Top 20 Mid-Atlantic BBQ Joints


1. Edley’s Bar-B-Que; Nashville, TN

2706 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
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Edley’s Bar-B-Que smokes all meats fresh daily using local White Oak wood. The meat is smoked low and slow. They smoke only enough meat for the day, so it is a first come first serve kind of place. They also prepare eight to ten Southern-style side dishes made from scratch everyday with recipes derived from mothers, grandmothers, nannies and housekeepers.

2. Fette Sau; Brooklyn, NY

354 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York
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Fette Sau is a New American BBQ place, serving dry rub meats smoked with a variety of locally sourced woods.

3. Jack’s Bar-B-Que; Nashville, TN

416 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 | 334 West Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37207 | 1601 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
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Jack’s Bar-B-Que’s award winning BBQ sauces will leave you wanting more!

4. Chaps Pit Beef; Baltimore, MD

5801 Pulaski Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21205
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Chaps Pit Beef proudly serves Maryland’s best pit beef, turkey and pork as well as BBQ chicken and ribs. They pair those items with delicious home-style sides, including ocean fries, baked beans, green beans, cole slaw, potato salad, and more!

5. Blue Smoke, NYC

East 27th Street, NYC
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Blue Smoke brings classic Southern cuisine to The Big Apple! They serve brisket, ribs and pulled pork!

6. BBQ Exchange; Gordonsville, VA

102 Martinsburg Ave, Gordonsville, Virginia 22942
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The Barbeque Exchange in downtown Gordonsville VA features hickory-smoked and slow-roasted pork shoulders and spareribs. The meats are dry cured with secret ingredient rubs and then cooked in a specialized wood-burning cooker, but don’t leave there without trying some of their homemade sauces!

7. Beefalo Bob’s; Baltimore, MD

8015 Ft. Smallwood Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21226
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Beefalo Bob’s caters to all your sports and entertainment needs. Go watch the game on any of their 20 Big Screen HD TVs, or just stop by and get some drinks and enjoy the great food! Beefalo Bob’s combines the best of bbq smoked foods as well as seafood and other great menu options.

8. Alamo BBQ; Richmond, VA

2202 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA 23223
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Alamo specializes in authentic Texas style BBQ, including their award winning beef brisket. They also offer rich comfort food and fresh Tex-Mex like fish tacos and grilled burritos.

9. Frankie’s Ribs; Virginia Beach, VA

5200 Fairfield Shopping Centre, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Frankie’s offers some of the best ribs and home cooked dishes in the Hampton Roads area. They also have homemade cornbread and Angus steaks!

10. Ace Biscuit & Barbecue; Charlottesville, VA

711 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Ace Biscuit & Barbecue has an oak hickory smoked brisket that’ll delight any BBQ lover!

11. Due South BBQ; Christiansburg, VA

1465 Roanoke St, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
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Stop in and enjoy the Due South BBQ taste and experience! Due South BBQ has a rich homemade taste and a great live music scene.

12. Blues BBQ Co.; Roanoke, VA

107 Market St, Roanoke, Virginia 24015
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Blues BBQ Co. doesn’t smother their BBQ in sauce, they complement it with sauce. At Blues BBQ Co., the flavor of the meat is paramount.

13. Charcoal Grill; Baltimore, MD

8535 Old Harford Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21236
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Welcome to the home of Baltimore’s Best Pit Beef. Life is full of reasons to celebrate. The Charcoal Grill pride themselves on serving the most flavorful BBQ. Serving sandwiches, wings, ribs, chicken and lots of other great food, you’re gonna love Charcoal Grill.

14. Pork Barrel BBQ; Alexandria, VA

2312 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, Virginia 22301
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Pork Barrel BBQ’s fresh, barbecued meats are dry-rubbed and slow-smoked using their in-house smoker. They use a mix of oak and hickory logs to smoke the meat, which gives it a deep, robust smoky flavor that leaves you wanting more.

15. Jakes Smokehouse Bar-B-Que; Virginia Beach, VA

1784 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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There’s no cookin’ like slow cookin at Jake’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que in Virginia Beach. Their great barbecue comes from hours of slow cooking over a real hardwood fire which creates that unique mouth watering flavor. Go and taste for yourself why people from all over the Hampton Roads area rave about the barbecue at Jake’s.

16. Acre 121, DC

1400 Irving Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010
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Acre 121 is the newest edition to Columbia Heights’ bustling bar scene. Their barroom and low country bistro brings the full flavor of southern barbecue to the eclectic nightlife of DC.

17. Log Cabin Barbecue; Elkton, VA

11672 Spotswood Trail, Elkton, Virginia 22827 | 1011 Port Republic Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Log Cabin Barbecue serves down-home food with exceptional quality and southern hospitality. They pride themselves on delivering outstanding barbecue with their own original sauces, fall-off-the-bone ribs and large portions of homemade sides to fill the hungriest of customers.

18. Dixie Bones BBQ Post; Fredericksburg, VA

1917 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
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Dixie Bones BBQ Post’s real pit barbecue, homemade fries, coleslaw, baked beans and fresh brewed iced tea make it a BBQ lover’s dream.

19. Buttz BBQ; Charlottesville, VA

17 Elliewood Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Buttz BBQ is not your traditional Memphis, Texas, North Carolina or Kansas City BBQ. In fact, they’ve combined the best of all regions into their BBQ.

20. Pok-E-Joe’s BBQ; Lynchburg, VA

4925 Boonsboro Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503
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Pok-E-Joe’s has great specials and delicious brisket!

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Maggie Comeau, Content Manager

Maggie Comeau is the content manager of Scoutology. Her favorite things to write about are sweets, brunch and burgers.

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