From your classic pulled pork sandwiches to Chinese barbecue, you’ll be surprised to find that Rhode Island offers its own exemplary barbecue joints. Head to the market, grab a quick bite from a barbecue truck, or sit down at one of these mom-and-pop style locations and chow down on some of the best barbecue you’ll find in the Ocean State!
Durk’s arrived on the Thayer scene this spring, cooking up incredible smoked meats. You’ll want to try it all—those crispy kimchi-style brussel sprouts, the creamy mac and cheese, the perfectly sweet corn bread. And best of all are the meats: slow-cooked brisket, ribs, and pulled pork. You can’t go wrong!
GottaQ began as a food truck and quickly evolved into a restaurant as demand outgrew the four-wheeled smokehouse. In addition to the meat, go for some sides. Their collard greens are some of the best around, and locals love the mac and cheese with barbecue chicken!
With a cozy atmosphere, limited seating space, and flowered wallpaper inside of this vintage home, you’ll feel like you’re seated at the family dinner table when eating at Becky’s! The ribs perfectly fall off the bone, and you’ll die for the potato salad and cornbread.
After just one trip, you’ll agree that this barbecue truly is Food For the Soul. Even if you don’t feel like leaving your house for barbecue, just order in, as this restaurant delivers their incredible $7 dinners right to your door.
Located along the wharf in an open-air seating area, Smoke House is offers up some of the best meat in Newport. The dry rub on the ribs is perfectly smoky and flavorful. For a juicier bite, go for the wings, and top it all off with a great red sangria.