horns, barbed wire, pix of cowboys & Indians.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Billed as a "Genuine Honkey Tonk Rib Joint", New York's Dinosaur offers Americana in the form of BBQ and blues music. Don't forget Syracuse-style salt potatoes.
New York, NY

Dolan’s Bar B Que | BBQ at its Best | Millen, GA

Pulled pork, ribs, chicken, and brisket all are masterfully smoke-cooked, served with classic sides. Georgia BBQ at its best!

Eastside Tavern

For unique appetizers, smoky barbecue, refreshing drinks, and a rustic vibe, look no further than Eastside Tavern in Austin, Texas.
Austin, TX

Edie’s Express

Soft, freshly baked biscuits draw lines to Edie's, a breakfast pit-stop beside a gas station. The brisket biscuit is unbelievable.
Lafayette, LA

Fat Boy’s Bar B Que Ranch

Fat Boy's is a big, welcoming rural-themed BBQ parlor serving authentic smoke-cooked meals, as well as Alabama Camp stew, fried pies, and peach cobbler.

Fat Racks BBQ

All the meat at Fat Racks BBQ is smoked in the back of a bright red food truck. It’s so flavorful, you won’t want sauce.
Cody, WY

Fish Eye Grill

Fish Eye Grill in the small town of Girard, Georgia, offers estimable southern-accented fare in modern/ rustic lodge-like setting. Save room for dessert.

Frog and The Hen

Cutting-edge style, casual ambience, and a menu of brilliant takes on homespun Dixie dishes make Frog and The Hen an Augusta best bet.
Augusta, GA

Galax Smokehouse

A big, family-friendly BBQ, Virginia's Galax Smokehouse is known for delicious pork ribs and beef brisket as well as for secret-ingredient banana pudding.

George’s Old Time Bar-B Que

Hospitable Alabama roadside BBQ parlor offers chopped pork, super-succulent brisket, spare ribs, and loaded potatoes. Plus early-morning breakfast.

H&H Soul Food

Soul food with a trendy twist makes historic H&H a breakfast and lunch destination loved by locals. Macon's Allman Brothers were regulars.
Macon, GA

Hell’s Backbone Grill

Get the best dinner for miles at Boulder’s Backbone Grill, from black pepper biscuits to zucchini fritters to chimayo-kissed pot de creme.

Hill Country Barbecue Market

Texas BBQ in New York, at N.Y. prices. There is a dissonance about this place, but if you can't get to the real Hill Country, it might scratch the itch.
New York, NY

Hill’s Cafe

From an era when cowboys still ruled this Texas town, Hill's recalls a simpler time when a cold beer, a warm meal, and country music could wrap up a long day.
Austin, TX

House of Bones

A BBQ parlor that cooks beef, pork, and chicken the slow, smoky way, House of Bones also makes good fried chicken, wings, po boy sandwiches, burgers and salads.

Hubba Hubba Smokehouse

Authentic, old-style BBQ slow-smoked for hours over native hardwood coals makes Hubba Hubba a foodie destination in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills.
Flat Rock, NC

Johnson’s Boucaniere

Johnson's Cajun boudin sausage is grand in a "Parrain Special" - stuffed grilled cheese with crumbled boudin & BBQ sauce in the center.
Lafayette, LA

Killen’s | True Texas BBQ | South of Houston

Fall-off-the-bone ribs and sweet-and-juicy pulled pork draw hungry diners from near and far to Killen’s for true Texas BBQ.

Kingsman Que & Brew

Outstanding burgers, smoke-cooked meats, and a menu of eats that go well with beer ... ** CLOSED **
Lexington, SC

Kreuz Market

Kreuz of Lockhart, Texas, offers a limited menu of BBQ meat at its very best. Tote your own from a ferociously hot pit where it is sliced to order.

La Barbecue

People of Austin, Texas, line up to eat La Barbecue, where smoke-pit specialties include pulled pork as well as brisket.
Austin, TX

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.
Phoenix, AZ


Austin's Loro combines Asian cuisine and Texas barbecue to create a unique eating experience in a cozy environment.
Austin, TX

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.


A tiny Tarrytown restaurant with minimal seating, Lubins-N-Links makes hot dogs with countless toppings plus Lubins, which is a proprietary form of roast beef.

Moonlite Bar-B-Q

Owensboro, Kentucky considers itself the BBQ capital of the world. Among the best restaurants in town is the Moonlite, where mutton is king on a vast buffet.

Morning Call

A taste of New Orleans dating back to 1870's French Market, Morning Call has new quarters but still serves 4-star beignets and cafe au lait.

Mr. Powdrell’s Barbeque

Albuquerque, New Mexico: Mr. Powdrell's BBQ beef is tender and full flavored, saturated with smoke and spread with explosive cinnabar-red sauce.
Albuquerque, NM

Opie’s BBQ

A family eatery in the small town of Spicewood, Opie's is a Hill Country best: no-frills BBQ for which people drive miles away from Austin.

Pappy’s Smokehouse

St. Louis' hugely popular BBQ with a checked-tablecloth rustic theme, Pappy's serves a full array of smoke-cooked ribs, pork, beef and classic side dishes.
St. Louis, MO

Patriots’ Smokehouse

Patriots' is a welcoming, family-run smokehouse not far from I-20 near the Georgia / South Carolina line. The theme is Independence day. The BBQ is grand.

