Barbecue may not have been invented in Mississippi but it sure was perfected here. Just as common as sweet tea and catfish, delicious barbecue can be found all over the Magnolia State – and that includes mouthwatering BBQ sandwiches. So, the next time you’re craving some smoky goodness, give one of these Mississippi barbecue joints a try.
1. Abe’s Bar-B-Q (616 State Street, Clarksdale)
This iconic Clarksdale restaurant features a menu filled with a variety smoky barbecue, and that includes the Big Abe BBQ sandwich. The tasty invention has even been referred to as the "best BBQ sandwich in the south."
2. Slap Ya Momma’s BBQ (1830 Beach Blvd., Biloxi)
It may be this eatery’s quirky exterior that initially attracts customers, but it’s the delicious wood-smoked barbecue that keeps them coming back. The menu includes all sorts of smoky goodness, including the brisket sandwich – a customer favorite.
3. Frenchie’s On The Go (112 N. Jackson St., Kosciusko)
Not only a local favorite, Frenchie’s has been featured in Southern Living and Mississippi Magazine, in addition to being named the "Best BBQ in Central Mississippi" five years in a row. Among the extensive fare, you’ll find the pulled pork sandwich, which is even better when topped with Frenchie’s homemade Cole slaw.
4. Ubon’s Restaurant (801 Jerry Clower Blvd., Yazoo City)
This family-owned restaurant is a Yazoo City staple, known for its award-winning barbecue, lines of barbecue sauce, and Bloody Mary mix. When visiting Ubon’s, you can’t go wrong with the pulled pork sandwich, which comes topped with fresh fried chips.
5. The Little Dooey (100 Fellowship St., Starkville)
Located inside a modest brick building, this Starkville favorite is known for its slow-cooked barbecue and has even been featured on the Food Network. Among the extensive menu, you’ll find one of the eatery’s signature items – a tantalizing pulled pork sandwich topped with slaw.
6. Sonny’s Smokehouse (8936 Ms Highway 15, Ackerman)
Between the small building and remote location, this Ackerman eatery is a bit difficult to find, but once you’ve tried the delicious ribs, tender brisket, and out-of-this world steak, you won’t regret making the trip. And according to customers, you can’t go wrong with the rib-eye sandwich.
7. High On The Hog (711 Lakeview Dr., Grenada)
Despite its remote location and lack of indoor seating, this Grenada eatery is always packed – and that says a lot. Aside from the mouthwatering ribs, it’s the pulled pork sandwich customers rave about. Between the perfectly toasted bun to the tasty barbecue sauce, the sandwich is sure to please.
8. Handy Andy Bar-B-Q (800 N Lamar Blvd., Oxford)
A true definition of a "hole-in-the-wall," this Oxford eatery may not look like much on the outside but inside you’ll find some of the best (and most affordable) burgers and pit-smoked barbecue around – and that includes delicious barbecue sandwiches.
9. Sho-Nuff BBQ (2018 Hwy 11 N., Picayune)
Proof that good things come in small packages, this Picayune barbecue joint is small in size but huge in flavor. Aside from standard items, like ribs, pulled pork, and brisket, the menu features a variety of signature creations, including the 3 Lil Pigs. Served on a 5" bun, the mouthwatering sandwich features pulled pork, bacon, and sausage or ham topped with Cole slaw, pickles, and a special sauce.
10. Leatha’s Bar-B-Que Inn (6374 U S Highway 98, Hattiesburg)
A favorite of locals, foodies, and even celebrities, this Hattiesburg barbecue joint has won numerous awards and been featured in countless publications. The fare of barbecue basics includes tasty ribs, chicken, and, of course, an irresistible pulled pork sandwich.
Have you eaten at any of the barbecue joints listed above? On or off this list, which Mississippi eatery serves your favorite barbecue sandwich? Tell us in the comments section!