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Best BBQ in Every State

thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,654
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Texas: Franklin's NOT Snow's
NC: Skylight Inn


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  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 18,059
    you can always tell when a grilling holiday is around the corner. The "Best of Lists" come out of the woodwork. Texas Monthly repackaged their "50 Best" (which comes out every 2 years and this is an off year) with a new cover and "10 new joints you must try now" that have all been mentioned before. They tried to add new content by adding "best Desserts" at bbq joints. I bought it. It sucked. I am a lemming. 
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,654
    you can always tell when a grilling holiday is around the corner. The "Best of Lists" come out of the woodwork. Texas Monthly repackaged their "50 Best" (which comes out every 2 years and this is an off year) with a new cover and "10 new joints you must try now" that have all been mentioned before. They tried to add new content by adding "best Desserts" at bbq joints. I bought it. It sucked. I am a lemming. 
    I think that's the one my brother just mailed to me.  Your comments explain why I ended up with a copy.  Haha
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 18,059
    thetrim said:
    you can always tell when a grilling holiday is around the corner. The "Best of Lists" come out of the woodwork. Texas Monthly repackaged their "50 Best" (which comes out every 2 years and this is an off year) with a new cover and "10 new joints you must try now" that have all been mentioned before. They tried to add new content by adding "best Desserts" at bbq joints. I bought it. It sucked. I am a lemming. 
    I think that's the one my brother just mailed to me.  Your comments explain why I ended up with a copy.  Haha
    I knew I'd been had before I got home. I read it all anyway. Desserts.... pfffft.
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 8,679
    Blackberry cobbler at SaltLick.  Really the only dessert I’ll order.
    Austin, TX
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,757
    I've got some work to do...only one on the list that I have tried ( a couple of times) is Franklin's.   
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,095
    edited June 26
    I know one thing... here in Alabama it definitely is NOT Big Bob's Gibsons. That place is embarrassingly overrated. 

    EDIT: So I checked the list and yep, Big Bob's is rated #1. I work just down the road from that nasty shiit hole. How the owner can win competitions yet serve lousy bland and dry BBQ with run of the mill canned beans and slaw and take the top spot year after year is a mystery. Their customers are a bunch of blue hairs that still think it's 1960 and Bob ain't dead. Well, he's dead. Food sucks now. Has for a long, long time. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 495
    i have yet to be to bobs here in Alabama but plan to one day, I have heard the same thing @sonvolt is saying.  I am headed to Charleston next week and we are planning on going to Rodney Scott's while we are there, I am excited to try it.

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,654
    I thought the same about The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS.  I stopped there on the way to Brisket Camp in 2016.  It was a waste of time, money, and stomach space. 
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,756
    Kent8621 said:
    i have yet to be to bobs here in Alabama but plan to one day, I have heard the same thing @sonvolt is saying.  I am headed to Charleston next week and we are planning on going to Rodney Scott's while we are there, I am excited to try it.
    Try Lewis's in Charleston, SC you can thank me later.
                                                                
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    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,426
    SonVolt said:
    I know one thing... here in Alabama it definitely is NOT Big Bob's Gibsons. That place is embarrassingly overrated. 

    EDIT: So I checked the list and yep, Big Bob's is rated #1. I work just down the road from that nasty shiit hole. How the owner can win competitions yet serve lousy bland and dry BBQ with run of the mill canned beans and slaw and take the top spot year after year is a mystery. Their customers are a bunch of blue hairs that still think it's 1960 and Bob ain't dead. Well, he's dead. Food sucks now. Has for a long, long time. 

    This is the place with the white BBQ sauced chicken right? The BBQ sauce that is like 50% Mayo and 50% apple cider vinegar with some pepper thrown in? That Chris Lilly guy is on BBQ shows all the time. I think he is a big Komodo Kamado guy right?

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,095
    Kent8621 said:
    i have yet to be to bobs here in Alabama but plan to one day, I have heard the same thing @sonvolt is saying.  I am headed to Charleston next week and we are planning on going to Rodney Scott's while we are there, I am excited to try it.

