Special Report

Best Barbecue Joint in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Wayne's Smoke Shack - True Texas BBQ via Facebook

Colorado: Wayne’s Smoke Shack
> Location: Superior

Serving Central Texas-style barbecue, Wayne’s Smoke Shack offers mouthwatering smoked meats and sides, an array of sauces, and fresh house-made rolls. In addition to the classics like brisket and pork shoulder, the menu also features wagyu BBQ beef sausage, candied pork belly, smoked catfish and salmon, and one mean peach cobbler.

Source: Courtesy of Pig Rig BBQ & Catering via Facebook

Connecticut: Pig Rig BBQ
> Location: Wallingford

This casual outpost serves a diverse array of hickory-smoked pork, brisket, and chicken, dressed up any way you like it. Choose between dry-rubbed, Carolina-style, Jamaican jerk, and more, or try some smoked meat on a bed of mac and cheese. The cowboy beans are one of a kind, and the sweet potato bread is a novel substitute for corn bread.

Source: Courtesy of Limestone BBQ and Bourbon via Facebook

Delaware: Limestone BBQ and Bourbon
> Location: Wilmington

With a collection of fine bourbons, a cavernous timber framed dining room, and live music every Saturday, Limestone is a popular destination for food and merriment. The full menu includes nearly every kind of smoked meat, shareable appetizers including brisket nachos, soups, salads, and a variety of sauces to suit any taste.

Source: Courtesy of Jenkins Quality Barbecue - Downtown via Facebook

Florida: Jenkins Quality Barbecue
> Location: Jacksonville

A family-owned business with three locations, Jenkins Quality Barbecue serves smoked beef, pork, and chicken sandwiches as well as pork ribs with standard sides, french fries, and corn nuggets. Their popular mustard sauce is available by the bottle, and the sweet tea is extra sweet.

Source: Courtesy of Fresh Air Barbecue via Facebook

Georgia: Fresh Air Barbecue
> Location: Jackson and Macon

Pit-smoking pork since 1929, Fresh Air Barbecue now has multiple locations, including the original restaurant in Jackson, serving a small menu of sandwiches and platters. The sauce is tangy with vinegar and tomato – no sweet options here – and the sandwiches and Brunswick stew are affordable and loaded with pork.

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