Anna's BBQ in Kirkwood
Anna’s BBQ in Kirkwood

We’re rounding up Intown’s favorite barbecue joints for our July issue and want your feedback. Use the #INtownBBQ hashtag on Twitter at @ATLINtownPaper, post on our Facebook page or leave a comment below and tell us who has the best ‘que, stew and other sides and what makes them so darn tasty.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

14 replies on “Tell Us Your Favorite #INtownBBQ”

  1. Bone Lick on Huff Road on the west side has best Brunswick stew. Very meaty with chunks of pork. Can play skee ball there on vintage machine, too!

  2. If youi believe the best barbecue is usually found in a bad part of town, in a place with bars on the windows and just enough grease on the table to write your initials, then Daddy Z’s has to be at the top of tthe list.

    Their ribs are true cooked low and slow ribs; no par boiling, no time in an oven, just moist with a great smoke flavor and a rich, thick sauce that makes ’em even better. Daddy Z’s potato wedges are made to order and the favorrite side of most regulars. Sweet tea is usually just sweet tea whether you’re at ‘Cue, The Greater Good or Bone Lick, – but the folks not too far from the ballpark have turned this standard issue commodity into something better than anything other than a cold beer.

    Not only the best InTown… but likely in the metro area… it’s the real deal.

  3. Fox Bros is simply outstanding. Those that don’t eat BBQ & prefer a vegetable plate can gorge happily on greens and mac ‘n’ cheese. The best of the best, I save for once a year around my birthday is a grilled pimento cheese sandwich that would make you want to slap yo’ Daddy! 😉

  4. I’ve really loved Sweet Auburn BBQ in Poncey lately. Though not a common BBQ item or one that is more traditionally served, I’m really into their smoked wings. Super smoky and made even more flavorful by the sauces.

    As far as ribs go, Fat Matt’s all the way.

  5. Moe’s Original Bar B Que in Midtown by Georgia Tech is awesome. They serve Alabama BBQ with tons of awesome Southern side dishes. Best in town!

  6. Bonelick BBQ on Huff road, has the best sauces, their weekly specials can’t be beat and they have better ribs than Fox Bros imo.

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