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The 7 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Lakewood

Updated: December 10, 2021

Send your taste buds on a trip with BBQ styles from St. Louis to Texas at these Lakewood BBQ spots. Only Lakewood’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

Hamhock Jones

Food Truck, $, LakewoodFood Truck, $Lakewood, Dower
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

BBQ Chicken - Lakewood

$$, Lakewood$$Lakewood, Oakwood
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

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Southern Kitchen

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Lyft

    Most Visited Fried Chicken Joints in Central, Tacoma

    Lyft
  • Thrillist, 2017

    The Definitive Guide to Tacoma's Best Bars and Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2017

My 4 Sons BBQ

$$, Tacoma$$Tacoma
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Bob's Bar-B-Q Pit

$, Tacoma$Tacoma, New Tacoma
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Barbecue Restaurants in Tacoma

    Three Best Rated

Tho Tuong Bbq

Vietnamese, $$, TacomaVietnamese, $$Tacoma, South End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Uncle Thurms Soul Food

American, $$, TacomaAmerican, $$Tacoma, South End
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Barbeque craving shouldn't be so tough. We analyzed 2391 lists and articles from top sources like Thrillist, Lyft and Three Best Rated, 11067 Lakewood restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 1095134 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. For example, we considered Thrillist - The Definitive Guide to Tacoma's Best Bars and Restaurants, Lyft - Most Visited Fried Chicken Joints in Central, Tacoma and Three Best Rated - Best Barbecue Restaurants in Tacoma as we sourced this ultimate list. 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 enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

Cham Garden Korean BBQ Buffet and BBQ Chicken - Lakewood are the highest-rated spots for barbeque delivery in Lakewood.

Cham Garden Korean BBQ Buffet and BBQ Chicken - Lakewood are the highest-rated barbeque spots to get a quick lunch in Lakewood.

Cham Garden Korean BBQ Buffet and BBQ Chicken - Lakewood are the highest-rated barbeque spots for take-out in Lakewood.

There are 2 barbeque spots in Lakewood.

Cham Garden Korean BBQ Buffet is the highest-rated barbeque spot that is good for groups in Lakewood.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • Rosé and grilled turkey burger


    With its acidic flavors, Rosé matches a grilled turkey burger really well because it battles the grilled flavours. You won’t go wrong with this pink wine.

  • The perfect match for pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    Experts recommend pairing a pork ribs with a barbecue rub with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Factoids about Barbeque

  • Name a more iconic duo: The Arnold Palmer Cocktail & Southern barbecue

    Southern barbecue on the menu? A classic pairing is The Arnold Palmer Cocktail. It is made by mixing some lemonade into tea.

  • A classic meal

    The delicious, renowned dish bulgogi needs to be had if you take a trip to Korea!

  • Who made the first saucy chicken wing?

    The saucy chicken wing was only thought up in 1950s! We wonder what people ever did without some good saucy chicken wing in their lives...

Parking tips

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