Pecan Lodge

In the heart of Dallas' Deep Ellum, Pecan Lodge uses a unique combination of Texas and North Carolina styles to smoke brisket.
Dallas, TX

Pho Please

Pho Please serves authentic Vietnamese recipes in a casual Austin shopping center. It's not uniquely Texan, but is a locals' favorite.
Austin, TX

Pot Smoker BBQ

Pork butts, ribs, chicken, and brisket are featured smoke-cooked meats, along with traditional sides in this Aiken locals' favorite BBQ

Prause’s Meat Market

Order your meat by the pound or by the link at Prause's, a vintage Texas meat market BBQ. No frills, but it's a memorable and utterly delicious meal.

Ray’s Smokehouse BBQ

Ray's is a welcoming, low-key BBQ with blues music in the background and excellent meats on plates & sandwiches. Ribs are superb. Sauce is bright, tangy, sweet.
Augusta, GA


In Vernon, Connecticut – of all places! – Rein’s deli serves a classic array of tall sandwiches, chopped liver, stuffed cabbage and genuine New York cheesecake.

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.

Rikard’s Roadside Barbecue | South Carolina Midlands BBQ

Expertly crafted South Carolina BBQ by the side of the road makes Rikard's a colorful Roadfood destination.
Ridge Spring, SC

Rockstar Bagels

Austin, Texas' Rockstar is a tiny walk-up stand that bakes bagels from scratch each day.
Austin, TX

Sam Sato’s

Sam Sato’s specializes in Saimin, Hawaii’s riff on Ramen. However, dry noodles are the "mein" attraction: one of the best noodle bowls anywhere.
Wailuku, HI

Scholl Bros Bar-B-Que

True Texas BBQ, Scholl Bros is all about brisket, its motto: "You need no teef to eat Scholl Bros. Beef." Beans and potato casserole are great companions.

Shaffer Farms Texas BBQ

First-class BBQ -- ribs, pulled pork, brisket -- with potato salad, beans, corn cakes, and cole slaw make Shaffer Farms a Tennessee delight.

Slows BBQ

A full-menu BBQ parlor in the heart of Detroit, Slow's signature is the Triple Threat: applewood smoked bacon, pulled pork, and ham stacked high and mighty.
Detroit, MI


Lockhart is the BBQ heart of Texas; Smitty's is the town's star: butter-tender brisket, prime rib & sausage rings are cooked and served the old-fashioned way.


Oklahoma BBQ shines at this 30+ year old smokehouse with a broad menu that includes not just brisket, ribs & hot links but also burgers, calf fries and cobbler.

Smokey Pig Bar-B-Que | On the Kentucky BBQ Trail

Monroe County-style barbecue means pork shoulder, sliced and dipped in hot sauce, at Bowling Green's Smokey Pig -- a memorable stop on Kentucky's BBQ trail.

Smokin Guns BBQ

In a land of excellent BBQ, Smokin Guns' meticulous, from-scratch, smoke-cooked pork, beef & chicken are some of the best. *** CLOSED ***
Aiken, SC


Smoque's devoted clientele come to eat scrupulously created replicas of barbecue from around the United States: St. Louis ribs, Chicago baby backs, Texas sausage, southern-style pulled pork, and even, on occasion, smoked salmon.
Chicago, IL

Sonny Bryan’s

Sonny Bryan’s of Dallas is a Texas BBQ shrine, its specialty hickory-smoked brisket so moist and tender that it falls apart when you pick up a slice.
Dallas, TX

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

Stubb's is a music venue first -- the best place in Austin to watch a live show with a pretty good chopped BBQ beef sandwich in hand.
Austin, TX


Tender beef brisket, rolled with green chile and cheese inside a soft flour tortilla makes Sugar's a best bet in Rio Arriba County.

Sweet P’s Downtown Dive

A well-calculated BBQ restaurant where blues music sets the beat, Sweet P's serves traditional meats and side dishes in entertaining dive surroundings.
Knoxville, TN

Terry Black’s BBQ

Terry Black's is a best bet for delicious barbecue smoked daily in downtown Austin, Texas.
Austin, TX

The Joint

A NOLA Bywater BBQ, the Joint is a carnivore’s delight for superb ribs, brisket, pulled pork & Cajun sausage. Baked beans are some of the best anywhere.
New Orleans, LA

The Union Public House

With its eclectic take on Southern and traditional pub dishes, Pensacola's Union Public House is the place for a good time and good food.
Pensacola, FL

Tommy’s Joynt

A beloved institution since 1947, SF's "original hofbrau" serves up hearty sandwiches, succulent brisket and unfussy authenticity.
San Francisco, CA

True BBQ

One of the best South Carolina Midlands BBQs, True offers smoky pork gilded with Pretty Lady or Sexy Lady sauce, served by a friendly, mission-conscious staff.
West Columbia, SC


Tujague’s of New Orleans' French Quarter offers a fixed-price, five-course dinner that is a classic sampler of Creole cooking. **CLOSED, RELOCATING**
New Orleans, LA

Tyler’s Barbecue

Good news to anyone living in the Texas Panhandle or anyone driving along Route 66 through Amarillo. At Tyler's BBQ, brisket is king.
Amarillo, TX

Una Mas Taqueria

Fresh ingredients, bright flavors, and low prices make Aiken, South Carolina's quick & casual Una Mas Taqueria a Mexican restaurant to treasure.

Wilson’s BBQ

** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED ** "U Need No Teeth to Eat Our Beef" is a Wilson's motto. Tender BBQ with flavor that is hugely beefy, well-salted and fatty: a destination Tulsa restaurant.
Tulsa, OK

Wiz’s Eatery

Happy American food makes Wiz's a Batesburg big-appetite destination for pizza, burgers, house-smoked meats, and seafood. *CLOSED*
Batesburg-Leesville, SC

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