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Agave 

10820 W Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV (702) 214-3500

Mexican 
Lamb taco & a BBQ duck quesadilla for under five bucks.


Angela's BBQ 

21 W Oglethorpe Ln Savannah, GA (912) 495-0902

A carriage house in Savannah's historic district converted into a BBQ shack that specializes in sauces. Twin brothers pair up to take down t

  • SILVER for Angela's BBQ

Aqui es Texcoco 

1043 Broadway Suite:108 Chula Vista, CA (619) 427-4045

Mexican 
BBQ joint that specializes in an Aztec-inspired way to serve lamb. Andrew has Texcoco-style BBQ lamb -- slow-roasted whole lamb that’s se


Arthur Bryant's Barbeque 

1727 Brooklyn Ave Kansas City, MO (816) 231-1123

Steak Chicken 
Arthur Bryant's is a landmark BBQ joint that has been serving up some of KC's best BBQ for nearly a century.

  • GOLD for Arthur Bryant's Barbeque


Atwater Village Tavern 

3218 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 644-0605

Visit this popular LA watering hole that has teamed up with the Stop, Guac and Roll food truck to provide a Mexican twist on BBQ. Sample the


B.B.'s Lawn Side Bar B-Q  

1205 E 85th St Kansas City, MO (816) 822-7427

Traditional American Southern 
barbecue and blues joint serving regional favorites like burnt ends and battered fries

  • BRONZE for B.B.'s Lawn Side Bar B-Q

BBQ Shack 

5 Delaware St Paola, KS (913) 294-5908

Vegetarian Barbecue 


Baby Blue's BBQ 

444 Lincoln Blvd Venice, CA (310) 396-7675

Southern Comfort Food 

  • GOLD for Baby Blue's BBQ

Backyard Barbecue Pit 

3218 Guess Rd Durham, NC (919) 477-8609

Durham's only open pit BBQ

  • BRONZE for Backyard Barbecue Pit

Barbecue King Drive-In 

2900 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, NC (704) 399-8344

Fast Food 
Guy Fieri - BBQ Chicken

  • GOLD for Barbecue King Drive-In

Barque 

299 Roncesvalles Ave. Toronto, Canada (416) 532-7700

fans swear that every bite is good at Barque Smokehouse, where brisket on your benny and smoked duck on your pancakes make their BBQ brunch


Beachcomber BBQ & Grill 

319 Arnold Rd St. Simons Island, GA (912) 634-5699

Alton Brown- Barbecue


Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q  

1715 6TH Ave SE Decatur, AL (256) 350-6969

Steak Fast Food 
Ray Lampe - Smoked Turkey

  • BRONZE for Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q

Big Bob Gibsons Bar-B-Q 

2520 Danville Rd SW Decatur, AL (256) 350-0404

Traditional American 
Visit the iconic Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q that’s been an Alabama institution for more than 75 years. Their trademark w


Big Daddy's BBQ & Banquet 

107 Wickersham St Fairbanks, AK (907) 452-2501

Italian Chicken 


Big Earl's BBQ 

16441 N 90th St # 100 Scottsdale, AZ (480) 609-0100

6 members of Scottsdale€™s bravest and finest team up to take down the Leg of Beast Feast Challenge: a spread of 6 courses that weigh a to


Big Jama Bama Q 

Hammondville, AL

BBQ 


Big Lou's Pizza 

2530 S Ww White Rd San Antonio, TX (210) 337-0707

Pizza 
barbecue brisket pizza and to tackle the "Big Lou Super 42". Richman sat down with Lou's extended family one of the restaurant's signature 4

  • GOLD for Big Lou's Pizza

Big T's BBQ and Smokehouse 

2138 Crowchild Trail NW Calgary, Canada (403) 284-5959

The Elvis Platter featuring 6 different smoky types can John keep up with this petite blonde BBQ chef


Black's Barbeque 

215 N Main St Lockhart, TX (512) 213-4627

  • BRONZE for Black's Barbeque

Blakes BBQ and Burgers 

2916 Jeanetta St Houston, TX (713) 266-6860

Smoky burger on a butter soaked bun.


Bludso's BBQ 

811 S Long Beach Blvd Compton, CA (310) 637-1342

Southern Sandwiches 
the Texas-inspired barbecue joint smoking pork ribs and putting smoked turkey necks in the collard greens


Blue Smoke 

116 E 27th St New York, NY (212) 447-7733

Southern 
Susan Feniger - Warm Barbecue Potato Chips with Blue Cheese and Bacon Dip

  • SILVER for Blue Smoke

Bogart's Smokehouse 

1627 S 9th St St. Louis, MO (314) 621-3107

Some of the best barbecue in St. Louis is at Bogart's. On the menu: smoky beef brisket, turkey, pulled pork and apricot-bruleed ribs.


Bone In Barbecue 

1211 Park St Columbia, SC

smoked bbq out of the truck


Boneheads 

1014 Barrington St. Halifax, Canada (902) 407-4100

Pulled pork and magic spice rubbed ribs draw the crowds at Boneheads BBQ in seafood centric Halifax, NS. Host John Catucci licks smoked chic


Boots and Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen 

151 Hekili St Kailua, HI (808) 263-7929

Vegetarian American 
Hawaiian favorites like Hawaiian-style kalbi ribs and mochiko chicken


Borderline 

99 Rolling Oaks Dr Thousand Oaks, CA (805) 446-4435

American Burgers 
They serve up western like no other, combining great country music, dancing and one of a kind drinks.


