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NC ranks #2 on Top 10 list of states with best barbecue

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North Carolina is the second best state in the country for barbecue, according to a recent list by TripAdvisor.

The travel website ranked the top 10 and put Georgia at the number one spot for barbecue.

North Carolina was followed by Texas, Missouri and Tennessee.

Trip Advisor also ranked the top 10 BBQ joints in the United States. Three Georgia restaurants and three Florida restaurants made the list.

No North Carolina restaurants made the list.

Top 10 U.S. States for BBQ:

  1. Georgia
  2. North Carolina
  3. Texas
  4. Missouri
  5. Tennessee
  6. South Carolina
  7. Florida
  8. Illinois
  9. California
  10. Kansas


  • Chucky

    #2? How in the heck did Georgia get #1? I’d like to know how they came up with the rankings.

  • Ruby

    You go to Lexington, NC the last Sat. of October and you will find the best BBQ in the country. The ‘BBQ FESTIVAL’ is the largest one day festival in the state. Amtrac train runs from Wash DC to Atlanta stops on that day so folks can enjoy the festivities. Best BBQ all year long is in Lexington, North Carolina.!!!! Google Lexington BBQ Festival !!!

  • Julie

    I’m partial to my hometown’s BBQ. Lexington has the best BBQ and (Honey)Monk’s is the place to get it. I don’t care to go to the festival, I can get it any other day of the year, sure as heck am not fighting crowds to get it. Lol

  • Richard

    South Carolina with that Musard Sauce. I do not like it that well. I grew up in Salisbury,N. C. and I am love Lexington Style BBQ. And the Eastern North Carolina BBQ too.

  • Jennifer Howard

    I live in Georgia and I can’t see how they ranked number one. Everyone with half a brain and a good sense of taste knows that NC has no equal. NC is the best, no contest.

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