- May 15, 2023

You’re Not Gonna Believe What City Is The Most Barbecue Obsessed Cities in America


When we received an email with the subject “The 50 Most Barbecue Obsessed Cities in the U.S.” we thought surely a Texas town tops the list. Perhaps it wouldn’t be Austin but we expected somewhere nearby to top the list – or at least somewhere in Texas.

We were wrong. Apparently, the most barbecue obsessed city in America is Atlanta. Yep, the capitol of Georgia is apparently the most barbecue obsessed.

Austin ranks ninth while the only Texas town that ranks higher is Arlington at sixth.

Here Are The Top 10 Most Barbecue Obsessed Cities in the U.S

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Kansas City, MO
  3. Tampa, FL
  4. Minneapolis, MN
  5. Las Vegas, NV
  6. Arlington, TX
  7. Miami, FL
  8. Memphis, TN
  9. Austin, TX
  10. Denver, CO

The other Texas cities who ranked are Fort Worth at #13, Dallas at #15, Houston at #13, San Antonio at #37, and El Paso at #43.

We had serious concerns about our status as a BBQ loving town, until we saw who complied the list: Bid-on-Equipment.com. You can see their full list here.

Think we’ll stick with the people who know barbecue best like Food & Wine who lists Austin as #1.

Want to know who has the best barbecue in Austin? Check out this list.

Featured photo by ANGHI via istockphoto.com