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The 7 Best BBQ Restaurants In Fresno

Updated: July 27, 2022

Fresno does BBQ well!l These spots offer everything from whole hog trays to vegetarian options like smoked corn. Only Fresno’s true masters have conquered BBQ so we analyzed millions of reviews from top sources for the list below. Visit any of the shops on this list for spectacular pulled pork, baby back ribs, and a side of collard greens.

Find the perfect Barbeque spot

Mike's Grill

American, $$, HooverAmerican, $$Fresno, Hoover
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Fresno's 3 best spots for inexpensive barbecue

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Fresno's top 5 traditional American spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Maw n' Paw BBQ

American, $, MclaneAmerican, $Fresno, Mclane
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Fresno's 3 best spots for inexpensive barbecue

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Fresno, CA

    Three Best Rated

Dog House Grill

American, $$, HooverAmerican, $$Fresno, Hoover
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Fresno's top 5 traditional American spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 4 top spots in Northeast Fresno

    Hoodline, 2019

Chicken King

Creole, $$, CentralCreole, $$Fresno, Central
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Westwoods BBQ & Spice

American, $$, Woodward ParkAmerican, $$Fresno, Woodward Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Fresno, CA

    Three Best Rated

BBQ BOB

American, $$, EdisonAmerican, $$Fresno, Edison
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 4.0

Maui Hawaiian BBQ

Hawaiian, $$, HooverHawaiian, $$Fresno, Hoover
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Barbeque craving shouldn't be so tough. We analyzed 2478 Fresno restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Fresno restaurant reviews, and 141 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline and Three Best Rated had to say – and applied our boam magic. Yes, we even looked at Hoodline - Your guide to the 4 top spots in Northeast Fresno, Hoodline - Here are Fresno's top 5 traditional American spots and Three Best Rated - 3 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Fresno, CA to pull this list together. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. The ten options above are the best of Fresno Barbeque.

Frequently asked questions

Mike's Grill, Honolulu Bbq, and Dog House Grill are the highest-rated barbeque spots that are good for groups in Fresno.

Honolulu Bbq, Maw n' Paw BBQ, and Chicken King are the highest-rated spots for barbeque delivery in Fresno.

Mike's Grill, Honolulu Bbq, and Chong's Chinese Bar'b'que & Salads are the highest-rated barbeque spots to get a quick lunch in Fresno.

Texas Roadhouse, Westwoods BBQ & Spice, and BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse are the highest-rated barbeque spots for a pick-up order in Fresno.

Mike's Grill, Honolulu Bbq, and Chong's Chinese Bar'b'que & Salads are the highest-rated late-night spots for barbeque in Fresno.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • Sauvignon Blanc with your pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    Not sure what white wine to drink with your pork ribs with a barbecue rub? Try Sauvignon Blanc. The acidic flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • Rosé and grilled turkey burger


    When considering how to best enjoy your grilled turkey burger, we would highlight how well a glass of Rosé complements the dish as it battles the grilled flavours.


  • Pair pork with Pinot Noir

    For an elevated experience, pair your pork with Pinot Noir. This combination works particularly well because this red wine highlights the richer flavours of the meat.


Factoids about Barbeque

  • A big feat in 2008

    A little chili pepper string never hurt anybody! The size of the longest chili pepper string might surprise you, coming in at 4,576 feet 9 inches! How big of a kitchen do you need to make that?

  • The go-to pairing

    Do you know how The Arnold Palmer Cocktail is made? Well it’s made by mixing some lemonade into tea and people usually drink it while eating Southern barbecue.

  • A must-visit festival in Los Angeles

    If you’re a big fan of Barbeque, then you should definitely consider visiting the Annual Korean barbecue Festivale in California, The United States

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