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5 Best BBQ Joints in Delaware!

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There isn't much that is as American as barbecue, especially slow-smoked pit barbecue, and the First State just happens to be geographically situated next to some barbecue powerhouses like Virginia and the Carolinas. So you would expect to taste some pretty great smoked meat in Delaware, and you would not be wrong. From smoked brisket to Jamaican jerk chicken, follow us into the pit with these five awesome barbecue joints in Delaware. 


Fat Daddy’s BBQ & Grille, Georgetown, DE

Opened in 2012, we are talking pulled pork, slow smoked beef brisket, pit beef, ribs, barbecue chicken, and more. Plus, all sides are made fresh daily, like macaroni & cheese, collard greens, coleslaw, potato salad, and crispy hand-cut fries. But the real secret to this barbecue is that it is cooked low and slow, creating a smoky, juicy product that will make you full and happy.

Bethany Blues BBQ, Bethany and Lewes, DE

Opened in 2003 with award-winning barbecue and a diverse menu that includes, homemade cornbread, slow-cooked beef brisket, house-smoked bacon, no-filler lump crab cakes, baked beans, and fried pickles, Bethany offers slow-smoked flavors and beach cuisine all rolled into one. Plus, check out their private bourbon stash, because nothing goes better with barbecue.

Young’s BBQ, Middletown, DE

Established in 1995, Young’s offers award-winning and mouth-watering barbecue sauces made from homemade ingredients. You will find pit beef brisket, smoked ribs, turkey breast, and chicken. Plus, their pig roasts are perfect for any occasion, like weddings, birthdays, graduations, baptismal, communions, and more.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Newark, DE

Founded in 1941 in Dallas, Texas, Dickey's is still family run and still smokes their meat daily on-site at all of their restaurants. At Dickey’s, you know your meat is humanely raised without antibiotics, and the quality and consistency is top notch. From the St. Louis-style ribs and the slow-smoked beef brisket to pulled pork, and house-made sausage, Dickey’s is good eats.

Uncle John’s Smokehouse, Milford, DE

Once again proving that some of the best eats come from food trucks, Uncle John’s features authentic southern-style barbecue that is pit smoked low and slow. The upshot is tender, juicy good barbecue! Plus, get delicious homemade sides, like barbecue beans, cornbread that is so light and moist is could pass for cake, collards, and coleslaw.

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