Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Seattle

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Seattle

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 Seattle 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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#20. The Grill From Ipanema

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (286 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2313 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1616
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#19. Palmi Korean BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4538 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4511
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#18. Bigfoot BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (2.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: the Armory, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
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#17. Trove

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 500 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122-3885
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#16. Bigfood BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109-4623
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#15. Wood Shop BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2513 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144-2344
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#14. Ro Ro

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3620 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103-8004
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#13. The Boar's Nest

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2008 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107-3127
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#12. Pig Iron Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5602 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108-2403
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#11. Hole in the Wall Barbecue

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (29 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: 215 James St, Seattle, WA 98104-2211
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#10. Pecos Pit Bar B Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 4400 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126-2636
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#9. Jones Barbeque

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4417 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98126-2631
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#8. KAU KAU Barbeque Market

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (115 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 656 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104-2938
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#7. Drunky's Two Shoe BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4105 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107-5047
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#6. Pecos Pit BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (71 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: 2260 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134-1408
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#5. Roro's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (43 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: 3620 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103-8004
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#4. Bitterroot

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (159 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5239 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4809
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#3. Cask & Trotter BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (132 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 711 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4322
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#2. Jack's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3924 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108-5215
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#1. Pike's Pit Bar B Que

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (100 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1505 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101-1526
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