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. Tony Morrow's BBQ

    Morrow, chef-owner of the Pecan restaurant in College Park, opened his second business in December.

  2. The Swallow at the Hollow

    The barbecue is delicious and the fixings rock, especially when accompanied by live music. Try the sweet South Carolina-style mustard sauce on a chopped pork sandwich.

  3. Rolling Bones Premium Pit BBQ

    There is nothing rustic about this gorgeously renovated Art Deco gas station. Pulled pork and beef brisket can be inconsistent, but the pink, lacquered ribs and creamy barbecued duck are winners.