Barbecue is a big deal in my house, and whenever a list comes out claiming to have found the best of the best in the state, I'm all ears.

And New Jersey is no joke when it comes to barbecue, there are so many great places to get either some pulled pork, ribs, or brisket.

Photo by Emerson Vieira on Unsplash
Photo by Emerson Vieira on Unsplash

Personally, I think a Barbecue spot is the absolute best when it's from a hole-in-the-wall place that has wood smokers goin' out front.

Since moving to the Jersey Shore I've had the chance to try a few barbecue joints that were to die for.

I'm a big fan of Smokies Craft Barbeque in Bayville. I think their BBQ pulled pork sandwich is out of this world and has the perfect combination of sweetness and kick.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is also really good, I've tried their Brisket and it was out of this world, plus their sides were great.

My all-time favorite Barbecue is actually made by my dad, he uses a secret blend of spices that he came up with that create the perfect char and flavor.

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That being said, Only In Your State says that pitmasters from all over the country rave about New Jersey Barbecue spots!

Apparently, New Jersey makes some awesome smoked ribs, sausage, pork, and brisket which are sometimes sold out of tiny roadside shacks.

That's how you know it's good though!

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You may have to go off the beaten path to get to some of these places, but it will be well worth your drive.

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