Best Names of BBQ Joints

Not sure why BBQ is correlated with Independence exactly - but we're not complaining...

With all due respect to my vegan and vegetarian friends and relatives, I do have an abiding (though hardly excessive) interest in BBQ.  If I die a few months earlier, or if my soul corrodes slightly due to the bad karma, I guess I’m happy to pay.

So in honor of the day our carnivorous country achieved independence, I spent a bit of time hunting the web for the funnest names of BBQ joints and, so far, this is what I’ve got.   And by the way, since you may risk becoming hungry from simply reading the names...  try out our recommendations for Grilling cookbooks!



Bubba Lou's Bodacious BBQ - Orlando 

Big Daddy’s BBQ - Largo 

Sticky Fingers - Atlantic Beach 

Hog Pound - Homsassa 

Porky’s Last Stand - Bonita Springs 

Pitbull Barbeque - Winter Haven 

Lucille’s Bad to the Bone - Boca Raton 

Boss Hog Barbeque - Cape Coral 

West Virginia

Fat Boy’s Pork Palace - Brandywine 

When Pigs Fly - Lewisburg 


Home of Da Smoke - Adkins 

Whup's Boomerang Bar-B-Que - Marlin

The Salt Lick - Driftwood 

Slab's Barbeque - don't know where. 

Holy Smokes - Dallas

Adam's Rib - Ft. Worth


Smokin’ Guns BBQ - Kansas City

Hog Wild - Hutchinson


Hog Heaven - Nashville

Little Porky’s Pit - Covington


The Boneyard - all over the country

Squat and Gobble - used to be in NJ

Bone Daddy - Midland MI

Did you know there is a Barbecue Capital of Texas?

In 2003, the Texas Legislature passed a resolution proclaiming Lockhart to be The Barbecue Capital of Texas.

There are four BBQ restaurants in Lockhart and they each estimate that about 5,000 people visit each week - roughly 250,000 people a year who eat BBQ there. I wonder what the rate of heart attacks is in Lockhart?