Summertime is barbecue time.

Summertime is barbecue time.

Enjoy the “low and slow” deliciousness of Made in Tennessee barbecue this summer.

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Ribs so tender they fall off the bone. Succulent pulled pork, chicken and brisket paired perfectly with homemade sides. Tennessee barbecue, named No. 1 in the nation by TripAdvisor.

West Tennessee

Charles Vergos' Rendezvous in Memphis, TN.
Charles Vergos' Rendezvous in Memphis, TN.

Licking fingers is normal behavior for those who indulge at the iconic Rendezvous in Memphis, where ribs are king on the menu. Locals and tourists alike have been sinking their teeth into perfectly smoked slabs of ribs since 1948. A wide array of spices and some of the most succulent meat you’ll ever eat combine for an unforgettable West Tennessee barbecue experience.

Middle Tennessee

Peg Leg Porker BBQ in Nashville, TN.
Peg Leg Porker BBQ in Nashville, TN.

Sit on the deck of Peg Leg Porker in Nashville, enjoying the sunshine and sipping sweet tea, while digging into the legendary barbecue made by Carey Bringle. Browse the extensive menu that includes pulled pork so scrumptious there's no need for sauce. There are wings, ribs, chicken, and nachos piled high with pulled pork, jalapeños and cheese. Your order can't go wrong, it’s all delicious at Peg Leg Porker!

East Tennessee

The Firehouse Restaurant in Johnson City, TN.
The Firehouse Restaurant in Johnson City, TN.

Some of the best barbecue in Northeast Tennessee can be found at The Firehouse Restaurant. Authentically smoked barbecue is waiting to fill every empty stomach, served with homemade sides and desserts. This summer, treat your taste buds to a ‘cue smorgasbord.

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Helen Turner of Helen's Bar-B-Q in Brownsville, TN.
Helen Turner of Helen's Bar-B-Q in Brownsville, TN.

The nation’s best barbecue is Made in Tennessee, for its consistent serving of hickory-smoked heavenly goodness. Delicious barbecue can be found across the state. Get ready for bursting flavor when you visit any of these great barbecue spots across the state.