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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide: New Orleans Barbecue Restaurants


Abita Bar-B-Q
69399 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205;
Dry-rubbed St. Louis ribs are smoked in house with pecan wood and served with the house barbecue sauce. Barbecued half chicken is dry-rubbed and cooked for two hours. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Corky's Ribs & Bar-B-Q
4243 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-5000;
Pulled pork shoulder is slow-smoked for 12 to 14 hours and topped with Corky's special sauce. Memphis-style ribs come wet (slathered in barbecue sauce), dry (rubbed with Corky's dry shake) or both. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Hillbilly Bar-B-Q
2317 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1508;
House-made alligator sausage, boudin and dry-rubbed pork spare ribs are smoked with Kentucky hickory wood. Loaded baked potatoes can be topped with pork, beef, chicken or Hillbilly chili and cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

The Joint
701 Mazant St., (504) 949-3232;
The Joint offers pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, chicken and locally made sausages. The brisket plate comes with two house-made sides. Creamy smoked corn grits are combined with seasonal vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755;
This barbecue joint offers 3-pound racks of St. Louis ribs with a choice of sauces. The two-meat combo platter is served with one or two sides; meats include pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs, grilled chicken, smoked boudin, chaurice and alligator sausage. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Shane's Rib Shack
1855 Barataria Blvd., Suite E, Marrero, (504) 341-2226;
The Shack sampler includes a quarter-rack of ribs, two chicken tenders and a choice of either a half-pound of pork or barbecued chicken, plus two sides and Texas toast. Brunswick stew combines barbecued pork, creamed corn, peppers and onions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Squeal Bar-B-Q
8400 Oak St., (504) 302-7370;
Black-eyed pea egg rolls are stuffed with black-eyed peas, bacon and andouille and served with ranch dipping sauce. Barbecued pork tacos are grilled corn tortillas filled with pulled pork shoulder, horseradish coleslaw, cilantro and chipotle sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sweet Daddy's BBQ
420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166;
Pecan-smoked pork comes with a choice of two side items. The two-meat combo platter includes a choice of two sides as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Ugly Dog Saloon
401 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 569-8459;
Ugly Dog serves barbecue, burgers, sandwiches and po-boys. Plates of house-smoked pulled pork, beef brisket or baby back ribs come with chips, eggless potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, au gratin potatoes, brocolli, chili beans or a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon-Sat. Credit cards. $

Voodoo BBQ & Grill
Pulled pork is cooked for 14 hours over oak and pecan wood and served with two sides and a piece of garlic-buttered Texas toast. Corn pudding is a cornbread souffle baked with whole sweet corn. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

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