Whether you’re a die-hard barbecue fanatic, or just looking to discover a new cuisine, the barbecue joints of Pennsylvania are second to none. From Texan to St. Louis-style, to Korean, the available meats defy conventional cooking. Find a new place in your neighborhood, or set out on a barbecue adventure road trip with our picks for best barbecue joints in Pennsylvania!
Big Creek BBQ is one of the most flavorful feasts in state. For sizeable portions, good prices, and outstanding flavors, a visit to this Lehighton location is a must, even if it means a drive.
Whether you want it as a sammie for yourself, or by-the-pound for a group, Road Hawg serves up some seriously good barbecue. One of Central Pennsylvania’s best barbecue experiences, this Dillsburg eatery pairs meats and sides for a meal like no other.
Whether you eat it in, out, or at a catered event, the food of Sweet Lucy’s is among the best in Philly. Be sure to stop in on a Monday night, where an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet will forever change how you view the first day of the work week.
Shakedown is a mix-and-match extravaganza, where diners pick a meat and a style (from Carolina to Korean) of barbecue. If you simply can’t decide, go with a stellar sampler, and brace yourself for an out-of-this-world dining experience.
Low-and-slow barbecue of epic proportions, American Grill does its name proud. With an impressively extensive menu, including kids’ options, this Exeter location offers a truly Southern culinary experience, from chicken and waffles, to barbecue, to banana pudding.
Locally sourced, smoked in house meats make Fette Sau (German for “Fat Pig”) a stand-out on the Philadelphia barbecue scene. Try the brisket and the burnt-end baked beans, you won’t regret it.
Down and dirty, with the quality barbecue to make it a true winner. Three B Saloon (beer, bacon, barbecue) is an Erie option that rivals the best of the best. Three B is the place to be for scrumptious eats and outstanding cocktails.