AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — One thing about the CSRA, we are PASSIONATE about our barbecue and many WJBF NewsChannel 6 viewers found the original list in this story not quite up to snuff.

At least two of the businesses on this list have recently closed, and have been noted on the original article below.

This article in question uses data from TripAdvisor. The article was originally published on Stacker.com on August 12, 2022.

Many have reached out on Facebook about restaurants not mentioned on this list below.

Here’s the notable mentions:

  • SmokeShow Southern Style BBQ
  • Carolina BBQ
  • Purvis BBQ
  • Straws BBQ
  • Norris BBQ
  • Dennis BBQ
  • Fish Eye Grill
  • Patriots BBQ
  • Pea-Ridge BBQ
  • Crossroads BBQ
  • Alexanders’ Great BBQ
  • Country Boys BBQ
  • Shane’s Rib Shack
  • Powerhaus BBQ
  • Fielding Brothers BBQ
  • Lil Jakes BBQ
  • Dukes BBQ
  • Shealy’s BBQ
  • Washington Food Market
  • Big Oak BBQ
  • Ray’s Smokehouse

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Original Story

(STACKER) — Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa.

Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Augusta on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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Tripadvisor

#10. Southbound Smokehouse

– Rating: 3.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Bar
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1009 Center St, North Augusta, SC 29841-3986
– Read more on Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor

#9. Willie Jewell’s Old School Bbq

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (96 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 3412 River Watch Pkwy, On The Corner of Washington Road and Baston Road, Martinez, GA 30907-2920
– Read more on Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor

#8. Freeman’s Bar-B-Que

– Rating: 5.0 / 5 (11 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Barbecue
– Price: $
– Address: 1060 Sand Bar Ferry Rd, Beech Island, SC 29842-4589
– Read more on Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor

#7. Mot’s Pit Cooked Barbeque

– Rating: 3.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
– Detailed ratings:
– Type of cuisine: Barbecue
– Price: $
– Address: 3963 Columbia Rd, Augusta, GA 30907-2219
– Read more on Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor

#6. Hawaiian Style Bbq

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (35 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Hawaiian, Barbecue
– Price: $
– Address: 1719 Gordon Hwy, Augusta, GA 30904-5186
– Read more on Tripadvisor

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Tripadvisor

#5. Woodys Bar-B-Q (NOW CLOSED)

– Rating: 3.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1501 N Leg Rd, Augusta, GA 30909-5500
– Read more on Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor

#4. The Pot Smoker BBQ

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (83 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 340 Edgefield Rd, North Augusta, SC 29841-1902
– Read more on Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor

#3. Southbound Smokehouse (NOW CLOSED)

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (73 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Bar
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1855 Central Ave, Augusta, GA 30904-5734
– Read more on Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor

#2. Sconyers Bar-B-Que

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (270 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 2250 Sconyers Way, Augusta, GA 30906-3400
– Read more on Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor

#1. BBQ Barn

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (122 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 10298 Atomic Rd, North Augusta, SC 29841-4483
– Read more on Tripadvisor

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