Best Barbecue In Maryland

August 15, 2011 6:00 AM

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There are few foods better than barbecue. The mouth-watering smell, the delicious taste—it’s a perfect food. We’re lucky to live near so many amazing barbecue places. Here are just some of the best places to get barbecue in our area.
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Adam's Ribs

921 Chesapeake Avenue #C
Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 267-0064


Dubbed “The Place for Ribs,” it’s impossible to disagree after looking at the menu. You can get a platter of ribs by themselves or with chicken or shrimp. The shrimp sound worth the trip by themselves; they’re sauteed in butter and garlic and then covered in barbecue sauce. Not in the mood for barbecue after all? There’s also steak, tuna and crabcakes.

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Andy Nelson's Barbecue

11011 York Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
(410) 527-0708


According to Baltimore Magazine, Andy Nelson’s Barbecue is one of Maryland’s 12 favorite restaurants. Stop in for the ribs and you’ll soon see why. Even if you don’t like ribs, you will soon become a fan of the sandwiches or chicken platters. Platters come with side dishes; the potato salad is highly recommended.

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Bare Bones Bar and Grill

9150-22 National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 461-0770


They have $3 margaritas on Thursdays so come early for the tequila and stay for the barbecue. The ribs have been slow-cooked until they’re ready to fall off the bone. They are served with a smoky barbecue sauce and come with a choice of two sides. Bare Bones also offers carryout in case you’re in a hurry and want to enjoy your ribs at home.

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Red Hot and Blue

200 Old Mill Bottom Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 626-7427


Red Hot and Blue offers ribs, platters and sandwiches, so no matter how you like your barbecue, you are completely covered. The entrees come with beans and cole slaw. If you’re not sure what you want (or if you want everything), try the Five Meat Treat—ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken, sausage and brisket. Red Hot and Blue also offers carryout and catering.

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Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill

15209 Major Lansdale Boulevard
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-6755


Smokey Bones offers barbecue chicken, rib combos (baby back or St. Louis style) and barbecue platters (brisket, pulled pork, etc.), all of which sound delicious. Possibly the best thing, however, is that the non-barbecue menu is also extensive, so that if you’re going out to eat with someone and they aren’t a fan of barbecue, this is a good compromise.

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  • Bernard Mc Kernan

    Red Hot & Blue is a disguise for Hell. Worst f…..k food & service I have ever encountered. I’m a former truck driver & have eaten my share of bad grub but the road kill they serve up @ this s…..t hole will leave you with heartburn for days. STAY AWAY if you value your health. Never going back.

  • Greg

    How is the corner stable not on this list?

  • Otis

    How is Big Bad Wolf on Harford Road not on this list? Unbelievable…

  • nic

    Gotta wonder how much these places paid to get on this “best of list” dodsons in glen burnie that rocked, c king roadside bbq laurel awesome!!! red hot and blue on 50 is not bad , the one in laurel sux,, bare bones!?!?!? better put a roll of toilet paper in the freezer after that,, tucks medicated pads are no match for the ass synge you’ll get from there,, any of the black owned bbq spots rock ,, korean ones are too sweet, white ones,,, well chinese food is never good if made by a guy named o’hara ,, get my drift???? and i’m not even black just a redneck that knows good bbq

  • kathie peterson

    where was Harborque?

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