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 Rathbun, Anne 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 10Best.com for a locally-curated list of the top BBQ joints in Atlanta.