When you’re in the mood for some finger lickin’ good food, Pittsburgh has some great BBQ places to offer. Whether it’s Memphis or Kansas City style you prefer, there’s something for everyone.
700 North Taylor Ave.; Mexican War Street Section
Fans of Wilson’s say this small restaurant offers genuine Southern-pit barbecue. Patrons say the portions are huge and their sauce is incredible. One KDKA staffer wrote, “Wood-fired grill, great smokey taste, long tradition of getting it right in a town where good barbecue is hard to come by!”
Brentwood Express Rowdy BBQ
3900 Saw Mill Run Blvd; Brentwood
This restaurant boasts on its website that they are proud to serve great food that everyone can enjoy. They specialize in freshly smoked chicken, pork and beef, as well as sandwiches and homemade side dishes. Billy Guerin, of the Pittsburgh Penguins says he highly recommends the Knuckle Sandwich. One KDKA staffer wrote, “The best since I left Texas!”
Clem’s Café Hardwood BBQ
1985 Route 22 East; Blairsville
Clem’s is a big favorite of diners in Indiana County. The restaurant says the secret to their great taste is in their cooking method: hardwood fire grilling. From ribs, to chicken, to pork, Clem’s promises to only use the finest meat and poultry available. One KDKA staffer writes, “The sauce is to die for, [and] the ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious!”
Duke’s Rib House and Grille (Duke’s III)
1910 Cochran Road; Mt. Lebanon
People young and old alike love Duke’s barbecue. One KDKA staffer says, “My son loves their baby back ribs.” This restaurant serves American food, pub favorites and authentic barbecue.
The Pittsburgh Barbeque Company
1000 Banksville Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15216
Of course, it all depends on what you’re looking for in a barbecue restaurant when picking your favorite. In its latest “Best of the ‘Burgh survey,” Pittsburgh Magazine readers gave top honors to “The Pittsburgh Barbeque Company.”
Texas Roadhouse (Honorable Mention)
While this is a chain restaurant, patrons love their tender, crispy ribs. The restaurant offers ten “early dine” specials, all for under $8.00. One KDKA staffer writes, “The BBQ Sauce is just right!”