The 10 Best BBQ Joints in Washington State!

There’s nothing quite like barbecue. The tangy and sweet sauces drizzled over a perfectly cooked cut of meat is a truly wonderful thing! In Washington State, we’ve got a fair amount of awesome barbecue eateries waiting for you to get your hands dirty. Grab a bib and check out these 10 great barbecue joints in the state.

1. Hawaii BBQ Restaurant, Seattle, WA

Hawaii BBQ Restaurant in Seattle is a local favorite. Come in for the big portions and truly tasty authentic Luau-style barbecue pork! The closest thing to taking a flight to Hawaii, make sure to take a bite out of island life here at Hawaii BBQ next time you’re in Seattle. 

2. The Boar’s Nest, Seattle, WA

Come in and enjoy the lip smacking, top quality authentic taste and Southern flavor here at the Boar’s Nest in Seattle. The moist and succulent pulled pork paired with a selection of southern barbecue sauces sets the Boar’s Nest apart from the crowd. 

3. Smoking Mo’s, Shelton, WA

Come and sink your teeth in to some of the tastiest smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, ribs and chicken here at the highly-awarded and much-loved Smoking Mo’s. They lovingly smoke all of their meats in a hand crafted and affectionately named smoker named Lucille. Make sure and try the pulled pork sandwich!

4. Country Boy’s BBQ, Cashmere, WA

Our hats go off to Country Boy’s BBQ located in Cashmere, Washington. Their sublimely crafted cooking is easily one of the best. Come and get yourself some seriously succulent smoked barbecue ribs. Which, according to some customers, are the best barbecue ribs they’ve ever had!

5. Smokey’s Bar-B-Que, Cle Elum, WA

Come into Smokey’s Bar-B-Que in Cle Elum and taste the difference. The perfectly executed Southern style barbecue is some of the best you’ll get north of El Paso! Come in for the great food, second to none customer service, and 

6. Ranch House BBQ and Steakhouse, Olympia, WA

Come into the Ranch House BBQ and Steakhouse in Olympia and let the pit masters smoke up something downright delicious for your carnivorous taste buds! Pit master Amy Anderson and her competition barbecue team have taken home multiple championships from multiple states as well as the international gold medal for barbecue back in 2000. Voted “Best BBQ of Western Washington” and “Best BBQ of the South Sound,” Ranch House BBQ & Steakhouse provides award-winning BBQ for the entire family. 

7. Moose Creek BBQ, Arlington, WA

Moose Creek BBQ in Arlington is definitely worth a visit. Serving up some of the best barbecue you’ll get your fingers on since 2010, Moose Creek hand crafts and slow cooks all of its meats. Make sure to order up some wood smoked brisket, ribs, pork, and chicken for the best lunch or dinner experience. 

8. Kelley’s BBQ and Catering, Mt. Vernon, WA

Kelley’s BBQ and Catering restaurant does barbecue so well it will make you want to build your own top of the line temperature-controlled smoker in your backyard. If the dry-rubbed meat (which is seasoned and then smoked to perfection) wasn’t enough, they then top it with a delicious but top secret barbecue sauce. 

9. Briley’s BBQ and Grill, Lake Forest Park, WA

If the spicy pit beef isn’t enough to keep you coming back for more, then the brisket will! Briley’s BBQ and Grill in Forest Park serves up great quality barbecue with great customer service and an affordable price to boot. 

10. BBQ Pete’s, Kent, WA

Nothing says Northwest barbecue quite like BBQ Pete’s does. Located in Kent, BBQ Pete’s has been doing barbecue low and slow since 1972. This family-owned operation offers up a wide selection of sinisterly succulent smoked meats. Pork, brisket, ribs, chicken, hot links, spicy chop and more! Make sure you try their award-winning sauces as well! 

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