Brennecke's Beach Broiler 

2100 Hoone Road Koloa, HI (808) 742-7588

Seafood American 
Boasts a tropically-inspired cocktail list (and mocktails for the little ones), as well as daily happy hours and drink specials. Amazing sun


Brooks Barbecue 

5560 State Highway 7 Oneonta, NY (607) 432-1787


Bryans Smokehouse 

609 S Timberland Dr Lufkin, TX (936) 632-2255

BBQ Joint.


Bull Pen 

1099 Merritt Blvd Dundalk, MD (410) 288-3529

American Cafe 
Pit Beef BBQ with lots of bacon on the menu.


Bun 'N' Barrel 

1150 Austin Hwy San Antonio, TX (210) 828-2829

Fast Food American 

  • SILVER for Bun 'N' Barrel

Busters BBQ 

King's Highway 17 Vermilion Bay, Canada (807) 227-5256

hidden gem in Busters BBQ, where blueberries are the key to killer sauce


Buz and Ned's  

1119 N Blvd Richmond, VA (804) 355-6055

Steakhouse 
Buz & Ned's is a Richmond institution, serving the best barbecue around. Adam samples Buz's famous hickory-smoked spare ribs.

  • GOLD for Buz and Ned's

Cactus Bob's BBQ Corral 

5955 Merle Hay Rd Johnston, IA (515) 331-0057

Sandwiches American 
fiery bbq sauce made from the hottest pepper on Earth


Caseus 

93 Whitney Ave New Haven, CT (203) 624-3373

Japanese American 


Center Point Pit Barbecue 

1212 W Main St Hendersonville, TN (615) 824-9330

serves traditional shoulder pull and a holiday ham with a fiery finish


Central BBQ  

2249 Central Ave Memphis, TN (901) 272-9377

Steak Sandwiches 
Central BBQ has been ranked No. 1 in the city for the last several years running, likely due to their outstanding smoked hot wings that are

  • BRONZE for Central BBQ

Chap's Pit Beef 

5801 Pulaski Hwy Baltimore, MD (410) 483-2379

Guy Fieri - Chaps Submarine

  • GOLD for Chap's Pit Beef

Char Siu House 

1134 Maunakea St Honolulu, HI (808) 536-1588

Chinese 
The Chinese barbeque at Char Siu House in Chinatown includes pig foot with a barbecue glaze.


Chosun Galbee 

3330 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 734-3330

Korean 
Beau MacMillian - Korean BBQ Beef Short Ribs


Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe 

6501 W 79th St Burbank, IL (708) 229-8700

Southern American 
a bbq joint brings southern cookin' to the locals with favorites like cajun meatloaf and chicken fried chicken

  • SILVER for Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe

Churrascaria Plataform 

316 W 49th St New York, NY (212) 245-0505

Steakhouse Brazilian 
Brazilian BBQ.

  • BRONZE for Churrascaria Plataform

Cochon Butcher 

930 Tchoupitoulas St New Orleans, LA (504) 588-2123

Southern New American 
Chris Cosentino - Boudin Sausage

  • GOLD for Cochon Butcher

Cold Spring Tavern 

5995 Stagecoach Rd Santa Barbara, CA (805) 967-0066

Traditional American 
Cat Cora - Bar-B-Q Beef Sandwich

  • BRONZE for Cold Spring Tavern

Colony Grill 

172 Myrtle Ave Stamford, CT (203) 359-2184

Italian Pizza 
Hot oil bar pie.


Company 7 BBQ 

1001 S Main St Englewood, OH (937) 836-2777

Cafe Barbecue 
Each day, ribs, pork shoulder and beef brisket are lovingly prepared and smoked for 12 to 18 hours before they are served to customers on th


Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ 

301 Stockyards Blvd. Fort Worth, TX (817) 626-6464

Barbecue Ribs 
Coopers specializes in the hot and fast Hill Country Style barbecue. Try their beef brisket, pork ribs and Big Chop -- a 2-inch thick pork c


Cowboy Flavor 

Santa Maria, CA

BBQ 
Open fire BBQ Grills.


Cozy Corner 

745 N Pkwy Memphis, TN (901) 527-9158

Steak Hot Dogs 
First-timers are always taken aback by the unexpectedly huge slab of bologna that exceeds the circumference of each bun. It’s recommend

  • SILVER for Cozy Corner

Crab Trap 

100 Peavine Rd La Place, LA

The Crab Trap is a series of camps and huts on the coast that serve up classic New Orleans-style seafood. The owner, Louis Lipps, stays busy


D and S Southern BBQ 

6501 Russell Road Carlsbad Springs, Canada (613) 822-8652

The Determinator Burger: three homemade patties, back bacon, beef brisket, onion rings, cheese… oh and built with grilled cheese


DMK Burger Bar 

2954 N Sheffield Ave Chicago, IL (773) 698-6482

Hamburgers 
a gourmet restaurant vet brings fine dining to the bar with innovative burgers like bison with blueberry bbq sauce

  • SILVER for DMK Burger Bar

Daddy Dz BBQ 

264 Memorial Dr SE Atlanta, GA (404) 222-0206

Southern 
Aaron Sanchez - Rib Tips

  • GOLD for Daddy Dz BBQ

Daisy May's 

623 11th Ave New York, NY (212) 977-1500

Southern 
Michael Symon - BBQ Beef Ribs

  • BRONZE for Daisy May's

Danny Edwards BBQ 

2900 Southwest Blvd Kansas City, MO (816) 283-0880

During thanksgiving, they serve smoked turkey. Also known for their brisket.

