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The 6 Best BBQ Restaurants In Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Send your taste buds on a trip with BBQ styles from St. Louis to Texas at these Seattle BBQ spots. After scrutinizing millions of critic and diner reviews from top sites we give you the list of Seattle’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

Wood Shop BBQ

American, $$, Judkins ParkAmerican, $$Seattle, Judkins Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    The Best Barbecue in Seattle

    Eater, 2019
  • Visit Seattle

    Soulful Barbecue

    Visit Seattle

Bitterroot BBQ

American, $$, BallardAmerican, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2019

    The Best Barbecue in Seattle

    Eater, 2019
  • Visit Seattle

    Soulful Barbecue

    Visit Seattle

Emma's BBQ

American, $$, Hillman CityAmerican, $$Seattle, Hillman City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    The Best Barbecue in Seattle

    Eater, 2019
  • Seattle Magazine, 2018

    Seattle's Best Barbecue from Around the Country

    Seattle Magazine, 2018

Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que

American, $, Industrial DistrictAmerican, $Seattle, Industrial District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    The Best Barbecue in Seattle

    Eater, 2019
  • Visit Seattle

    Soulful Barbecue

    Visit Seattle

Jack's BBQ

American, $$, South Lake UnionAmerican, $$Seattle, South Lake Union
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Visit Seattle

    Soulful Barbecue

    Visit Seattle
  • Big 7 Travel, 2019

    The 7 Best Places For Ribs In Seattle

    Big 7 Travel, 2019

Pike's Pit Bar-B-Que

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Visit Seattle

    Soulful Barbecue

    Visit Seattle
  • Big 7 Travel, 2019

    The 7 Best Places For Ribs In Seattle

    Big 7 Travel, 2019

How was this list created?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Barbeque craving shouldn't be so tough. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 10951 Seattle restaurants, 1095134 reviews, and 1286 top lists and articles from the likes of Big 7 Travel, Visit Seattle and Eater. The restaurants you see have been featured in Big 7 Travel - The 7 Best Places For Ribs In Seattle, Visit Seattle - Soulful Barbecue and Eater - The Best Barbecue in Seattle. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. 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.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • Take beef burger to the next level

    When having beef burger, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

  • Go for Rosé with grilled turkey burger

    To elevate your grilled turkey burger experience, we recommend some Rosé to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this pink wine battles the grilled flavours.

  • Pair Pinot Noir with pork

    When considering what goes best with pork, we recommend a glass of Pinot Noir, it truly complements the dish as it highlights the richer flavours of the meat.


Factoids about Barbeque

  • A killer pairing

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

  • A belly full of burnt end

    At the KC Burnt Ends Battle Eat-Off, Jamie McDonald ate the most burnt end in modern history, finishing no less than 9 pounds.

  • A day about barbeque

    Can’t get enough barbeque? Neither can United States. The country celebrates National Barbeque Day every year on July 4

Parking information

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