Alaska may be as far from the South as you can go in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an excellent selection of BBQ. Chefs across the great land have opened restaurants serving amazing sandwiches filled with savory hunks of meat dripping with the finest BBQ sauces. Follow this map the most succulent BBQ sandwiches in Alaska.
1. Turnagain Arm Pit BBQ, 3637 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage.
With a BBQ pit for freshly smoking meats with hickory, this place is renowned for it's authentic Southern BBQ. They have a year-round location in Anchorage and a summer spot open May-October in Indian.
2. Big Daddy's Bar-BQ, 107 Wickersham Street,
This restaurant in the heart or the Golden Heart city is to die for. The BBQ is delicious and all the sides are perfectly seasoned. Head to this family friendly spot for a tasty BBQ sandwich in a friendly, country style BBQ joint. They also cater!
3. Firehouse BBQ, 44332 Sterling Highway, Soldotna.
Open year-round, this BBQ spot is known for having delectable brisket and BBQ topped baked potatoes. This place is favorite in the area and the friendly service will keep you coming back.
4. BBQ Shack, 541 Broadway, Skagway.
The Shack has a wide variety of meats to choose from. In addition to the classic chicken and pulled pork, they also offer smoked salmon, caribou, elk, and buffalo. Get a uniquely Alaskan BBQ sandwich at this shack, tucked away in downtown Skagway.
5. Randy's Rib Shack, 3200 Hospital Drive, Juneau.
With meat smoked to perfection and a secret recipe, slow cooked sauce, this place stands out. Head to Juneau's locals secret favorite place for lunch and see what everyone is raving about.
6. Bad 2 Da Bone BBQ, College Road & Steese Highway,
This BBQ food truck entices hungry folks with a mobile smoker at all the hottest events throughout the year. Stop by for a quick sandwich or order take-out. This joint has grown to be a must visit in the Fairbanks area.
7. Sackett's Kenai Grill, 16201 Sterling Highway,
A wonderful Kenai Peninsula spot for a brew and a sandwich after adventuring in the beautiful area. Chow down on a simple, classic BBQ sandwich at this tiny hole in the wall.
8. Roscoe's Catfish & BBQ, 120 East 6th Avenue,
This soul food mecca in Anchorage has the best Southern cooking in the state. Try everything: the Southern style collard greens, homemade coleslaw, gumbo, catfish and of course, BBQ sandwiches to remember.
9. Boss Hoggz, 672 East End Road, Homer.
Using fresh, local ingredients, this spot in Homer has a 1950's ambiance and a modern commitment to local foods. If you are in the market, this is a rare non-seafood restaurant in this ocean side town.
10. Smokin' Jacks Alaskan BBQ, 1205 Richardson Highway,
A newcomer to the BBQ scene in the state, this spot is perfect for when you are headed through Delta on an adventure. Stop by for some mouthwatering BBQ.
11. The Bar-B-Q Pit, 1160 West Dimond Boulevard,
Right out of a Western movie, you'll feel the BBQ vibes as soon as you walk in. The food is tasty and the service friendly. Relax by the firepit with your smoky meat sandwich and warm up inside and out.
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