Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Orlando

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Orlando

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Orlando on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#29. Dickey's Barbecue Pit

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9368 Narcoossee Road Ste 101, Orlando, FL 32827
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#28. Smokey Bones Orlando

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 303 N. Alafaya Tr., Orlando, FL 32828
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#27. Sonny's BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 310 S Alafaya Trl, Orlando, FL 32828-8917
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#26. Jesse's Rib Shack

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2202 W Pine St, Orlando, FL 32805-2155
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#25. Shin Jung

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (113 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Korean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1638 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803-4804
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#24. Regal Eagle Smokehouse

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1510 N. Avenue Of The Stars Epcot, Orlando, FL 32830
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#23. Dustin's Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 14516 E Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32826
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#22. Keller's Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 280 S State Road 434 Ste 1047, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714-3859
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#21. Cafe Mineiro Brazilian Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,521 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6432 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-8216
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#20. House of Blues Restaurant & Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,618 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1490 E Buena Vista Dr Disney Springs West Side, Orlando, FL 32830-8520
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#19. Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1049 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701-6001
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#18. Yellow Dog Eats

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,517 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1236 Hempel Ave, Gotha, FL 34786
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#17. Smokey Bones Orlando

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (309 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3400 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32803
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#16. Voyager's Smokehouse

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (145 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7007 Sea World Dr Across from Seaport Theater, Orlando, FL 32821-8009
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#15. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (134 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7858 Turkey Lake Rd #100, Orlando, FL 32819-7425
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#14. Mission BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6324 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822-3205
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#13. 4 Rivers Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (562 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1047 South Dillard Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787
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#12. Pig Floyd's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 9680 Narcoossee Rd Suite 103, Orlando, FL 32827-7312
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#11. 4 Rivers Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (380 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1869 West State Road 434, Longwood, FL 32750
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#10. Wildside BBQ Bar & Grille

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (385 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 700 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801-2940
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#9. Sonny's BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (211 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7423 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809-5709
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#8. Cecil's Texas Style Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2800 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806-5404
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#7. Sonny's BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (361 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7055 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822-5005
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#6. The Polite Pig

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (997 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1536 E Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830-8431
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#5. Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (551 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5818 Conroy Windermere Rd, Orlando, FL 32835-3528
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#4. 4 Rivers Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (345 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11764 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817-2123
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#3. 4 Rivers Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,104 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1600 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4604
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#2. Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (413 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1326 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803-2543
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#1. Ellie Lou's Brews & BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (217 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 336 Moore Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761-4871
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