Que The Craving: Best Local Barbecue

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a heaping plate of ribs covered in barbecue sauce or a pulled pork sandwich that’s so big you need three hands.

If you’re in the mood for any kind of barbecue, there are several places in Jackson that will satisfy the craving.

Image: The Pig & Pint

The Pig and Pint 3139 North State Street
A Fondren staple, The Pig and Pint is serving up classics like pulled pork and ribs, along with other fun dishes like loaded Fondren Fries or pork rind nachos.

Their classic barbecue dishes include bbq pork, chicken, and brisket sandwiches and plates where you can choose baby back ribs, brisket, pulled pork, or smoked half chicken and a choice of two sides. For something larger, opt for the que sampler (three meats), the pitmaster sampler, or the grand champion sampler for two.

Other dishes at The Pig and Pint range from the fried green tomato BLT to pulled pork tacos and the bbq taco sampler. There’s a reason The Pig and Pint has been voted Best BBQ in Mississippi many years running, so head to the Fondren hotspot next time you’re in town. pigandpint.com/eat-in-carry-out/

Image: E & L

E&L Barbeque 1111 Bailey Avenue  
For nearly 30 years, E&L in the Georgetown community has been serving up delicious ribs, tips, hot links, smoked chicken, and fried chicken wings. If you’re looking for ribs, choose from a full slab that comes with two sides, a smaller rib plate, rib sandwich, rib tips, hot links, or a hot links sandwich. Each comes served with white bread to soak up all the delicious juices.

Combination plates at E&L include the combo plate – your choice of two meats and two sides, the rib combo plate – ribs and one other meat or the sampler plate – your choice of three meats and two sides.

If sandwiches are more your style, choose from a pulled pork sandwich, pig ear sandwich or steak sandwich, each served with your choice of toppings and fries. facebook.com/EandLBBQ

Image: The Hickory Pit

Hickory Pit 1491 Canton Mart Road
A Jackson landmark, Hickory Pit is one of the city’s original barbecue joints, located in Canton Mart Square in LeFleur East.

Hickory Pit looks like one of your typical barbecue places, with tables covered in red checkered tablecloths, tiled floors, touches of wood and tin and a patio covered by a tin roof. Hickory Pit has been serving up the same food since before the 70s, and there’s a reason they’ve stuck around for so long.

Start off with a slab of their perfectly-crispy ribs (half or full rack) with a side of coleslaw, baked beans and Texas toast, all doused with their homemade barbecue sauce. Other plates include chopped barbecue pork or beef, barbecue chicken and several sandwich options. Sandwiches include a sandwich platter where you can build your own with choices of smoked meat, hamburger or turkey with a choice of two dies, barbecue chicken sandwich, chopped pork with slaw relish, smoked ham or turkey, a hamburger or a poboy. And save room for a slice of their famous Hershey Bar pie!  facebook.com/Hickory-Pit-240327626157740/

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Paige McKay

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