    Best BBQ in Decatur is Smokey C's IMO.  We had a really awesome Texas style BBQ joint several years back that served killer brisket, but they didn't last long. I've heard Chuckwagon in Huntsville is best in the area though. I still haven't been. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,915
    thetrim said:
    I thought the same about The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS.  I stopped there on the way to Brisket Camp in 2016.  It was a waste of time, money, and stomach space. 
    I live five miles from it and I agree. I used to take work visitors there that insisted but I consider it rather ordinary. He makes excellent sauces and rubs at a separate facility in town. He also wins a lot of contests so he is capable. That means no excuses.
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,654
    The best BBQ in Alabama is Pruett's BBQ in Gadsden.  Their best dish is Fried Chicken.  Haha!!! 
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,084
    Brother Trim......I would have to say the SC choice (is Good)....but would get argument also from those in state. Perhaps the source of information may be flawed....but then again, you / we will never get folks to agree on the best Que.. 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.”
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,095
    thetrim said:
    The best BBQ in Alabama is Pruett's BBQ in Gadsden.  Their best dish is Fried Chicken.  Haha!!! 


    First time I ever had a pickle on a BBQ sandwich was at Pruett's. Used to eat there all the time on way to visit my grandparents in Gadsden.  Haven't been there in a decade or more...  
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 495
    SonVolt said:
    Kent8621 said:
    i have yet to be to bobs here in Alabama but plan to one day, I have heard the same thing @sonvolt is saying.  I am headed to Charleston next week and we are planning on going to Rodney Scott's while we are there, I am excited to try it.

    Best BBQ in Decatur is Smokey C's IMO.  We had a really awesome Texas style BBQ joint several years back that served killer brisket, but they didn't last long. I've heard Chuckwagon in Huntsville is best in the area though. I still haven't been. 

    I have heard good things about chuck wagon but have yet to go, we go to smokeys in Madison sometimes or lawlers when the do the two taters for $12 hard to beat those.

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • DondgcDondgc Posts: 412
    thetrim said:
    I thought the same about The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS.  I stopped there on the way to Brisket Camp in 2016.  It was a waste of time, money, and stomach space. 
    I live five miles from it and I agree. I used to take work visitors there that insisted but I consider it rather ordinary. He makes excellent sauces and rubs at a separate facility in town. He also wins a lot of contests so he is capable. That means no excuses.
    The Shed is definitely mediocre. 
    New Orleans LA
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,654
    @SGH told me about the Shed, but after the fact.  I would've rather grabbed a Whataburger in Defuniak Springs and gotten to Nawlins earlier.
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 18,059
    Legume said:
    Blackberry cobbler at SaltLick.  Really the only dessert I’ll order.
    it is really good. definitely the only bbq dessert I ever get
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 18,059
    Kent8621 said:
    i have yet to be to bobs here in Alabama but plan to one day, I have heard the same thing @sonvolt is saying.  I am headed to Charleston next week and we are planning on going to Rodney Scott's while we are there, I am excited to try it.
    you have to go to John Lewis bbq right by Rodney's place. He was Franklin's pitmaster when he won all the accolades. The guys is a wizard. I will say that Rodney Scott changed my world when I ate some of his whole hog though. Both of those guys have made a big impact on the way I cook bbq. One with pig and the other with beef (brisket, ribs and sausage)
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,654
    thetrim said:
    you can always tell when a grilling holiday is around the corner. The "Best of Lists" come out of the woodwork. Texas Monthly repackaged their "50 Best" (which comes out every 2 years and this is an off year) with a new cover and "10 new joints you must try now" that have all been mentioned before. They tried to add new content by adding "best Desserts" at bbq joints. I bought it. It sucked. I am a lemming. 
    I think that's the one my brother just mailed to me.  Your comments explain why I ended up with a copy.  Haha
    I knew I'd been had before I got home. I read it all anyway. Desserts.... pfffft.
    Is this the mag your we’re talking about?

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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 616
    Kansas' and Missouri's winners are both in the Kansas City metro, not surprisingly   Joe's Kansas City BBQ (Formerly Oklahoma Joe's) is 1000% accurate.  FANTASTIC.  The Missouri entry is LC's, and I can't remember if that one is egghead forum-approved or not.   It's an easy drive to KC, so I'd be curious to get the report from other guys and gals on here. 

    I can tell you that Rosedale BBQ and Arthur Bryant's are trash.    

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 495
    Kent8621 said:
    i have yet to be to bobs here in Alabama but plan to one day, I have heard the same thing @sonvolt is saying.  I am headed to Charleston next week and we are planning on going to Rodney Scott's while we are there, I am excited to try it.
    you have to go to John Lewis bbq right by Rodney's place. He was Franklin's pitmaster when he won all the accolades. The guys is a wizard. I will say that Rodney Scott changed my world when I ate some of his whole hog though. Both of those guys have made a big impact on the way I cook bbq. One with pig and the other with beef (brisket, ribs and sausage)

    we will definitely try that out, we will be out there the whole week with my wife's whole side  of the family so any excuse to slip away I will take it.

