February 24, 2022
Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a delicious, meat-falling-off-the-bone, finger-licking BBQ restaurant in Lancaster! If that feeling overcomes you, there are some fantastic options across all of Lancaster County. These Award-Winning BBQ restaurants will have you thinking you took a wrong turn and somehow ended up in one of the BBQ capitals of America!!
You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy good BBQ, but it’s fun to know a bit about the history and traditions of BBQ cooking as you taste your way across these Lancaster County BBQ Restaurants!
In the United States, there are basically four main types/styles of barbecue. The distinctive regions that dominate the BBQ scene are Kansas City, Memphis, Carolina, and Texas. What’s the difference between the techniques, rubs and sauces for these different types of BBQ? Here’s the explanation of what makes each of these BBQ styles unique and awesome:
Kansas City: Slow cooked meats rubbed with a sweet seasoning and dripping with a thick sugary sauce. Brown Sugar is a key ingredient in Kansas City style BBQ.
Memphis: While you can find beef and chicken on the menu, it’s pork that’s at the center of Memphis Style BBQ. Pork Ribs (wet or dry) and Pulled Pork Sandwiches topped with creamy coleslaw are stapes of Memphis BBQ.
Carolina: Carolina Style BBQ is all about slow cooking a whole hog and is one of America’s oldest methods of cooking meat. The slow cooked pork is seasoned with a “Mop Sauce” unique to Carolina.
Texas: Texas is known for their “Holy Trinity” of Ribs, Hot Links and Brisket BBQ. Slow cooked smoked meats are seasoned with Texas-style rubs & coated in Texas-style BBQ sauce for a finger-licking-good experience.
Brewster’s BBQ | 1121 Steinmetz Rd, Ephrata | Website
D&K Smokin BBQ | 190 Harristown Rd, Paradise | Website
Rocky’s BBQ | 28 N 3rd St, Columbia | Website
Belly’s BBQ & Burrito | 5503 Main St, East Petersburg | Website
Rocky B’s | 160 Lancaster Pike, Willow Street | Website
Smokehouse BBQ and Brews | 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand | Website
Smokestack BBQ | 15 W Main St, Strasburg | Website
Harvey’s Main Street BBQ | 304 E Main St, Mount Joy | Website
Divine Swine | 2684 Lebanon Rd, Manheim | Website
Hess Barbeque | 2635 Willow Street Pike N, Willow Street| Website
Bob’s Barbeque Restaurant | 2481 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster | Website
Caribbean Wave Jamaican Jerk Restaurant | 701 E. Chestnut Street, Lancaster | Website
Frisco’s Peruvian Charcoal Chicken | 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster | Website
Chellas Arepa Kitchen | 1830 Hempstead Rd, Lancaster | Website
Texas Roadhouse | 2317 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster | Website
Mission BBQ | 2058 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster | Website
We hope this blog helps you find the perfect BBQ Restaurant in Lancaster PA!! There are certainly a bunch to choose from, so fingers crossed that one of these great places hits the spot.
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