Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Asheville

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Asheville

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 Asheville 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. Huli Sue's BBQ And Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1 Page Ave The Grove Arcade, Asheville, NC 28801-2382
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#13. Chop House Asheville

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 22 Woodfin St Four Points by Sheraton Asheville Downtown, Asheville, NC 28801-3022
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#12. Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 121 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-4105
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#11. Dickey's Barbecue Pit

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1636 Hendersonville Rd. Suite 125, Asheville, NC 28803
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#10. Dickies BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 1200 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-1903
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#9. Black Bear BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (50 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: 800 Fairview Rd Ste C8, Asheville, NC 28803-1173
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#8. Luella's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (138 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 33 Town Square Blvd, Asheville, NC 28803-5057
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#7. Little Pigs BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (245 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 384 McDowell St, Asheville, NC 28803-2609
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#6. Moe's Original BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (130 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 72 Weaverville Rd Town of Woodfin, Asheville, NC 28804-1360
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#5. Buxton Hall Barbecue

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (774 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 32 Banks Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-4018
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#4. Bonfire Barbecue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (274 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1056 Patton Ave Cut Through Kfc Parking Lot, Asheville, NC 28806-3639
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#3. Luella's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,211 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804-3407
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#2. 12 Bones Smokehouse River

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,917 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: 5 Foundy Street, Suite 10, Asheville, NC 28801-0146
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#1. Moe's Original BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,224 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: 4 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28803-2317
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