Charlotte is the most northern "Southern" state and its culture runs deep in the delicious food its restaurants purvey. Barbecue in Charlotte is next to none when thinking of southern delicacies and local eateries are bringing you the sauciest entrees in the south.

Check out the best barbecue restaurants in Charlotte if you want to taste the best "Q" North Carolina has to offer. For more restaurants in Charlotte, 704Area is your go-to guide for all things to do in the 704.

Shane's Rib Shack
Restaurant $
5220 New Fashion Way #400, Charlotte NC, 28278
The main goals of Shane's Rib Shack are to give customers excellent barbecue and service at a competitive price. Every night, they smoke their meats and serve delectable sauce selections that are all based on family recipes from the Shane's (their original is quite popular). Since a large portion of their menu is smoked overnight, they can serve meals rapidly, particularly during lunch. This allows people to have a high-quality, reasonably priced lunch without sacrificing their lunch break.
Although Shane's brand has over 50 sites worldwide, they are a straightforward, fast-casual BBQ restaurant with four locally-owned diners in Charlotte.
Midwood Smokehouse Plaza Midwood
4.8  5 Rating (4)
1401 Central Ave, Charlotte NC, 28205
Midwood Smokehouse Barbecue is strongly rooted in the BBQ traditions of both the Carolinas and Texas. Whole hog, beef brisket and other smoked meats are...
Mac's Speed Shop
4.4  5 Rating (3)
142 E John St, Matthews NC, 28105
Award-winning BBQ, hundreds of beer choices and a come-as-you-are atmosphere.
228 West Blvd, Charlotte NC, 28203
The NEW Sauceman's brings a mix of authentic Queen City BBQ and American Grill. Sauceman's authentic Queen City BBQ is slow smoked for hours over a mix...
City Barbeque
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15425 Hodges Cir., Huntersville NC, 28078
At City Barbeque, we are 100% devoted to the craft of barbeque. We refuse to cut corners or take any shortcuts. All of our meats are smoked on-site at each...
McKoy's Smokehouse and Saloon
Bar & Restaurant
4630 Old Pineville Rd, Charlotte NC, 28217
#BestBBQinCharlotteNC @McKoysSmokehouse
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
13840 Steele Creek Rd, Charlotte NC, 28278
“WE GIVE YOU OUR BEST” Ribs. Pork. Chicken. Brisket. Hell, even sausage. All BBQ has the same three basic ingredients: smoke, meat and time. What...
Bar-B-Q King
Restaurant $$
2900 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte NC, 28208
A West Charlotte treasure since 1959, this drive-in brings back good memories to many and still continues to serve up fantastic food - especially the onion...
Sweet Lew's Barbeque
Restaurant $$
923 Belmont Avenue, Charlotte NC, 28205
BBQ restaurant located near Uptown Charlotte. Serving 100% wood smoked brisket, ribs, chicken, and pork. Weekend brunch. Available for catering!
Bobbee O's BBQ
Restaurant $$
9401 Statesville Road, Charlotte NC, 28269
Bobbee O's BBQ, simply put, has the best barbecue (ranked top 10 new BBQ in the nation!!) AND the best prices.