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Boise’s Best BBQ – A Guide to Treasure Valley BBQ

There’s just something about smoked meat that delights the palate. Enjoying a beer with BBQ is a lot of fun, too. October 12 is “National Pulled Pork Day,” and to celebrate the occasion, we thought it would be fun to cull together the area’s best BBQ joints – places that serve delicious BBQ and other culinary delights. Whether you’re a fan of slathering meat in a sauce, which is a hallmark of Kansas City style BBQ, or Memphis Style, where pit-smoked meat is the star or Carolina Style where pork is the protein of choice, or Texas BBQ, where beef is seasoned and smoked to perfection, we have you covered.

Do you have any favorites here in town? While we’ve done our best to include as many places as possible, we’ve probably missed a few. Please contact us on social media and let us know what we’ve missed!

Multiple Locations

Dickey’s
Multiple Locations in the Treasure Valley.
https://www.dickeys.com
A franchise serving up Texas BBQ at one of its five area locations.

Goodwood
Two Locations, one in Boise and one in Meridian
http://www.goodwoodbbq.com/
Kansas City BBQ reigns supreme at Goodwood, serving up various smoked meats served with their signature sauces.

Boise

BBQ4LIFE
930 S. Vista Ave., Boise, ID 83705
https://www.bbq4life.net
What do you get when you create a food truck that serves BBQ and Vegan dishes? BBQ4LIFE. Starting as a food truck, the owners realized they were onto something by merging two seemingly opposite food styles. BBQ4LIFE still serves up authentic meat-based dishes, but they also have a variety of vegan BBQ creations.

Saint Lawrence Gridiron
705 W. Bannock St., Boise, ID 83702
https://www.saintlawrencegridiron.com/
Exploring the roots of American cuisine, Saint Lawrence Gridiron elevates what you know of BBQ, delivering a smoked deliciousness you’re sure to appreciate.

Smoke and Thyme
701 W. Fulton St., Boise, ID 83702
https://smokeandthymeboise.com/
Not your traditional BBQ, they focus on smaller bites, including their Jalapeño Popper Eggrolls.

Caldwell

Chop Shop BBQ
716 Arthur Street, Caldwell, ID 83605
https://chopshop-caldwell.com/
Small takeout BBQ that uses biodegradable and eco-friendly takeout products.

Eagle

Bodacious Pig
34 E State St. Eagle, ID 83616
https://www.bodaciouspig.com/
They serve a variety of BBQ favorites, including ribs, pulled pork, tri-tip, and more. Their pulled pork sandwich served Carolina style is delicious.

Rib Shack
395 W. State Street, Eagle, ID 83616
https://ribshackbbq.com/
As the name implies, Rib Shack is known for its ribs. However, it also serves up other BBQ favorites, including pulled pork, tri-tip, and turkey.

Kuna

Big Mic’s Saloon and BBQ
459 W. Main Street, Kuna, ID 83634
https://bigmicsbbq.com/
Big Mic’s serves up many different bbq options, including brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and more. They also serve up two-pound mac and cheese bowls, loaded with other smoked proteins.

Meridian

Big Daddy’s Barbecue
1151 W. Cherry Ln. #102, Meridian, ID 83642
https://www.boisebbq.com
Big Daddy’s serves up traditional BBQ fare. Their Notorious PIG and The Big Daddy are two sandwiches that shouldn’t be missed.

R&R Barbecue
3680 E Fairview Ave., Ste. 110, Meridian, ID
https://randrbbq.com/
Opening Soon in the Village at Meridian

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