In May 2015, The Daily Meal published a list of the “25 Best Barbecue Chains” in America based on a visitors survey. It’s one thing to have a list of the BBQ restaurants chains , it’s another to easily find one of the recommended BBQ chains’ restaurants. To help you find one of the restaurants from the 25 chains recommended we consolidated all the restaurants on one easy to use “Best Barbecue Chains in America” map. Simply click on the map below (showing all (over 1,300) the recommended barbecue restaurant locations) to find one of the best BBQ restaurants near you. In addition, we have also created maps for each chain that can be clicked to view the location and information about the BBQ restaurant chains individual restaurants.

All Best Barbecue Restaurant Chains Combined  (Over 1,300)

Click on map to view locations near you.

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #25 – Dickey’s BBQ Pit (514 locations)

America’s larges barbecue chain….meats are smoked at each locations….rugrats eat free on Sundays.

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #24 – City Barbeque (25 locations)

Meats are smoked more than 18 hours…any and all BBQ styles served

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #23 – Moe’s Original Bar B Que (43 locations)

Started by three friends who met at the Univ. of Alabama who began catering slopeside in Colorado

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #22 – Billy Sims BBQ (44 locations)

Started by Football great Billy Sims, Heisman Trophy winner, All-American,

No. 1 NFL draft pick,  and Rookie of the Year in 1980

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #21 – Old Carolina BBQ Company (9 locations)

Meats are smoked for up to 14 hrs using hickory wood…modeled after roadside BBQ shacks found in the Carolinas

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #20 – Red Hot & Blue (22 locations)

Started by Republican political operative and RNC chair Lee Atwater who was from Atlanta

and missed authentic local BBQ

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #19 – Woody’s Bar-B-Q (23 locations)

Specialize in fall off the bone baby back ribs, smoked prime rib,  and Carolina pulled pork.

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #18 – Famous Dave’s (176 locations)

Started by David Anderson, a Ojibwe native American Indian and former Assistant

Secretary of Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior. Dave began his BBQ

career as a backyard BBQ Aficionado.

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #17 – Rib City (27 locations)

small and no-frills menu serving baby back and St. Louis style ribs that are basted with a

special sauce before being sent to the oak smoker.

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #16 – Dinosaur BBQ (10 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #15 – OakWood Smokehouse & Grill (5 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #14 – Calhoun’s (8 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #13 – Smokey Bones (85 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #12 – Full Moon BBQ (12 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #11 – Bodacious Bar-B-Q (21 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #10 – Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q (20 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #9 – Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q (40 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #8 – Dreamland Bar-B-Que (8 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #7 – Shane’s Rib Shack (111 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #6 – Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (5 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #5 – Corky’s BBQ (8 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #4 – 4 Rivers Smokehouse (13 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #3 – Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ (27 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #2 – Gates Bar B-Q (6 locations)

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Best Barbecue Restaurant Chain #1 – Sonny’s BBQ (113 locations)

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