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Best pulled pork

The pulled pork at Fox Bros. is your pick for the best in and around Atlanta. That side of collard greens is pretty tasty, too. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

The pulled pork at Fox Bros. is your pick for the best in and around Atlanta. That side of collard greens is pretty tasty, too. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

YOUR PICKS
1. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
You say, “I’ve never met a pulled Q sandwich I didn’t like….but Fox Brothers is really, really good” and “very good on a sandwich but even better as part of the Texas Fries.”

2. Pig-N-Chik
3. Sam’s BBQ1
4. Community Q
5. Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
6. Daddy D’z
7. Dave Poe’s BBQ

OUR PICKS
1. Beaver Creek Biscuit Company and Barbeque
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “The pulled pork served at Beaver Creek Biscuit Company is perfectly moist and smokey, with generous chunks of crunchy bark mixed in with the meat. When ordering the pork plate, make sure that you specify that you want it pulled and not chopped, and top it off with some of their delicious mustard and vinegar based “Seminole sauce.’”

2. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
3. Boner’s BBQ
4. Dave Poe’s BBQ/Sam’s BBQ1
5. Heirloom Market BBQ

473 comments Add your comment

Jiminy

February 14th, 2011
12:02 pm

Bub a Q in Woodstock

fes

February 14th, 2011
12:05 pm

heh. i’m still searching for some good pulled pork around here and i’ve been here for a dozen years. i’ll keep bringing pounds back from lexington barbecue #1 and freezing it until i find a worthwhile place.

JR

February 14th, 2011
12:40 pm

My favorite Q in the Atlanta area is The Old Brickpit on Peachtree Road north or Oglethorpe. Great pork with no fat and not lathered in sauce, the vinegar based sauce is added when served – or served on the side.

koko

February 14th, 2011
12:44 pm

Thrift Store Junky

February 14th, 2011
12:52 pm

I’ve never met a pulled Q sandwich I didn’t like….but Fox Brothers is really, really good……

Betsy

February 14th, 2011
12:55 pm

We’re partial to Harold’s, too.

Hog Leg

February 14th, 2011
12:56 pm

For Pulled, not Chopped; Thats’ an easy one!…….

Fox Brothers, Dave Poes, and Pig and Chick

Fat Boy

February 14th, 2011
1:34 pm

Harold’s combined with cracklin bread, cole slaw, and sweet tea. YUUUUUMMMMY

Amanda

February 14th, 2011
1:37 pm

In Atlanta: Fox Brothers.
Outside Atlanta: Crowe’s in Madison

Dennis

February 14th, 2011
2:16 pm

Boston Butt is Boston Butt is Boston Butt, anybody can cook it and pull it. IT’S THE SAUCE THAT MAKES BBQ!

Andrew

February 14th, 2011
2:39 pm

Outside Atlanta Cowboy’s on HWY 142 in Covington. Pippins in Covington.

RL

February 14th, 2011
3:10 pm

Community Q in decatur.

KEEP IT REAL

February 14th, 2011
3:43 pm

FOX BROTHERS IS THE WORST PLACE EVER FOR BARBECUE….MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE I’M BLACK, AND I KNOW WHAT REAL BARBECUE IS SUPPOSE TO TASTE LIKE…BUT FOX BROS, DEFINITELY ISN’T IT!!! I WASTED $35 THERE AND LIKE I SAID BEFORE IT WAS A WASTE…

NOW FAT MATT’S IS THE REAL BARBECUE JOINT!!!

DOB

February 14th, 2011
3:55 pm

Dave Poes Marietta!

JoeV

February 14th, 2011
4:00 pm

Jim n’ Nicks!

bbq guru

February 14th, 2011
4:00 pm

Fat Matt’s bbq pork sandwich literally tastes like the bbq you buy at the grocery store in the plastic container and reheat in the microwave at home.

Fox Bros bbq pork is so much better than Fat Matts and its not even close.

JoeV

February 14th, 2011
4:01 pm

Oh, and ‘Cue in Milton

Jimbo 24

February 14th, 2011
4:03 pm

Swallow at the Hollow is great!

Kimmer

February 14th, 2011
4:03 pm

Uncle Betty’s in Snellville

Georgia

February 14th, 2011
4:03 pm

Hometown BBQ in Lawrenceville has the best pulled pork!

Hester

February 14th, 2011
4:03 pm

Boyd’s in Statesboro

RSP

February 14th, 2011
4:04 pm

Scott’s Walk-up Bar-B-Q up in Cartersville is “to write home about.” Very good pulled pork and three kinds of sauce. It is worth the trip.

