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The 8 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Albany

Updated: October 6, 2021

Why not let Albany’s pitmasters delight you with BBQ styles from West Texas, Kansas City, or South Carolina? After scrutinizing millions of critic and diner reviews from top sites we give you the list of Albany’s best BBQ. Head to these spots for some of the tastiest brisket and burnt ends your taste buds can imagine!

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KC'S BBQ

$$, Albany$$Albany
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

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Horn Barbecue

OaklandOakland, Clawson
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Vegan Mob

American, $$, OaklandAmerican, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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    The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now

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Ruby Q Smoke Fusion

OaklandOakland, Fruitvale Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

iLava Hawaiian Barbecue

Hawaiian, $, OaklandHawaiian, $Oakland, Fremont
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Smokin Woods BBQ

American, $$, OaklandAmerican, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Smoke Berkeley

American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Champion Smokehouse

American, $$, OaklandAmerican, $$Oakland, Brookfield Village
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in Albany and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Eater and Infatuation had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now and Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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