If ribs, pulled pork and brisket make your mouth water, you’ll want to get yourself to one of these Puget Sound BBQ spots. Many have carry out service, so you can bring the smoky BBQ flavor home without doing a lick of work! Here are some of our favorites.

Rainin’ Ribs BBQ & SmokeHouse
15030 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Rainin’ Ribs is a family owned and operated NW BBQ restaurant, specializing in taking high quality meats and slowly smoking them all day long. Aiming to fill the void of great BBQ in the Northwest, Rainin’ Ribs has a home like atmosphere, provides sports on the big screen, and live music during the summer. You’re welcome to dine-in or take out. Bring your friends in for lunch and enjoy the view of lake Washington. The signature menu item is Baby Back Ribs. But be sure to try the hush puppies, Brunswick stew, collard greens, fried okra, mac-n-cheese, sautéed green beans and sweet potato fries!

Smokin’ Pete’s BBQ
1918 NW 65th St
Seattle, WA 98117

Locally owned and operated by a husband and wife team, Smokin’ Pete’s BBQ smokes all natural Draper Valley chickens, natural pulled pork and ribs, and their well-known brisket from Painted Hills Farms. At holiday time they continue to offer their all-natural smoked turkeys. Their meats are local from Northwest farms in Washington and Oregon. This Ballard BBQ spot is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, they offer live music on Thursday, Industry Night on Monday, and great barbecue all the time! Come in for a sandwich, or the slow cooked bbq and lots of yummy sides, like NW Seafood Gumbo, Coleslaw, Potato Salad Cowboy Beans Collard Greens, Mac-n-cheesy, Blackened Broccoli or Seattle Greens. Kids menus, too. All are welcome.

Gabriel’s Fire
5803 244th St. SW
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Gabriel’s Fire’s menu is chock full of ribs, brisket, pork, and chicken, with salmon and halibut specials. All of their food from scratch, including all of their special sauces. The food is certified grade angus, all natural pork and all natural chicken. The ribs are dry rubbed and topped with your choice of sauce. Come for lunch or dinner. Carry out, dine in or call ahead with your order.

Bitterroot BBQ
5239 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

One of the newest BBQ places on the block, Bitterroot offers classic American BBQ fare paired with a long list of exclusively American whiskeys, bourbons, and beers. Ask their local experts for some great pairing ideas! Located in the heart of Ballard, Bitterroot offers dine in and carry out service. Open till 2:00am, Bitterroot keeps serving up delicious BBQ fare late into the night.

The BBQ Pit Seattle
2509 E Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98122

The Barbeque Pit Seattle was built in 1927. It started as a Model T garage. In the 1950’s it was converted into a restaurant. It has been various Barbeque restaurants through out the years. The place serves as being a monument to the Central District. It has been patronized by many celebrities of the Central District and Seattle and beyond. People like Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, Kenny G and Bruce Lee to name a few. The establishment is now trying to express its historical nature and serve again as a neighborhood monument. And it’s gaining lots of great attention!


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