As you head out to hit the road for your summer adventures, consider checking out one of these local BBQ joints for some great eats. Scattered throughout the United States, each of these locations offers delectable BBQ, an interesting back story, and a great place to pull off the road to grab a little grub.
Missouri: Pappy’s Smokehouse
Visiting a new city and are not sure where to go for good food? Take your cues from the locals. If you find yourself standing in a restaurant and it is filled with firemen, policemen, and college students then chances are you have wandered into a place with an awesome menu and great pricing. Located in midtown St. Louis this rib place slow smokes their meats for up to 14 hours before it hits your plate. Diners can chose from a variety of sauces including their original classic BBQ that offers everything from a tangy kick, to the Hoodoo Sauce, that his a kick that can leave you speechless. View their menu at pappyssmokehouse.com.
Wyoming: Bubba’s BBQ
Bubba’s BBQ has been a staple in Jackson Hole for a number of decades. Known to be the city’s longest running BBQ joint, guests come to Bubba’s to experience good, old fashioned eating and to experience an authentic Old West atmosphere. The restaurant offers assorted BBQ platters, steaks, burgers and desserts on their regular menu, with specialty and new items added frequently. To see what the joint has to offer, go to bubbasjh.com.
North Carolina: Skylight Inn
Known to locals as Pete Jones’ BBQ, the Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC has been serving the community since he opened his first location in 1947. Since that time the restaurant has come to be known for its rich family history and its memorable BBQ. The place came into the national spotlight in 1979 when it was included in a compilation entitled Back Roads America. The book, which was published by National Geographic, named Pete Jones’ Skylight Inn to be the best Barbecue in the country. Since that time it has hosted Presidents, has received top honors from a variety of national magazines and has been featured in stories on the Travel Channel, Food Network, and the History Channel. Come on by and try the food for yourself. To see the menu and learn more, go to skylightinnbbq.com.