  • BRONZE for Danny Edwards BBQ

Davis Pub 

400 Chester Ave Annapolis, MD (410) 268-7432

American Cafe 
the sidewalk shack worth stopping for, with dishes like chipotle habanero barbecue pork sandwiches


Deanie's Seafood 

1713 Lake Ave Metairie, LA (504) 831-4141

Seafood 
BBQ Shrimp

  • SILVER for Deanie's Seafood

Dinosaur Bar B Que 

246 W Willow St Syracuse, NY (315) 476-1662

Caribbean American 
Adam Gertler - BBQ Half Chicken

  • GOLD for Dinosaur Bar B Que

Dixson Bar-B-Q 

1201 E Magnolia Ave Knoxville, TN (865) 525-9305

The Pigburger: juicy pork patties topped with grilled onions and Dixson???s legendary homemade hot sauce.

  • BRONZE for Dixson Bar-B-Q

Ducks Eatery 

351 E 12th St New York, NY (212) 432-3825

Vietnamese American 
serving everything from goat necks to chicken wings


Duke's Brew and Que 

33 Downham Rd. London, England 020 3006 0795

Owned by Brit Logan Plant and American Byron Knight, this hot spot offers a distinct menu of house-smoked BBQ, burgers, sliders and T-bones,


Eagle's Restaurant 

2610 16th St N Birmingham, AL (205) 320-0099

Southern American 
Get a taste of Alabamas quintessential soul food at Eagles Restaurant, with a menu that changes daily, serving pig feet and ears on Mondays


El Bait Shop 

200 Sw 2nd St Des Moines, IA (515) 284-1970

Mexican Latin American 
Then Sandra checks out El Bait Shop in Des Moines which is described as a "mancave on steroids." It


El Chuzo BBQ 

7101 N Armenia Ave Tampa, FL (813) 374-9184

Colombian


Engine 1 fire truck 

Moving Target Las Vegas, NV

Double Stuffed Pepperoni, Barbecue Chicken and yummy dessert varieties.


Famous Dave's BBQ 

4264 Upton Ave S Minneapolis, MN (612) 929-1200

  • BRONZE for Famous Dave's BBQ

Fat Matts Rib Shack 

1811 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA (404) 607-1622

Anthony stops for a quick BBQ lunch

  • BRONZE for Fat Matts Rib Shack

Feed Your Hole 

Moving Target! New York, NY (917) 334-4476

BBQ food from a deli bus.


First Food and Bar 

3325 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV (702) 792-8900

BBQ pulled pork egg roll. Monkey bread.


Franklin BBQ 

900 E 11th St Austin, TX (512) 653-1187

Texas Brisket

  • SILVER for Franklin BBQ

Gates and Sons BBQ 

3205 Main St Kansas City, MO (816) 753-0828

Duff Goldman - Burnt Ends on Bun

  • GOLD for Gates and Sons BBQ

Gorilla BBQ 

2145 Cabrillo Hwy Pacifica, CA (650) 359-7427

  • BRONZE for Gorilla BBQ

H3 Ranch 

1059E. Exhange Ave Fort Worth, TX (817) 624-1246

Steak American 
Known for one of the most popular drinks in the Stockyard, and named after William Hunter's daughter, Anita, they make a one-of-a-kind Anita


Hankook Taqueria 

1341 Collier Rd NW Atlanta, GA (404) 352-8881

Mexican Korean 
Alton Brown - Bibim-Bop

  • GOLD for Hankook Taqueria

Heirloom Market BBQ 

2243 Akers Mill Rd SE Atlanta , GA (770) 612-2502

At Heirloom Market BBQ, get a taste of Korean barbecue’s influence on traditional Southern food -- a product of the marriage between Te


Hello My Name is BBQ Truck  

Charleston, SC

Jalapeno Mac and Cheese


Henry's World Famous Hi-Life 

301 W Saint John St San Jose, CA (408) 295-5414

Steak American 
Henry's World Famous Hi-Life, opened in 1960, serves steaks, chicken, and pork chops but is most noted for its baby back ribs

  • SILVER for Henry's World Famous Hi-Life

Home Team BBQ  

2209 Middle St Sullivan's Island, SC (843) 883-3131

it's chef versus chef, as the boys face off with a plate of killer nachos, drenched in Death Relish salsa.


Honey #1 BBQ 

2241 N Western Ave Chicago, IL (773) 227-5130

Sandwiches American 


Honey Pig 

3473 Old Norcross Rd Ste 304 Duluth, GA (404) 476-9292

Mexican Japanese 


Honky Tonk BBQ 

1213 W 18th St Chicago, IL (312) 226-7427

Vegetarian Barbecue 

  • GOLD for Honky Tonk BBQ

Hot Sauce Williams 

7815 Carnegie Ave Cleveland, OH (216) 391-2230

Adam goes to this legendary barbecue joint on Cleveland's east side for the deliciously messy Polish Boy, a kielbasa sausage buried by fries

  • SILVER for Hot Sauce Williams

J.J. McBrewster's 

3101 Clays Mill Road Lexington, KY (859) 224-0040

BBQ 
bar-b-que joint doing smoked turkey with their signature Melon sauce.

