Warning – This Post May Make You Hungry!

This article may have you racing to find meat cooked to perfection and dripping in delicious sauce. That’s right; we’re giving you scoop on the best places to find mouth-watering local BBQ! 

First, let’s pay homage to the indigenous people of the Caribbean, thought to be the originators of what we know as barbeque sauce. (It was the Spanish who translated the original word though.) However, barbeque found its way to America; we’re sure glad it did! It’s hard to travel anywhere in the United States that doesn’t have its own take on this tasty cuisine. Luckily for us, we have plenty of local choices to choose from when it comes to satisfying our barbeque cravings. 

Peck’s BBQ Peck’s barbeque is so good they sell it by the pound! From ribs to a good chop, Peck’s won’t disappoint. Homemade fries, coleslaw, and more make this a downhome ringer for local barbeque. Need to please a crowd? The Take Out Special is only $12.25 and includes a pound of barbeque, a pint of coleslaw, eight buns, and an order of hushpuppies!

477 Lee Jackson Highway
Staunton, VA 24401
540-886-HOGS (540-886-4647) or 540-886-4648


The Fishin’ PigThe Fishin’ Pig brings together the best barbeque culinary knowledge from Memphis, Tennessee, considered the BBQ Capital of the World and home to one of The Fishin’ Pig founders, Mike Hurley.  The Fishin’ Pig menu features barbeque classics, homemade sauces, and all the fixings! 

117 Apple Tree Lane
Waynesboro, VA 22980


Mill Street GrillIt may not have barbeque in the name, but Mill Street Grill is known far and wide for its tasty barbeque – specifically the Baby Back Barbeque Ribs. Described as fall off the bone, they are slathered in a homemade secret recipe sauce. We don’t expect you to pay attention to anything other than your plate of ribs, but if you do, you’ll notice that Mill Street Grill is a restaurant inside of a refurbished flour mill!

1 Mill Street Grill
Staunton, VA 24401


Sooner BBQ – Ranked top two of all barbeque restaurants in the Shenandoah Valley by the Valley Choice Awards, Sooner BBQ knows how to please a crowd. Masters at combining the art and science of barbeque you won’t be disappointed with this local favorite. You can find Sooner BBQ in two locations, a food truck, and catering available – you’re never too far from a barbeque fix!

2627 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477
90 Lee Jackson Hwy, Staunton, VA 24401