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America boasts more than its fair share of chowdown joints serving the biggest and best dishes around. In these 5 delicious specials, we'll take you on a coast-to-coast tour of the 101 best places to eat.

Video: Top Places to Chowdown BBQ

We've picked the Top 5 BBQ joints from our 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown.
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  • Chowdown Countdown 80-61
    The second hour of our countdown brings us 20 mouth-watering spots closer to our number 1 chow down joint! We head down south to meet "Big Red," a smoker the size of a bank vault churning out some of the most tender 'que in Alabama. And later, we tackle a monstrous burrito in San Jose, visit a decadent breakfast wonderland in Kentucky and find out what exactly makes up a Cincinnati 3-way.
    Wednesday December 31
    12am | 11c
  • Chowdown Countdown 60-41
    We plow through 20 more drool-worthy chow down spots on our countdown, finding that the best places to get your grub on can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. We travel to Nebraska to dig into some of the best soul food in the country, a year old BBQ joint with a hundred years of pit experience and a former grocery store serving up the finest steak in the south. Other food twists on this list include barbecue spaghetti, beer flavored ice cream and chicken-fried bacon!
    Wednesday December 31
    1pm | 12c
  • Chowdown Countdown 40-21
    We're getting so close to the #1 spot on our countdown, we can almost smell it! Mmm... But for now we're still counting down more of the country's best places to chow down. Numbers 40-21 are chock full of some of America's most iconic eat joints! We see a Midwestern frozen custard that licks the competition and head over the bridge to get a taste of real Brooklyn-style pizza. Also come with us as we tear into famously finger-licking ribs in Memphis, settle a decades-old debate over the best lobster roll in New Hampshire and find out how President Obama likes his chili!
    Wednesday December 31
    2pm | 1c
  • Chowdown Countdown 20-1
    In the final hour of 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we reveal the coveted top 20 spots on our countdown. From coast to coast, we've seen some of the biggest and baddest eats this country has to offer, but we've saved the best for last! Come with us as we explore totally one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland, a scarily ginormous hot dog, Chicago's elusive ooey-gooey pizza puff...and of course the NUMBER 1 spot to chow down in the U.S.A.!
    Wednesday December 31
    3pm | 2c
  • Chowdown Countdown 101-81
    We're kicking off our list of the best chow down joints in the country! In this first hour of 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we'll discover the best lobster shack in Maine, the official BBQ capital of Texas and a sausage lover's dream in Ohio. And if that isn't enough to whet your appetite, we've got a decadent buffet of never ending chocolate, the lip-smackingest fried chicken in New Orleans and a hefty burger in Atlanta topped with practically anything you can think of!
    Sunday March 15
    2pm | 1c
  • Chowdown Countdown 80-61
    The second hour of our countdown brings us 20 mouth-watering spots closer to our number 1 chow down joint! We head down south to meet "Big Red," a smoker the size of a bank vault churning out some of the most tender 'que in Alabama. And later, we tackle a monstrous burrito in San Jose, visit a decadent breakfast wonderland in Kentucky and find out what exactly makes up a Cincinnati 3-way.
    Sunday March 15
    3pm | 2c
  • Chowdown Countdown 60-41
    We plow through 20 more drool-worthy chow down spots on our countdown, finding that the best places to get your grub on can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. We travel to Nebraska to dig into some of the best soul food in the country, a year old BBQ joint with a hundred years of pit experience and a former grocery store serving up the finest steak in the south. Other food twists on this list include barbecue spaghetti, beer flavored ice cream and chicken-fried bacon!
    Sunday March 15
    4pm | 3c
  • Chowdown Countdown 40-21
    We're getting so close to the #1 spot on our countdown, we can almost smell it! Mmm... But for now we're still counting down more of the country's best places to chow down. Numbers 40-21 are chock full of some of America's most iconic eat joints! We see a Midwestern frozen custard that licks the competition and head over the bridge to get a taste of real Brooklyn-style pizza. Also come with us as we tear into famously finger-licking ribs in Memphis, settle a decades-old debate over the best lobster roll in New Hampshire and find out how President Obama likes his chili!
    Sunday March 15
    5pm | 4c
  • Chowdown Countdown 20-1
    In the final hour of 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we reveal the coveted top 20 spots on our countdown. From coast to coast, we've seen some of the biggest and baddest eats this country has to offer, but we've saved the best for last! Come with us as we explore totally one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland, a scarily ginormous hot dog, Chicago's elusive ooey-gooey pizza puff...and of course the NUMBER 1 spot to chow down in the U.S.A.!
    Sunday March 15
    6pm | 5c
  • Chowdown Countdown 101-81
    We're kicking off our list of the best chow down joints in the country! In this first hour of 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we'll discover the best lobster shack in Maine, the official BBQ capital of Texas and a sausage lover's dream in Ohio. And if that isn't enough to whet your appetite, we've got a decadent buffet of never ending chocolate, the lip-smackingest fried chicken in New Orleans and a hefty burger in Atlanta topped with practically anything you can think of!
    Sunday August 16
    2pm | 1c
  • Chowdown Countdown 80-61
    The second hour of our countdown brings us 20 mouth-watering spots closer to our number 1 chow down joint! We head down south to meet "Big Red," a smoker the size of a bank vault churning out some of the most tender 'que in Alabama. And later, we tackle a monstrous burrito in San Jose, visit a decadent breakfast wonderland in Kentucky and find out what exactly makes up a Cincinnati 3-way.
    Sunday August 16
    3pm | 2c
  • Chowdown Countdown 60-41
    We plow through 20 more drool-worthy chow down spots on our countdown, finding that the best places to get your grub on can sometimes be found in the most unexpected places. We travel to Nebraska to dig into some of the best soul food in the country, a year old BBQ joint with a hundred years of pit experience and a former grocery store serving up the finest steak in the south. Other food twists on this list include barbecue spaghetti, beer flavored ice cream and chicken-fried bacon!
    Sunday August 16
    4pm | 3c
  • Chowdown Countdown 40-21
    We're getting so close to the #1 spot on our countdown, we can almost smell it! Mmm... But for now we're still counting down more of the country's best places to chow down. Numbers 40-21 are chock full of some of America's most iconic eat joints! We see a Midwestern frozen custard that licks the competition and head over the bridge to get a taste of real Brooklyn-style pizza. Also come with us as we tear into famously finger-licking ribs in Memphis, settle a decades-old debate over the best lobster roll in New Hampshire and find out how President Obama likes his chili!
    Sunday August 16
    5pm | 4c
  • Chowdown Countdown 20-1
    In the final hour of 101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown, we reveal the coveted top 20 spots on our countdown. From coast to coast, we've seen some of the biggest and baddest eats this country has to offer, but we've saved the best for last! Come with us as we explore totally one-of-a-kind doughnuts in Portland, a scarily ginormous hot dog, Chicago's elusive ooey-gooey pizza puff...and of course the NUMBER 1 spot to chow down in the U.S.A.!
    Sunday August 16
    6pm | 5c
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