  • BRONZE for J.J. McBrewster's

JMueller BBQ 

1502 South First Austin, TX (512) 948-8935

Anthony Bourdain and barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn visited John Mueller’s (Aaron Franklin’s old boss) BBQ trailer for his legenda

  • BRONZE for JMueller BBQ

JRs BBQ 

3055 La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA (310) 837-6838

Traditional American New American 
Pulled Pork Sandwich


Jack Stack Barbecue 

13441 Holmes Rd Kansas City, MO (816) 942-9141

Steak Sandwiches 
Ribs

  • BRONZE for Jack Stack Barbecue

Jake's Good Eats 

12721 Albemarle Rd Charlotte, NC (704) 545-4741

Steak American 

  • SILVER for Jake's Good Eats

Jethro 

3102 Forest Ave Des Moines, IA (515) 279-3300

Sandwiches American 
The Jethro, with breaded tenderloin, pulled pork, and homemade bacon


Jethro's BBQ 

3102 Forest Ave Des Moines, IA (515) 279-3300

American Cafe 
Adam faces the Adam Emmenecker Challenge, a BBQ sandwich made with breaded pork tenderloin, a grilled bacon cheese burger, Texas brisket, "f

  • SILVER for Jethro's BBQ

Jim and Nicks BBQ 

2831 Greystone Commercial Blvd Birmingham, AL (205) 991-1306

The pork sandwich here is the best according to Southern Living magazine. This father-and-son-owned spot steeps its pork shoulder in hickory


Joe Boston' Italian Beef 

2932 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL (773) 486-9536

Italian 
Ray Lampe: Dr. BBQ - Italian Beef and Sausage Sandwich


Johnny's Bar-B-Q 

5959 Broadmoor St Mission, KS (913) 432-0777

  • BRONZE for Johnny's Bar-B-Q

Kingstone Mines 

2548 N Halsted St Chicago, IL (773) 360-5759

Southern American 
Blues club with a great ribs joint.


Kloby 

7500 Montpelier Rd Laurel, MD (301) 362-1510

Southern Sandwiches 
Bacon brisket cheddar melt. Smoked pork belly and bacon Jar-B-Que.

  • BRONZE for Kloby

Klose BBQ Pits  

2214 1/2 W 34th St Houston, TX (713) 686-8720

catches the cattle train to Texas where he walks the 'Avenue of Barbecue Dreams.


Kogi BBQ 

Truck Los Angeles, CA (323) 573-3985

Adam Gertler - Korean Short Rib Tacos*

  • SILVER for Kogi BBQ

Kreuz Market 

619 N Colorado St Lockhart, TX (512) 398-2361

Traditional American 
American Classics - Best Brisket.

  • BRONZE for Kreuz Market

Kunjip 

9 W 32nd St New York, NY (212) 216-9487

Vegetarian Asian 
Authentic Korean Soups


LC's Bar-B-Q 

5800 Blue Pkwy Kansas City, MO (816) 923-4484

Burnt Ends

  • BRONZE for LC's Bar-B-Q

Leku Ona 

117 S 6th St Boise, ID (208) 345-6665

Mexican Spanish 
One of the best places in Boise for a Basque meal and cocktail is Leku Onaappropriately located in the Basque Block. Their menu features tra


Leo's BBQ 

7 Harrison Ave Oklahoma City, OK (405) 236-5367

  • SILVER for Leo's BBQ

Leonard's BBQ 

5465 Fox Plz Dr Memphis, TN (901) 360-1963

  • SILVER for Leonard's BBQ

Lexington #1 BBQ  

10 US Hwy 29 70 S Lexington, NC (336) 249-9814

Sandwiches American 
he feasts on pork shoulder that takes a half of a day to slow cook


Lexington BBQ 

917 Winston Rd Lexington, NC (336) 248-4528

Known to locals as the Monk Lexington BBQ has grown from a small cafe to a nationally known BBQ restaurant. Try their pork shoulder and pork


Lockhart Smokehouse 

400 West Davis Dallas, TX (214) 944-5521

Steak American 
At Lockhart Smokehouse, their Central Texas-style barbecue is smoked over post oak, giving it a beautiful black bark. Try their oak-smoked b


Louie Mueller BBQ 

206 W Second St Taylor, TX (512) 595-0608

Traditional American 

  • BRONZE for Louie Mueller BBQ

Mable's Smokehouse 

44 BERRY ST Brooklyn, NY (718) 218-6655

BBQ - Brisket, Pulled Pork, St. Louis Ribs


Manna Korean BBQ 

3377 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA (323) 733-8516

Korean 
Referring to the act of grilling your meats at your own table, Korean BBQ is a popular style of dining. One of the best deals in the entire


Marlowe's Ribs 

4381 ELVIS Presley Blvd Memphis, TN (901) 332-4159

Steak Soul Food 

  • BRONZE for Marlowe's Ribs

Marshland 

109 Rte 6A Sandwich, MA (508) 888-9824

Hot Dogs Sandwiches 
Duff Goldman - Stuffed Quahog


Martin's BBQ Joint 

7215 Nolensville Rd. Nolensville, TN (615) 776-1856

  • SILVER for Martin's BBQ Joint

Martins Bar-B-Q 

3042 Highway 49 E Nolensville, TN (615) 789-4299

Whole hog BBQ


Mean Pig BBQ 

3096 Bill Foster Memorial Hwy Cabot, AR (501) 941-5489

Fast Food Sandwiches 
The challenge involves a large smoked pulled pork sandwich topped with coleslaw and "Shut-Up Juice" - barbecue sauce mixed with a tablespoon

  • BRONZE for Mean Pig BBQ

Memphis Barbeque Co 

709 Desoto Cv Horn Lake, MS (662) 536-3762

barbecue joint puttin' the championship touch on ribs, cheese fritters, and burgers with pork rinds.

