Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in New Orleans

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in New Orleans

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 New Orleans 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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#14. The Original Italian Pie

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Italian
- Price: $
- Address: 417 South Rampart Street Closest intersection is Poydras and S. Rampart, New Orleans, LA 70112
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#13. Shank Charcuterie

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Grill
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2352 Saint Claude Ave Inside St. Roch Market, New Orleans, LA 70117-8353
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#12. Chickie Wah Wah

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (118 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $
- Address: 2828 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119-6302
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#11. The Backyard

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (36 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 244 W Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124-1303
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#10. Flambeaux Smoke House & BBQ

- Rating: 3.0 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 209 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1015
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#9. Bourree

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Deli, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118-2851
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#8. Bourree

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1510 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118-2824
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#7. Walker's Southern Style BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 10828 Hayne Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127
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#6. Frey Smoked Meat Co.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4141 Bienville St Suite 110, New Orleans, LA 70119-5149
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#5. Moe's Original Bar B Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3150 Calhoun St, New Orleans, LA 70125-4202
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#4. Ugly Dog Saloon

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (232 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 401 Andrew Higgins Dr, New Orleans, LA 70130-3811
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#3. Central City BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (109 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1201 S Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70113-1233
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#2. Blue Oak BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (216 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 900 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-3710
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#1. The Joint

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,229 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: 701 Mazant St, New Orleans, LA 70117-5433
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