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The 5 Best BBQ Restaurants In Baltimore

Updated: October 29, 2021

Baltimore does BBQ well!l These spots offer everything from whole hog trays to vegetarian options like smoked corn. After scrutinizing millions of critic and diner reviews from top sites we give you the list of Baltimore’s best BBQ. 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

Chaps Pit Beef

American, $$, Pulaski Industrial AreaAmerican, $$Baltimore, Pulaski Industrial Area
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Best BBQ in Baltimore

    USA Today

The Gift Carry Out

East Baltimore MidwayBaltimore, East Baltimore Midway
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Big Bad Wolf's House of Barbecue

American, $$, Glenham-BelfordAmerican, $$Baltimore, Glenham-Belford
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    Best BBQ in Baltimore

    USA Today
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Baltimore Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Woodrow's Bar-B-Que

$$, Mount Washington$$Baltimore, Mount Washington
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    The 5 best spots to score barbecue in Baltimore

    Hoodline, 2020

Mission BBQ

American, $$, Canton Industrial AreaAmerican, $$Baltimore, Canton Industrial Area
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Barbeque craving shouldn't be a full-time job. We analyzed 127 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and USA Today, 5440 Baltimore restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Hoodline - The 5 best spots to score barbecue in Baltimore, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Baltimore Area and USA Today - Best BBQ in Baltimore. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • Rosé with your grilled turkey burger

    having grilled turkey burger and not sure pink wine to drink with it? Go for Rosé. Its acidicflavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

  • A next-level pairing for Pinot Noir

    Experts suggest pairing a pork with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

Fun facts about Barbeque

  • August = Barbeque festival

    The United States celebrates their appreciation for Barbeque in style with the annual The United States Steak Cook-Off Festival. Expect all things Barbeque at this popular event.

  • A match made in heaven: The Arnold Palmer Cocktail & Southern barbecue

    Southern barbecue is frequently paired with The Arnold Palmer Cocktail, matching the fatty, sweet and smokey taste of Southern barbecue with the acidic and tannin-rich taste of acidic and tannin-rich.

  • A classic dish

    If you love of bulgogi runs deep, why not plan a visit to Korea, the home of the original bulgogi? The locals are so proud of their bulgogi that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

Parking info

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