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Barbecue purists head to Meccas like Texas, Kansas City, or the Carolinas for their fix, but quite a few joints around Boston are doing their best to replicate the beauty of meats cooked over an open flame. Whether brisket or ribs, smoked meats or burnt ends, you can satisfy your craving for barbecue, sauce, and Southern sides without traveling too far. Our list of the best barbecue in Boston is all about the meats, but after you indulge, you can compensate by checking out our guides to the best vegetarian restaurants in Boston and best vegan restaurants in Boston.
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