Warning: Don’t read this list and look at the pictures while you’re hungry. It will only make it worse. But if you think you can handle your stomach growling and you’re looking for a great barbecue place in the Mountain State, there are plenty to choose from. Here are 14 great BBQ joints in West Virginia.
1. Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Beckley
This place gets an average of 4-star reviews on Yelp. One reviewer said "Pulled pork was crazy tender and the rolls will rock your world.” Another recommended the brisket & potato salad.
2. Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill in Charleston
One reviewer said it’s great food and that the sauce is “on point.” Another called it to die for. "The meat was tender, juicy, and full of smokey flavors. I ate an entire plate covered in it and went back for more,” he said.
3. Lakeside BBQ in Summersville
Mostly positive reviews. One reviewer said it had "excellent pulled pork” and the restaurant was “friendly, helpful, clean.”
4. Hickory House Restaurant in Jane Lew
This Jane Lew restaurant bills itself as the best barbecue in West Virginia and its reviewers and fans seem to agree.
5. Woodburn Shanks Pit Style BBQ in Morgantown
This places gets on average a 5-star rating, according to the reviews on its Facebook page. One reviewer said "The meat is always RIDICULOUSLY great and their homemade sauces are killer.”
6. Deejay's BBQ Ribs in Weirton
Reviewers say the meat on the ribs falls right off the bone and that the sauce is perfect.
7. Smokey Ray's in Philippi
One reviewer called it the most upscale restaurant in town. The BBQ is good and the platters are large, according to the reviewer.
8. Back Porch BBQ in Elkins
This food truck gets an average of 5-star reviews on its Facebook. One reviewer said "Best pulled pork ever. Also recommend trying the spicy chili nachos. I look forward to this food every year. #Bestfoodtruckever”
9. Smoke Ring BBQ and Sandwich Shop in Keyser
Gets an average of 5-star ratings on Facebook. One reviewer said "Simply incredible!
BBQ sauce is outstanding, Beautiful blend!"
10. Dirty Ernie's Rib Pit in Fayetteville
One reviewer said it had the best ribs in town. Another said the ribs were very good.
11. Rollin Smoke BBQ
This place offers pickup and carryout in Big Chimney and a mobile unit in downtown Charleston at various times. It has on average 5-star reviews. One reviewer said "I don't really think there is bad BBQ but there rarely is great bbq and that is exactly what Rollin Smoke is, Great.”
12. Ridge View BBQ in Dunbar
Also gets 5-star ratings on its Facebook page. One reviewer said the food is top notch and that the sauce can’t be beat.
13. Buddy’s All-American Bar-B-Que in Huntington
Reviewers recommend the pulled chicken and pork platter and the brisket sandwich.
14. Blues BBQ in South Charleston
A reviewer said he enjoyed the pulled pork and that the portions were generous and the food cheap.
Have many of these BBQ joints have to been to? Did I leave out any great places to eat BBQ? Let me know in the comments.