  • BRONZE for Memphis Barbeque Co

Memphis Fire Barbeque Company 

1091 King's Highway #8 Winona, Canada (905) 930-7675

Memphis Fire Barbeque Company serves smoked meat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and John has half a mind to take on their breakfast special


Mexicue 

345 7th Ave # B New York, NY (212) 244-0002

Mexican Cafe 
BBQ Mexican Mash Up


Micklethwait Craft meats 

1309 Rosewood Avenue Austin, TX (512) 791-5961

Owner Tom Micklethwait rejects conventional wisdom that Texas-style BBQ must be mesquite-smoked and salt-and-pepper rubbed, and prefers to p


Mighty Quinn 

103 2nd Avenue New York, NY (212) 677-3733

Barbecue 
Hugh Mangum, Executive Chef and Owner, Mighty Quinn's, New York, NY (winner)


Mill Creek BBQ 

2087 Orange Tree Ln Redlands, CA (909) 798-5757

Hamburgers 


Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Q 

3278 Pumphouse Cahaba Rd Vestavia Hills, AL (205) 967-6004

Ever had white sauce on your barbecue? Try it at Miss Myras. This barbecue restaurant is home to a condiment made of mayo, vinegar, salt and


Mo Gridder's 

632 E 186th St Bronx, NY (347) 270-9849

BBQ

  • BRONZE for Mo Gridder's

Montgomery Inn 

109 Illinois Ave Cincinnati, OH (513) 821-6302

Seafood American 
Saratoga Chips - Fresh Potato Chips

  • SILVER for Montgomery Inn

Moonlite Bar-B-Q 

2840 W Parrish Ave Owensboro, KY (270) 684-8143

American Traditional 
Mutton BBQ


New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Barbecue 

2601 Montgomery Rd Huntsville, TX (936) 295-2349


North Main BBQ 

406 N Main St Euless, TX (817) 283-0884

Traditional American 
Ted Allen - BBQ Beef Brisket

  • BRONZE for North Main BBQ

Oklahoma Joe's 

3002 W 47th Ave Kansas City, KS (913) 722-3366

Sandwiches Cafe 
Adam Richman heads to Oklahoma Joe's for succulent pulled pork and saucy spare ribs. This award-winning barbecue does the city proud.

  • GOLD for Oklahoma Joe's

Old Hickory 

338 Washington Ave Owensboro, KY (270) 926-9000

Chicken American 
Since 1918, 6 generations of one family have been serving smoked chopped mutton with white bread and sweet tea.


Old School BBQ  

2326 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX (512) 947-6830

discovers a barbecue pit made out of a converted school bus in Austin


Osborne Family Farm 

105 N 8th St Ste 1 Little Rock, AR (501) 843-6502

partake in their barbecue benefiting the Little Rock Police and Fire Departments, which included heaping servings of oven-barbecued ribs, br


PHAT MATT 

3415 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA (510) 879-7294

Barbecue 
Bacon wrapped burnt ends.


Palsaik 

863 S Western Ave Los Angeles, CA (213) 365-1750

Korean 
Korean BBQ - Eight flavors of pork belly


Papa Bob's Bar-B-Que 

11610 Kaw Dr Bonner Springs, KS (913) 422-4210

Adam Richman takes on the Ultimate Destroyer Challenge, a 6-lb. barbecue behemoth loaded with 7 different hickory-smoked meats plus 1 1/2 lb


Pascal's Manale 

1838 Napoleon Ave New Orleans, LA (504) 895-4877

Italian Seafood 
Alex Guarnaschelli - BBQ Shrimp

  • BRONZE for Pascal's Manale

Pat Martin's BBQ 

7215 Nolensville Rd. Nolensville, TN (615) 776-1856

Visit barbecue legend Pat Martin to see how he roasts his whole pigs low and slow over hardwood for 24 hours. Enjoy barbecued pork belly, ch


Pat's BBQ 

155 W Commonwealth Ave Salt Lake City, UT (801) 484-5963

Traditional American 

  • SILVER for Pat's BBQ

Paynes BBQ 

1762 Lamar Ave Memphis, TN (901) 272-1523

Claire Robinson - Pulled Pork Sandwich


Pecan Lodge 

1010 S PEARL EXPY Dallas, TX (214) 748-8900

Southern Soul Food 
located in a farmers market, known for their brisket and homemade bbq sauce

  • SILVER for Pecan Lodge

Pelican Grill 

3142 NASA Rd 1 Seabrook, TX (281) 326-6149

American Cafe 


Percy Street BBQ 

1701 John F Kennedy Blvd Philadelphia, PA (215) 964-9014

a restaurant veteran serving up all kinds of fresh BBQ, from the chopped brisket sandwich to a Vietnamese-inspired pork belly sandwich


Phil 

838 College St. Toronto, Canada (416) 532-8161

John learns the art of the big smoke from the father of the Toronto barbeque scene


Phil's BBQ 

3740 Sports Arena Blvd # 6 San Diego, CA (619) 226-6333

American Continental 
Adam has to check out Phil's BBQ in Midway for their Dinosaur Sized Ribs -- mesquite-grilled to a smoky perfection and slathered in their se

  • GOLD for Phil's BBQ

Place 

901 Boston Post Rd Guilford, CT (203) 453-9276

Seafood Mexican 
Fire pit cooked clams


Podnah's Pit 

1469 NE Prescott Portland, OR (503) 281-3700

Sandwiches Barbecue 

  • SILVER for Podnah's Pit

Pollard's Bar-B-Que 

4560 Elvis Presley Blvd Memphis, TN (901) 398-2987

BBQ


Prime and Beyond 

501 Main St Fort Lee, NJ (201) 461-0033

Steak Korean 
Dry aged lamb chop


Q BBQ & Tequila Bar 

207 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA (215) 625-8604

The hot-and-spicy-heavyweight hails from Old City, as the boys challenge each other to finish off a rack of infamous Hellfire Ribs.


