Best of Boston

Best Barbecue Restaurant

2002 Best Barbecue Restaurant, West


By the time the meaty ribs and chicken served up here come off the smoker, they've been slow-cooked for as much as 14 hours over [...] read more»
2002 Best Barbecue Restaurant


Sentimental favorite Redbones has been challenged over the last few years by a whole herd of new barbecue joints. But there's no beating the heaping [...] read more»
2001 Best Barbecue Restaurant

Chris’ Texas BBQ

Purists might be put off by the fact that there's pizza on the menu, but it's impossible to argue with the down-and-dirty authenticity of Chris' [...] read more»
2000 Best Barbecue Restaurant


This has become a crowded category, thanks to a rack of new barbecue joints around town and in the suburbs. But we're going back to [...] read more»
1999 Best Barbecue Restaurant, Restaurant

Blue Ribbon Bar-B-Q

Whether it's North Carolina pulled pork, Kansas City burnt ends, Texas sliced beef brisket, or Memphis dry-rubbed ribs, the key to Blue Ribbon's success is, [...] read more»
1997 Best Barbecue Restaurant, Restaurant

Jake’s Boss BBQ

Jamaica Plain
You know you're in for a treat when the cheerful face behind the counter asks, "One Bomb, Two Bomb, or Three Bomb?" But don't be [...] read more»
1995 Best Barbecue Restaurant

Jake & Earl’s Dixie BBQ

We keep coming back for the North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich, the Texas Sliced Brisket, terrific Baked Beans, incendiary Inner Beauty Hot Sauce, the insouciant [...] read more»