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Top spots for barbecue on LI

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
    Big Daddy's restaurant in Massapequa. (Sep. 14, 2012)

    Big Daddy's $$$ | Cajun-Creole 1 Park Lane Massapequa Without question, there’s nowhere from the Cross Island to the Montauk Lighthouse that does ...

  • 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 ...

  • Buenos Diaz Cafe-CLOSED Latin-American, Barbecue 108 Woodbury Rd. Woodbury This venue has closed. ...

  • 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 2
    Chichimecas' everyday menu includes such items as pork

    Chichimecas $$ | Mexican 169 Main St. Farmingdale Of the countless restaurants that have pulled in and out of the bi-level space ...

  • 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 ...

  • User rating 3
    Joe's Garage and Grill, a car-themed dining destination

    Joe's Garage and Grill $$ | American, Barbecue, Burgers 40 Peconic Ave. Riverhead Car-themed restaurant and bar serving barbecue food. ...

  • User rating 4
    Maple Tree BBQ in Riverhead. (May 23, 2013)

    Maple Tree BBQ $$ | Deli, Caterers 820 W Main St Riverhead A gourmet delicatessen and caterer serving salads, sandwiches, baked goods, snacks and barbecued food. ...

  • 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 2
    Mara's Too is a small but bright dining

    Mara’s Too $$ | Cajun-Creole, Barbecue, Southern 3261 Merrick Rd. Wantagh A new offshoot of Mara's Home Cooking in Syosset is Mara's Too, newly opened in ...