The more I think about barbecue, the more I start thinking that it’s one of our most important road food traditions.  The reason that it remains vital, besides the fact it’s good, is that it cannot be tamed.  It can’t be gotten out of a can; it can’t be frozen ahead.  BBQ doesn’t negotiate, and it suffers fools badly.  Barbecue requires time, smoke, and above all, skill.  Which is why attempts to corporatize it ultimately fail.

— Alton Brown

Feasting on Asphalt, Episode 2 - I Smell Pork

Reviewed BBQ Joints

List of Joints with at least one review

Jointsort icon City, State Main(%) Atmos(%) Other(%) Votes

Queens Barbecue

Galveston, TX

49.87 62.75 61 4

R Bbq

Sabinal, TX

73.7 70 60 1

Railhead Smokehouse

Fort Worth, TX

78.86 71.66 61.66 3

Ranch House Bar-B-Que

Glen Rose, TX

71.2 80 71 1

Raymonds BBQ

Bridgeport, TX

40 60 40 1

Risckys Original Barbecue

Fort Worth, TX

60 80 58 1

Riverport Bbq

Jefferson, TX

71.25 69.5 67.90 4

RJ Barbecue

San Angelo, TX

70 70 90 1

RJs Bob Be Que Shack

Mission, KS

60 70 70 1

Ronnie Ingle Pit Bar-B-Que

Abilene, TX

70 100 70 1

Ronnies Ribs

Richmond, VA

60 35 40 2

Rosedale Barbeque

Kansas City, KS

80 80 70 1

Rudy Mikeskas Bar-Bq

Taylor, TX

50 40 50 1

Salt Lick - Bergstrom

Austin, TX

80 50 70 1

Sammies Bar-B-Q

Fort Worth, TX

47.2 60 68.86 3

Sams Bar-B-Cue

Austin, TX

75 80 45 2

Schoepfs Old Time Bar-B-Que

Belton, TX

75 80 75 2

Scholl Brothers Bar Bq

Paris, TX

56.66 63.33 56.66 3

Scotts Barbecue

West Columbia, TX

75.18 67.76 58.58 6

Sheps Bar-B-Q

Palestine, TX

40 43.33 50 3

Short Sugars Pit Bar-B-Q

Reidsville, NC

80 80 70 1

Skylight Inn

Ayden, NC

60 90 60 1

Smittys Bar-B-Q

Brownwood, TX

60 70 70 1

Smittys Bar-BQ

Crockett, TX

65 70 65 2

Smittys Market

Lockhart, TX

80 100 60 1

Smokehouse Bar B Que

Center, TX

55 65 70 2

Smokehouse Barbecue

Lindsay, TX

60 50 50 1

Smokin Guns Bbq and Catering

Kansas City, MO

50 60 70 1

Smokin Js

Montalba, TX

65 85 67.5 4

Sneads Bar B-Q

Belton, MO

70 80 70 1