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The 10 Best BBQ Restaurants in Seattle

Updated: November 30, 2020

Want to find the top Barbeque in Seattle? To get you the ultimate list of the finest Barbeque spots, we checked out the finest review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Check out everything you need to know about the best Barbequerestaurants below.

Emma's BBQ

$19 avg. main dish
Seattle, Hillman City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Pecos Pit Bar-B-Que

American · $11 avg. barbeque
Seattle, Industrial District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Jack's BBQ

American · $17 avg. barbeque
Seattle, Industrial District
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Chuck's Hole in the Wall BBQ

American · $11 avg. barbeque
Seattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Barbeque Pit

Seattle, Atlantic
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Meaty Johnson’s BBQ

American · $10 avg. barbeque
Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

The Boar's Nest

$8 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

RoRo BBQ & Grill

American · $16 avg. barbeque
Seattle, Wallingford
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Raney's Bar & Grill

Seattle, Industrial District
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Drunky Two Shoes BBQ

American · $10 avg. barbeque
Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We pored over ratings for 4854 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 restaurant reviews in Seattle and 1116 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Eater, Thrillist and SeattleMet had to say, and applied our Feastfox magic sauce. These spots have been featured in Eater - The Best Barbecue in Seattle, Thrillist - The Best BBQ Spots in Seattle and SeattleMet - Savor Summer at These Seattle Barbecue Joints. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Barbeque Checksize

The Barbeque Price Index lets you gauge the price of Barbeque around town. Deal-seekers will love the lower prices at International District, while those who love to splurge may enjoy what University District has to offer. These average prices of 1 plate barbeque are a great way to gauge overall restaurant pricing.

NeighborhoodAve. price for 1 plate barbeque# Barbeque shops
University District$218
Ballard$214
Wallingford$163
Fairmount Park$151
Green Lake$151
Industrial District$144
Downtown$129
Greenwood$113
Fremont$102
International District$79

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • Pair grilled turkey burger with Rosé

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled turkey burger with Rosé. This combination works particularly well because this pink wine battles the grilled flavours.


  • The perfect match for pork

    Experts recommend pairing a pork with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

Factoids about Barbeque

  • An iconic duo: The Arnold Palmer Cocktail & Southern barbecue

    Experts recommend pairing Southern barbecue with The Arnold Palmer Cocktail, complementing the fatty, sweet and smokey taste of the food with the acidic and tannin-rich flavors of the drink.

  • A belly full of burnt end

    At the KC Burnt Ends Battle Eat-Off, Jamie McDonald ate the most burnt end in modern history, finishing no less than 9 pounds.

  • A day about barbeque

    The love for barbeque is unlimited in United States - that’s why they celebrate National Barbeque Day every year.

Parking in the area

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