West Virginia January 29, 2017
The Ultimate BBQ Road Trip Through West Virginia Is Everything You’ve Ever Dreamed Of
It’s difficult not to like great barbecue. West Virginia isn’t the most famous state for smoked meats and delicious sauces, but perhaps it should be! Try this road trip through the state and decide for yourself.
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1. The Big Whiskey BBQ Co., Bluefield
This recently opened restaurant is already taking over southern West Virginia as a favorite spot for barbecue. You can get your meat with any of their four unique sauces.
2. When Pigs Fly, Lewisburg
This great little restaurant smokes their meat for 14 hours before serving. Don't miss their incredible all-you-can-eat buffets.
3. Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill
This Charleston shop has been featured on the Food Network. They claim to have not just the best barbecue in West Virginia, but the best barbecue on the planet!
4. Ridge View BBQ, Institute
This award-winning, family owned restaurant uses hickory smoke to get the perfect flavor. In addition to their restaurant location, you might also see their food trucks at festivals.
5. Rollin' Smoke, Sissonville
This restaurant is famous for their ribs and sandwiches. They also have additional food trucks and a takeout spot.
6. Smoke House BBQ, Glenville
It's worth a trip to this charming small town just for the barbecue. You'll find a family style restaurant with Southern Pit Style Smoked BBQ.
7. Hickory House, Jane Lew
Some people say this is the very best barbecue in West VIrginia. Hickory House uses a signature rub, real hickory wood, and an open-flame grill to bring out all the best flavors in each piece of meat.
8. Smoke on the Water, Elkins
This is a great spot for ribs and brisket, with beautiful river views.
9. Atomic Grill, Morgantown
Atomic Grill gets creative with BBQ combinations, and has a variety of sauces to try.
10. Dee Jay's BBQ Ribs & Grille, Weirton
As the name suggests, this restaurant is famous for their ribs. They're good enough that some people even make the trip from Pittsburgh.
It’s hard to cover all the delicious barbecue restaurants in one road trip, so check out
this list to see even more amazing BBQ restaurants in West Virginia.