3 Pigs Bar B-Q
1048 116th Ave NE #150
Established in 1989 by two brothers hailing from Atlanta, 3 Pigs Bar B-Q is a delicious experience.
All BBQ dishes are smoked using mesquite wood and marinated with dry rub. Diners have the choice of mild, medium or hot BBQ sauce.
The location features a sports theme with local and national sports broadcasted on one of the many televisions.
One excellent special is the all-you-can-eat ribs on Wednesdays.
Some of the best items on the menu are the sliced meats, diplets, boss hog sandwiches and old fashioned bar-b-que sandwiches.
807 West Valley Hwy.
Before there was fire, there was smoke.
For centuries that was the only thing cave men had to cook with and Cave Man Kitchen maintains this awesome tradition.
Some of the best smoked meats in all of Washington state can be found at Cave Man Kitchen.
Pork, chicken, beef, or turkey, they’ll smoke anything guests like.
They’ve even been known to bring the famous north west smoke flavor to king salmon.
Just don’t call it barbecue, this is a smoke house.
Tip: Large selection of smoked meats. BBQ sauce on the side, and the coleslaw is good.
Dixie's BBQ (Porter's Place)
11522 Northup Way
One of the most well-known local BBQ joints in Washington, Dixie’s BBQ, otherwise known as Porter’s Place, was best known for its popular hot sauce simply called “The Man.”
This hot sauce was known for being both blazing hot and delicious, much like the many meat options sold at the restaurant.
Though sporting a two decade-long legacy, Dixie’s BBQ tragically closed its doors in 2012 after the death of the founder and creator of “The Man” BBQ sauce.
However, it is still widely known as one of the best BBQ places in the whole of Washington because of the gourmet meat choices and unique BBQ recipes.
HD Hotspurs (Closed)
315 S Washington
As a popular barbecue joint in the Kent, WA area, HD Hotspurs was locally renowned for its unique barbecue blend, meat choices and deliciously flavorful side dishes.
Though small in size, HD Hotspurs made up for the lack of floor space with its signature honey-butter barbecue blend, among many other dishes.
It sported live music on occasion making it a fun weekend hangout.
With a full bar and free Wi-Fi, HD Hotspurs was one of the biggest casualties of WA cuisine in 2012.
635 C St. SW
Originating in Houston, Texas, Longhorn Barbeque moved to the Spokane area in 1956 maintaining the delicious Texas BBQ taste.
In 1997, the establishment expanded and opened an Auburn, Washington location.
Both locations feature a variety of BBQ options including ribs, burgers, brisket, pork, turkey, hot dogs, chili, sandwiches and dessert.
The Longhorn Barbeque also caters for corporate events, parties and large groups.
The Spokane location maintains the Texas-style décor with longhorn skulls, wooden floors while the Auburn restaurant is more upscale and modern.
Pecos Pit BBQ
2260 First Avenue South
Small in size, but big in heart, Pecos Pit BBQ is one of the shining barbecue gems in the Seattle cityscape.
For anyone looking for a delicious blend of finely stewed sauces and tenderly cured meats, Pecos is an absolute must-eat in Seattle.
Good for groups and smaller, intimate meals alike, Pecos offers a fine atmosphere for any occasion.
It also hosts a fine take-out service for those who want to enjoy the feel of spiced barbecue sauce rolling down their arms, but don’t have the time to sit down to eat. Pecos is open Monday through Friday from 10:30am until 5pm.
Tip: I heard the line goes out the door at lunch.