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Best brisket

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Fox Bros. brisket is your pick for the best in and around Atlanta. Here, it’s pictured with Texas toast and sides of mac and cheese and green beans. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

YOUR PICKS
1. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
You say, “For brisket, you have to trust the Texas boys at Fox Bros. They smoke WHOLE briskets with the flat AND the POINT, giving it the higher fat content that is the benchmark of true Texas brisket. If you don’t like brisket with the point, then hang out at the assortment of OTP places mentioned that only smoke the flat. Admittedly, places like Dave Poe’s do better with pulled pork, but Fox Bros dominates in the ‘cue of their home state.”

2. Grand Champion BBQ
3. Heirloom Market BBQ
4. Community Q
5. Sam’s BBQ1

The sampler platter at Grand Champion includes pork, chicken and our pick for the best brisket in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

The sampler platter at Grand Champion includes pork, chicken and our pick for the best brisket in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS
1. Grand Champion BBQ
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “When ordering the brisket at Grand Champion BBQ in Roswell, take the opportunity to order either the lean or fattier moist cut, depending on your preference. Whichever you prefer, the brisket at this relative newcomer to the Atlanta barbecue scene arrives packed with flavor from their dry rub and a heavy dose of smoke.”

2. Big Shanty Smokehouse
3. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
4. Heirloom Market BBQ
5. Community Q

219 comments Add your comment

Carl Berner

May 17th, 2012
10:27 am

I have tried GC and while I admit it is good, the master they served their apprenticeship under, BBQ1, is still better.

dr martin

May 17th, 2012
12:30 pm

OK Cafe Buckhead

Ebennett

May 17th, 2012
1:28 pm

Burnt Fork BBQ in downtown Decatur.

Eric Scott

May 17th, 2012
2:37 pm

Ohio Hog Company (Fairburn, GA) has the best brisket in the state! I wasn’t even a fan of brisket until I tried there’s. Now I’m hooked.

Bob

May 17th, 2012
3:29 pm

Jim Fisher

May 17th, 2012
4:38 pm

Sam Huff’s BBQ 1 is the best around IYAM. Nice rub and smoke ring, tender as all get out.

Drew Jenkins

May 17th, 2012
5:16 pm

1. BBQ1
2. Community Q
3. Dave Poe’s BBQ
4. GC BBQ

Billy Smith

May 17th, 2012
10:37 pm

Rolling Bones hasn’t been mentioned here enough but Atlanta’s best brisket has to be either Heirloom Market or Sam’s BBQ1, both in Cobb.

GA Grllll

May 18th, 2012
9:12 am

Grand Champion BBQ!

BBQ Enthusiast

May 18th, 2012
12:06 pm

1. Sam Huff’s BBQ1 2. Dave Poe’s BBQ2 3. Heirloom Market 4. GC

Bob

May 18th, 2012
5:14 pm

Ruby Wood

May 19th, 2012
7:53 am

Had Heirloom Market BBQ’s brisket yesterday for lunch after reading the positive feedback on this block.

Only one word to describe it = OMG!

Slammin Sammy

May 20th, 2012
9:40 am

Hands down it’s BBQ1 on Lower Roswell Rd

David G

May 20th, 2012
9:59 am

Heirloom is hard to beat in terms of brisket. It’s my go-to there.

Hannah

May 20th, 2012
11:55 am

It’s not a barbecue place, but I had the best brisket ever at Murphy’s.

GRITS

May 20th, 2012
5:17 pm

I nominate Grand Champion BBQ. Tjey’re new but consistent & awesome!!! Mix the Mac n’ cheese with the brisket…mmmmmm…..

Tami Moore

May 20th, 2012
10:44 pm

Slopes BBQ – Alpharetta!

James

May 20th, 2012
11:03 pm

I’m torn between Heirloom & BBQ1 – so I’ll have both this week.

Bree

May 21st, 2012
1:08 pm

Grand Champion BBQ!! ALL IN.