The 10 Best BBQ Joints in New Hampshire!

Though we may be quite Northerly, there’s no shortage of authentic, Southern barbecue taste in the great Granite State. From the lakes to the mountains, and all points in between, New Hampshire serves up some of the best barbecue in the country. Grab your friends, a date, or just plenty of napkins and tuck in for some seriously good barbecue. 

1. Goody Cole’s Smokehouse, Brentwood, NH

The legend of Goody Cole has transformed into some truly legendary barbecue at this Brentwood gem. Hickory smoked low and slow, without gas or electricity, Goody Cole’s serves up some serious meat. Whether you seek classic barbecue, brisket chili, or truly outstanding sides, Goody Cole’s represents the very best of the best. 

2. Gabi’s Smoke Shack, Londonderry, NH

For an authentic barbecue experience in the heart of New Hampshire, look no further than Gabi’s Smoke Shack. Scrumptious eats, more than generous portions, and affordable prices are all on Gabi’s menu. 

3. Smokeshow Barbeque, Concord, NH

Bringing Texas-style barbecue to our little capital, Smokeshow is a culinary triumph. Classic barbecue offerings, from meats to sides, and down-home service make Smokeshow an easy add to our list. 

4. Wildwood Smokehouse, Sunapee, NH

With a casually fun vibe and daily happy hour, Wildwood Smokehouse is a must-eat for anyone who lives in or visits Sunapee. Whether you stop in after a long day on the lake, or just one at the office, prepare to feast like never before! 

5. Arnie’s Place, Concord, NH

Arnie’s Place doubles down on great barbecue, and serves up stellar homemade ice cream at the same time. Though their eats are seasonal, any true barbecue fanatic would wait all year for an Arnie’s pulled pork sandwich. 

6. Boogalow’s Island BBQ, Seabrook, NH

If your barbecue tastes skew more island than inland, a stop at Boogalow’s is beyond necessary. Be transported to a Jamaican paradise with the incredible offerings at this Seabrook location, from beef patties to jerk chicken. 

7. Hickory Stix BBQ, Londonderry, NH

With both a brick and mortar and food truck location, Hickory Stix is one of the most conveniently delicious ways to enjoy barbecue in New Hampshire. Try the barbecue breakfast sandwiches, and check online for truck locations! 

8. Traveling Texas Smoke Shop, Meredith, NH

A true culinary stunner, Traveling Texas Smoke Shop is worth a visit, even if it means a drive. Whether you stop by for lunch, or have their traveling smoker cater an event, this Meredith location is one of the best eating experiences in the lakes region, barbecue or otherwise. 

9. Kirby’s Q, Alstead, NH

For delicious food and perfect service, look no further than Kirby’s Q. New to the Alstead scene but already a part of the community, Kirby’s is a great choice for a quick breakfast or delectable dinner. 

10. Yankee Smokehouse, West Ossipee, NH

After a hard day on the slopes, nothing hits the spot like some down-home barbeque. To make matters even better, Yankee Smokehouse also boasts a pub, pizza, and catering options. Pop in for a great meal, good company, and stellar strawberry shortcake. 

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