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3880 Satellite Boulevard, Duluth, GA, 30096


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

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BBQ Chicken

3473 Old Norcross Road, Duluth, GA, 30096


The name may conjure quintessentially American backyard grills, but this neon-bright joint is the first area franchise of a Korean chain specializing in olive oil–fried chicken.

Website: http://bbqchickenatl.com/

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Big Shanty Smokehouse

3393 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, GA, 30144


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

Website: http://bigshantybbq.com/

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Bone Lick BBQ

1133 Huff Road, Atlanta, GA, 30318


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.

Website: http://www.bonelickbarbecue.com/

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Burnt Fork Bar-B-Q

614 Church Street, Decatur, GA, 30030


This well-intentioned barbecue joint, which opened in 2011, fits right into the Decatur community.

Website: http://burntforkbbq.com/

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Buy the Bone BBQ

567 Stephenson Road, Stone Mountain, GA, 30087


In 2012, new owners took over the Stone Mountain roadside stand that previously housed Garden Produce and Country Store, a laudable barbecue joint with a misleading name.

Website: http://buythebonebbq.cybercitizen16.com/

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Community Q BBQ

1361 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA, 30033


A buzzing Decatur barbecue spot with a friendly staff, country-charming atmosphere, and well-executed sides.

Website: http://www.communityqbbq.com

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Dave Poe’s

660 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA, 30064


Since 2009, when they split their Sam and Dave’s BBQ empire that reset the bar for metro-area barbecue, Sam Huff and David Poe have been compared constantly by ’cue aficionados.

Website: http://davepoes.com/

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Ebony and Ivory

871 Concord Road, Smyrna, GA, 30080


Marcus “Ebony” Phillips and Victor “Ivory” Amato (as they identify themselves on the restaurant’s website) met while working at Dantanna’s CNN Center location and pooled their resources to open a takeout shack in Smyrna, next door to a Sherwin-Williams outpost.

Website: http://www.ebonyivorysmyrna.com/

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Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

1811 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA, 30324


Come here if you want nothing more than a plate of ribs, which arrive blackened, moderately caramelized, modestly smoky, and altogether satisfying.

Website: http://fatmattsribshack.com

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Fox Bros. BBQ

1238 DeKalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307


The sliced brisket has the proper nubbly texture achieved from slow cooking, and the tender on-the-bone short rib, sold Thursdays and Saturdays, is the best iteration of that Flintstonian indulgence in the city.

Website: http://foxbrosbbq.com

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Georgia Rib Company

4930 Davidson Road, Marietta, GA, 30068


Occupying a large building and hosting frequent poker nights and live entertainment, this is really more of a community lodestone than a magnet for barbecue classicists.

Website: http://georgiaribco.com/

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Grand Champion BBQ

4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell, GA, 30075


In barbecue circles, the student sometimes becomes the master.

Website: http://gcbbq.net/

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Heirloom Market BBQ

2243 Akers Mill Road, Atlanta, GA, 30339


This tiny barbecue joint has a unique cross-cultural vision. Heirloom pork, juicy-tender beef brisket, and fresh sausages meet kimchi, hot sauce, pickled radishes, and tempura-style Korean sweet potatoes.

Website: http://heirloommarketbbq.com/

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Moe’s Original Bar B Que

349 Fourteenth Street, Atlanta, GA, 30318


Longtime Atlantans will remember where Cuban sandwich favorite Kool Korners stood on the corner of Fourteenth and State streets. It closed in 2008 and reopened in Birmingham a year later.

Website: http://moesoriginalbbq.com/

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Moonie’s Texas Barbecue

5545 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch, GA, 30542


Jason Martin lived in Austin for more than a decade, working as a programmer and basking in the local barbecue culture.

Website: http://mooniestexasbarbecue.com/

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Ms. Betty’s House of Ribs

1281 Bouldercrest Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30316


The barbecue choices at this East Atlanta staple are concise: ribs (including rib tips) or smoked chicken.

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P. Red’s BBQ

999 Chattahoochee Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30318


An intown reincarnation of popular Cumming barbecue pit stop Pappy Red’s, the place sure looks the part: light brick walls, wood paneling, bric-a-brac, Coca-Cola signs, and a mounted steer’s head on the back wall.

Website: http://prsbbq.com/

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