7 of the juiciest barbecue spots in and around Seattle

May 31 2021, 4:15 pm

The start of summer is always marked by a delicious barbecue.

Whether you’re in it for the sides, tasty sauces, or slabs of meat, we won’t judge.

Here are seven of the best places to get barbecue in and around Seattle:



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Bitterroot prides itself on amazing BBQ, beer, and bourbon. We suggest this spot if you like barbecue sandwiches or cocktails. The best part? Just like their well-behaved humans, leashed dogs are allowed to enjoy the outdoor patio on a first-come-first-served basis.

Location: 5239 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
Phone: 206-588-1577
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King’s Barbecue House

Unlike American barbecue, Chinese barbecue is a little sweeter and typically offers duck, chicken, roast pork, and more. Pop on down to King’s Barbecue House to enjoy a killer $8 lunch deal or other generous helpings of food.

Location: 518 Sixth Avenue S, Seattle
Phone: 206-622-2828

Emma’s BBQ

Family-owned Emma’s BBQ restaurant serves up nothing but barbecue classics that radiate love in every bite. Those looking for something small should start with the pulled pork, pork ribs, chicken, beef brisket, or a hot link sandwich. If you’re a big eater, the family meals are the way to go.

Location: 5303 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle
Phone: 206-413-1523
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RoRo BBQ and Grill


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Roro BBQ and Grill has been around since 2006. Although the menu and recipes have changed some over the years, they’re always improving as the owners learn new techniques and the palate of Seattle changes. That being said, the recipes were great before, imagine how wonderful they are now.

Location: 3620 Stone Way North, Seattle
Phone: 206-954-1100
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Jack’s BBQ

The owner of Jack’s BBQ is so into his craft that he’s even attended BBQ Summer Camp at the Meat Sciences department of Texas A&M. If that doesn’t impress you, perhaps their entrees will.

Location: 228 9th Avenue North, Seattle
Phone: 206-708-7642
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Lady Jaye


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Lady Jaye has pivoted their dining experience to takeout-only, offering to-go meals for two. Lady Jaye offers limited quantities of their to-go meals Wednesday to Sunday and changes up their menu daily to keep things interesting. Keep up with their Instagram for specials.

Location: 4523 California Avenue SW, Seattle
Phone: 206-457-4029
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Briley’s BBQ and Grill


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There’s nothing better than a big platter of homestyle BBQ from Briley’s BBQ and Grill to fill up your belly. Briley’s has been catering to all appetites for six years and serves a half-pound per person.

Location: 15030 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park
Phone: 206-466-1589
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