Barbecue Regions

Barbecue is both a noun and a verb. It means either a serving of food cooked outdoors over an open fire or grill (eating barbecue), or to cook food on a barbecue (barbecuing tri tip). Both terms encompass more than just a simple definition, and whichever region you are in determines what kind of barbecue it is.

While you will find many variations of babecue, here are the main barbecue regions in the U.S. Click each region to learn more.

  • CaliforniaSanta Maria-Style
  • Texas – Central, West, East, South
  • The Carolinas – Lexinington/Piedmont and Eastern of North Carolina, and South Carolina
  • Memphis
  • Kansas City
  • Oklahoma
  • St. Louis
  • Alabama