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • jwc6160jwc6160 Posts: 169
    SaltySam said:
    Kansas' and Missouri's winners are both in the Kansas City metro, not surprisingly   Joe's Kansas City BBQ (Formerly Oklahoma Joe's) is 1000% accurate.  FANTASTIC.  The Missouri entry is LC's, and I can't remember if that one is egghead forum-approved or not.   It's an easy drive to KC, so I'd be curious to get the report from other guys and gals on here. 

    I can tell you that Rosedale BBQ and Arthur Bryant's are trash.    
    It’s been forever since I’ve been to LCs. It’s in a rough area and I’m on the KS side so I’d pass at least 2 other places I’d rather go to get there. Good stuff though. Best in MO is Q39. 
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,095
    I had to go eat at Big Bob Gibsons so you could all see for yourselves the quality of brisket served daily. Oxidized dried-up jerky right from the get-go. 


    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 18,059
    thetrim said:
    thetrim said:
    you can always tell when a grilling holiday is around the corner. The "Best of Lists" come out of the woodwork. Texas Monthly repackaged their "50 Best" (which comes out every 2 years and this is an off year) with a new cover and "10 new joints you must try now" that have all been mentioned before. They tried to add new content by adding "best Desserts" at bbq joints. I bought it. It sucked. I am a lemming. 
    I think that's the one my brother just mailed to me.  Your comments explain why I ended up with a copy.  Haha
    I knew I'd been had before I got home. I read it all anyway. Desserts.... pfffft.
    Is this the mag your we’re talking about?

    That be the one. Sitting right beside me on my desk as we speak.
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 18,059
    Kent8621 said:
    Kent8621 said:
    i have yet to be to bobs here in Alabama but plan to one day, I have heard the same thing @sonvolt is saying.  I am headed to Charleston next week and we are planning on going to Rodney Scott's while we are there, I am excited to try it.
    you have to go to John Lewis bbq right by Rodney's place. He was Franklin's pitmaster when he won all the accolades. The guys is a wizard. I will say that Rodney Scott changed my world when I ate some of his whole hog though. Both of those guys have made a big impact on the way I cook bbq. One with pig and the other with beef (brisket, ribs and sausage)

    we will definitely try that out, we will be out there the whole week with my wife's whole side  of the family so any excuse to slip away I will take it.
    https://lewisbarbecue.com/
    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 18,059
    Kent8621 said:
    Kent8621 said:
    i have yet to be to bobs here in Alabama but plan to one day, I have heard the same thing @sonvolt is saying.  I am headed to Charleston next week and we are planning on going to Rodney Scott's while we are there, I am excited to try it.
    you have to go to John Lewis bbq right by Rodney's place. He was Franklin's pitmaster when he won all the accolades. The guys is a wizard. I will say that Rodney Scott changed my world when I ate some of his whole hog though. Both of those guys have made a big impact on the way I cook bbq. One with pig and the other with beef (brisket, ribs and sausage)

    we will definitely try that out, we will be out there the whole week with my wife's whole side  of the family so any excuse to slip away I will take it.
    https://lewisbarbecue.com/

    1- LGBE
    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,049
    In Kentucky, hands down it is Frank's house. @lousubcap puts them all to shame...
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,756
    Kent8621 said:
    Kent8621 said:
    i have yet to be to bobs here in Alabama but plan to one day, I have heard the same thing @sonvolt is saying.  I am headed to Charleston next week and we are planning on going to Rodney Scott's while we are there, I am excited to try it.
    you have to go to John Lewis bbq right by Rodney's place. He was Franklin's pitmaster when he won all the accolades. The guys is a wizard. I will say that Rodney Scott changed my world when I ate some of his whole hog though. Both of those guys have made a big impact on the way I cook bbq. One with pig and the other with beef (brisket, ribs and sausage)

    we will definitely try that out, we will be out there the whole week with my wife's whole side  of the family so any excuse to slip away I will take it.
    https://lewisbarbecue.com/

    Dont forget the corn bread its like pudding, fantastic!
                                                                
    _________________________________________________
    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!
    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
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