Top 10 BBQ Spots in Maryland
1. Blue Pit BBQ
Where: 1601 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211
About: Blue Pitt offers the best quality sandwiches from pulled pork to pulled chicken. It’s a mouthwatering experience, full of flavor.
Feedback: “I ordered the pulled chicken on a pretzel bun with the four-cheese mac. It was sooooo good!”
Hours: During COVID-19 only the patio is open for seating and take out orders. It is open Wednesday-Thursday 3-10pm, Saturday 11:30 am-10pm, and Sundays 3-9 pm.
Where: 15513 Hanover Pike, Upperco, MD 21155
About: Char’d serves some of the best quality BBQ in town, with plenty of options ranging from pit beef to smoked turkey. You can get anywhere from 1 type of meat to 3 types on one sandwich, with 3 sides. It’s the perfect mouth-watering food for meat lovers!
Feedback: “Took my wife and mother out for lunch, I had heard of this place and thought we’d try it. So GLAD We did!! Fabulous spot and a Great Service … AND THE FOOD… just WOW… you have to try this place”
Hours: Thursday and Sunday 11am-7pm, and Friday and Saturday 11am-8pm. NO DINE-IN only TAKEOUT!!
3. Andy Nelsons BBQ
Where: 1107 York Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
About: Andy Nelson’s BBQ, makes Baltimore best smoked chicken, pulled pork and smoked ribs in town. It was voted “One of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in America” by The National Barbeque News, “Voted Best Barbecue” by Baltimore Magazine in 2002, 2005 & 2008.
Feedback: “My favorite is the pulled pork express, with Cole slaw and corn bread! The corn bread is awesome!!”
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-9pm, and Sundays 11am-6pm.
4. Mission BBQ
Where: 2101 Somerville Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401
About: If ever in Annapolis, stop by Mission BBQ for a warm juicy bite of pulled pork or Turkey. It is premium quality meat that will melt your mouth. Mission BBQ offers the best brisket sandwiches available in the Annapolis area.
Feedback: “This has become my go to place for everything barbecue! The brisket is incredible, and the pastrami is out of this world”
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday’s 11:30am-8pm
5. Wieland’s BBQ
Where: 748 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228
About: There’s nothing more convenient than take out, and Wieland’s offers just that, with the best BBQ in Catonsville. If people want a nice pulled pork sandwich or roasted turkey, then Wieland’s, is the place to be.
Feedback: “The beef brisket was nice and tender. Easy to chew and not too tough”
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-6pm
6. Woodrow’s BBQ
Where: 1605 Sulgrave Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209
About: Woodrow serves the most authentic Texas style bar-b-que in Baltimore, which uses an authentic smoker to cook their meats. Instead of having to travel to Texas for good BBQ, Woodrow’s brings the Texas smoke to Baltimore.
Feedback: “Amazing food. Our favorite BBQ in town, hands down. Great service and great little location.”
Hours: Monday- closed, Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 12-7pm and Sunday 12-6pm. NO DINE-IN only takeout.
7. The Smoking Swine
Where: 3432 S Hanover St, Baltimore, MD 21225
About: When stopping in Baltimore, make sure to check out the best pulled pork with a delicious side of mac and cheese.
Feedback: “This is some LEGIT BBQ. Holds a candle to some of the best I have had in Texas and the Carolinas.”
Hours: Sunday-Friday CLOSED, Saturday 11am-2pm
8. Chaps Pit Beef
Where: 5801 Pulaski Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21205
About: For all the BBQ lovers out there, this was voted by the Food Network “Top Favorite Places to Eat”, Guy Fieri’s favorite sandwich, and was Adam Richmond’s “Man vs Food” favorite grub in the U.S.
Feedback: “Always a great experience. Love the pit beef and sausage sandwich.”
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-9pm, and Friday-Saturday 10:30am-10pm. Only takeout, no DINE-IN!!!
9. Big Bad Wolf’s House of BBQ
Where: 5713 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214
About: There are over a half dozen of BBQ sauces to choose from to go on a sandwich or ribs. If one doesn’t want a sandwich, then go with the fish or salad that is marked as unbelievable.
Feedback: “Best ribs in Baltimore, and the catfish is amazing.”
Hours: 11:30AM-9PM EVERYDAY!!
10. Bonfire Outdoor Charcoal Grill
Where: 4122 Washington Blvd, Halethorpe, MD 21227
About: It is known for their amazing ribs, that are high quality meat. There are great combo prices that let you choose up to 5 different types of meats with 2 sides.
Feedback: “The food was GOOD and HOT, had GREAT flavor. It was very clean, and the people were very nice. I would go there again.”
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm, and Sundays are CLOSED!!