Grilling season has officially begun. With summer just around the corner, people are spending more time outside cooking their favorite meals. Bid-On-Equipment just a published compilation where they rank the top cities obsessed with BBQ, and Boston made the list.

BBQ is a very popular method of cooking across the country. It’s a style that can be done within your own home or specialized in a restaurant to feed the masses. “Many cities claim to have the best BBQ around, but we analyzed thousands of Google searches to figure out which ones really are a cut above the rest,” Bid-On-Equipment states to determine their rankings.

In total, 50 cities were identified and ranked in order. Then, this article highlights the top three states in the country, highlighting three specific restaurants in those states. Lastly, Bid-On-Equipment details the topic one-step further in naming the best 20 cities for Korean BBQ. So, where does Boston stand?


The good news is that Boston made the list. The bad news is that there are 30 cities above the capital of Massachusetts that were identified as being more obsessed with BBQ. Boston ranked #31, just above Tucson, AZ and below Houston, TX. From the Mid-Atlantic up the coast to the Northeast, only Baltimore and Virginia Beach ranked higher than Boston.

Furthermore, Boston is listed as the 20th city for Korean BBQ. Bid-On-Equipment describes the difference with Korean BBQ by explaining how they use sweet sauces as opposed to dry rubs. In addition, “it’s also often cooked on a smaller grill at the center of the table for a unique dining experience,” they say.

BBQ In Boston

If you are looking for fine BBQ establishments in the greater city area to fill your cravings, Eater recently published the 15 essential spots to check out. While Boston may not rank as the # 1 city obsessed with BBQ, there are plenty of great restaurants serving this flavorful cuisine.

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