Q Fanatic BBQ  

180 Miller Rd Champlin, MN (763) 323-6550

BBQ

  • SILVER for Q Fanatic BBQ

RJ's Bob-Be-Que Shack 

5835 Lamar Ave Mission, KS (913) 262-7300

American Cafe 

  • BRONZE for RJ's Bob-Be-Que Shack

Rack & Soul BBQ 

2818 Broadway New York, NY (212) 222-4800

Southern 
Rack & Soul is home to the Squealer Challenge, a 2 pound pulled pork po boy topped with a crazy-hot BBQ sauce. A challenger has 15 minutes t


Rackshack BBQ 

2925 Cliff Rd E Burnesville, MN (952) 736-3004

Adam hits The Rack Shack for a Hobo, a BBQ smoked potato piled high with BBQ sour cream, BBQ beans, cheesy mac, corn bake, brisket, Claire s

  • BRONZE for Rackshack BBQ

Rascal's BBQ and Crab House 

1102 N Dupont Hwy New Castle, DE (302) 328-8200

Seafood 
Rascal's hides behind mountains of trash and one of the dirtiest kitchens Robert has seen. He orders a mass cleaning, and as the trash sorti


Red Rock Saloon 

1225 N Water St Milwaukee, WI (414) 431-0467

Southwestern American 
Adam coaches brave MVF Nation member Jeremy Wheeler through the Unforgiven Challenge – he has to finish a gigantic burger, fries, and b


Rendezvous 

52 S 2ND St Memphis, TN (901) 523-2746

Tyler Florence - BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

  • GOLD for Rendezvous

Rib Line 

12308 Los Osos Valley Rd San Luis Obispo, CA (805) 543-7427

Adam coaches history teacher Naader Reda through The Brahma Bull Challenge. In 42 minutes he has to eat 3 lbs. of Tri-tip steak sandwiched b


Riscky's BBQ 

300 Main St Fort Worth, TX (817) 877-3306

Riscky's BBQ has been feeding the people of Texas since 1927. The family-run business serves up 2,000-lbs. of ribs a day and a secret sauce

  • BRONZE for Riscky's BBQ

Rollin Smoke  

3185 S Highland Dr Las Vegas, NV (702) 836-3621

Rollin Smoke was opened by 2 Arkansas natives John Holland and Dusty Ardoin. Don’t miss their barbecue meatloaf with a loaded mas


Ronnie's Ribs Wings and Other Things 

25th and Main Richmond, VA (804) 308-7524

BBQ 
Delilah Winder - BBQ Pork Ribs

  • BRONZE for Ronnie's Ribs Wings and Other Things

Rooster's Texas Style BBQ and Steakhouse 

123 12th Ave N Nashville, TN (615) 770-2880

Two country crooners step up for MVF Nation and attempt to defeat the Big Roost Steak Challenge – a mountain of meat with a huge side o

  • BRONZE for Rooster's Texas Style BBQ and Steakhouse

Rum Boogie Cafe 

182 Beale St Memphis, TN (901) 528-0150

Traditional American 
on historic Beale Street, Blues City Cafe offers great southern style food such as BBQ ribs, southern fried catfish, and broiled steaks, not

  • SILVER for Rum Boogie Cafe

Rusty Star 

10600 N River Xing Waco, TX (254) 848-7827

After spending all day at the Ted Nugent Ranch listening to rock 'n' roll and riding ATVs, Tony and Ted head to a local BBQ brisket joint fo


Sam Woo BBQ 

937 E Las Tunas Dr Alhambra, CA (626) 286-3118

The Southern-style Chinese food is familiar to most Americans, especially whole roasted duck. For something different, try siu mei cuttlefis


Scoreboard Bar and Grill  

2408 Music Valley Dr Nashville, TN (615) 883-3866

American Catering 
Satan's Tongue Hot Chicken


Seti's Truck 

17319 Talford Ave Cleveland, OH (216) 240-0745

Michael Symon - Polish Boy

  • BRONZE for Seti's Truck

Short Leash Truck 

110 E. Roosevelt Phoenix, AZ

The Aiko, a naan wrapped sausage topped with Mango Chutney or the 7th Innings Stretch, a spicy beer weiner topped with peanut butter, Cracke


Silk Road BBQ 

Rogers St. Boston, MA

Asian inspired fare


Silky O'Sullivan's 

183 Beale St Memphis, TN (901) 522-9596

Seafood Irish 
selection of smooth, cold, name-your-proof libations. Silky's is also known for their BBQ

  • SILVER for Silky O'Sullivan's

Skylight Inn BBQ 

4617 Lee St Ayden, NC (252) 746-4113

Pulled pork and pan fried cornbread.


