New Orleans may not be known for its BBQ, but like most other genres of food, the city’s restaurants find a way to do it justice. From succulent meats to sides you have to taste to believe, these three restaurants nail the perfect BBQ dish, and they’re worth a try on your next visit to New Orleans.
The Joint (701 Mazant St – Bywater)
Perhaps the most popular and well-known BBQ spot is The Joint, tucked into the Bywater and ranked among the top BBQ restaurants in both New Orleans and America by everyone one from Thrillist.com to Business Insider and CNN.com—and for good reason. The restaurant features everything from an incredibly tender rack of ribs and delectable pulled pork, beef brisket and Chaurice Cajun sausage sandwiches to an assortment of smokin’ good meat plates and sides, like spicy, vinegary coleslaw, flavorful potato salad and a green salad with smoked tomato and onion dressing. The Joint’s selection of sauces is also notable, some of which offer an amazing vinegar tang that perfectly complements the juicy, perfectly smoky meat.