While plenty of people have documented their journeys to all the Major League stadiums, theme parks, national parks, monuments, and presidential assassination destinations across this great land, we can think of no better adventure to take with your friends and family than finding the best, most unique, and authentically American barbecue eateries in the country. These are the places that serve the best brisket, ribs, and pulled pork, all in their own different, and largely regional styles. From New York to the midwest, the dirty south, Texas, and all the way to the west coast, whether they use lots of sauce or dry rub, the one thing all of these joints have in common is that they're all places meat lovers should make the trip to visit.
Hickory Hog’s - Jersey Shore, NJ
Hickory Hog’s logo is of a pig driving a convertible, which is all you really need to know to justify a stop at this barbecue joint. It’s also attached to a liquor store (for your convenience). Everything is good, but your best bet is a bucket of ribs – your choice of St. Louis, Memphis Rub, Baby Back, or maybe all three.
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What to Order: Grab a bucket of ribs, a six-pack of beer from next door, and head to the beach.