Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Portland, Maine

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Portland, Maine

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 Portland, Maine 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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#8. Binga's Stadium

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (81 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 77 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3953
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#7. Moe's Original Bar B Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 209 Western Ave Unit a, South Portland, ME 04106-2452
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#6. Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 476 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME 04103
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#5. Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (209 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 448 Cottage Rd, South Portland, ME 04106
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#4. Noble Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (44 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1706 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103-1306
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#3. Wilson County Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 82 Hanover St Suite 8, Portland, ME 04101-1980
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#2. Terlingua

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (111 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 40 Washington Ave 52 Washington Avenue, 04101, Portland, Maine, Portland, ME 04101-2622
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#1. Salvage BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (331 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 919 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3150
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