Slows Bar BQ 

2138 Michigan Ave Detroit, MI (313) 962-9828

sandwich made with Applewood smoked bacon, pulled pork and grilled ham. He used an orange pop BBQ sauce with the sandwich, which he enjoyed

  • GOLD for Slows Bar BQ

Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque  

423 Main St S # A Stillwater, MN (651) 439-5375

Caribbean Cafe 
a pirate's take on barbecue and a sadist twist on hot wings

  • BRONZE for Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque

Smitty's Market 

208 S Commerce St Lockhart, TX (512) 398-9344

American Cafe 
catches the cattle train to Texas where he walks the 'Avenue of Barbecue Dreams.

  • GOLD for Smitty's Market

Smoke and Spice Southern BBQ 

7470 Tecumseh Road East Windsor, Canada (519) 252-4999

southern classics you


Smoke et Al 

Nashville, TN

Southern BBQ


Smoki O's 

1545 N Broadway St. Louis, MO (314) 621-8180

Smoki O's as the best snoots in St. Louis. What are snoots? Pig snouts cured overnight, seasoned with cayenne pepper, garlic and salt, then


Smokin Betty 

116 S 11th St Philadelphia, PA (215) 922-6500

Hot Dogs American 
Turducken burger.

  • BRONZE for Smokin Betty

Smokin Georges BBQ 

4131 Mostar Road #5 Nanaimo, Canada (250) 585-2258

John samples a fully loaded, deep fried, brisket baked potato. Sound intense? You can always try out the pulled pork lasagne instead


Smokin' Guns BBQ 

1218 Swift Ave North Kansas City, MO (816) 221-2535

  • SILVER for Smokin' Guns BBQ

Smoque Shack 

129 York Street Ottawa, Canada (613) 789-4245

Fan Favorite! BBQ jerk pork, Jamaican style


Sonny Bryan's BBQ 

2625 Seelcco St Dallas, TX (214) 353-0027

Adam goes to Sonny Bryan's for a true Texas Style meal, the brisket and onion rings with a choice of side – French fries, coleslaw, potato

  • GOLD for Sonny Bryan's BBQ

Soul Fire BBQ 

5 Central St Boston, MA (978) 531-5744

Boston's best baby back ribs.


Southern Hospitality BBQ 

1460 2nd Ave New York, NY (212) 249-1001

Traditional American Southern 
Jay Lippin, Executive Chef, Southern Hospitality BBQ, New York, NY (winner)


Southern Soul Barbeque 

2020 Demere Rd St. Simons, GA (912) 638-7685

  • SILVER for Southern Soul Barbeque

Southside Market 

1212 Hwy 290 E Elgin, TX (512) 281-4650

Steak Fast Food 
All beef sausage.


Spring Street Smoke House 

640 N Spring St Los Angeles, CA (213) 626-0535

BBQ 
Chicken wrapped in bacon stuffed with Jalapeno.


Squeal BBQ 

8400 Oak St New Orlean, LA (504) 302-7370


St. Elmo Steak House 

127 S Illinois St Indianapolis, IN (317) 635-0636

Steakhouse 
Ray Lampe: Dr. BBQ - Shrimp Cocktail

  • SILVER for St. Elmo Steak House

Sticky Lips BBQ 

625 Culver Rd Rochester, NY (585) 288-1910

Adam roots on pro-race car driver Joey Logano as he tries to take down the Atomic Bomb Challenge -- 30 minutes to finish a 3-lb. bacon doubl


Stubb 

801 Red River St Austin, TX (512) 480-8341

Chicken Sandwiches 
Rhythm and blue and brunch each Sunday.


Sweatmans BBQ 

1313 Gemini Dr Holly Hill, SC (803) 492-7543

Tony and South Carolina BBQ president and founder Lake High go to the best spot for 100-mile barbecue -- locals usually drive 100 miles to e

  • BRONZE for Sweatmans BBQ

Sweet P's BBQ 

3725 Maryville Pike Knoxville, TN (865) 247-7748

Fast Food American 
Gigante Burrito, a 4-lb. burrito stuffed with chopped pork, barbecue beans, coleslaw and more, plus a half -pound of mac and cheese and a ha

  • SILVER for Sweet P's BBQ

Sylvia's 

1407 Broadway Ste 1011 New York, NY (212) 944-2391

Southern American 
Homemade soul food

  • BRONZE for Sylvia's

Texas Pride BBQ 

2980 E Loop 1604 S Adkins, TX (210) 649-3730

Seafood 

  • SILVER for Texas Pride BBQ

The Barbecue Company Grill and Cafe 

4636 South 36th Street Phoenix, AZ (602) 243-3771

BBQ 
Grilled BBQ meatloaf.


The Barbecue Festival 

15 Sapona Business Park Lexington, NC (336) 956-1880


The Barbeque Joint 

630 Weaver Dairy Rd Chapel Hill, NC (919) 932-7504

Southern 



The Brick Pit 

5456 Old Shell Rd Mobile, AL (251) 343-0001

Steak American 
Adam gets his fill of Southern barbeque with the smoked pull pork plate – 1 pound of 30-hour smoked pulled pork served with homemade cole

  • BRONZE for The Brick Pit

The Cave Inn BBQ 

13848 Tilden Rd Winter Garden, FL (407) 614-8328


The Cube 

1520 Central Ave Se Albuquerque, NM (505) 243-0023

Hot Dogs American 
southern pride joint situated on Route 66, serving up dishes from smoked barbecue chicken to specialty hot dogs.


