The State of #IntownBBQ

While some towns become famous for specific types of food, Atlanta runs the gamut. The city has become a genuine culinary destination with a buzzworthy food scene dominated by celebrity chefs like Kevin RathbunAnne Quatrano, and Ford Fry. Yet for those who prefer a more laid-back atmosphere, Atlanta has also got some of the country’s best BBQ including

  • Community Q BBQ, Decatur
    Fans love the smoke-flavored pork and the slow-cooked brisket.
  • Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, Candler Park
    Texas-style barbecue renowned for their meat-smoking prowess and Frito pie.
  • D.B.A. Barbecue, Virginia-Highland
    The place to get wet or dry St. Louis-style ribs.
  • Bone Lick BBQ, Westside
    This relative newcomer claims to be Atlanta’s first chef-driven BBQ joint.
  • Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, Midtown
    This award-winning staple has been in business since 1990.

Curious about other options? Check out USA Today’s for a locally-curated list of the top BBQ joints in Atlanta.

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