National Barbecue Day is officially upon us! Portland, Maine has amazing barbecue restaurants so grab some ribs, brisket, or pulled pork and as many sides as you can manage! Today is the perfect day to sit back and relax with some good old-fashioned comfort food!
*Please note that some of these restaurants are closed during quarantine or only offering takeout/delivery. We just wanted to shout out the amazing barbecue restaurants Portland has to offer!*
Binga’s Stadium has a huge selection of barbecue dinner plates, sandwiches, burgers, wings, and much more. Binga’s has countless TVs around the restaurant, perfect for catching a game, and boasts a game room with pool tables and video games. This sports bar has it all!
Elsmere BBQ & Wood Grill is serving up full BBQ combo plates including brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and barbecue chicken. Get Texas-style meats that have been smoked to perfection in their custom-built smoker that has been nicknamed ‘Mama’. They guarantee their product never touches gas!
N to Tail serves up a mean Korean barbecue. Choose a selection of marinated ingredients from their raw kitchen and learn how to make Korean barbecue on the grill built right into your table. This is a delicious and fun experience that everyone will enjoy!
Noble BBQ specializes in killer smoked sandwiches! Their laid back atmosphere pairs amazingly with the local brews they sell. This is no ordinary sandwich shop, Noble represented Maine on Food & Wine’s 2018 “Best BBQ in Every State” list.
Salvage BBQ is a Portland staple. Salvage combines barbecue secrets learned in Texas and North Carolina with smoke from Maine red oaks to bring you the truly delicious barbecue that earned them the title of “Best BBQ” in the Best of Portland Old Port Awards 2019!
Terlingua blends Mexican, Caribbean, and South-Western influences to create the perfect small-batch house-smoked meats. Conde Nast Traveler even named Terlingua one of Portland’s top restaurants in their article “15 Best Restaurants in Portland, Maine”.
Wilson County Barbecue specializes in a pit-smoked full hog barbecue-style. Their recipes have been passed down through generations of the Brantley family who hail from Wilson County, North Carolina.