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Grand Champion BBQ may be the new kid on the block, but this new barbecue spot is already impressive. It was both the readers pick and our pick for best ribs in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Grand Champion BBQ may be the new kid on the block, but this new barbecue spot is already impressive. It was both the readers pick and our pick for best ribs in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

YOUR PICKS
1. Grand Champion BBQ
You say, “Tastiest ribs on this or any other planet are the baby back ribs at GC BBQ. Hickory smoked heaven.” and “Grand Champion has earned its name! Their ribs are moist and smoky and to sauce them would be a culinary sin! Perfection!”

2. Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
3. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
4. Community Q
5. JJ’s Rib Shack
6. Thompson Brothers BBQ

OUR PICKS
1. Grand Champion BBQ
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “Owner Robert Owens will convert devotees of BBQ spare ribs with the exceptionally thick and juicy baby back ribs he serves at Grand Champion BBQ in Roswell. Unlike most baby back ribs, Grand Champion’s will surprise you with the amount of meat on each bone, and Owens does a remarkable job of infusing the meat with a strong smoke flavor.”

2. Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q
3. Dave Poe’s
4. Community Q
5. Sam’s BBQ 1

234 comments Add your comment

MJ Boyd

November 9th, 2011
1:26 pm

One Star Ranch on Irby Avenue in Buckhead!

Erin

November 9th, 2011
1:37 pm

I vote the Newbie: Grand Champion BBQ!!! So glad there in my neighborhood. They are the BEST!

Julie

November 9th, 2011
1:53 pm

Grand Champion BBQ!

Gorgeous Grandma-Acworth

November 9th, 2011
4:30 pm

Thompson Brothers in Marietta

Megan G

November 9th, 2011
5:03 pm

Grand Champion BBQ

BBQ Master

November 9th, 2011
7:26 pm

I work for Grand Champion and have 100 aliases.

Forty-love

November 9th, 2011
8:47 pm

@bbq master: it’s called social media. They put the word out via Facebook. They can’t help it if their Facebook fans love the ribs! And yes, I am a fan of theirs…maybe you should check them out.

EB

November 9th, 2011
11:43 pm

Grand Champion BBQ

Steven Josovitz

November 9th, 2011
11:56 pm

Has anyone tried the massive beef ribs at One Star Ranch in Buckhead… PRETTY PRETT GOOD!

David G

November 9th, 2011
11:58 pm

Heirloom BBQ has the best ribs on the planet, and I lived in Texas for ten, count em, ten years.

Baltisraul

November 10th, 2011
8:10 am

David G…….you lived in Texas 10 years. WOW So that makes you an expert? Texas has good Bar-B-Que but there are many places in this country that have good Q. And you don’t have to live there 10 years to come to that conclusion.

Doctor J

November 10th, 2011
9:14 am

Fat Matt’s. Those who say it is terrible obviously have corrupted taste buds…

RJC

November 10th, 2011
10:06 am

Georgia BBQ in East Cobb

Tootsie

November 10th, 2011
10:44 am

Grand Champion in East Cobb all the way!!! Perfectly smoked every time. Thanks Jon Watson for the tip.

Biggin

November 10th, 2011
12:08 pm

CB’s in Sugar Hill!

allen

November 10th, 2011
1:53 pm

One Star in Buckhead.

Jessica Lyon

November 11th, 2011
10:06 am

Grand Champion BBQ, of course!!! The best food in town! Anywhere else is just second best! ;-)

Erin

November 11th, 2011
10:21 am

Grand Champion BBQ!

mld465

November 12th, 2011
12:48 pm

Are you kidding? The juiciest, tasty ribs are at Moe’s Original BBQ on 14th Street in Midtown.

Juana

November 12th, 2011
9:46 pm

JJ’s Rib Shack!!!!

Total binge

November 13th, 2011
12:11 am

Exquiate smoke ring. Grand champion!

chuck e

November 13th, 2011
10:20 am

JR’s in Norcross, they also have great brunswick stew

Amos

November 13th, 2011
11:38 am

Williamson Bros. was THE BEST as recently as 2001.

Unfortunately, it is now 2011, and the quality is no longer there.

Duchess

November 13th, 2011
12:52 pm

JJ’s Rib Shack, be prepared to wait…actually, just go shopping and then return to pick your order. Well worth it and that’s why we keep returning…no matter how long it takes!

ribboy

November 13th, 2011
1:44 pm

Wallace Bar-B-Que in Austell – best Bar-B-Que anywhere – period

Steve

November 13th, 2011
2:52 pm

“The Oint Joint” in Zebulon, Pike County, definitely. Its worth the drive if you don’t live nearby!.

Leadfoot

November 13th, 2011
3:19 pm

Grand Champion BBQ rocks!!!

BAYOUWOMAN

November 13th, 2011
6:27 pm

JJ’S RIB SHACK- CAMPBELLTON ROAD.

Jen O

November 13th, 2011
10:35 pm

Hottie Hawgs, NW Atlanta

Jen

November 14th, 2011
12:14 am

Grab your napkins because it’s Grand Champion all the way!!! Gotta have something to get that pork goodness off your chin.

Bill

November 14th, 2011
12:18 am

BBQ does equal pork, but more specifically, pork ribs. BBQ = pork ribs. Cue is not stew or slaw or tater salad or nanner puddin. BBQ is pork ribs.

SAWB

November 14th, 2011
1:26 am

When can we vote for best Hush Puppies? At one time they were pretty common, but now I can’t seem to find a decent batch anywhere.

sr citizen dawg

November 14th, 2011
11:39 am

Deans Barbecue in Jonesboro Ga. (Recent addition to their menu)i

pig out

November 14th, 2011
11:41 am

Shanes bbq in McDonough ga.