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The 8 Best BBQ Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: October 10, 2022

Charlotte does BBQ well!l These spots offer everything from whole hog trays to vegetarian options like smoked corn. Only Charlotte’s true masters have conquered BBQ so we analyzed millions of reviews from top sources for the list below. Head to these spots for some of the tastiest brisket and burnt ends your taste buds can imagine!

Find the perfect Barbeque spot

Midwood Smokehouse

American, $$, Plaza MidwoodAmerican, $$Charlotte, Plaza Midwood
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2021

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    Axios Charlotte, 2021
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

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Sweet Lew’s BBQ

$$, Belmont$$Charlotte, Belmont
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Axios Charlotte, 2021

    The 4 best barbecue spots in Charlotte — plus 4 more worth the drive

    Axios Charlotte, 2021
  • Axios Charlotte, 2019

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Mac's Speed Shop - Southend

American, $$, DilworthAmerican, $$Charlotte, Dilworth
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Axios Charlotte, 2021

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    Axios Charlotte, 2021

Midwood Smokehouse

American, $$, Freedom ParkAmerican, $$Charlotte, Freedom Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Mr G's

Greek, $, Jackson HomesGreek, $Charlotte, Jackson Homes
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Mimosa Grill

American, $$, Downtown CharlotteAmerican, $$Charlotte, Downtown Charlotte
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Shane's Rib Shack

American, $$, CharlotteAmerican, $$Charlotte
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar And Ribs

American, $$, University City NorthAmerican, $$Charlotte, University City North
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Barbeque craving shouldn't be a full-time job. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5351 restaurants, and 142 lists and articles from top sources like Axios Charlotte. These spots have been featured in Axios Charlotte - The 25 best new restaurants in Charlotte, right now, Axios Charlotte - 25 best burgers in Charlotte and Axios Charlotte - The 4 best barbecue spots in Charlotte — plus 4 more worth the drive. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. 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.

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