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Apr 3, 2009 07:12 PM


okay Ya'll need a rec for the best BBQ in new orleans, for a lunch.

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  1. I've only eaten at one BBQ place in NOLA and it was really good - Voodoo BBQ on St. Charles. The pulled pork was really good as was the sauce and PLEASE do yourself a favor and get the corn pudding! The desserts were also really good and the location is fairly close to the quarter, just a few blocks past Lee Circle.

    1. To be honest, New Orleans isn't really a barbecue town. I have heard that Squeal, on Oak Street, is fairly good. IMHO, Voodoo Barbecue is terrible...Sorry, jreedtattooer!

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      1. re: mortalcoil

        uglt dog saloon in the warehouse district has fine bbq. good prices, good vibe and killer sides like amazing coleslaw. you've never had coleslaw like this!

        pulled pork platter is great and you can get a nice bass on tap.

        1. re: mortalcoil

          VooDoo is phenomenal - and I lived in Texas for 14 years, so I know good BBQ. Their potato salad is the best I've ever had. The corn pudding was fantastic. We've been drooling to go back to New Orleans for more!

        2. Zydeco BBQ is pretty good, but again, NOLA not the most BBQ friendly city. I went to Walkers by the lakefront a few times and their cochon de lait po boy is excellent. They usually have a booth at Jazzfest. It is walk up service and not a sit down restaurant and you would probably need a car to get there as it is a LONG cab ride. Ugly Dog has above average BBQ. Not exactly BBQ, but if you are into seafood, many restaurants serve BBQ shrimp. It is a dish of jumbo shrimp cooked in a buttery pool and seasoned with the perfect amount of pepper and spice. Good places to try this are: Pascale Manales, Bacco, Mr. B's and for a BBQ shrimp po boy try Liuzzas by the Track. Just a suggestion, due to the lack of BBQ joints in the city. Good luck!

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          1. re: ScarlettNola

            the Zydeco BBQ in the quarter closed some time ago. are there others?

            1. re: kibbles

              I dont think so. We don't do BBQ too much so I did not realize that. For NOLA bbq it was not too bad. How long ago did it close?

          2. the joint in the bywater is probably the best place for bbq in new orleans but that doesn't really mean anything, i would not waste a minute or a bite in new orleans looking for bbq when there is so much else that we can do very well but our bbq does not excel over ANY part of the country, let new orleans be herself and dont try to squeeze things out of her that she doesn't wanna do

            1. Hillybilly BBQ in River Ridge...worth the drive to Jefferson Parish! Meats are very good and can be bought by the pound in addition to as a lunch or dinner plate with sides. The sides are all excellent, but the potato salad is the best I've ever had (I've heard the yummy flavor comes from bacon drippings)

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              1. re: gigi_nola

                Hillbilly BBQ
                208 Tullalah (at Jeff Hwy)
                it's the real deal.

                1. re: edible complex

                  I'm not crazy about Hillbilly (nor any other option town). Not worth the drive in my opinion.