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These Are the Best BBQ Joints In Every State

Every state has its local delicacy — from tacos in southern California to smothered hot dogs in Illinois. But there are people who would travel to many different areas of the south for a type of food that the region does better than anyone. And that food is, of course, barbecue. The south is the home to BBQ, with states like Tennessee and Texas seeming to hold the highest honors of the good stuff. But the truth of the matter is that you don’t necessarily need to leave your own state to find some finger licking good smoked meats and sides. Don’t believe us? Well, we’ve rounded up the best BBQ joints in every single state.

The cool thing about these restaurants is that they each deliver a little local flavor to their take on bbq. In Louisiana, for example, you'll find a cajun twang to their smoked meats. In Hawaii, BBQ restaurants serve Spam alongside their smoked meats. So while you'll dig their barbecue offerings, you'll also get to sample a bit of local cuisine, too.

Scroll on to find the best BBQ restaurants in every state. Finding good brisket is as good a reason as any to take a road trip, don't you think?