Arizona Eatery Named The 'Best BBQ Spot' In The State

By Sarah Tate

May 6, 2024

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Barbecue is one of those cuisines that has different regions around the U.S. claiming its version is the best. Depending on where you go, you can find regional takes on barbecue dishes that are guaranteed to be full of flavor, from the smokey signatures known around Texas to sweet and saucy favorites cooked up in Kansas City and incredibly seasoned meats found in Memphis.

24/7 Tempo compiled a list of the "best BBQ spot" in each state, analyzing ratings and reviews from local sites and looking at acclaimed establishments while mainly avoiding chains to really showcase what every state has to offer.

According to the site, the best BBQ spot in Arizona is Caldwell County BBQ, which dishes out incredible barbecue inspired by the smokey stylings of Texas-style BBQ. Caldwell County BBQ has two locations, one in Gilbert and another in Queen Creek.

Here's what 24/7 Tempo had to say about Arizona's top BBQ spot:

"Inspired by Austin's legendary Franklin Barbecue, Clay Caldwell, who'd previously been in the 'cue business for 20 years but given it up, opened this new place in 2018. Mesquite-smoked sausage, Aunt Susan's Corn Casserole, and a sandwich called El General Patton (brisket, pulled pork, and sausage on a Hawaiian bun) are among the specialties."

Check out the full list at 24/7 Tempo to read up on more amazing barbecue joints around the country.

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