Ok, folks... time to rave about the best BBQ in the south...
Where do YOU recommend?
Here are my picks:
Number 1 is easy - Sprayberry's in Newnan, GA. Since 1926 this
legendary place has wowed folks with fork tender pork and
a wonderful sauce with a bit more kick than traditional GA
2nd place - Maurice's Piggy Park, W. Columbia SC. This place
is famous for a mustard based sauce.
3rd place - Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson and Macon GA. This is
one of Georgia's few vinegar sauces - a real kick to it and
darn good meat!
4th place - Harold's in Atlanta and Jonesboro GA - they grill
toast and they put some good pork inside. Their sauce is
probably one of the sweeter tomato sauces you will find
5th place - Flying Pig in Hapeville GA - this place is hidden
behind a Wendys on the edge of Atlanta Airport and is raved
over by Delta employees who flock there for lunch. Traditional
Georgia sauce. Recently under new management so we'll see if
it stays good.
Only Way BBQ in East Point, GA - this tiny place draws a huge Ft.
McPherson crowd. Very unique style. The meat is chopped and
served in sauce and you can't pick up this sandwich. It's a brown
molasses based sauce. Not the top meat but ok meat - wonderfully
different sauce and they do a mean mac and cheese
Johnny Harris in Savannah, GA - one of the ritziest BBQ places around
with many people showing up in suits. You can get prime rib or
BBQ shrimp as well as traditional BBQ. Not the best BBQ but the
best in coastal Georgia - worth a trip.
OK, folks, your picks...
A note from 2017: Johnny Harris, One Way and The Flying Pig are gone, as is Harold's in Jonesboro, but I'd add Deans in Jonesboro GA to my list...