Alright, we’re no Texas when it comes to barbecue – but we do know all about fresh ingredients, and carnivorous Washingtonians can still enjoy some succulent meat here in the Northwest. Be sure to grab extra napkins, cause you’ll want to sink your teeth into a saucy meal at all 15 of these joints:
1. Jack's BBQ, Seattle
Seattleites love this relatively new place in the Industrial District/Georgetown area. The Central Texas-style premium smoked meats & eclectic setting make for a great meal!
2. Smoking Mo's, Shelton
You can NEVER go wrong with a plate of the ribs, coleslaw, and mac & cheese from this Mason County restaurant!
3. Country Boys BBQ, Cashmere
After you try the Beef Brisket Dinner here in Central Washington you'll agree that it's one of the best barbeque dishes in the state!
4. Smokey's Bar-B-Que, South Cle Elum
Once you get a smell of their award winning food, your stomach will be aching to give it a try! Their ribs, brisket, as well as their Smoked BBQ Chicken and cornbread are all incredible choices.
5. Maverick Barbecue, Snoqualmie
Their "Louisiana Hot Link" comes with two smoked & grilled spicy links, onions & peppers, a mesquite spread and fiery BBQ sauce on a grilled French bun! Want a taste?
6. Ranch House BBQ, Olympia
Their full rib pairs perfectly with a side of chili, cornbread, and hand-cut fries at this place in our state's capitol city!
7. Celtic Cowboy BBQ, Edmonds
If some drool-worthy beef brisket, pulled pork, and grilled corn sounds like your kind of meal, come try this spot north of Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline!
8. Moose Creek Barbecue, Arlington
This place is so good that it was actually included on a previous "Mouthwatering Restaurants" post - but you'll agree on its worthiness after you check out their Moose Creek Classic made with smoked brisket, roasted peppers & onions, provolone cheese, pepperoncinis, and original sauce on a grilled bun.
9. Kelley's BBQ, Mount Vernon
Every Washington BBQ fanatic needs to experience the Horseshoe Sandwich with pulled pork or chicken from this place at least once!
10. Mike's Four Star BBQ, Port Gamble
If you're in the Kitsap County area for lunch, consider checking out this Carolina-style BBQ spot with appetizing options like Smoked Sausage or a Pulled Chicken Sandwich.
11. Bourbon & Bones, Seattle
This notorious eatery in Fremont has some juicy BBQ worth trying sometime - you'll especially go crazy over their Smoked Pork Belly option!
12. Rhodie's Smokin BBQ, Preston
Be warned: their "Trailboss" brisket sandwich is extremely addictive, and you'll be back for another one sooner than you may think!
13. Rib Ticklers Barbeque, Gig Harbor
While you may be doubtful about trying this "Hole In The Wall" restaurant after seeing it's part of a gas station, you can be assured it's the real deal! They also will cater for all your event's BBQ needs, and after seeing a menu like this...how could you not want to stop by for lunch?
14. Chicken-N-More (CHKN-N-MO), Spokane
After you chow down on the savory ribs or a chicken dinner at this southern-style place in Eastern Washington, you'll never feel more satisfied!
15. Pinky's Kitchen, Seattle
You'll immediately be hooked to this Wallingford food truck after you try a bowl of their Mac & Cheese & Meat, made with fusillia pasta and a house-made sauce, sharp cheddar & provolone, baked with a crispy panko crust and topped with your choice of meat like brisket or pulled pork.
Ready for a comfort meal yet? Where do you like to enjoy great barbecue in Washington?? Add your favorite places to this list below!