The Fifty/50 

2047 W Division St Chicago, IL (773) 489-5050

Chicken American 
Adam heads to this Chicago restaurant to try and judge their 4-courser sandwich

  • BRONZE for The Fifty/50

The Park's Finest 

1267 W Temple St Los Angeles, CA (213) 440-2530

Filipino 
Guy is with the crew from Grownup's 2... Filipino barbecue joint that has got everyone going crazy over the cornbread and the coconut beef


The Pit Stop 

1706 Sunrise Highway Merrick, NY (516) 223-7799

Fast Food Sandwiches 
Homemade food and lots of variety.

  • SILVER for The Pit Stop

The Salt Lick BBQ 

18300 FM 1826 Driftwood, TX (512) 894-3117

Duff Goldman & Bobby Flay - BBQ Combo Plate and BBQ Beef Ribs

  • GOLD for The Salt Lick BBQ

The Smoke Joint 

87 S Elliott Pl Brooklyn, NY (718) 797-1011

Sandwiches American 
barbecue joint mashing up a variety of styles for their unique wings and their big time beef ribs

  • BRONZE for The Smoke Joint

This Is It 

2712 Blodgett St Houston, TX (713) 521-2920

Southern Vegetarian 
Nobody cooks up ham hocks and oxtails quite like Craig Joseph of This Is It. Craig says the key to good soul food is in the seasoning. Plus,


Tin Roof Grill 

9284 S 700 E Sandy, UT (801) 566-5226

American Cafe 
All homemade and scratch made food. Some favorites are white bean and steak pizza or canadian bacon croquettes.


Tom's Bar-B-Q 

4087 New Getwell Rd Memphis, TN (901) 252-6642

Guy Fieri - Pork Rib Tips

  • GOLD for Tom's Bar-B-Q

Tootie's Texas BBQ 

68703 Perez Rd Ste A1 Cathedral City, CA (760) 202-6963

Chicken Burgers 


Tunnel BBQ 

58 Park Street East Windsor, Canada (519) 258-3663

John checks out a barbecue joint that Americans cross the border for


Underbelly 

1100 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX (713) 523-1622

Southern American 
The story of Houston's food unfolds at Underbelly, where chef Chris Shepherd celebrates the city's ethnic diversity and unique ingredients i


Vaughan 's Lounge 

800 Lesseps St New Orleans, LA (504) 947-5562

Andrew meets up with jazz musician Kermit Ruffins for some Creole cooking. Kermit shows Andrew how he makes some classic New Orleans-style f


Wabash BBQ 

646 S Kansas City Ave Excelsior Springs, MO (816) 630-7700

Housed in the waiting room of an old train station, Wabash BBQ has become one of Kansas City’s top choices for BBQ.


Wafels and Dinges 

7th Ave S & Christopher St New York, NY (866) 429-7329

One of the Big Apple’s most popular food trucks is Wafels and Dinges featuring the BBQ Pulled Pork Wafel – a Belgian waffle topped with

  • GOLD for Wafels and Dinges

Walker's BBQ  

10828 Hayne Blvd New Orleans, LA (504) 241-8227

his taste buds take on a sauce with out-of-this-world contents before he rediscovers the joys of coleslaw.

  • BRONZE for Walker's BBQ

Wexlers 

568 Sacramento San Francisco, CA (415) 983-0102

American Cafe 
Pulled Lamb


Whitner's Barbecue 

869 Lynnhaven Pkwy Virginia Beach, VA (757) 689-8215

American Cafe 
a real deal bbq joint serves up burnt ends on a bun with homemade rub and bbq sauce

  • SILVER for Whitner's Barbecue

Wings-N-Things 

1484 Ferndale Ave Johnstown, PA (814) 536-3600

Pizza American 
Chicken wings done a thousand ways with a variety of hot sauces- the spiciest, "Nuclear Hell", reaching 6,000,000 Scoville units.


Wonjo 

23 W. 32nd Street New York, NY (212) 695-5815

Asian Korean 
Authentic korean bbq


Wood Chicks BBQ  

1620 CEDAR Rd Ste 111 Chesapeake, VA (757) 410-9290

Pulled pork throwdown. Winner: Lee Ann Whippen


Woodshed Smokehouse 

3201 Riverfront Dr Fort Worth, TX (817) 877-4545

Vegetarian Southwestern 
If game meat is your way of life, then check out Woodshed Smokehouse for some venison backstrap served with grilled and roasted hen of the w

  • BRONZE for Woodshed Smokehouse

Woody's 

915 Main St Hartford, CT (860) 278-5499

Hot Dogs American 
Adam tries Woody's loaded hot dogs like the Deputy Dog, a foot-long topped with pulled pork, melted cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce.

  • BRONZE for Woody's

Yank Sing 

49 Stevenson St San Francisco, CA (415) 541-4949

Chinese Fast Food 
Chris Cosentino - Baked BBQ Pork Buns

  • BRONZE for Yank Sing

Zeitgeist 

199 Valencia St San Francisco, CA (415) 255-7505

American Continental 
Zeitgeist is a beer garden with bikers, a great jukebox with local bands and back patio with picnic tables


Zingerman's Roadhouse 

2501 Jackson Ave Ann Arbor, MI (734) 663-3663

Bakery American 
Comfort Foods - Mac and Cheese (with a twist).

  • SILVER for Zingerman's Roadhouse

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