Seafood  isn’t the only thing Baltimore is known for but also for its BBQ. Not only can you find the menus offering wet and dry rubbed, southern style but Maryland’s famous Pitt Beef. Which is your preference? May is National Barbecue Month so be sure to check out these five great places for BBQ.
The Corner Stable
9942 York Road
Cockeysville, MD
(410) 666-8722

The Corner Stable is located up York Road in Cockeysville. This family owned establishment has been bringing great BBQ since 1972. The menu is known for the Baby Back Ribs and colossal lump crab cakes. The ribs are slow roasted till the meat is tender and falling off the bone and then topped with either the house made BBQ sauce or a spicy Texas style sauce. The crab cake is a half pound cake made with colossal and jumbo lump cake and seasoned with the chef’s special seasoning. Try one of the combo plates like the fried chicken and ribs or crab cake and and ribs. You are sure to catch a great game or horse race on one of the many flat screen TVs.

Blue Pit BBQ And Whiskey Bar
1601 Union Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211
(443) 948-5590

Blue Pit BBQ and Whiskey Bar in the Woodberry neighborhood, offers both outdoor and indoor seating and a bar with more than 100 American whiskeys. The menu offers choices of meats, platters, and sandwiches. Many of the meats are cooked with what are normally in your glass  with Zeke’s coffee, bourbon, and more. Note that it’s only offers counter and bar service for ordering food and they will bring you your food. Another great point is the outdoor area is pet-friendly.

Blacksauce Kitchen
Baltimore, MD
(410) 864-6396

Blacksauce Kitchen is a mobile BBQ joint here in Baltimore.  You can find them at public markets and events.  There are plans set in motion for a food truck to hit the streets of Baltimore.  Be sure to check the website for up to date events.  Here not only is the BBQ the bomb the biscuits will have you coming back.  Try the sweet potato, the apricot in the summer or the chipotle bacon in the winter.    

Related:  Best Steakhouses In Baltimore

Harbor Que BBQ
1125 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 685-7675

Harbor Que BBQ is located in the historic Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. The menu here brings your taste buds the flavors of Carolina-style pit BBQ. Now what is Carolina BBQ? The BBQ is marinated with vinegar and spices and then slow cooked and you can top it with a Carolina Vinegar based sauce or a more Southern mustard based sauce.  The menu has a variety of sandwiches and platters along with BBQ ribs and chicken. Be sure to check out the sauce of the month.

Charcoal Grill
8535 Old Harford Road
Parkville, MD 21234
(410) 668-9212

Charcoal Grill is located in Parkville and serves up traditional Maryland style Pitt Beef BBQ. Here they serve nothing but the best certified Angus beef. The menu offers two sizes of pit beef sandwiches including regular or colossal. Order your meat at the temperature you like, your choice of bread and top it with any of the numerous toppings. Or try one of the other BBQ favorites like the pulled chicken or pork, ribs, chicken or even the chopped beef BBQ. Don’t forget an order of the fresh cut fries to accompany your meal. Just note that there is no eating on the premises here.

Related: Best Bars Near Camden Yards To Take In Opening Day

Jessica Lemmo loves to write about Baltimore’s great restaurants. From food service to the atmosphere, you can be sure Jessica will cover the entire restaurant experience. She especially likes finding her readers great discounts. Her work can be found on