JT

February 14th, 2011
4:05 pm

Herolds still rocks… My smoker and JT’s majic rub is the best.

THEMAN

February 14th, 2011
4:05 pm

Rolling Bones on Edgewood for Pork.

BBQ

February 14th, 2011
4:08 pm

I would vote for Fox Brothers for pulled pork, very good on a sandwich but ever better as part of the Texas Fries.

kevin

February 14th, 2011
4:09 pm

Fox bros hands down and to the man who knocked it you must be out of your mind. Jim n nicks, community bbq and dillards is pretty good too. For fox bros you gotta try the sliced briskett nuff said. community bbq is all about the mac and cheese son!

GA Peach

February 14th, 2011
4:09 pm

Harolds Hands Down. Anybody who has been here all their lives will tell you. Out side of Atlanta Pooles In Ellijay is the BEST.

American

February 14th, 2011
4:09 pm

Boyd’s in Statesboro is terrible.

blacksheep

February 14th, 2011
4:09 pm

Shack on Main, across the street from the police department in East Point.

MarkP

February 14th, 2011
4:10 pm

Well’s BBQ, Burgaw, N.C. That’s eastern NC style.

weaseal

February 14th, 2011
4:11 pm

Finchers in Macon ….yeah come on !!

Bubba

February 14th, 2011
4:11 pm

Pappy Reds!!

TT

February 14th, 2011
4:12 pm

Mad Dog’s in Conyers

Huh?

February 14th, 2011
4:17 pm

Good BBQ needs NO sauce. And Fox Bros is the place to be…

Cue'

February 14th, 2011
4:23 pm

Outside Atl: Wallace BBQ in Austell
Inside Atl: Fox Bros

MattyB

February 14th, 2011
4:24 pm

Sam’s BBQ #1, no doubt about it. And I think that if anybody nominates a restaurant that serves only “chopped” pork and not true “pulled” pork, that there nomination should automatically be disqualified. Barbeque was not meant to be sucked through a straw, but unfortunately that is the consistency created when the meat is chopped up as fine as many place artound here chop it up.

hirsutedawg

February 14th, 2011
4:24 pm

Dean’s in Jonesboro.

Glenn

February 14th, 2011
4:24 pm

BBQ1 by a hair over Fox Bros . Really love Fox Bros brisket .

SJM

February 14th, 2011
4:28 pm

Fresh Air Barbeque near Jackson and Macon!!

GX

February 14th, 2011
4:28 pm

ITP: Fox Bros
OTP: Dave Poe’s (formerly Sam & Dave’s 2)

brookhaven bob

February 14th, 2011
4:31 pm

Pig n’ Chic good by me…………

three jack

February 14th, 2011
4:36 pm

#1 by far – Big Shanty BBQ in Kennesaw
#2 Fox Bros.

LooseGravel

February 14th, 2011
4:36 pm

BBQ1 is the best I’ve had. Its moist, tender and tasty. Doesn’t require sauce, but their sauce is so good you can’t help yourself. Their ribs are just as good and the beef brisket is even better!

Now I’m going to have to get some on the way home….YUM!!

heath

February 14th, 2011
4:36 pm

FOX BROTHERS

American

February 14th, 2011
4:37 pm

Phil

February 14th, 2011
4:37 pm

Intown – Fat Matt’s sandwich is amazingly good

Outside – ‘Que in Alpharetta

GT 101

February 14th, 2011
4:37 pm

Fox bro’s is great but $9 and an hour wait for dried out bbq is getting old.

Billy Jack’s BBQ and Shrimp on Collier may not be part of the hipster bbq bandwagon, but they pile their sandwich high with tangy sauces. Give it a try and then start hating.

FoodFan

February 14th, 2011
4:38 pm

Pig N Chick for pulled pork. Huge chunks, nice bark, mmm…

JET

February 14th, 2011
4:38 pm

JR’s B-B-Q on P-Tree Industrial in Norcross. The pulled pork alone is so tender, tasty and juicy. You can eat it naked or on a bun with or without sauce. It’s the best!!!

Edward

February 14th, 2011
4:39 pm

Wait a minute, are all black people experts on BBQ suddenly? But, then you invalidate that assertion by claiming superiority for Fat Matt’s, so then, by inference, because you are black you do NOT know good BBQ. See how that works? ;-)