Been having withdrawals from authentic baby backs? This guide has all the best BBQ spots in Atlanta that you can find the most southern, sauced up and smoked dishes that make for the ultimate dinner plans within the area. These are the best of the best restaurant gems in Atlanta and are a good opportunity to get brownie points for recommending the perfect night out with your family and friends.

Check out all the best BBQ spots in Atlanta for those who want real authentic BBQ without the hesitation and question if it's going to be better than the last BBQ joint you tried. For more places to eat in Atlanta, 404area is your source for all the best restaurants in Atlanta.

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Daddy D'z
Restaurant $$
264 Memorial Drive Southeast, Atlanta GA, 30312
Daddy D’z is an internationally recognized staple of Atlanta. Our meat is cooked on a hickory & oak pit by hand, there are no shortcuts to our recipe....
Fox Bros Bar-B-Q
4.9  5 Rating (4)
1238 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta GA, 30307
Growing up in Texas, Jonathan and Justin Fox were inspired by the open sky, the Texas heat and the southern spice. With no professional training, the self-taught,...
DBA Barbecue
5.0  5 Rating (1)
1190 N Highland Ave NE Suite B, Atlanta GA, 30306
D.B.A. Barbecue is a casual neighborhood restaurant and bar in Virginia Highland, a popular intown walking neighborhood. DBA features regional barbecue,...
Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q
Restaurant $$
1425 Roswell Road, Marietta GA, 30062
Rustic, family owned BBQ and comfort fare dining with rapid drive thru in Marietta, Georgia.
Sweet Auburn BBQ
Restaurant $
656 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta GA, 30306
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Fat Matt's Rib Shack
5.0  5 Rating (3)
1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta GA, 30324
No-frills counter-service beer & BBQ joint with nightly live blues music.
Twin Smokers BBQ
5.0  5 Rating (3)
300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta GA, 30313
Boasting dual custom red smokers, Twin Smokers BBQ promises a delicious good time for lovers of smoked meats, fresh sides, craft beer and strong cocktails...
Bar & Restaurant $$
1203 Collier Road Northwest, Atlanta GA, 30318
DAS BBQ is a counter service barbecue restaurant in Westside Atlanta serving champion quality smoked meats, accompaniments and beverages. Live music weekly
The Greater Good Barbecue
Bar & Restaurant $$
4441 Roswell Rd., Atlanta GA, 30342
Family recipes and attention to detail when smoking the meats have become an attraction to all the wonderful people who live and work near all three locations,...
Moe's Original Bar B Que - Atlanta, GA
Restaurant $$
349 14th St NW, Atlanta GA, 30318
Moe's Original Bar B Que offers a Southern Soul Food Revival in the renovated Kool Korners Midtown building. Brett Mancuso’s fast casual eatery and catering...