10 Best Must-Try BBQ Spots in Pennsylvania

10 Best Must-Try BBQ Spots in Pennsylvania

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Best BBQ PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA—Whether you spell it BBQ, BBQ, or BBQ,  Pennsylvania BBQ joints across the state serve award-winning ribs, mouth-watering Bar-B-Q chicken, and much more.

Where To Find Great BBQ in Pennsylvania


Get those napkins ready – Pennsylvania's BBQ scene is sizzling! From family-run joints steeped in tradition to hotspots showcasing unique regional twists, this expanded list will guide you toward unforgettable smoked meat experiences.

Pennsylvania's Top 10 Destinations for BBQ Bliss: Expanded Edition

Red Rock BBQ and Ice Cream: A Susquehanna Staple Beloved by locals since 2016, Red Rock BBQ delivers that quintessential Southern vibe. It's the place for slow-smoked classics, friendly smiles, and a sweet treat to finish. Don't miss their brisket or pulled pork; save room for a scoop of homemade ice cream. 33288 PA-171, Susquehanna, PA 18847

DB's Smokin' BBQ: Your Scenic Route 66 Reward Venturing through the forests towards Cook Forest State Park? DB's is your pilgrimage-worthy smoked meat sanctuary. Look for their roadside stand on SR 66 and prepare for tender ribs dripping with smoky goodness.

Holy Que Smokehouse: Texas Meets Bucks County Charm Holy Que brings the Lone Star State to New Hope! Their dedication to wood-fired meats, minimal sauce, and classic Texas oak creates an unforgettable, authentic experience. It is a must-try for serious BBQ enthusiasts. 5788 Lower York Rd, Lahaska, PA 18931

Hood's BBQ: Where 30 Years of Tradition Meet Your Plate The Hood family is all about homestyle comfort. Their Kennett Square spot is legendary for juicy pulled pork, fall-off-the-bone ribs, succulent chicken, sausage, and melt-in-your-mouth brisket. Don't sleep on the sides either – those transform a good BBQ into a great one. 1664 W Doe Run Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Harvey's Main Street BBQ: Mount Joy's Modern BBQ Hotspot Craving award-winning chicken and ribs in a stylish setting? Harvey's is your spot. Generous portions of wood-smoked meats and crave-worthy sides make this place a crowd favorite. Bonus: Their outdoor patio is perfect on warm days. 304 E Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552

Route 66 BBQ and Wood-Fired Pizza: Double the Deliciousness. Get your hickory-smoked BBQ and crispy wood-fired pizzas at this unique Apollo eatery. They take their 'low and slow' philosophy seriously, with results that create a smoky-sweet flavor bomb. Pro-tip: Order early; they tend to sell out fast! 4903 PA-66, Apollo, PA 15613

Rocky's BBQ: Where Sweet Meets Smoky in Lancaster County Rocky's combines traditional Southern BBQ with signature Lancaster flair, creating a one-of-a-kind flavor profile. Their hand-crafted rubs and sauces add a unique twist to their perfectly smoked meats. 28 N 3rd St, Columbia, PA 17512

Poulich Pit BBQ: New Stanton's Sauce-Centric Gem It's all about the flavor at Poulich! Their housemade sauces and rubs take center stage, bringing unique depth to their tender pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs, and chicken. Add a side of their sweet and savory baked beans and have a BBQ feast. 604 S Center Ave, New Stanton, PA 15672

Big Daddy'z BBQ and Grill: Folsom's Comfort Food Classic Big Daddy'z nails that welcoming, down-home feel. Their counter-service setup is ideal for a quick and delicious bite. The pulled pork shines, their mac and cheese is a must, and the friendly staff makes you feel like a regular. 606 MacDade Boulevard, Folsom, PA 19033

Zig Zag BBQ: Brisket Kings Arrive in Philly's Kensington Texas-style reigns supreme at Zig Zag. Chef Mat Lang focuses on mastering brisket varieties, each with a distinct twist. From classic marinades to smoked sausage, pork, wings, and even a vegan BBQ sandwich, there's something for every meat lover. 2111 E York St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Let the BBQ adventure begin!

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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff

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