Best Barbecue In Hartford

January 11, 2011 2:14 PM

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It may not be Tennessee, but Hartford still has some of the best barbecue spots. Whether you’re looking for spicy jerk style or St. Louis-style ribs, one of these barbecue joints has something that will hit your taste buds. — Stephanie Geary

Black-Eyed Sally’s

350 Asylum St.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 278-Ribs (7427)

Black-Eyed Sally’s has some of the best barbecue in Hartford. One of the original barbecue restaurants in the city, Black-Eyed Sally’s offers top-quality barbecue food – and blues music on the side. Black-Eyed Sally’s offers traditional barbecue fare like pulled pork sandwiches, po’boys, jambalaya, blackened catfish and Memphis-style barbecue pork ribs, which you can get in a half or a full rack. Side dishes are equally delicious and include mashed sweet potatoes, red beans and rice, and slaw. Don’t forget the Mississippi mud pie for dessert.

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Carl’s Barbecue and Jerk

285 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118
(860) 568-3644

If you’re looking for authentic jerk and barbecue cooking, look no further than Carl’s Barbecue and Jerk in East Hartford. Open seven days a week, Carl’s Barbecue is a favorite among locals. At Carl’s you’ll find a lot of spicy food that includes jerk pork, curried chicken, curried goat, barbecue ribs and spare ribs. There are also a few different types of jerk and barbecue sandwiches to choose from. As sides, Carl’s offers fried plantains, rice and beans, and cabbage salad.

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Smokin’ Rock BBQ

944 Cromwell Ave.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 372-4776

Smokin’ Rock BBQ offers some of the best barbecue in Hartford. With a diverse menu, customers will agonize over what to order first. Smokin’ Rock BBQ offers pulled pork sandwiches, beef brisket, St. Louis-style ribs, half-chicken meals, corn fritters and macaroni and cheese. Don’t forget to try the spicy barbecue sauce.

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Smokin With Chris

59 W. Center St.
Southington, CT 06489
(860) 620-9133

Using only the freshest ingredients, this hot spot in downtown Southington sends a smoked meat aroma throughout the town, drawing you in for a a classic BBQ taste. It’s Southern-Style BBQ in Central Connecticut. Smoked meats are their specialty, but they offer salads, seafood and a variety of other menu items. Aside from the outstanding BBQ, they have live music often and an outdoor patio, perfect for those summer nights. Closed Mondays, opened for lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday, starting at 11 a.m.

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