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The 5 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Columbia

Updated: November 12, 2021

Columbia does BBQ well!l These spots offer everything from whole hog trays to vegetarian options like smoked corn. BBQ’s a serious business so we analyzed millions of reviews from top sites to bring you only the best in Columbia. 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

Mission BBQ

$$, Columbia$$Columbia
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

The Corner Stable

American, $$, ColumbiaAmerican, $$Columbia
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0
  • USA Today

    Best BBQ in Baltimore

    USA Today

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Mission BBQ

$$, Ellicott City$$Ellicott City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Wieland's BBQ

Food Truck, $$, CatonsvilleFood Truck, $$Catonsville
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bare Bones Grill and Bar

American, $$, Ellicott CityAmerican, $$Ellicott City
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best Barbeque in Columbia. We analyzed 127 lists and articles from top sources like USA Today, 5440 Columbia restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These spots have been featured in USA Today - Best BBQ in Baltimore. 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. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in Columbia Barbeque.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • The perfect match for your pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    When having pork ribs with a barbecue rub, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Go for Rosé with grilled turkey burger

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled turkey burger with Rosé. This combination works particularly well because this pink wine battles the grilled flavours.


  • Zinfandel and beef burger


    If your food palns include Barbeque, then you should consider helping it along with some red wine. We find that a Zinfandel, with its hits of spice tones, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Factoids about Barbeque

  • National Chicken Wing Day

    If it’s July 29, then you best not forget to grab a little chicken wing for National Chicken Wing Day.

  • A classic meal

    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.

  • Name a more iconic duo: tea & steak

    If you’re gonna be eating steak, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice tea.

Parking information

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