Best barbecue in Springfield
Get in the mood for gameday at one of these local favoritesMay 11, 2009
Every other day of the week, Harlow's serves your standard pub grub. On Saturdays, however, they fire up the pit and serve some of the best barbecue in the city. Get there early and be sure to order the brisket sandwich if it's offered -- perfectly tender and smoked, and killer with their baked beans and coleslaw piled on top. Good, good stuff.
This family-owned place is low key and laid back. Soul food sides and great desserts make it worth the trip. And, of course, there's the killer barbecue ...
Situated in a building built in the '20s on Main Street (originally a shoe repair shop, then a grocery store), Pappy's is a sure stop for good eating -- breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Specializing in barbecued ribs for the lunch and dinner fare.
Springfield locals love their Crosstown Barbecue with favorite dinners like the Big Papa and The Nana. It's all meat, all the time, at great prices. The BBQ-Pit Beans, an authentic original recipe, is a fave too. The minute you walk through the door, the Williams family owners consider you a part of their own.
Buckingham's is a place to eat with your elbows on the table; great barbeque and a fun, ultra-casual atmosphere. Buckingham's believes in taking the time to prep the meat overnight before slow cooking it to a state of tender, flavorful delight. Casual dining at a reasonable price located right across from Bass Pro.
Famous Dave's offers barbecued ribs, beef, chicken, pork, brisket and more - all smoked over a sweet hickory fire for eight hours, rubbed with secret seasonings and slathered with Dave's award-winning sauces. It's worth a trip to Branson to experience.
Don't let the modest location fool you -- Pittman's BBQ is the real deal. Operating out of a small trailer in the Brown Derby International Wine Center on Saturdays, the quality and quantity of their wares belie its humble origins. The delicious smells of smoky, sizzling meats permeate the air, rendering you powerless to its allure. Besides, if you're already getting the seasonal Bell's Oberon at the Derby, you're going to need some wings to go with it.