There are 87 barbecue restaurants in Baltimore. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.
If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty and digging right in, you’ll love these down home places.
Chap’s Pit Beef
Featured on TV shows such as Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” and the recipient of titles such as “Best of Baltimore” from Baltimore Magazine, Chaps proudly serves some of Maryland’s best meats, paired with delicious home-style sides. It’s one of the best kept secrets in the city, and hands down the best BBQ around!
We Love Their: Beef Pit, Big John
Big Bad Wolf’s House of Barbeque
Big Bad’s is deceptively simple in appearance, but then again, you don’t have to be flashy to serve some good BBQ, and that’s exactly what they do. The unique sauces and meats cooked to perfection will have you tossing aside inhibitions and digging right in. Primarily a takeout place, it has a lively atmosphere that’s as welcoming as it is “down home.”
We Love Their: Beef Ribs, Big Bad Wolf
Andy Nelson’s Southern Pit Barbecue
Owner Andy Nelson is a former football star on the Baltimore Colts, but nowadays his understated claim to fame is the consistently delicious barbecue food at this spot. With exceptionally quick service and homey picnic-style dining areas, Andy Nelson’s Southern Pit Barbecue is a true hidden gem that perfectly encapsulates the taste of the South in Baltimore.
We Love Their: Dry Rub Half Rack of Memphis Style Ribs, Beef Brisket Sa”M”wich