The District is home to some of the best BBQ spots in the Atlanta area. While there are many to choose from, we have chosen six that will exceed all your BBQ expectations! Check it out here:


Barbecue Kitchen - College Park
Smoked ribs, southern fried chicken, BBQ sandwiches and seafood platters galore - you can’t go wrong at Barbecue Kitchen! This spot proudly serves their breakfast menu all day along with all the South’s classic BBQ favorites. Take out and catering options are also available. Not to mention, a common consensus is that their staff makes you feel at home with the welcoming environment they create right when you walk in.


Boucanes BBQ - East Point
Despite originally being from California, Atlantans flock to Boucanes like it's always been one of their own. We recommend indulging in the baby back ribs, the smoked whole chicken wings, and best of all, their homemade mac & cheese. Top just about any entree off with their famous Boucanes BBQ sauce, and make sure you take a jar home because you will not be able to get enough of it. Treat yourself to this family-owned gem in the heart of East Point!


Hattie Marie’s Texas Style BBQ & Cajun Kitchen - College Park
Let’s kick it up a notch and add a Texas flare to our beloved Atlanta BBQ, shall we? Hattie Marie’s roots are in Southeast Texas, and these flavors certainly shine through in their menu. There is something for everyone here, and everything is guaranteed fresh and smoked in-house daily. Indulge in pork and beef ribs, brisket, gumbo, crab legs and your favorite sides to pair BBQ with. Make sure you come hungry because the portions are quite generous!


Pit Boss BBQ & Spirits - Hapeville
As the name implies, Pit Boss BBQ is a pit style BBQ restaurant that prides themselves on serving authentic homestyle favorites that reflect both the owners’ northern and southern backgrounds. The menu caters to just about every BBQ craving, so you will leave satisfied no matter what you decide on. Pit Boss makes it hard to eat barbeque anywhere else because their meats are seasoned to perfection. It’s not only loved by locals, but travelers from across the U.S. landing in ATL make a pit-stop (pun intended) every time they’re in town!


Red Eye Southern Kitchen
Located inside the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel, Red Eye Southern Kitchen is the District’s newest BBQ sensation. Smoked long, low, and slow over hickory and oak wood, Red Eye Southern Kitchen will force you to slow down a bit too and really savor all the flavors of their smoked meat and mouth-watering house-made sauce. Paired with their handcrafted cocktails, it’s down-home BBQ with a touch of sophistication.


This is it! BBQ & Seafood - East Point
This restaurant REALLY is it and has been since 1983! Serving delicacies since day 1, This Is It! Serves an unrivaled mix of BBQ, seafood and soul food. Rest assured; your heaping plate will be full of only the freshest homemade ingredients. Keep This Is It! in mind when prepping for your next neighborhood party or gathering and take advantage of their event catering options. Show this spot some love, and don’t leave without a slice of cake or pie!


Tom, Dick and Hank - College Park
At Tom, Dick, and Hank, your experience will be nothing shy of amazing. This spot embodies your distant memories of family barbecues in the backyard by serving all your favorites - smoked plates marinated and seasoned to perfection, grilled or fried seafood platters, signature wings and to-die-for sandwiches. Can’t forget their unique BBQ entrees in the form of tacos, quesadillas and even salads. Feeling bold? Chase your meal down with a signature cocktail.