Long Island's best barbecue joints

The St. Louis ribs at Swingbellys BBQ (June

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Get up-to-here in sauce and napkins and one of these local barbecue joints. They're smokin'.

--Compiled by Joan Reminick

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Biscuits & Barbeque is located in an old

    Biscuits & Barbeque $$ | Cajun-Creole, Barbecue 106 E 2nd St. Mineola Secreted away in an industrial section of Mineola is a 1940s vintage railroad-car diner. In ...

  • Critic rating 2
    Bobbique, a restaurant in downtown Patchogue, serves St.

    Bobbique $$ | Barbecue, Blues and jazz, Kids 70 W. Main St. Patchogue Chef-owner Eric Rivkin has designed this barbecue joint with informality in mind. Order at the ...

  • Critic rating 1.5
    The Thornton family dines at Dixie's Smokehouse in

    Dixie's Smokehouse Texas BBQ and Rotisserie $$ | Barbecue 12 Indian Head Rd. Kings Park A relaxed, family-friendly building of brick walls, wood floors and plain tables, the suggested order ...

  • Critic rating 1.5
    "Ultimate barbecue platter" is served at at Mara's

    Mara's Homemade $$$ | Cajun-Creole, Southern, Barbecue, American 236 W. Jericho Tpke. Muttontown Plaza shopping center Syosset At her Southern-style eatery, chef-owner Mara Levi offers Arkansas-style BBQ, blending Memphis and Texas traditions.

  • Critic rating 1
    Sea Cove Italian American Bar & Grill's ribs

    Sea Cove Italian American Bar & Grill $$ | American, Italian-American, Barbecue, Pasta 361 Main St. Center Moriches Chef and co-owner Joseph Lo Monaco has added slow-smoked barbecue to the to a repertoire, and must-haves include a slightly smoky pulled pork and all-out delicious ribs.

  • User rating 3
    Located in Massapequa, NY.

    Smokin' Al's Famous BBQ Joint Restaurant, Barbecue, Kids 4847 Merrick Rd. Massapequa Park Start with the smoky, creamy Brunswick stew loaded with meats and vegetables. Both the baby ...

  • Critic rating 2

    Tennessee Jed's BBQ $$ | Barbecue, American regional 3357 Merrick Rd. Wantagh With a window-front decorated with neon beer company logos and a bright-red awning, at first ...

  • User rating 4
    Patrons dine at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack.

    Townline BBQ $$ | American, Barbecue, Kids 3593 Montauk Hwy. Sagaponack Slow-smoked ribs, brisket and chicken, as well as old-fashioned Southern desserts are the draws at ...

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