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The 10 Best BBQ Restaurants in Seattle

Updated: February 16, 2021

Want to find the top Barbeque in Seattle? We created the ultimate list of the finest Barbeque spots in Seattle by evaluating the finest restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Compare ratings, reviews, prices and hours easily by scrolling down and checking out our top 10 list.

Find the perfect Barbeque spot

Bitterroot BBQ

American · $21 avg. barbeque
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Jack's BBQ

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

Emma's BBQ

Western · $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

Kau Kau Barbeque

Chinese · Asian · $8 avg. barbeque
Seattle, International District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

The Barbeque Pit

Western
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

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

Harbor City Restaurant

Asian · Cantonese · $10 avg. main dish
Seattle, International District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

RoRo BBQ & Grill

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

How was this list created?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Barbeque craving shouldn't be so tough. These results are brought to you by Feastfox, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 4854 Seattle restaurants, 1095134 reviews, and 1116 top lists and articles from the likes of Curiocity, Seattle Magazine and Hoodline. The restaurants you see have been featured in Curiocity - Guide: 12 Of Seattle’s Best BBQ Joints, Seattle Magazine - Smoking Hot Barbecue Restaurants In and Around Seattle and Hoodline - The 5 best spots to score barbecue in Seattle. 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. These ten options are sure to delight.

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

  • Take beef burger to the next level

    When having beef burger, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

  • Go for Rosé with grilled turkey burger

    To elevate your grilled turkey burger experience, we recommend some Rosé to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this pink wine battles the grilled flavours.

  • Pair Pinot Noir with pork

    When considering what goes best with pork, we recommend a glass of Pinot Noir, it truly complements the dish as it highlights the richer flavours of the meat.


Factoids about Barbeque

  • A killer pairing

    Southern barbecue is commonly paired with The Arnold Palmer Cocktail, matching the fatty, sweet and smokey profile of Southern barbecue with the acidic and tannin-rich taste of acidic and tannin-rich.

  • 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

    Can’t get enough barbeque? Neither can United States. The country celebrates National Barbeque Day every year on July 4

Parking information

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