Everybody’s getting ready for Memorial Day Weekend and the start of Summer in Delaware! And of course, that means that cookouts and BBQ are on everybody’s mind. Whether you’re looking for an amazing BBQ caterer for your weekend party, or you just want to grab a meal that will make you oh so happy, these 12 hole in the wall BBQ spots in Delaware are just the thing you need.
1. Uncle John's Smokehouse
Uncle John's Smokehouse makes some of the best brisket in the state. Their service and friendless is second to none, and whatever you order, you'll walk away with a huge smile on your face.
914 NW 10th. St. Milford, Delaware
2. Russell's Quality Foods
Russell's is a real hole-in-the-wall right in the parking lot of Steve's Liqours in Wilmington. Despite its small spot and sort of hidden location, you'll be hard pressed to find better smoked meats. Order a platter with collards and take your lunch break to the next level.
1204 Centerville Rd, Wilmington, DE
3. Charlie K's BBQ
There's a reason that Charlie K's is always packed, with a line that nearly circles the building! This hole in the wall BBQ spot is
the place to grab ribs or smoked chicken when you're near the beach. 95 Atlantic Ave, Ocean View, DE
4. Fat Daddy's
Fat Daddy's brisket sandwich is hard to beat. I've traveled up and down the east coast and throughout the south in search of perfect BBQ, and I still find myself craving Fat Daddy's over many of the Carolina, Alabama and Georgia locations that I love.
13203 Seashore Hwy, Georgetown, DE
5. Philippine Smoked BBQ Grill
If you want to change up your usual BBQ routine, this little Elsmere spot is the place to go. They serve up mouthwatering smoked meats with a Philippine twist! This is sure to become your new favorite spot upstate.
1700 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere, DE
6. Big D's at the Well
Big D's is located in the Well in Hockessin, which is a log cabin country store that will steal your heart. While it can be a little hard to find, it's impossible to not notice the incredible smells that come from their smoker right outisde. Try a big plate of ribs - they're delicious!
6949 Lancaster Pike
7. Locale BBQ Post
Locale BBQ Post is a small spot right in Wilmington that's easy to miss when you're in the city. Make it a point to get here and try their ribs, because if you miss this hole in the wall BBQ spot, your stomach may never forgive you.
1014 Lincoln St Wilmington, DE
8. Young's BBQ
Young's BBQ in Middletown is a great, often overlooked spot that serves up some of the best pulled pork that Delaware has to offer. Their macaroni and cheese is delicious, too, and totally worth a stop even if it's just for the mac.
401 E Main St, Middletown, DE
9. Meat Mechanics
Stop by Meat Mechanics in Dover for one of their famous BBQ sandwiches, or their meats that are smoked daily. This place will become your favorite hole in the wall BBQ joint in the Dover area - it's that good.
1466 E. Lebanon Rd, Dover, DE
10. Smokin' D'z
Dawn's Country Market in Milton is known for a lot of things, and delicious BBQ is one of them! Check out Smokin' Dz BBQ truck next time you're in town! Their pulled pork sandwiches are as big as your head, and you'll still want to finish it all.
Corner of Rt.1 And Rt 88 (Caveneck Rd) @ Dawn's Country Market Milton, Delaware
11. Oh’ Phoebe’s BBQ Down Home Deli
Oh Phoebe's BBQ in Smyrna is a contender for some of the best BBQ in the state. Their brisket and pulled pork are always smoked to perfection! They make the best collards in Delaware, too.
320 N Dupont Blvd, Smyrna, Delaware
12. Fat Rick's
Fat Rick finally has a storefront! Delaware's famous catering crew has been feeding people at BBQs, Farmer's Markets, and picnics for years, but now you can grab their unbelievable, mouth watering ribs on demand. Stop by their restuarant for lunch. They're openTues-Friday 11am-2pm
1413 Foulk Rd
I can’t wait to stuff my face with ribs, mac and cheese, and cornbread this weekend! It really seems like these hole in the wall places have the best food in the state. If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for new places to eat, so check out our list of
11 Under The Radar Restaurants In Delaware That Are Scrumdiddlyumptious.