Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable barbecue spots in Fresno, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.
1. Mike's Grill
Topping the list is Mike's Grill. Located at 6642 N. Cedar Ave. in Northeast Fresno, the traditional American spot, which offers barbecue and sandwiches, is the highest-rated budget-friendly barbecue spot in Fresno, boasting 4.5 stars out of 425 reviews on Yelp.
Grab a barbecue pulled pork, tri-tip or hotlink sandwich or opt for a rib combo or chicken platter. (Check out the menu here.)
2. Maw N' Paw BBQ
Next up is East Central Fresno's Maw n' Paw BBQ, situated at 2686 N. Clovis Ave., Suite 101. With four stars out of 252 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score barbecue has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.
Stop by and grab a small, regular or extra-large sandwich with your choice of meat (trip-tip, brisket, chicken, hotlink, pulled pork, ribs or pastrami) or grab a meat combo platter with your choice of sides (rice pilaf, beans, potato salad or coleslaw). Ribs and family meals are also on offer.
3. The MacDonnell Deli & Grill and Catering
Over in Northeast Fresno, check out The MacDonnell Deli & Grill and Catering, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 14 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the deli and traditional American spot, which offers barbecue and more, by heading over to 1320 E. Shaw Ave., Suite 111.
Score a tri-tip, barbecue chicken or pork chop entree and throw in a side for good measure (rice pilaf, potato salad, seasonal fruit, veggie medley, green salad, dinner rolls). Lunch specials are available.