Austin-style barbecue to Nashville hot

In the US, barbecue is everywhere. These restaurants are the best, from a Kentucky mutton joint to a North Carolina whole hog barbecue. Check local restrictions,  advisories.

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When L&N worker Bob Gibson dug a barbecue pit in 1925, he had no idea he'd create a world championship business. Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q is known for its pulled pork shoulder.

Big Bob Gibson, Decatur

Alaskan barbecue? Turnagain Arm PiT BBQ serves hickory-smoked meats, sumptuous sides, & salmon or halibut. The Boar Tide Sandwich, baby back ribs, & spicy beans are popular.

Indian BBQ at Turnagain Arm

Little Miss BBQ is always crowded. Customers line up early for Scott & Bekke's fatty brisket & meaty beef ribs. What's their secret? Great beef, simple seasoning in smokers.

Phoenix's Little Miss BBQ

The 2015 best restaurant in America recently moved to a larger location, but it's still casual with picnic tables & plastic takeout boxes. Tri-tip, pulled pork, ribs available.

Big Pine, Copper Top BBQ

Georgia Boys BBQ in Longmont & Frederick has a cool interior & patio. It has lean & fatty brisket, ribs, pulled pork, smoked sausage, smoked turkey, & chopped chicken.

Longmont's Georgia Boys BBQ

Daniel Lanigan owns the independent Pig Rig BBQ. The beef brisket, burnt ends, & smoked mac 'n' cheese are standouts (which has pulled pork & bacon mixed in).

Wallingford's Pig Rig BBQ

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