Rain or shine barbecue is always a great choice for a meal. I mean, come on, who doesn't love themselves some fall off the bone ribs or a pulled pork sandwich?

I've got some great news for you if you're a fan of ALL things BBQ.

Lawn Starter put together a list of the best BBQ cities in America and two cities in Michigan made the list!

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Best Barbecue Cities in America

How did they determine who was serving up the best barbecue? They looked at cities that had the top-rated BBQ, highest rated restaurants, festivals, and what cities participated in the most BBQ contests.

These are the cities that made the top five:

  1. Kansas City, MO
  2. Chicago, IL
  3. Houston, TX
  4. Cincinnati, OH
  5. Memphis, TN

I'm going to be honest, it didn't surprise me that these were the cities that made the top five. Kansas City and Memphis had the most winners in the World Series of Barbecue contests. There were quite a few Midwestern cities that made the top 10. What can we say, "the Midwest knows best."

*brushes shoulders off*

Michigan Cities That Made the List

Grand Rapids made number 17 on the list! They're not the only ones either, Detroit came in at number 53.

If you're looking to take a little trip and check out some BBQ in either of these Michigan cities, I put together a little list for you.

Grand Rapids

  1. Daddy Pete's BBQ
  2. MISSION BBQ
  3. Slows Bar BQ Grand Rapids
  4. BIG RED'S BBQ
  5. The Pit Stop

Detroit 

  1. Slows Bar BQ
  2. Delray Barbecue
  3. Babybacks Open Pit Restaurant
  4. Red Smoke Barbecue
  5. Smokey G's Smokehouse

If you're looking for the best barbecue around town, you came to the right place! Here's a list of some delicious Lansing area restaurants to visit!

Ten BBQ Restaurants to Try Near Lansing

Do you have a hankering for some BBQ? These places are serving up some of the best in the area!

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