North Carolina is famous for its down home soul food and for serving up some of the best barbecue in the South—and Asheville lives up to the hype! You can find two distinct types of barbecue in town: Lexington and Eastern; both are pork-based but differ in the cuts of pork and the type of sauces they are served with. A town in full support of local farmers, a few of Asheville’s barbecue joints even serve locally-sourced hogs. (Feature photo: Buxton Hall)
Whether the meat is cooked slow and low for 15+ hours over hardwood coals, cooked in vinegar-based sauces, or perfectly smoked and seasoned, Asheville bar-b-que is comfort food at its best. Find beef brisket, smoked chicken, ribs, pulled pork and country classic sides like baked beans, cornbread, collard greens, slaw and banana pudding at most barbecue restaurants in Asheville. See our Top Places for Southern Food if you've got a hankerin' for fried chicken and more southern staples.
Check out these BBQ restaurants below for some finger-lickin’ good food for dine-in or take-out!