Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Grand Rapids

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Grand Rapids

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 Grand Rapids 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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#10. Manna Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 820 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-2342
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#9. Carolina Lowcountry Kitchen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2213 Wealthy St SE, Ste 120, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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#8. Horseshoe Smokehouse

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 333 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4039
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#7. Gilly's Smokehouse at The B.O.B.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (153 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: 20 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-6208
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#6. Mission Barbeque

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2190 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-9708
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#5. Daddy Pete's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2921 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508-1336
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#4. Smokey Bones Grand Rapids

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (278 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4875 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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#3. Two Scotts Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (69 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 536 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-4203
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#2. Slows Bar Bq

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (140 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-5161
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#1. The Pit Stop

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (86 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6479 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-6917
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