Barbecue - Atlanta Magazine

Cover Story

Bill Addison went out in search of the best barbecue for our May 2013 issue, so we could report on the ten best joints in the area. Read his thoughts on Atlanta's 'cue scene, scan his findings below, and enjoy the full cover story with the digital edition.

More Barbecue

Ten joints not enough? Check out our July 2010 cover story, featuring fifty-eight in the metro-area. Or browse the listings from our Restaurant Guide (at right). Or follow Bill Addison's advice, hit the road, and make pit stops in Texas and North Carolina.

Where It All Began

Sam and Dave's Dynasty
Strip mall outposts, stainless-steel smokers, and one mystical mac and cheese recipe: The story of a tiny Marietta upstart that sired four of our Top Ten barbecue joints


Barbecue Listings

A collection of barbecue joints from our online Restaurant Guide

  1. Big Shanty Smokehouse

    Dry-rubbed ribs stand out among the brisket, pulled pork, and homemade sausage, with a burnished bark that gives way to fragrant, coral meat.

  2. Bone Lick BBQ

    The Big Ole Totties—Tater Tots bombarded with pulled pork, chipotle barbecue sauce, Brunswick stew, cheese sauce, and jalapeño slices—is this barbecue joint's most satisfying dish.

  3. 678

    678, the latest Korean barbecue restaurant, fuses styles by featuring pork and beef equally, and it weaves in some fresh flourishes.