Take Your Dad Out this Weekend to a Barbecue Joint

By: Richard Wachtel
Published: June 16, 2011
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So with Father’s Day this Sunday my good friend Kevin from Kevin’s BBQ Joints, put together this great list of barbecue restaurants that you can take your dad to. Hopefully this will be a good base for those wanting to take their Dad’s out. Kevin’s BBQ Joint Website does a great job of listing barbecue restaurants in your area and around the country. Kevin just added a really cool feature to his website where you can now rate and review barbecue joints [after reading our reviews of course!] and to top it all off, Kevin just started to do put together for you custom barbecue joint trips FREE of charge for anyone who wants one! I know that the next time I go out of town, I am going to contact Kevin for him to put together a trip for me!

Take Your Dad Out this Weekend to a Barbecue Joint

“You should take your father to a BBQ Joint for Father’s Day. I implore you. It just makes the most sense. I feel there really is no better way to say “I love you, Dad” other than by you and your Dad getting your hands dirty eating some incredible brisket, ribs, or pulled pork. So I thought I would contact my friends at various BBQ Joints around the country because I thought it would be a natural for them to have barbecue specials just for dear old Dad. Surprisingly, even though they are open on Father’s Day, a majority just don’t need to offer a ‘special’. Most likely because many of them will be sold out of meat by 2 or 3 in the afternoon since that is what a regular Sunday brings for them.

Grilling with Rich and his Dad

So I quickly changed course and will be providing a list of BBQ Joints that are having specials as well as 20 great BBQ Joints to take your Dad on Father’s Day across the United States (and because I had to widdle this down to 20 I apologize in advance if I left your favorite BBQ Joint out).

Here’s the list:

PecanLodge Pecan Lodge – Dallas, TX – “Come-To-Papa Special”: Whole, smoked briskets = $11/lb. Order by Thursday for pick up Fathers Day.

Lazy Bones BBQ – Roseville, MI – All you can eat ribs with fries and slaw for $15.99

Lockhart Smokehouse – Dallas, TX – They are giving Dad a Free Kreuz Market Sausage. Plus, they will have Prime Rib, mac and cheese, cobbler and beer specials. For big groups they are having our Shiner Platter with everything we have in the place small $75 1-5 people large $150 for 6-10.

Smoke City Market – Free dessert for Dad with purchase of a meal

Here are twenty BBQ joints (in alphabetical order) from across the nation that have either incredible BBQ, amazing atmosphere, or both.

17th Street Bar & Grill – Murphysboro, IL

Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ – Decatur, AL

Black’s Barbecue – Lockhart, TX

Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – New York, NY

Fette Sau – Brooklyn, NY

Franklin Barbecue – Austin, TX

Heirloom Market BBQ – Atlanta, GA

Hill Country Barbecue Market – Washington, DC

Oklahoma Joe’s – Olathe, KS

Pat’s Barbecue – SLC, Utah

Phil’s BBQ – San Diego, CA

Pork Shoppe – Chicago, IL

Slow’s Bar-B-Q – Detroit, MI

Smokin’ Pete’s BBQ – Seattle, WA

Smoque BBQ – Chicago, IL

Southern Soul Barbeque – St. Simons Island, GA

Thee Pits Again – Glendale, AZ

The Pit
– Raleigh, NC

The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint – Destin, FL

So treat your Dad to some BBQ and to all the Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day and enjoy an incredible day of BBQ and family.

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Richard Wachtel

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Born and raised in Long Island, New York Richard Wachtel has developed a passion for all things about barbecue and grilling and sharing this love with the world through social media, digital marketing and blogging about his cooking adventures on his website www.GrillingWithRich.com. Richard has interviewed the top names in barbecue and grilling such as four-time BBQ Grand World Champion Chris Lilly, and other world class pitmasters such as Myron Mixon, Melissa Cookston, and Tuffy Stone... just to name a few. In addition, GrillingwithRich.com has become a BBQ authority for media outlets and has been citied in many online publications such as: Yahoo News, Freinds Eat.com and USA Today’s Men’s Health. Rich lives just outside the nation's capital in Virginia with his wife, and #1 tastetester - his beagle, Cooper.
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