BBQ Crawl Travel Guide

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Big Bob Gibson's BBQ

At Big Bob Gibson’s, a famous Birmingham-based BBQ restaurant, they baste their chickens in a unique mayonnaise-based sauce -- a local favorite.

1715 6th Ave SE
Decatur, AL 35601

Bob Sykes BBQ

An institution in Alabama, Bob Sykes is not a chain, it’s just a good old-fashioned joint with a pig sign and a happy man running it. The BBQ pit is the first thing you see when you enter and Van Sykes will tell you all about it if you ask.

1724 9th Ave N
Bessemer, AL 35020

John Mueller Meat Co.

Owned by the rebellious grandson of Texas BBQ legend, Louie Mueller, John famously left the family business to break out on his own. His set-up is simple: a trailer, picnic benches and beef ribs and brisket so good people line up around the corner.

2500 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

Louie Mueller Barbecue

Jukeboxes, smoke-stained walls, barn-board floors … these are the bones of barbecue history. Louie Mueller BBQ is legendary, and the food keeps ‘em coming back after 50 years.

206 W. 2nd St
Taylor, TX

McClard’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant

McClard’s BBQ is a family-owned joint -- 4 generations keeping one heck of a sauce recipe under wraps from prying eyes. It’s BBQ folklore in these parts.

505 Albert Pike Rd
Hot Springs, AR 71913

The Shed Barbecue & Blues Joint

Danielle is made an honoree “Shed Head” as she hangs out and chases alligators. Then she joins the Shed family for Operation BBQ Rescue as they deliver BBQ to families in need who have been hit by the hurricane.

7501 Mississippi 57
Ocean Springs, MS 39565

Southside Market and BBQ Inc.

Known as being the oldest BBQ joint in Texas, Southside Market has sausages that are famous all over the world.

1212 U.S. 290
Elgin, TX 78621

Stubby's BBQ

Family-owned Stubby’s BBQ is a purist BBQ joint -- there isn’t a thing in the restaurant that’s not smoked on the pit! And their “supreme potato” alone is worth the drive.

3024 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71913


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